“What is the most responsible and ethical way to sing music from another culture in a way that honors it without stealing from it?” The Campus Singers had the opportunity to discuss this concept while working with 29:11, a South African music ministry group spreading their message of hope and forgiveness across the United States.
The School of Music is now host to the newly approved world music minor, which “offers students a path into music, allowing them to deepen and expand their musical life even if they can't read staff notation or, and haven't learned classical repertoire,” according to Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology Matt Rahaim.
Associate Professor Akosua Obuo Addo observes how music in the classroom leads to success for early childhood & primary school students in Jamaica. "I have seen the impact of music in children's lives and on teacher education both while teaching in Jamaica and through the annual forums I lead at the School of Music," she says. The Parker Sanders Fund for Music; the Organization for Strategy Development in Jamaica; and the Jamaican Ministry of Education, Youth, and Information support Addo's collaborations in Jamaica.