World music traditions taught by visiting artists with emphasis on cultural pedagogy and traditional theory. The particular culture studied changes from year to year. Required of all graduate students in ethnomusicology. Audition required. Credit/no-credit only.
Students will learn different Wagogo music/dance traditions. They will also be exposed to different Wagogo musical instruments. The nature of the course entails performing music/dance featuring Wagogo traditional musical/dance materials. The course should assist students to broaden their understanding and awareness of the worlds musical expressions
Student learning goals
Sing and dance selected pieces of Wagogo music/dance traditions
Play selected instruments of the Wagogo people
Demonstrate an understanding of how Wagogo music/dance function in a society
Demonstrate an understanding of how the history and geography shape the music/dance of Wagogo people
Demonstrate an understanding of how Wagogo music instruments are categorized
Demonstrate an understanding of musical enculturation of Wagogo children
General method of instruction
Please make every effort to arrive on time to class. Participation is required for all class meetings. Please call me at (206-890-4465) or e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) prior to class, should illness prevent your attendance. If you have a disability that requires special attention, please contact me as soon as possible. Use APA style 6th edition for all citations and references in the preparation of a short course paper.
Class assignments and grading
reviewing/practicing songs, reading assigned material, listening; Short paper (5-6 pages) and Final performance
Participation in class sessions (30%) Preparations for each class by reviewing/practicing songs, reading assigned material, listening (20%)
Short paper (5-6 pages) (10%)
Final performance (30%)