School of Music Celebrates Cultural Diversity & Inclusion


Enjoy a week of events and keynote speakers to celebrate Asian American, Pacific Islander and Native Hawaiian (AAPINH) Heritage Month with the Addran College of Liberal Arts from Monday, April 10 to Saturday, April 15. The “Global Asias, Bridging the World Classroom with the Transpacific” week is the largest AAPINH heritage celebration in TCU history and is co-hosted with the:

The School of Music will kick off the celebration with “Music of Asia’s Past & Present” at 6 p.m. Monday, April 10, in Pepsico Recital Hall. Chancellor Boschini, President Pullin and Provost Dahlberg will share opening remarks to begin the dynamic evening at 5:30 p.m.

Haerim Lee, D.M.A., assistant professor of violin

Haerim Lee, D.M.A., assistant professor of violin

The concert will include traditional and modern Asian music. We spoke with Haerim Lee, D.M.A., assistant professor of violin, about organizing the School of Music’s performance and celebrating cultural diversity.

Lee is a member of the Asian Studies Faculty Cohort and was approached by Benjamin Hiramatsul Ireland, Ph.D., director of Asian Studies, to join the AAPINH Heritage Celebration Week.

“I feel honored to share my talents and heritage with our colleagues and students,” Lee said.

Lee is eager for students and community members to encounter new cultures and unique styles of music. She arranged the School of Music’s concert to feature string quartet, voice and piano performances of folk and K-pop songs.

“It is truly a wonderful opportunity to collaborate and bring together a diverse group of people to celebrate our heritage and culture.”

Lee hopes attendees will experience TCU’s diverse community and the welcoming atmosphere she has enjoyed since becoming an assistant professor.

“We value one another deeply,” Lee said. “This is a week to enjoy and learn from one another.”

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