Koto: Its Music and Musicians, Yesterday and Today
Thursday, May 14
6:00 - 7:30 p.m. ET (5:00-6:30 CT)
Dr. Anne Prescott, Director, Five College Center for East Asian Studies
Music for the koto is a living, evolving tradition shaped by its past. Explore the history, present and future possibilities of the music and musicians of the koto world. This presentation will also include a brief overview and timeline of traditional Japanese music genres.
The Sound of (Japanese) Music: Online Mini Course for Educators
Co-sponsored by the Japan-America Society of Pennsylvania and the University of Pittsburgh NCTA
Join us for “The Sound of (Japanese) Music,” a series of presentations and demos by four Japanese music ethnomusicologists. Designed to take you to a deeper level of understanding of traditional Japanese music, these presentations expand your knowledge of Japanese history and culture, including modern music innovations. You will learn about the evolving traditions of the koto, shakuhachi, shamisen and the recent development of taiko drumming. Some presentations will be recorded for your use later with your students. All sessions will be held through Zoom.
The programs will be conducted by Zoom. You can sign up for one or all of these presentations. Act 48 for Pennsylvania teachers provided. Certificates of Completion available upon request for teachers who attend all four sessions.