Michelle Kisliuk - (on leave for Fall 2012 Semester)
2012-2013 auditions will be held the first day of class.
More information on the auditions page here
MUEN 2690, Level I, Class Number: 20441
MUEN 3690, Level II, Class Number: 20442
MUEN 4690, Level III, Class Number: 20443
TR 5:15-7:00 pm, OCH 107
The African Music and Dance Ensemble explores traditional music and dance forms from West Africa (Ghana, Togo). Directed by Eric Gertner, the ensemble holds several performances a year, including outreach events in the Charlottesville community. Spectators are often invited to join in the dancing and singing. The group also hosts special guests for concerts and workshops. In the spring of 2012, the Ensemble studied and performed with Midawo Gideon Foli Alorwoyie.
Contact Eric Gertner to enroll and for more information.
The African Music and Dance Ensemble is a practical, hands-on course focusing on several music/dance forms from Western and Central Africa with performances during and at the end of the semester. Though no previous experience with music or dance is required, we will give special attention to developing tight ensemble dynamics, aural musicianship, and a polymetric sensibility. Concentration, practice, and faithful attendance are required of each class member, the goal being to develop an ongoing UVA African Music and Dance Ensemble.