We Are Hear, BY LEILA RamagoPal Pertl
Leila Ramagopal Pertl is a passionate advocate for placing student collaborative creativity at the center of their music education. She teaches for the Center for Deep Listening, is professor of Music Education at Lawrence University and is the Music Education Curator for the Mile of Music Festival. She is the College Music Society chair for Cultural Inclusion, chair of Composition and Improvisation for the WMEA Council, and serves on the Smithsonian Folkways Music Education Committee. Leila continues to study Ghanaian Ewe music and Samba. She believes that music is a birthright, and loves being with people in collaborative, creative spaces!