Upcoming Events

October 1, 2014 - December 18, 2014
Artists in Juvenile Justice Initiative
Location: Our House Boys Treatment Center, Greenfield, MA
Description: African drumming artist residency for court-involved youth. The Artists in Juvenile Justice Initiative is made possible in part by a grant from National Endowment of the Arts and is offered in partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Youth Services, the Collaborative for Educational Services and the Commonwealth Corporation.

Learn more: http://thisworldmusic.com/2014/03/artists-in-juvenile-justice-initiative-expands-launches-annual-statewide-youth-showcase/
December 17, 2014
ZUMIX Community Music Center
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: 260 Sumner St, Boston, MA 02128, USA
Description: The ZUMIX Winter Showcase, featuring the ZUMIX Youth African Drumming Ensemble under the direction of ThisWorldMusic Founder/Director Jeremy Cohen.

Concert is free and open to the public.

Watch video: https://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=10150137981974018
January 31, 2015
Moravian College Workshop
Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: Bethlehem, PA, United States
Description: African drumming workshop for the Moravian College Music Department.

Open to Moravian students and K-12 teachers in the Lehigh Valley.

Learn more: http://thisworldmusic.com/2014/10/african-drumming-moravian-college/
February 4, 2015
Cheston Elementary School Residency
Location: Easton, PA
Description: Through hands-on drumming workshops and a multimedia assembly program, ThisWorldMusic Founder and Director Jeremy Cohen will engage students at Cheston Elementary with the sights and sounds of Africa.
February 28, 2015
African Drumming in the Classroom (Part I)
Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: The Education Cooperative, East Walpole, MA
Description: Learn to bring the joy and power of traditional West African drumming to your classroom!

The is the first in a 2-part workshop series on techniques for teaching African drumming. Instruction is differentiated to accommodate a wide range of students and professionals, including K-12 music teachers. Open to all — no prior musical experience necessary.

• Instructor: Jeremy Cohen
• Dates: Saturday 2/28 and Saturday 3/14
• Cost: $245 TEC/BICO/EDCO Members / $280 Non-Members
• Credit: 13 PDPs; 1 credit from Worcester State University for an additional $100, payable at the first class

For more information, go to: http://www.tec-coop.org/course-list
March 14, 2015
African Drumming in the Classroom (Part II)
Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: The Education Cooperative, East Walpole, MA
Description: Learn to bring the joy and power of traditional West African drumming to your classroom!

The is the second in a 2-part workshop series on techniques for teaching African drumming. Instruction is differentiated to accommodate a wide range of students and professionals, including K-12 music teachers. Open to all — no prior musical experience necessary.

• Instructor: Jeremy Cohen
• Dates: Saturday 2/28 and Saturday 3/14
• Cost: $245 TEC/BICO/EDCO Members / $280 Non-Members
• Credit: 13 PDPs; 1 credit from Worcester State University for an additional $100, payable at the first class

For more information, go to: http://www.tec-coop.org/course-list
April 6, 2015
Mechanics Hall Concerts for Kids
Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Location: Worcester, MA
Description: This Concerts for Kids program takes the audience of Worcester Public Schools students on a musical discovery of jazz from its roots in Africa, the Caribbean and the American South.

Mechanics Hall has partnered with WPI, Joy of Music Program, the Sonic Explorers Jazz Ensemble, and the Worcester Public Schools, to create this unique and wildly entertaining program for children in grades three through six. Features the WPI African Percussion and Dance Ensemble led by ThisWorldMusic Founder Jeremy Cohen.

Participating Worcester Public Schools pay no admission. Seating fills up quickly, so reserve your seats now!

Learn more: http://www.mechanicshall.org/tickets/pdfs/MHConcertsforKidsConvoinJazzRegForm.pdf
June 29, 2015 - July 1, 2015
URI African Drumming Graduate Seminar
Location: University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI
Description: Learn traditional West African drumming and earn 2 graduate credits in 3 days! Open to students and professionals, as well as the general public.

To enroll, or for more info, go to: http://bit.ly/african-drumming-uri
July 1, 2015 - July 23, 2015
Ghana Study Abroad: Music, Arts & Culture (Summer Session)
Location: Ghana
Description: Award-winning 3-week African Drum & Dance Cultural Field Study in Ghana, West Africa. Offered in partnership with the UMass Amherst Department of Music & Dance for 6 credits (undergraduate or graduate) or the equivalent in professional development credits.

ELIGIBILITY: Enrollment is open to students and professionals worldwide, as well as to the general public. No prior experience necessary.

Learn more: http://thisworldmusic.com/ghanatours_video/
July 6, 2015 - July 10, 2015
Central CT State University Summer Music Institute
Location: New Britain, CT
Description: Level I: 5-day workshop on techniques for teaching African drumming. All Central Connecticut State Summer courses are worth 2 graduate credits.

To enroll, or for more info: http://web.ccsu.edu/smi/courses.asp#genMus
July 13, 2015 - July 17, 2015
San Jose State Summer Masters Program
Location: San José State University, San Jose, CA
Description: Learn to bring the joy and power of traditional West African drumming to your classroom! Instruction is differentiated to accommodate a wide range of students and professionals, including K-12 music teachers. No prior experience necessary.

Worth 1 graduate credit through San Jose State University's new Three-Summer Master's Program in Music Education.

Learn more: http://www.sjsu.edu/pdp/programs/music-summer/index.html
December 30, 2015 - January 11, 2016
Ghana Study Abroad: Music, Arts & Culture (Winter Session)
Location: Ghana
Description: Award-winning 12-day African Drum & Dance Cultural Field Study in Ghana, West Africa. Offered in partnership with the UMass Amherst Department of Music & Dance for 3 credits (undergraduate or graduate) or the equivalent in professional development credits.

ELIGIBILITY: Enrollment is open to students and professionals worldwide, as well as to the general public. No prior experience necessary.

Learn more: http://thisworldmusic.com/africa