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Tuesday, October 30 • 10:15am - 11:45am
Facilitating Collective Songwriting in a Native American School

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This session will describe the process of collective songwriting, and how it was implemented at a tribal school in Washington state during the 2017-18 school year. The presenters are music educators and musicians who learned the method used by the Zapatistas, an indigenous group in Southern Mexico. The method gives voice to the group of people involved through a process called testimonio, and culminates in a song as a final product. During this session they hope to share experiences from the project, and give an example of how the process can work in various community situations.

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Skúli Gestsson

PhD Student, Music Education, University of Washington
Skúli Gestsson is a doctoral student in music education at the University of Washington. Before moving to Seattle he had enjoyed a successful career in popular music in his home country of Iceland. He founded rock band Dikta in 1999 and it has been active ever since, releasing five... Read More →

Chris Mena

PhD Student, University of Washington

Tuesday October 30, 2018 10:15am - 11:45am PDT
Executive Boardroom

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