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World Music in the Classroom

June 17-21, 2018

Half week participation - June 19-21, 2019

First-time participants will explore and experience a variety of music cultures from around the world. They will discover how to integrate non-traditional and traditional non-Western songs, games, and dance music into a general music classroom. Alongside experiencing the Native American flute, the Hawaiian culture, an English sword dance, an Indian stick dance, Zimbabwean-style marimbas, and drumming circles, participants will discuss how to incorporate national core music standards within a global music curriculum.

Past participants will then join the group to experience more music from around the world. Guest presenters will share insights into beautiful Native American songs and dances, and research on creativity and play found in childhood songs across Nicaragua. World known master drummer and professional dancer, Aboubacar Camara, will lead participants through West African drumming and dancing, as well as share songs and stories from his culture. The grand finale of the week will include learning the basics steps of Capoeira, an Afro-Brazilian martial art that combines elements of dance, acrobatics, and music. All of these activities are geared to help liven up any music classroom. You don’t want to miss this workshop!!!

Come join us on this exciting journey!


Dr. Lani Aloha Garner

Guest faculty
Master drummer and performer Aboubacar Camara
Dr. Tracey Gregg-Boothby
Dr. Amanda Minks


Weeklong participants - June 17-21
(Monday morning through noon, Friday)
Half week - Past participants, joining 3rd day - June 19-21
(Wednesday morning through noon, Friday)

Enrollment Deadline: June 1, 2019

Wish to attend more than one workshop in the OCU Summer 2019 Series? Attend all 4 workshops for only $600, 3 workshops for $500, or 2 workshops for $350!!! Also, STUDENTS only pay half price of total workshop costs.