Schedule & Topics

All sessions are from 9am-4pm

(1) SEPTEMBER 28, 2013

WORLD MUSIC PEDAGOGY: Illustrating the Issues

PATRICIA SHEHAN CAMPBELL

Attention to listening as the primal source of information for knowing music and culture.  Strategies for attentive, engaged, and enactive listening will be shared, along with ideas for creating and integrating world music into curricular programs, with examples arising from selected practices and places in Sub-Saharan Africa, Southeastern Asia, Eastern Europe, and elsewhere.

(2) OCTOBER 19, 2013

MUSIC and DANCE: AFRICAN DIASPORA and AMERICAS

 MICHELLE GRANT-MURRAY

Experience the essence of time and space utilizing the rhythm and movements of Maculele, an Afro-Brazilian Folkloric Dance.

DEBORAH SCHWARTZ-KATES

Music of the Rioplatense Region: This workshop offers a panorama of the rich musical and dance traditions from Argentina and Uruguay.  It provides participants with insights into the historical background and cultural characteristics that shape the music of the region.  It addresses the development of rioplatense tango and its relation to expressive forms of the region.  Hands-on musical experiences and the presentation of teaching resources will complement the material in this session.

CLIFFORD SUTTON

This workshop explores the drum rhythms associated with candombe, an African based music and dance from Uruguay. At the heart of this cultural form are the tambores (drums)—the chico, piano, and repique—and collective drumming performances known as llamadas (drum calls). Through musical performance and multimedia presentations, participants will gain an understanding of candombe rhythms and their application in a variety of musical contexts. Additionally, participants will receive materials that will assist in applying candombe in various educational settings.

(3) NOVEMBER 2, 2013

VOICES of AFRO-SPANISH-CARIBBEAN

ALEJANDRO JIMENEZ

In this workshop, participants will be guided through a series of hands-on experiences (singing, moving, improvising, playing) with music from Cuba, Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico. Latin percussion as well adaptations using classroom instruments (recorders and Orff instruments) will be experienced and discussed.  Materials, music, and songs will be explored for their potential in a music curriculum with a world music approach.

(4) JANUARY 25, 2014

SOUNDSCAPE, SPIRIT, and SONG: MUSICAL MEANING and CULTURAL RELEVANCY
in the MUSIC CLASSROOM

ANN CLEMENTS

This workshop will focus on the interplay between music and culture. In gaining a better understanding of our personal perceptions of music and the sonic and cultural stereotypes we bring into our classrooms, participants will learn to better serve the needs of their students by coming to a deeper understanding of the diversity of music from around the world. With a special focus on music of the Pacific Islands and Oceania, participants will explore specific strategies and make music. Participants will be provided with ready-made resources from at least six specific Pacific cultures.

(5) FEBRUARY 22, 2014

LIVING COMMUNITIES THROUGH SONG

NICK PAGE

The music of the world is full of creativity and compassion, all based on traditions that are constantly evolving. The music is alive. Nick Page explores living traditions, particularly how they can come alive in our schools and community centers through the same celebration of creativity and compassion. It is that sense of community, of belonging, that is central to his message.

(6) MARCH 22, 2014

SALSA, BACHATA, and DRUMMING: From the Caribbean to New York

ANDY HERNANDEZ

CLIFF SUTTON