The Living Folk Tradition: A Day with Dr. Miriam Factora

Sat, Apr 20
  • Presented By: The Utah Fellowship of Local Kodály Specialists
  • at: Odyssey Chart School
  • 738 East 700 South, American Fork, UT 84003
Authentic music education is essentially an act of cultural preservation. Dr. Miriam Factora is a living example of this important idea. Through her pioneering research in her native Philippines, Dr. Factora has created a collection of pedagogically sequenced materials to help students develop music literacy--based entirely on examples from her own Filipino tradition.On April 20, 2019, Dr. Factora will be presenting a workshop at Odyssey Charter School (738 E. 700 S.) in American Fork, Utah. She will be hosted by the Utah Fellowship of Local Kodály Specialists (UFOLKS), a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of music education in the schools of Utah. While her workshop will focus mainly on teaching music literacy through the games and songs of the Philippines, other materials from Dr. Factora's extensive teaching experiences will also be presented for music educators and general members of the public.While this workshop will mostly benefit teachers and Utahns who have connections with the Filipino language and culture, it will also create an essential bridge between cultures as it is only through the thorough and meaningful expression of one's own culture that the culture of another can truly be understood. Utah has a vibrant and diverse musical landscape, and our hope is that having Dr. Factora share some of her important singing games and choral arrangements will help all who attend find more meaning in the music around them and develop an essential respect for the musical heritage of all Utahns.

Event Info

  • Presented By: The Utah Fellowship of Local Kodály Specialists
  • Dates: April 20, 2019
  • Location: Odyssey Chart School
  • Address: 738 East 700 South, American Fork, UT 84003
  • Time: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

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