WHEN: April 8, 2017 (9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.)
WHERE: Hunziker Hall (room 203)
REGISTRATION: visit our registration page for more info
Dr. Martina Vasil is Assistant Professor of Music Education and Director of the Orff Schulwerk and Dalcroze Summer Institute at the University of Kentucky. She teaches a graduate course, "Popular Music in Music Education and Music Therapy" and two undergraduate general music methods courses, where she covers ways to bring popular music and informal learning into K-12 general music. Her interest in using popular music in music education arose from her own difficulties teaching middle school general music in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Martina's research interests include integrating popular music and culture across disciplines, investigating ways that teachers integrate popular music and informal music learning practices into traditional K-12 music programs, and determining how to better prepare preservice music teachers to perform, create, and teach popular music in authentic ways.