Resonance Series: HIp-Hop ILM

Monday, April 12, 2021
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Event Type
Music Dept.
Seymour, Ann
UNCW Department of Music


Resonance Series: Hip-Hop ILM

 An exhilarating virtual series for teachers (not just music teachers!), future teachers, faculty and students interested in a new approach to learning and teaching music. Engage with guest artists, educators and students.

April 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28
4:30 - 6 p.m.
Register for all sessions or any.
About the workshops
Hip-Hop has been embedded in American culture since the early 1970s, but – until recently – only on the fringes of the music education. The National Association for Music Education is advocating for efforts to address diversity and inclusion and equity and access in the music teaching and learning profession. Hip-Hop music education is at the forefront of this effort, offering K-12 students the opportunity to be creative music makers, taking their music to the classroom.
     Dreams of Wilmington, a youth development organization dedicated to creating a culture of confidence for youth and teens through equitable access to arts education, provides free arts programs to more than 600 young people and families each year. This collaboration with UNCW brings Hip-Hop songwriting experiences to Dreams students and supports Department of Music students’ development in writing original music.
•   A virtual Hip-Hop experience with artists, educators and students from Dreams
•   Engage with leading Hip-Hop educators and artists on producing original music.
•   Develop educational tools to introduce groundbreaking concepts into classrooms.
How to participate
•   Free of charge; registration required:
•   Attendees who join via Zoom will be able to participate in the lecture/presentation of the session.
•   For more information, contact Jonathan Kladder at the UNCW Department of Music:
Hip-Hop guest artists and educators
•   Jaritt Sheel is on the faculty of the Berklee College of Music, has toured internationally and worked with hundreds of high school bands
•   Toni Blackman, award-winning artist, is the first hip-hop artist selected to serve as a cultural ambassador with the United States Department of State.
•   Thomas Taylor, jazz drummer and North Carolina Central University percussion professor, has taught and performed at numerous festivals across the country.
About the Resonance series
Resonance: Listening and Learning with the Department of Music
An exploration of the depth and vibrancy of music, music making, and teaching; how the study and performance of music reverberates through and enriches our community.
Guest speakers, clinicians and faculty for this semester present on topics including music education, composition, World Music, music history, diversity, the past and the future.

Hip-Hop ILM is a partnership between Dreams of Wilmington and the UNCW Department of Music, funded by the Applied Learning and Community Engagement Pedagogy Initiative Award from the Office of Community Engagement and Applied Learning. 

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