Upcoming Events

  • October 1, 2014
    • Artists in Juvenile Justice Initiative
      Dates: October 1, 2014 - December 18, 2014
      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/
  • October 27, 2014
    • NAFSA Bi-Regional Conference
      Time: October 27, 2014, 12:00 am - 12:00 am
      Location: Albany, NY, USA
      Description: Daylong training for study abroad professionals titled "Health, Safety, and Risk Management in Study Abroad."

      Part of the annual conference of NAFSA: Association of International Educators for Regions X (NY and NJ) and XI (CT, ME, MA, VT, NH and RI).

      Trainers:
      • Kalpen Trivedi, Director, UMass Amherst International Programs
      • Jeremy Cohen, Director, ThisWorldMusic LLC
      • Natalie Schlegel, Director, Bentley University International Education

      Learn more: http://www.nafsa.org/Connect_and_Network/Engage_with_a_Community/NAFSA_Regions/Biregional_X_XI/Workshops/
  • November 8, 2014
    • WPI Presidential Inauguration
      Time: November 8, 2014, 12:00 am - 12:00 am
      Location: Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 100 Institute Rd, Worcester, MA, United States
      Description: Join the WPI African Percussion Ensemble, under the direction of ThisWorldMusic Founder and Director, and the rest of the WPI community as we celebrate the inauguration of WPI's new president, Dr. Laurie A. Leshin.

      Learn more: http://leshin16.wpi.edu/
  • December 11, 2014
    • Westfield State Drums and Sings!
      Time: December 11, 2014, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
      Location: Westfield State University, 577 Western Ave, Westfield, MA, United States
      Description: Don't miss the end-of-semester concert featuring a combined ensemble of the Urban Education Gospel Choir and the Westfield State African Ensemble, all under the artistic direction of ThisWorldMusic Founder and Director Jeremy Cohen.

      Learn more: http://www.westfield.ma.edu/offices/dever-stage/dever-stage-event-schedule
  • December 17, 2014
    • ZUMIX Community Music Center
      Time: December 17, 2014, 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.

      Watch video: https://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=10150137981974018
  • December 31, 2014
    • Ghana Study Abroad: Music, Arts & Culture (Winter Session)
      Dates: December 31, 2014 - January 12, 2015
      Location: Ghana
      Description: Join this award-winning 12-day African Drum & Dance Cultural Field Study in Ghana. Offered in partnership with the UMass Amherst International Programs Office and the 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.

      To apply, or to learn more, go to: http://thisworldmusic.com/study-abroad-africa/j-term-ghana/
  • January 31, 2015
    • Moravian College
      Time: January 31, 2015, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Location: Bethlehem, PA, United States
      Description: Daylong African drumming workshop for the Moravian College Music Department.
  • February 28, 2015
    • African Drumming in the Classroom (Part I)
      Time: February 28, 2015, 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-workshop series. 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
      • Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00pm
      • Cost: TBD
      • Credit: 1 credit through Worcester State University or 15 PDPs

      For more information, please contact Janet Buerklin: jbuerklin@tec-coop.org
  • March 14, 2015
    • African Drumming in the Classroom (Part II)
      Time: March 14, 2015, 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-workshop series. 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
      • Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00pm
      • Cost: TBD
      • Credit: 1 credit through Worcester State University or 15 PDPs

      For more information, please contact Janet Buerklin: jbuerklin@tec-coop.org
  • April 6, 2015
    • Mechanics Hall Concerts for Kids
      Time: April 6, 2015, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
      Location: Worcester, MA
      Description: This Concerts for Kids program reveals the story of Jazz and its conversational form. The concert takes the audience 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 schools pay no admission. Seating fills up quickly, so reserve your seats now!

      Learn more: http://www.mechanicshall.org/tickets/pdfs/MHConcertsforKidsConvoinJazzRegForm.pdf
  • July 1, 2015
    • Ghana Study Abroad: Music, Arts & Culture (Summer Session)
      Dates: July 1, 2015 - July 23, 2015
      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
    • Central CT State University Summer Music Institute
      Dates: July 6, 2015 - July 10, 2015
      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
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