Friday, January 15-16, 2015 Friday 5:00 – 9:00 pm, Saturday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: Wisconsin Center for Music Education, Waunakee
Instructor: Will Ulrich, Wauwatosa, WI
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 Zimbabwean 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.
Wisconsin Standards To Be Addressed
Wisconsin Teaching Standards: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Wisconsin Music Standards: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H
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.
- Member* $130
- Non-Member $145
- Undergraduate $65
- On-Site Registration $150
Graduate Credit Information
This course is eligible for graduate credit.
- View the course syllabus (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)