KMI 505 / 1 Graduate Credit / 15 Hours *
Instructors:Margie Callaghan, Brian Michaud
Clinicians: Nani Agbeli, Susan Glass, André de Quadros
Dates: September 21st, October 19th, November 2nd
Place: Boston University, College of Fine Arts Building, 855 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215
Time: 9:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
* No Pre-requisite.
Graduate Credit Workshop Rate: $350
AMC Registration Fee: $40
About the 2013 Fall Workshop Series
Register for the 2013 Fall Workshop Series
All students need to register separately for attending the Boston Area Kodály Educators workshops by going to www.bostonareakodaly.org .
Register to Earn Graduate Credits for Attending the 2013 Fall Workshop Series
In addition to paying the registration fees to Boston Area Kodály Educators, KMI students looking to receive graduate credits from Anna Maria College for attending this professional development workshop series should submit the online registration form.
If you have any questions about earning Graduate Credits for this workshop series, please contact John Delaney at email@example.com or Martha Holmes, President of B.A.K.E. at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Sept. 21 - Nani Agbeli: "Drumming and dancing from Ghana" Known for his energy, athleticism, and precision on stage, the charismatic Nani Agbeli is one of the leading Ghanaian dancers of his generation. Born into a family of prominent dancers and drummers in Ghana’s Volta region, he was trained by his father, the late Godwin K. Agbeli, and studied traditional music and dance at the National Arts Center in Accra. In the 1990s Nani performed with and led Sankofa Roots II, an award-winning troupe, and he was lead drumming and dancing teacher at the Dagbe Cultural Center in Kopeyia, Ghana. He is currently Artistic Director of the Kiniwe Ensemble at Tufts University, and the Boston-based Agbekor Drum and Dance Ensemble.(Drums will be provided for use in this workshop)
- Oct. 19 - Susan Glass: "HIDDEN VOICES: Exploring Materials in Context" This workshop will introduce participants to a wide variety of materials appropriate to general music classrooms, and thus generate discussion about the continuing role of traditional music in the lives of communities, and how it connects to us and to the students we teach. We will view and listen to, among others: Scottish women at work, African villagers greeting an American banjo player, Texas chain gangs and Sicilian village elders, and see how their life experiences are inherently a part of the music they share. We will learn songs, games, and dances from various cultures, highlight their cultural contexts, and discuss approaches to the teaching of this material in classrooms. By exploring the cultural, historical, and social origins of these materials, we will try to come to a deeper understanding of the people, their music, and how to teach it.
- Nov. 2 - André de Quadros: "Improvisation in the Music Classroom" Dr. de Quadros is an experienced music and music education professor from Boston University. He will share his unique perspective, considerable experience and world education and offer new approaches to using improvisational sequence with classical music in all levels of music teaching. He will also share some of the music from his multicultural choral series.