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Smithsonian Folkways Certificate in World Music Pedagogy

As we live in this ever-connected world, it has been increasingly important to know how to navigate the rich resources from the world’s musical cultures when embracing this kind of practices in the music classroom. This World Music Pedagogy course will focus on theories and practices of music educators who are teaching music with musical and cultural aims in mind. Join ethnomusicologists, music educators, and traditional culture-bearing artists in this week-long course that brings together multiple ways of experiencing music of the world’s people, embracing music in and as culture. Participants will explore the application of issues of diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice (DEIJ) in different educational settings: elementary/secondary schools (general, instrumental, choral) as well as in the community and higher education. Sessions will encompass active music-making featuring various cultures, as well as the different pedagogical approaches within World Music Pedagogy. Grounded in principles of ethnomusicology, and including music of fieldwork of American and global cultures, this course provides the support for music educators in all settings who aim to foster a global understanding through music.


Session Dates & Times

Workshop Session IV, July 18, 2022 - July 22, 2022
  • Monday, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Tuesday, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Wednesday, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Thursday, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Friday, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM


  • Fuller - Rm. #343

Prerequisite Courses (CRN #)

  • None


  • $750.00