Since the late 90s, the thirst for Zimbabwean marimba music has been growing in the United States. Many music teachers own Walt Hampton’s books Hot Marimba and Mojo Marimba. Join music teacher Will Ulrich as he shares his experience with Zimbabwean music. Learn how to play the hosho (shakers), hand drums, the mbira, and also learn how to make and play Zimbawean marimbas (Yes, Orff instruments can play Zimbabwean music). Who knows. Maybe after taking this workshop you will be inspired to make your own marimba! Its not as difficult as it seems.
Will Ulrich has been hand crafting his own Zimbabwean style marimbas since 2003.
Date: August 1 – 2, 2016 – 9:00 am to 4:30 pm each day
Location: Wisconsin Center for Music Education
Instructor: Will Ulrich holds three certificates in world music drumming led by Will Schmid (UWMilwaukee professor emeritus), Josh Ryan (Baldwin Wallace College, Ohio) and Sowah Mensah (musician, composer and Ghanaian “master drummer”). He teaches choral and general music at Longfellow Middle School in Wauwatosa. Will has been teaching general music, grades k-8 since 1997. In 2011 will received a masters from Concordia university in C&I. In 2013 Will joined the World Music Drumming teaching staff. He also enjoys making folk instruments for classroom use.
- Pre-registration (register by 7/29/16)
- 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. 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 for $220 (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.
Contact Mary: Send a message
800-589-9762, 608-850-3566 (Madison area)