Tag Archives: Homebrew Ukulele Union

Participatory Music in Music Educators Journal

“Music Education for All through Participatory Ensembles,”  [Open access version at UF Repository here] appears in the December 2015 issue of Music Educators Journal. The article presents ideas from my immersion in participatory music—in particular from a chance to learn alongside … Continue reading

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Participatory music in Japan: Homebrew ukulele edition

There is a depth of community and participatory events in Japanese schooling and society, the origins of which are hinted at in T. M. Luhrmann’s Op-Ed in the Times, “Why are Some Cultures More Individualistic Than Others?” My adventures in … Continue reading

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Ukulele with Patch Adams: participatory music in action

I only now am finding time to note, in brief, a wonderful exchange I had last summer with the physician/activist/clown Patch Adams. A friend had given Patch the gift of a tie-dye patterned ukulele and asked me to help him … Continue reading

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Profile in Illinois Alumni magazine

My work is profiled in the winter 2013 edition of Illinois Alumni magazine. The writer captures the essence of my approach and some notable alumni achievements. I’m also grateful for the photo. Click the image below to see a larger, … Continue reading

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The participatory field as an alternative to musical specialization [CIC Nebraska talk]

I presented a talk on Tom Turino’s participatory music field and its potential for music education at the University of Nebraska’s CIC Music Education Conference on November 17, 2013. The paper explores the example of the Homebrew Ukulele Union to … Continue reading

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Two new articles on the Homebrew Ukulele Union

Click to view either one, and thanks to the authors for getting the gist of the group beautifully. As always, you can also visit the home of the HUU online: http://homebrewukuleleunion.wordpress.com

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Homebrew Ukulele Union (HUU)

For those at CIC, here’s the first of several follow-up or concurrent posts for the aspects where I’ll be involved. Much more can be found on our blog: http://homebrewukuleleunion.wordpress.com or through the co-authored GMT column (with Julianne Evoy). The Homebrew Ukulele Union … Continue reading

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