LATIN AMERICAN MUSIC INSTITUTE
July 24-28, MTWRF, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Location: Rhodes 203
A historical survey of Latin American folk, traditional, and art music which emphasizes African, European, and Amerindian roots of representative styles. Additional emphasis on instructional strategies for introducing the music of Latin America to elementary, middle school, and high school students. Participants will learn through readings, lectures, videos, CDs, and most significantly through hands-on performance of indigenous Latin instruments such as panpipes, charango, bombo, quena, etc. Depending on the make-up of the class, the institute may culminate in a mini-concert in an informal setting on campus.
Note: Previous musical experience, while helpful, is not necessary. Students learn to play with diagrams and by traditional “rote” methods used in indigenous communities.
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Dr. Lezcano will be on sabbatical during Fall 2006.