July 25-29, 2016

World Music Drumming – Level 1
For teachers, counselors, community recreation leaders, church musicians, and players who would like to learn the basics of African and Caribbean drumming, singing, and moving. This course is primarily based on the publication, World Music Drumming. Participants will learn how to implement and teach a course or an experience in World Music Drumming. The Level 1 class assumes no prior experience with drumming.

Location:
Bellingham, WA (Instructors: Gboloyno, Montague)


World Music Drumming – Level 2
For those who have taken Level 1 and wish to improve their musical skills and teaching effectiveness. Each day, Level 2 participants work with Sowah Mensah or Kofi Gbolonyo on Ghanaian drumming, singing, movement, Ghanaian flute, adenkum gourds, and gyil (xylophone). Will Schmid or other faculty teach ensembles, songs, recorders, xylophones, from WMD supplementary book/CDs. Josh Ryan concentrates on drum ensembles, leading, and songs in pieces such as gahu from Ghana and rumba from Cuba. Other faculty teach materials from other sources and cultures, movement, and reinforcement for the World Music Drumming curriculum.

Location:
Bellingham, WA (Instructors: Gboloyno, Montague)


Walt Hampton Hot Marimba
This workshop is taught by Walt Hampton, famous for popularizing the vibrant Zimbabwean-style marimba playing found in his publications Hot Marimba! and Marimba Mojo!. Participants will experience first-hand the benefits and excitement of Zimbabwean-style marimba music in their classroom. You will learn playing and teaching techniques from this master teacher as you play, and also gain background information. Most of the arrangements studied are also playable on Orff-type xylophones.

Location:
Bellingham, WA (Instructor: Hampton)


Tuition
All workshops are available for either Non-Credit ($549) or 3 Graduate Semester Credits ($869) from VanderCook College of Music (register through Music Workshops, Ltd.). Special Host Discounts may apply for teachers in School Districts hosting a workshop. A $250 Scholarship Rebate is available from REMO, Inc. for those who qualify (See policy) [link to this document: