Smithsonian Folkways Certification Course in World Music Pedagogy
June 17-21, 2019
West Virginia University's School of Music will host its annual Smithsonian Folkways Certification Course in World Music Pedagogy again in 2019 . Participants will explore and develop a foundation in world music pedagogy by engaging with world music in daily workshops featuring several musical cultures including Central Appalachia, Brazil, and West Africa led by WVU faculty and guest artists. Through this partnership with Smithsonian Folkways, teachers will develop a foundation in world music pedagogy and will have access to the rich ethnographic audio, film, and print resources of Smithsonian Folkways.
This intensive weeklong course is intended for K-12, university, and community educators interested in designing innovative curricula that connect K-12 music programs with local and global musical traditions. Workshops engage participants in singing, playing and dancing along with contextualized cultural components.
Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive documentation from the Smithsonian Institute that certifies specialized study in world music pedagogy, along with verification of 40 continuing education hours.