Tag Archives: participatory music

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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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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Strumming and hacking music education

A moment of gratitude to celebrate the recent accomplishments of two wonderful former students: 1. Polly Yukevich (MME 2012) has been named Director of the Four Strings Foundation, Jake Shimabukuro’s educational outreach program (there’s a nice short piece at Guitar … 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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Piece about HUU in UIUC Postmarks

Postmarks is a newsletter that goes to friends and parents of currently enrolled UIUC students. The spring 2012 issue has a wonderful short piece on Designing Musical Experiences/the Homebrew Ukulele Union. The author, Dusty Rhodes, really gets the ideas of … Continue reading

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