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Summer program: Music for Human Development in Ghana (July 3 - Aug 11)

Monday, March 13, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Marysol Quevedo
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The Department of Music and the Canadian Centre for Ethnomusicology are proud to offer a new Ghana summer program for 2017 : Music for Global Human Development in West Africa, centered at the University for Development Studies in Tamale, northern Ghana in conjunction with a local arts NGO, Youth Home Cultural Group, preceded by two days' orientation in Accra.  

The program centers on the role of music (and related performance arts -- dance, poetry, drama -- as well as visual arts, costume, design) towards promoting human development (see Music for Global Human Development (M4GHD) and  Singing and Dancing for Health).  Our primary development foci will be WELLNESS, EDUCATION, and ENVIRONMENT.

The 9 credit (3 course) program will run from July 3 to Aug 11 2017, and will provide credit for both the University of Alberta Certificate in International Learning and the Certificate in Community Service Learning.  Courses include classroom study, numerous field trips, music and dance training and creation, and a week-long immersive village residency in Tolon.    See this map of program locations.

The program offers both undergraduate and graduate routes, and is open to anyone (age 18 and up) anywhere.  NO PRIOR EXPERIENCE in music or dance is required!

Click here to apply (http://bit.ly/ghanamusic17) or visit bit.ly/ghanamusic to learn more.

Note that $1750 in scholarship funding is available to early applicants who are students at the UofA, and $500 in scholarship funding is available to non-UofA applicants.

Please forward this email to anyone you think may be interested!

Application deadline:  April 17 (extended).


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