This workshop takes participants through repertoire from a wide variety of music cultures. Strategies for incorporating songs in less familiar languages while making time to include the important contextual stories of the pieces will be shared. Also included are curricular considerations to avoid cultural appropriation, expand the meaning of music "literacy", and grow your confidence in understanding what an "authentic" lesson and performance contains.
CDE Clock Hours* are available at all workshops for no extra cost!
Graduate Credit* is available through Adams State University for participating in all three workshops.
*See the Clock Hours & Credit FAQ page for more information.
Arrowhead Elementary School
19100 E Bates Ave, Aurora CO 80013
OAKE Member: $30
3-Workshop Package (Only Available to OAKE Members): $75
9a-1:00p, with breaks built in
1:00-1:30 - ASU Graduate Credit meeting
Karen Howard is Associate Professor of Music at the University of St. Thomas where she teaches undergraduate and graduate music education courses. She frequently works with music educators on matters of diversity in repertoire, pedagogical practices, and dispositions. Her publications include "Dance Like a Butterfly: Songs from Liberia, Senegal, Nigeria, and Ghana" (with Kwasi Dunyo), "First Steps in Global Music", and "World Music Pedagogy: Secondary School Innovations." Karen is the founder and editor of the new series World Music Initiative through GIA Publications - a series meant to recognize that while all music is music of the world, there are so many cultures that have been marginalized or underrepresented. Karen is also an active research and has published works related to Whiteness in music education, avoiding cultural appropriation, and music teacher perspectives on diversity.
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