June 13-17, 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.

Locations:
Las Vegas, NV (Instructors: Bourne, Ulrich)
Tampa, FL (Instructors: Craig, Mader)
Iowa City, IA (Instructors: Corbiere, Mensah)


World Music Drumming – Curriculum Update
For teachers who have taken WMDrumming Level 1 and want to broaden their competence with the World Music Drumming curriculum. Participants learn fresh approaches to Ensembles 1-7 using newly created strategies and teaching materials. The course includes additional songs, recordings, movement, and related drum, xylophone and recorder ensembles from supplementary sources. Teachers micro-teach all seven ensembles. Participants will also expand their cultural background for the music studied.

Locations:
Las Vegas, NV (Instructors: Bourne, Ulrich)
Tampa, FL (Instructors: Craig, Mader)


Drumming Up the Fun
This workshop is intended for early childhood and early elementary classroom and music educators. The workshop provides participants with ready-to-use drumming activities for preK-grade 2 and the skills and practice to create even more activities for your classroom. It explores a variety of World Music Drumming ensembles in their original versions, then modifies them for children ages 3-8 combining familiar songs and chants. The class also focuses on sound stories — a medium for introducing young children to playing techniques, improvisation skills, and respect for drums, world percussion, and other small percussion instruments.

Location:
Las Vegas, NV (Instructor: Blum)


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: