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Summer 2017: Traditional Japanese Music Program at the Morikami

Tuesday, May 16, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Marysol Quevedo
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The Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens proudly announce the establishment of a yearly traditional Japanese music education program aimed at the general public and school children.
Held from June 19-25th, 2017 this groundbreaking program coincides with the museum’s 40th year anniversary and will include hands-on workshops, a lecture and a special musical event.

Program content includes practical instruction on the Japanese shakuhachi and the 13-string koto for both children (Grades 3-12) and adults.  In addition, the program will feature special classes on Japanese music theory and history, culture, and an introduction to Japanese traditional performing arts.

Led by Dr. Joseph Gashō Amato, coordinator of the program and koto teacher, the faculty also includes ethnomusicologist and shakuhachi performer Professor Christopher Yohmei Blasdel and Japanese music professor Dr. Minako Waseda. The Japanese Traditional Music Program is proudly supported through special grants received from the Toshiba International Foundation, Japan Foundation and the Morikami Wisdom Ring Members.

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Please pass this information along to lovers of music and Japanese culture or anybody you think will be interested.

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