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Past Courses for Teachers

Hands-on Experience with Folkways

Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
Certification in World Music Pedagogy Workshop

One-week intensive workshop
Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
9:00 am – 5:00 pm, July 6 – 10, 2015

Workshop Description:
The Smithsonian Folkways Certification in World Music Pedagogy workshop is a rich and active exploration of the music of many cultures along with pedagogical discussions, resource examination, and practice in teaching. We will learn musical cultures through song, movement, and instrumental experiences. We will examine the various pedagogical issues involved in learning and teaching music of many cultures and discuss applications for various teaching contexts. We will explore the recordings and curricular materials available in the Smithsonian Folkways collections. Audio, video, print, electronic, and human resources will be sampled in this intensive course, with the aim of learning music and developing ways to teach music of the world’s cultures. A final pedagogical project will be completed for participants to earn Smithsonian Folkways Certificate in World Music Pedagogy.

    Cultures studied in 2015 include:
  • Mozambique Amadinda
  • Ghanaian drumming and song
  • Latin American Steel Pan traditions
  • Japanese folk song traditions
  • Israeli song and dance
  • Lipan Apache song and dance

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