Hip hop is a global phenomenon, a vibrant culture and incredibly relevant music to many of our students. For the past five years, hip hop has been a guiding force of Anthony Cao’s and Luke Hrovat-Staedter’s general and choral music classrooms. Learn how they have engaged their students through freestyle rapping, writing verses, breakdancing, beatboxing, producing beats and analyzing lyrics. Learn how you can challenge your own students with the elements of this powerful art form.
Date: July 24-25, 2017 – 9:00 am to 4:30 pm each day
Location: Wisconsin Center for Music Education
Anthony Cao has been teaching four curricular choirs, four extra-curricular choirs, and two general music classes at Madison West HS since 2004. He received a BM in music education from UW-Madison in 2002 and received a graduate teaching assistantship to complete his MM there in 2009. A lifelong hip hop fan, he started thinking about what it could mean for music students during his graduate studies, piloting Hip Hop Studies in 2011. Outside of school, Cao stays active as the Chorus Master for Madison Opera and pianist/vocalist with Piano Fondue Dueling Pianos at the Ivory Room in Madison.
Luke Hrovat-Staedter is currently the vocal and general music teacher at East High School in Madison, WI. He emphasizes rich, culturally relevant experiences that extend beyond learning a specific set of musical skills.
- Pre-registration (register by 7/21/17)
- Member* $130
- Non-Member $145
- Undergraduate $25
Graduate Credit Information
Participants who attend this workshop have the opportunity to earn one graduate credit for an additional fee of $220 per credit. This is a separate registration and fee from the workshop registration. Please download a copy of the Viterbo registration form and mail it with a check (payable to Viterbo University) to:
Wisconsin Center for Music Education
1005 Quinn Drive
Waunakee, WI 53597
- View the course syllabus (pdf)
- Viterbo Registration Form (pdf)
- Visit the Graduate Credit Information page for more details and to sign-up for credit.
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800-589-9762, 608-850-3566 (Madison area)