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UW-Smithsonian World Music Workshop runs June 25-29

Submitted by Humanities Web Project on June 12, 2012 - 12:00am
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Shannon Dudley of the Ethnomusicology faculty works with workshop participants

The University of Washington and the Smithsonian Institute celebrate the continuation of a successful cultural and educational partnership this summer with the fourth annual Workshop in World Music Pedagogy, running June 25 through 29 at the School of Music.

Participants in the intensive course will investigate ways to teach students at a variety of levels—including children, youth, and adults—about the music of the world's cultures. Workshop participants will explore teaching tools and techniques, including audio, video, print, electronic, and human resources and the use of songs, stories, movement and dance, and instrumental music on classroom instruments. Students successfully completing the course will receive certification from the Smithsonian Institute documenting specialized study in world music pedagogy.

Workshop faculty include a diverse mix of educators, ethnomusicologists, and artist musicians, including:

Marisol Berrios-Miranda (Puerto Rico)

Shannon Dudley (Trinidad/Caribbean)

Thione Diop (Senegalese percussion)

Peter Park (Korean percussion)

Christopher Roberts (Turkey, Uganda, ‘children’s music’)

Leon Garcia (Smithsonian Institution’s Folkways Recordings)

Amanda Soto (Conjunto, Son Jarocho)

Patricia Shehan Campbell (North India, Bulgaria) 


For more information, or to enroll, contact Michiko Sakai at