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HMONG MUSIC AND CULTURE
January 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
This event is intended for music educators of students in grades K-12.
DESCRIPTION: Our three guest presenters want people to understand more about what Hmong culture IS, who the Hmong people are, and how to incorporate Hmong language into the classroom. This session has three parts:
- Part 1: Hmong Culture and History Introduction – presented by Seng Lor
- Part 2: Introduction to “There Will Be a Light/Yuav Tsum Muaj Hnub Zoo” – Douachi Yang will explain the concept, show a video, and teach the bilingual chorus.
- Part 3: How to use Hmong music in the classroom when you are not Hmong – Natalia Romero Arbeláez will share ways she’s incorporated Hmong music in her choir classroom and Douachi and Seng will provide insight.
Participants will learn and receive an original bilingual composition written by Douachi Yang published through a CC license, which means anyone can perform it.
- Seng Lor is a Hmong performer, music educator and aspiring conductor. He is studying Music Education at St. Olaf College.
- Douachi Yang is a Hmong songwriter and performer and can be found actively performing in the Twin Cities. She is studying Music Business at St. Catherine’s University.
- Natalia Romero Arbeláez is an educator, conductor and performer who works at Harding High School, where she teaches Choir, Piano and World Music.
- There is no cost for this seminar and 1 CEU hour is earned.
- This event is hosted by Wendy Barden, Music Education Specialist – Professional Development & Resource Programs at Perpich Center for Arts Education.