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Smithsonian Workshop in World Music Pedagogy at UW June 20-24

Submitted by Joanne De Pue on June 1, 2016 - 1:30pm
Kim Duk Soo of Korea is a guest faculty member
Kim Duk Soo of Korea is a guest faculty member at the summer workshop hosted by the UW and Smithsonian Folkways.

The University of Washington and the Smithsonian Institute present their annual Workshop in World Music Pedagogy, running  June 20-24 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, listed below, include a diverse mix of educators, ethnomusicologists, and artist musicians, including:

  • Phyllis Byrdwell (African American Gospel Choir)
  • Patricia S. Campbell ( Bulgaria, North India, Pedagogy)
  • Thione Diop (Wolof Drumming of Senegal)
  • Srivani Jade (Vocal Music of North India)
  • Eduardo Mendonça (Brazilian Samba)
  • Christopher Roberts (Turkey, Uganda, Pedagogy)
  • Amanda C. Soto (Conjunto, Social Justice, Technology, Pedagogy)
  • Kim Duk Soo (Korea) 
For more information, or to enroll, contact Michiko Sakai at, or visit the course website. Registration closes June 10.