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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Leadership
Roque Diaz, Senior Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) is a first-generation Puerto Rican college graduate, Dr. Diaz has shaped his career goals and qualifications by combining leadership, administration, scholarship, teaching, and performance through nonprofit organizations, higher education institutions, and K-12 school teaching in multiple countries. Dr. Diaz joined MacPhail Center for Music as the Director of School Partnerships in 2018, and currently guides the Center’s diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives as the Senior Director of DEI. Dr. Diaz’s journey as a historically excluded person of color in predominantly white spaces underlies his commitment to assuring more inclusive, culturally diverse, and relevant experiences through the lens of DEI. More…
Christopher Rochester, Director of the Global Music Initiative (GMI) is a musician, educator, and composer. Chris was exposed to many Black American cultural practices during his youth and was fortunate enough to be able to quickly understand how much influence that culture plays in music. He has a wonderful ability to both perform and teach in a way that shines light on the cultural influences of Black American traditions. More…
Elizabeth Winslow, Director of School Partnerships & Project Amplify, is originally from Denver, Colorado, She moved to Minnesota to earn her degree from Gustavus Adolphus College in Instrumental Music Education with honors in composition, magna cum laude. After graduation, Elizabeth served as assistant director at Brooklyn Center High School and then moved on as director of band and choir at Marshall County Central High School. Before coming to MacPhail, she worked with the Richfield Marching Spartans from 2012-2021 and was the Richfield High School band director from 2016-2021. More…
Student Services Assistant Manager
Suzuki DaCapo and Sinfonia Orchestra Conductor, Ascension Catholic School Conductor & MacPhail Northside Youth Orchestra Sectional Coach
Senior Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI)
Director of Individual Instruction
Vice President of Human Resources
Online School Partnerships Manager
Social Media and Graphic Design Coordinator
Celebrating Cultural Heritage Around the World & at MacPhail
We are eager to hear personal and musical insights from our students, faculty, staff, and greater community about a particular cultural heritage month that resonates with you as that month approaches. You are also encouraged to share other relevant information for global celebratory days as it relates to various groups’ contributions to history. Visit the form below to learn more and submit.
Global Music Initiative
MacPhail’s Global Music Initiative (GMI), guided by experts in music pedagogy, works to create inclusive curricula, teaching methods, and performance opportunities outside of the classical canon that represent people of color, the LGBTQ+ community and women.
This approach to music instruction fosters innovation and cultural equity and welcomes the contributions of all styles and traditions.