WBU Music Department Hosts Presentation

PLAINVIEW -- Wayland Baptist University’s Department of Music will host a special multi-cultural music workshop entitled “Connect to the Voices of the Afro-Spanish-Caribbean.” The workshop is designed to help music educators implement more world music within the classroom setting.

The workshop will be held on Friday, Sept. 16 from 12-3:30 p.m. in the Miller Recital Hall in music wing of Wayland’s Harral Auditorium.

Alejandro Jimenez of Hartford, Conn., is the featured speaker. Jimenez has been a bilingual music educator with the Hartford Public Schools since 1974. He has been a workshop presenter at many conferences, including MENC, on issues of the Afro-Spanish-Caribbean music of Puerto Rico.

“This will be the second year that the Wayland music department is bringing in a presenter to help further the knowledge base of our music educators,” said Debbie Flournoy, assistant professor of music education. “Such presentations give local music educators a chance for growth within their own classroom lesson planning, create an opportunity for our future teachers to meet local teachers and help keep both current on teaching techniques and strategies for elementary and middle school music students.”

Participants will receive several packets of music that can be used for their own teaching endeavors. The cost for the workshop is $10. To register, please call Flournoy at 806-291-1075. Please register early to reserve your music packets. The fee is payable at the door.