[Socrates] Mollie Stone Music Workshops

H. Roz Woll hrozwoll at gmail.com
Sat Apr 25 15:22:40 EDT 2015

As the Year of South Africa draws to a close, The Center for Teaching and
Learning is delighted to welcome Mollie Stone
<http://ctl.qc.cuny.edu/mollie-stone-workshops/#mollie_stone>, expert in
choral music from South Africa, for a two-day residency at Queens College.
Join us in one, or two, or all three of the workshops she will be leading
on April 28 and April 29.

For information, email hrozwoll at gmail.com, or visit the following websites:



Linguistic and Musical Diversity in South Africa

Tuesday, April 28 / 4:45-6:30 PM

Music Building, Room 264 | Queens College

Using choral music, this workshop will provide an overview of linguistic
diversity in South Africa, including languages using non-pulmonic
consonants (“clicks”). A particular focus will be how we may use music to
teach language, and how studying language gives a deeper understanding of
music. The workshop is designed for faculty but ALL are encouraged to
attend, including students. The Queens College Women’s Choir will give a
short performance during the workshop.

South African Choral Music with Mollie Stone: Come Sing!

Wednesday, April 29 / 12:15-1:30 PM

Music Building, Room 226 | Queens College

Participants will learn diverse selections of choral music from South
Africa, including pronunciation, movement, and historical context. No
experience necessary! All are welcome!

Teaching South African Choral Music: Pedagogy and Style

Wednesday, April 29 / 4:30-7:00 PM

Music Building, Room 214 | Queens College

In a dynamic workshop oriented to teachers and students in education
programs, Mollie Stone will explore methods of teaching South African
choral music and shaping musical style, and will address applications to
music from Bulgaria, The Republic of Georgia, Corsica, Venezuela,
vernacular music from the United States, and classical music.

Mollie Stone is Assistant Director of Choral Activities at the University
of Chicago, Director of World Music and a conductor at Chicago Children’s
Choir, teacher for Village Harmony, and co-director/founder of both the
Brooklyn World Music Chorus, and the Chicago World Music Chorus.

Ms. Stone holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Amherst College, a Master of
Music degree in conducting from Westminster Choir College and has studied
at the University of Cape Town in South Africa. Stone is currently
completing a doctorate in choral conducting at Northwestern University,
where she is writing her dissertation on how South Africans are using
choral music in the struggle against HIV.

In 2001, Stone received a grant from the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
to produce a teaching DVD (Vela Vela) that helps American choral directors
learn and teach black South African choral music more authentically in the
oral tradition. In 2006, Stone received another generous grant from the
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation to return to South Africa to study how
South Africans are using choral music in the struggle against HIV. Stone
currently lectures and gives workshops on black South African choral music
across the United States and Europe.
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