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Smithsonian Folkways Certificate Course in World Music Pedagogy

July 29–August 2, 2019
Eastern Washington University Music Department
Cheney WA

This five day intensive course in world music pedagogy is an active exploration of music from many cultures. Attention will be given to learning culture through songs, movement and dance experiences, instrumental music, and placing music in its cultural context. Audio, video, print, electronic , and human resources will be sampled in this course, with the aim of learning as well as developing an understanding of ways to teach music of the world's cultures. We will examine pedagogical issues in learning and teaching music from a cultural perspective. Participants will be guided through recordings and curricular materials from the Smithsonian Folkways archives that fit the needs of students in knowing music through culture, and culture through music. Musical experiences will be tailored for use at various levels, including in classes for children, youth, and adults in university and community settings. A final pedagogical project will be completed for participants to receive a Smithsonian Folkways Certificate in World Music Pedagogy. Course faculty will include area musicians, culture-bearers and artist-teachers.

  • Register by July 14,2019
  • $300 due at time of registration
  • 35 clock hours or 1-3 university credits available.

For more information, please contact Cynthia Nasman:

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Enrollment now open!