Global Music for the Church Year:
A Survey of musics from around the world suitable for today’s Liturgical Calendar; Jose Rivera
We will be exploring Global vocal liturgical music from the around the world. North, Central, South American & Caribbean, Africa, Asia, among others. This course will also incorporate the use of world drumming and folk instrumental to enhance the worship music experience. Participants will have the opportunity to sing, play, and create meaningful worshipful experiences through music form diverse musical traditions. If you have an instrument - feel free to bring it with you!
Jose Rivera is coordinator of Music Education and Associate Professor of Music at the University of North Carolina-Pembroke where he conducts the University Chorale and teaches choral methods, vocal techniques, and supervises student teachers. Dr. Rivera currently serves as the American Choral Director’s Association Repertoire and Resources National Chair for Ethnic Music. He would never share this himself, but he has been described as a positive ball of energy who is able to take any group of voices and make incredible music!