Forwarded Workshop Info: — ARSC PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP 2016 — — TWO-DAY MEDIA PRESERVATION BOOT CAMP — For this year’s pre-conference workshop, the ARSC Education & Training Committee and Technical Committee present a Media Preservation Boot Camp, May 10–11. Learn media preservation basics with workshops led by experts on a variety of topics at the Indiana […]
Forwarded CFP Info: Popular Music Studies Today 19th Biennial IASPM Conference 26 June – 30 June 2017 University of Kassel Germany Popular Music Studies are today a key field of enquiry. Exploring the parameters of research on popular music in contemporary times lies at the centre of the 19th Biennial IASPM Conference. The Executive Committee […]
Conducted two Peking Opera Percussion workshops (90 min. for each) at the Cambridge School of Weston last week for the school’s annual Diversity Day program. Small classes. Students were very engaged and came up with many good questions. All did very well in reciting the luogujing and pick up the percussion patterns quickly.
Had a Peking opera percussion workshop with about 90 students from their Mandarin Chinese program at Jonas Clarke School. Happy to see so many curious young souls showing their great interests in learning music from other cultures. Interestingly, for many of them, it’s also a great opportunity to explore their “own” culture. The […]
I went to a(nother) conference last weekend (that’s why I couldn’t make SEM this year) and one presenter mentioned the invisible gorilla video again. The Invisible Gorilla is a research conducted by Christopher Chabris and Daniel Simons based on the video they created with the same name, and published in 2011. What the authors do […]
I am very glad to have my second visit to Boston College within a month to give another lecture on Peking Opera percussion music for Prof. Ann Lucas’ world music class. This is another fantastic class I met at BC. Students were very focused and seemed to be very interested in the material. […]
Recently watched this TEDed video talking about how playing an instrument works like mental/full body workout vitalizing all parts of human brain (the research is not that new, though). This is sort of echoing what I usually say to my students that “we don’t know if playing music can make you smarter, but we know […]