Sunday, January 24, 2010

Ooooooooooh, That's a Bingo!

First off, I'd like to thank Hans Lander for such an amusing hack job on a apparently english-derived phrase (watch Inglorious Basterds). The Gestapo really had a way with words (it's totally PC if it's a movie reference), and I couldn't help but use his version to underline my excitement at finding another great source for inspiration and study for this project: The World Music Centre. This page has some really great mission statements focused on the future of globally diverse music education, specifically in universities, but I believe it will prove invaluable to the progress of this project.

The only drawback (as you will quickly notice if you peruse the site) is that it does not seem to be a very active place. Nevertheless, I hope to contact somebody from the site if education becomes a large part of my project and see what someone taking on such a huge idea might think of what I am conceptualizing.

An example of the work the site fosters:

"From the 1990’s, cultural diversity in music education has developed explosively in terms of frequency, locations, people and institutions involved. It has also raised many questions on position, content and methodology. Cultural Diversity in Music Education (CDIME) is an informal network for institutions and individuals working in this field. It is a platform for exchange of ideas, experiences and practice in an area that is still gaining ground in music education at all levels throughout the world. The Call for Papers is closed, the programme is being made as we speak. Keep an eye on the website for further information. "

Love it!

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