SankofaSongs and the Hayti Heritage Center, with support from the North Carolina Humanities Council, have joined together to present SankofaSongs Summer Institute. This event is dedicated to culturally relevant teaching strategies that will equip teachers to deepen all students’ experience of American music.
With a theme of Scott Joplin’s grand opera Treemonisha, the 2021 institute will offer three days of programming designed for high school students interested in careers in music education, PreK-college music educators and arts administrators. It will feature panel discussions, presentations, workshops and experiential learning. This groundbreaking initiative sets the stage for teaching music of the African diaspora with authenticity, context and confidence.
Location: Virtually hosted by SankofaSongs
Instructors: Dr. Sonya White Hope (Ethno-music Education Specialist and educator from Boston Public Schools), Dr. Georgiary Bledsoe (North Carolina’s BUMP and BaoBao Tree founder) and additional expert faculty
Registration tracks include:
- Student – Student registration includes general sessions. It does not include access to educator workshops. To purchase this type of registration you must provide your class, high school name, city, state, and phone number.
- General Access – Registration includes general sessions. It does not include access to educator workshops.
- Educator Registrations – Educator registrations include all general sessions PLUS teacher workshops for your chosen teacher track. Registration also includes digital access to Summer Institute Program & Treemonisha Guide.
- Optional VIP Upgrade (Available to Educator Registrations) – For an additional fee add VIP ticket access to your educator registration to receive printed workshop lessons, Summer Institute Program & Guide to Treemonisha, recordings of general sessions & teacher workshops, and discounts from program sponsors.
WSMA Registrations Closed May 27, 2021 – to register via SankofaSongs visit https://www.sankofasongs.org/.