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Klezmer Education Symposium 2021

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A programme of discussions, workshops and networking for klezmer educators, supporters and associates. 16:00-23:00 (UK time)

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https://paypal.me/CravitzKlezmer Scores of musicians around the world from a variety of backgrounds are now working as klezmer educators. This Symposium will cover various aspects of the diverse range of activities that take place under the ‘Klezmer Education’ umbrella, focusing mainly on teaching geared towards practical music-making.

The event aims to provide a forum for the klezmer education community, along with our supporters and associates, to identify and explore how we might:

1. (better) articulate and communicate common goals;

2. share experiences and practices;

3. successfully enable klezmer educators to enter the field and develop; and

4. expand klezmer education in an accessible, coherent and cohesive, and appropriate and effective way.

Part of the goal is to tease out common elements to all klezmer education activities, vs what might be specific to teaching various levels of player, in different cultural contexts, for ensembles and individuals, in longer courses vs shorter workshops and so on.

Another is to explore which great ideas are replicable, which can work only under particular conditions, and which just came off because of a happy combination of circumstances. We'll also look at how online opportunities can help with outreach and inclusion in our work.

Participants’ expertise and experience will be elicited via presentations, panel discussions, working groups etc. Guest speakers and facilitators will help move the process forward, and contributions (ideas, resources and so on) will be captured in various ways and form the foundation of a new Klezmer Education Virtual Knowledge Bank.

There will be opportunities for informal networking during breaks and at the end of each day. We will also be offering some short movement sessions led by a Feldenkreis professional to counteract screen tension.

The draft programme is here: https://ilanacravitz.com/klezed2021.htm


Day 1

1. Welcome & short opening remarks

2. Klezmer music is…. (1)

3. Trusted sources & resources

4. Repertoire for teaching

5. Shaping & guaranteeing the future of klezmer education in various contexts: a) further & higher education; b) festivals that include a substantial teaching programme; c) online/non-specific klezmer programmes; d) community music-making; e) teaching young people

6. Round-up of Day 1

7. Networking & socialising

Day 2

1. Short opening remarks

2. Klezmer music is.... (2)

3. Klezmer Pedagogy: a) Developing as a klezmer teacher; b) Incorporating Yiddish cultural elements into klezmer teaching (dance, language, nigunim); c) Klezmer as a modal music; d) Preparation vs execution

4. Shaping klezmer teaching programmes/courses: a) Longer programmes for young pros/higher level players; b) Programmes for (mainly) adult amateurs; c) Kids’ programmes; d) Week-long courses as part of festivals;

5. Round-up, next steps

6. Networking & socialising

Presenters & facilitators

* Aaron Alexander * Abigail Wood * Abigale Reisman * Adrianne Greenbaum * Alan Bern * Alicia Svigals * Andrea Pancur * Binyomin Ginzberg * Christina Crowder * Cookie Segelstein * Dan Blacksberg * Daniel Mawson * Deborah Strauss * Emil Goldschmidt * Emma Alter * Francesca Ter-Berg * Frank London * Geraldine Auerbach * Gica Loening * Hankus Netsky * Ilana Cravitz * Jake Shulman-Ment * Cantor Jeff Warschauer * Jeyn Levison * Joel Rubin * Jordan Hirsch * Josh Horowitz * Judy Barlas * Kurt Bjorling * Lori Lippitz * Lorry Black * Mariko Mishiro * Merlin Shepherd * Michael Alpert * Nat Seelen * Nicole Borger * Pete Rushefsky * Rachel Lemisch * Richard Fay * Robin Seletsky * Rokhl Kafrissen * Cantor Sarah Myerson * Sebastian Shulman * Seth Rogovoy * Sherry Mayrent * Sruli & Lisa * Susan Lankin-Watts * Susi Evans * Szilvia Csaranko * Valeria Conte * Zev Feldman * Zilien Biret * Zisl Slepovitch * Zoë Aqua

See draft programme here: https://ilanacravitz.com/klezed2021.htm

This event is unfunded and is being organised by volunteers, so please register with a financial contribution if you are able to. Donations can also be made here: https://paypal.me/CravitzKlezmer

Devised and organised by the London International Klezmer Experience (LIKE).

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