UW Music hosts Smithsonian workshop June 22-26


Completion of the workshop on world music pedagogy held at UW each summer results in certification from the Smithsonian Institute.

The University of Washington and the Smithsonian Institute join forces June 22 to 26, 2015 to present the annual Workshop in World Music Pedagogy at the School of Music.

Participants in the intensive course 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 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 receive certification from the Smithsonian Institute documenting specialized study in world music pedagogy.

Workshop faculty include a range of educators, ethnomusicologists, and artist musicians.

  • Marisol Berrios-Miranda (Puerto Rico)
  • Patricia Shehan Campbell (Bulgaria, S.E. Asia) 
  • Shannon Dudley (Trinidad)
  • Thione Diop (Senegal)
  • Jocelyn Moon (Zimbabwe)
  • Christopher Roberts (Turkey, Botswana)
  • Amanda C. Soto (Conjunto, Social Justice)

Details on the workshop and instructors are available here.