Smithsonian Folkways Certification in World Music Pedagogy

Smithsonian Folkways Certification in World Music Pedagogy
Indiana University
One-week intensive workshop (9:00 am – 5:00 pm)
Monday, July 11 – Friday, July 15, 2016

Workshop Description:
 In this hands-on workshop, we will:

  • learn the musical traditions of many cultures through song, movement, and instrumental lessons and practice.
  • explore resources available for teaching the music of many cultures, including working with culture bearers and the audio and video recordings, print, and curricular materials from the Smithsonian Folkways archives.
  • explore pedagogical issues involved in teaching music of the world’s people
  • practice teaching each other as well as designing instruction for the classroom and studio.

… all with the aim of learning music as well as developing an understanding of ways to teach music of the world’s cultures. Our own musical experiences and pedagogical explorations will be tailored for use at various levels including in classes for children, youth, and adults in university and community settings.  Participants will earn Smithsonian Folkways World Music Pedagogy certification and 30 Professional Growth Points (or PGPs).

Cultures we will study this year include:
Mozambique Nyanga Panpipe
Latin American Steel Pan traditions
Japanese folk song traditions
Israeli song and dance
Ghanaian Drumming
Uruguayan Murga

Workshop cost: $250 + a $70 activities fee. Housing and parking are also available on the IU Bloomington campus.