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Smithsonian Folkways Certificate Course in World Music Pedagogy (WVU Teacher Institute)

June 26–30, 2017
West Virginia University
Morgantown, West Virginia

West Virginia University's School of Music will host its second Smithsonian Folkways Certificate course in World Music Pedagogy, June 26-30, 2017. Participants will engage with world music in daily workshops featuring several musical cultures, including Central Appalachia, Australian choral, Brazil, Trinidad, and West Africa led by WVU faculty and guest artists. Through this partnership with Smithsonian Folkways, teachers will develop a foundation in world music pedagogy and will have access to the rich ethnographic audio, film, and print resources of Smithsonian Folkways. This intensive week long course is intended to help teachers design innovative curricula that connect K-12 music programs with local and global musical cultures. Teachers successfully completing the course will receive a certificate of completion from the Smithsonian Institution in world music pedagogy.

Faculty include

  • Janet Robbins (Brazil, pedagogy)
  • Juliana Cantarelli Vita (Brazil, pedagogy)
  • Chanler Bailey and Ellie Mannette (Trinidad)
  • Kym Scott (Australia, choral)
  • Travis Stimeling (Central Appalachia)
  • Mike Vercelli (West Africa, Brazil)
  • + others

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