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Three members of the music education faculty in the College of Visual and Performing Arts’ Rose, Jules R. and Stanford S. Setnor School of Music were selected to present their research and workshop demonstration sessions at the 32nd World Conference of the International Society of Music Education (ISME) in Glasgow, Scotland. The conference will bring together music educators from all over the world July 24-29.

  • Instructor Deborah Cunningham will present the session “An interdisciplinary introduction to the music of Japan from an Orff Schulwerk perspective.”
  • Associate Professor Elisa Dekaney, chair of the music education department, will present the session “Maracatu de Baque Virado: Learning to Perform the Most Ancient and Africanized Brazilian Rhythm” as well as the poster session “From the streets of Brazil to the music classroom: The songs and movements of Capoeira.”
  • Assistant Professor David Knapp will present the poster session “Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture: Arab-American music and dialog.”

ISME is the premiere international organization for music education. Present in more than 80 countries, it is affiliated with the International Music Council and UNESCO.