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ThisWorldMusic Fall Newsletter: MENC Feature, Benefit Concert, Yelp

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This World Music in “Teaching Music”

Happy to report the November issue of MENC’s flagship magazine Teaching Music is out.  Check out “Crossing Borders” (p. 38) for a feature on ThisWorldMusic, including a photo profile of our Summer Study Abroad in Africa (below), as well as the following 5 tips for music educators from yours truly:

1. Seek out high-quality professional development. Learn from educators who have studied in the culture and have successfully adapted traditional music for the classroom.

2. Choose depth over breadth. Pick one or two world music traditions and make them the focus of your multicultural curriculum.

3. Strive for balance. World music and Western music are not Continue reading →