Caribbean Music Pedagogy Workshops Summer 2019

LuEsther T. Mertz South Oxford Space
Brooklyn, NY
July 8–19, 2019

Early registration deadline: 15 March 2019
Registration deadline: 15 April 2019

A music pedagogy for social justice…

The Caribbean Music Pedagogy Workshop is back with some exciting changes. The program has been expanded from a 5-day to a 10-day professional development workshop designed to help eradicate systemic racism in the field of music by getting teachers and artists to think consciously about their approaches to teaching and performing music. In keeping with our social justice goals, CMPW instructors are local artists from the Caribbean or of Caribbean ancestry who are experts in their field. They bring a unique perspective to the study of Caribbean music in the U.S. where classes are taught primarily by people outside of the culture. Instructors teach from a Caribbean perspective and offer strategies for teaching musical traditions that have been marginalized within a system that privileges Western art music and Eurocentric pedagogical methods. Summer 2019 will focus on Cuba, Haiti, and Trinidad & Tobago.

Workshop offerings include:

  • Vocal + Rhythmic Pedagogy
  • Music + Dance Workshops
  • Caribbean History
  • Teaching Resources + Strategies
  • Constructive Allyship Methods
  • Workshops with Guest Artists
  • Certificate of Completion

This workshop is primarily designed for music educators broadly speaking (e.g. K-12, college, private), artists, and music students.

The program runs from July 8, 2019—July 19, 2019. Workshops will take place at the LuEsther T. Mertz South Oxford Space, conveniently located in Downtown Brooklyn near the Atlantic Avenue—Barclays Center Terminal. A limited number of scholarships are available. For more information visit our website or email Danielle Brown: brown@mypeopletellstories.

Danielle Brown, Ph.D.
Founder, Musician, and Storyteller
My People Tell Stories, LLC
Photo Credit: Denise Simon

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Above adapted from email and webpage.