Episode 58

Published on:

28th Jun 2023

The Final Score (w/3rd Annual Juneteenth Panel)

Hello, all you wonderful, gorgeous Scorekeepers! It's a momentous and bittersweet day here at THE SCORE HQ. After 2 years, 3 seasons, 58 episodes, a murderers' row of amazing guests and countless engrossing conversations, it's our last episode. BUT! It won't be the last you hear from the three of us, because we haven't been cancelled. Far from it! We can't spill all the details yet, but this fall we'll be embarking on a ridiculously exciting brand new podcasting adventure and we can't wait to share all the details with you! But until then, we are so happy to go out on one of our favorite notes, our 3rd annual Juneteenth panel, moderated by our very own Dr. Lee Bynum! This year, we're talking about the intersection of Blackness and arts education with panelists Queen Herawin (Hip Hop Education Center), John Lucas (Step Into the Light), Curtis Stewart (American Composers Orchestra) and Dacia Washington (Lincoln Center). All that, plus one last PBJ to carry you through the summer! We love you all so much and thank you for your support these last few years. It means more to us than you know. Now... let's do to it!

Oh, and don't unsubscribe from this channel! We'll be back periodically throughout the summer with more details about where to come find us this fall! We can't wait to share this news with you, btw. It's BIG!!!

Hosts: Lee Bynum, Rocky Jones, Paige Reynolds (Mabolé Iya Inawale)

Guests: Queen Herawin, John Lucas, Curtis Stewart, Dacia Washington

Producers: Lee Bynum, Rocky Jones



Hip Hop Education Center (Website)

American Composers Orchestra (Website)

Step Into the Light Foundation (Website)


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About the Podcast

The Score
News and commentary about opera, classical music, and pop culture seen through an antiracist and anti-oppressive lens
It's time to put opera on game! Hosts Lee Bynum, Paige Reynolds, and Rocky Jones are three Black and queer artists, pop culture aficionados, and arts administrators at Minnesota Opera, who are working every day to bring more diversity, equity, and inclusivity into opera and classical music. The Score is their provocative, thoughtful, and humorous commentary on the industry's past, present, and future, as seen through an anti-racist and anti-oppressive lens. Each episode features a variety of stories from a variety of perspectives that bring People of the Global Majority, queer, trans and nonbinary folks, and everyone else into the discussion of ownership over and access to the art form. From the opera house to the statehouse to your house, each episode will amplify the voices of those in the field who are pushing the boundaries of what opera is, who it is for, and how it can transform us and our communities. New episodes come out every other Wednesday!