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World Music Drumming Workshops 2019


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Since 1996, the World Music Drumming Curriculum has transformed lives and built community through ensemble drumming, singing, moving, playing xylophones and recorders.

Music educators, church musicians, and community-based music leaders experience the curriculum through summer professional development workshops with training by our faculty.  By learning the World Music Drumming framework, participants return to their schools and settings ready to include the lessons and units within the curriculum, with students and participants.

As a result of experiencing World Music Drumming with a qualified teacher/leader, students develop a range of character-building strengths such as focus, listening, teamwork, and respect while strengthening musical skills built through aural tradition.

The World Music Drumming Curriculum is now taught in over 20,000 schools worldwide as well as in community outreach programs and venues.

2019 Workshops:

June 3-7: Hartselle, AL

June 10-14: Kansas City, MO; Las Vegas, NV; Slippery Rock, PA

June 17-21: Albuquerque, NM; Columbus, OH; Valencia, CA

June 23-28: Milwaukee, WI

July 1-5: Bangkok, Thailand; Barcelona, Spain

July 8-12: Northport, NY

July 15-19: Elizabethtown, PA; New Orleans, LA

July 22-26: Lincoln, NE; San Antonio, TX

July 29-Aug. 2: Bothell, WA

August 5-9: New London, CT

For this year's clinicians and locations, visit World Music Drumming here.

Course Details

1 Graduate Credit

Tuition: $330 per credit hour
Course Codes (please include the state code when you register with VanderCook):
Level I: 7129
Level II: 7139
Level III: 7149
* Students must register with World Music Drumming in addition to registering with VanderCook for graduate credit.

Click HERE to download the 2019 World Music Drumming Assignment/Information Document.




VanderCook College of Music

3140 South Federal Street
Chicago, IL 60616-3731
(312) 225-6288

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