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Past Courses for Teachers

Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
Certificate Course in World Music Pedagogy

Eastern Washington University Music Department, Cheney
July 10-14, 2017

Workshop Description:
This five-day intensive workshop 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 humanresources 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.

EWU undergraduate and graduate students may register for 1 – 3 credits (MUSC 499 and MUSC 599). Credits are paid for on top of the workshop registration fee. For information on how to apply, please contact Colleen Hegney in the Music Department (chegney@ewu.edu)

For questions, please contact Cynthia Nasman at cnasman@ewu.edu

This workshop is worth 40 Washington State clock hours. The fee is $2 per clock hour.

Course faculty include traditional artist-musicians, culture-bearers, and experienced teachers:
Carlos Alden (Appalachia)
Jesse Tinsley (Hawaii)
LaRae Wiley (Salish)
Michael Moonbear (Mandigue percussion)
Liz Dreisbach (Klezmer)
Greg Saue (Sacred Harp)
Susan Dankovich (world dance)
And more …

Plus a final performance at the performance studio of Spokane Public Radio, Spokane.

For registration details, go to: https://ewu.edu/musicconf