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World Music Pedagogy Course

Celebrating Global and Local Music Culture

SUMMER 2022 Dates & Registration Coming Soon

Join music educators, ethnomusicologists and guest artists for sessions featuring Appalachian/Mexilachian, West African, Afro-Brazilian, Taiko and Lebanese darbuka drumming traditions and take a virtual tour of the Dagbe Cultural Institute in Ghana with director Emmanuel Agbeli. 


Principles and practices of World Music Pedagogy (WMP) will be at the center of demonstrations and conversations throughout that week as we consider pathways for promoting culturally sensitive, diverse, and inclusive music curricula in K-12, university, and music settings. 

Image Collage of World Music Pedagogy Faculty and Guest Artists of various world music disciplines


Participants will explore online resources, including but not limited to Smithsonian Folkways’ rich ethnographic, audio, film, and print archives, and develop strategies for connecting student’s diverse backgrounds, experiences, and interests with the vibrant musical cultures in their communities and beyond. Applications of WMP for K-12 classrooms will be highlighted with examples from Routledge’s new World Music Pedagogy series and culminate with the creation and recording of podcast episodes by participants in the course. These podcast episodes will feature archival recordings, listen-and-learn pedagogy, and acknowledgement of people and place. 

Professional Development Hours and Optional Graduate Credits 

Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive certification of specialized study in world music pedagogy and documentation of 26 clock hours from West Virginia University. Three non-degree graduate credits are an option through WVU Online Professional Development.


Contact Janet Robbins at  JANET.ROBBINS@MAIL.WVU.EDU.