JAZZ 422 Cross-Cultural Pedagogy and Orff Afrique




This course prepares students for the profession of teaching music in schools and as independent music teachers. The course focuses on a pedagogy based around a unified concept of music, dance, the body, movement, and the aural tradition. Students will be taught various traditional and popular music styles from West Africa and learn to adapt these styles of music to school teaching. Students will learn the basics of Orff Schulwerk pedagogy in a West African context (an approach known as Orff Afrique) with a view to adapting this methodology to a varied of classroom music settings.


JAZZ 321 with a grade of C+ or higher, and JAZZ 322 and 324 as pre- or co-requisites

Course Notes

JAZZ 422 is an approved Capstone course for Cap Core requirements. For Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies Education Majors only.

Course Outlines

Please note: Course outlines of record posted may vary from the section syllabus distributed by each instructor (e.g. textbooks, assignments, timing of midterms).


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