University of Rochester

EVENT: Work in Progress Seminar by Kathy Robinson, assistant professor of music education at the Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester, on choral dance songs from South Africa

TIME, DATE, AND PLACE: 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, in room 314 of Morey Hall on the University of Rochester’s River Campus

ADMISSION: Free and open to the public

March 15, 2005

A Work in Progress seminar on choral dance songs from Galeshewe, South Africa, will be discussed by Kathy Robinson, assistant professor of music education at the Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester, at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, on the University’s River Campus. The program is free and open to the public, and sponsored by the Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African-American Studies at the University.

Robinson, a member of the Eastman faculty since 1999, will speak in room 314 of Morey Hall. Her presentation is titled “To Know the Music is to Know the People: Choral Dance Songs from Galeshewe, South Africa.” Her teaching specialties include multicultural music education, elementary general music, and world music.

She earned her doctorate in music education at the University of Michigan, and since 1997 has been co-director of Umculo!: The Kimberley Project, a music teaching/learning program in Kimberley, South Africa. Robinson has written about and been a consultant for several world music projects.

For more information, contact the Frederick Douglass Institute at (585) 275-7235.




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