Dr. Antonio C. Cuyler’s participation in choirs dates back to his early childhood singing in his local church’s children’s choir in Winter Haven, Florida. From childhood well into adulthood he has sung in choirs of all sizes and types performing a range of music that includes classical, gospel, jazz, musical theatre, negro spirituals, and opera. Currently, Dr. Cuyler serves as associate professor of arts administration and coordinator of the MA program in the Department of Art Education at Florida State University (FSU) where he teaches doctoral and master’s students.
He has facilitated social justice webinars and workshops for the Broward Cultural Division, Council on Culture & Arts (COCA), Dance/USA, and the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs. He has also facilitated diversity & inclusion trainings for FSU and the University of Oregon. In 2017, he received the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs’ Diversity & Inclusion Award for developing the Arts Administration Service Learning Program (ASLP), which has placed more than 35 arts administration graduate students who have served over 1,500 hours in 8 African, LatinX, Asian, Arab, and Native American (ALAANA) cultural organizations in Tallahassee, FL.
His research on access, diversity, equity, inclusion, and creative justice issues appears in the American Journal of Arts Management, GIA Reader, International Journal of Social, Political, and Community Agendas, and the Journal of Arts Management, Law, and Society. He has also presented scholarship on this topic across the U. S. and in Argentina, Australia, Canada, England, Estonia, France, Germany, Iceland, Portugal, Scotland, Spain, and Switzerland.