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Summer 2014

Music Courses/Workshops

At UMass Amherst Department of Music & Dance

Study in Ghana- African Music, Arts & Culture Workshop 2014

4th Annual UMass Conducting Institute, July 23-26

Jazz in July Summer Music Programs, July 7-18

Study in Ghana - African Music, Arts & Culture Workshop 2014

Two Sessions:
June 18 - July 10
July 9 - 31
3 weeks each
Study Abroad
6 credits


Music 597B/C: UMass African Drum & Dance Cultural Field Study in Ghana
Jeremy Cohen, Adjunct Faculty & Founder/Director of ThisWorldMusic

Study in Ghana, West Africa! Participants live for 2 weeks at the Dagbe Cultural Institute & Arts Centre, taking studio classes with local artists in traditional African music, dance and craft making. During the remaining week, the Study in Ghana group explores Kakum National Park rainforest, historic Cape Coast Castle, and the capital city of Accra.

Enrollment is open to students, both undergraduate and graduate, as well as to the general public. Residents of Canada are also welcome to apply. Learn more at: Study in Ghana.

Sponsored by the UMass Amherst International Programs Office

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4th Annual UMass Summer Conducting Institute
July 23-26, 2014

We are very excited to announce the 4th Annual University of Massachusetts Amherst Conducting Institute!

For four days this summer, join conductors Tony Thornton, Stephen Paparo, and Wayne Abercrombie, the Institute Chorus, and participants from across the country for masterclasses and seminars focused on the art of conducting. The Institute provides intensive training for early or mid-career conductors, significant podium time (ninety minutes plus!), private lessons, score study of accompanied and unaccompanied repertoire, and the opportunity to work with a resident string quartet and our outstanding Institute Chorus. Only 8 conducting fellows will be accepted into the program to ensure maximum podium time.
Tony Thornton

Those wishing to attend the Institute as an auditor (singing in the ensembles, but not conducting) may do so for a reduced fee. Preference will be given to those applicants who have completed conducting courses at the undergraduate or graduate level. Conductors leave inspired with new ideas and techniques to bring to their home ensembles.

Early Registration by May 31, 2014
Late Registration by June 15, 2014

Please visit our website.

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