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2022-2023 University Catalog 
2022-2023 University Catalog [Archived Catalogue]

MMED 705 Steel Drum Band in School and Community, Level 1

3 credits 45.0 hours
700 level graduate course

Explore the potential of a Steel Drum Band in your school or community. The participants will play and perform on a full set of state-of-the-art instruments. This course will give the participants an overview of this new and exciting art form. Students will be given the history of ‘pan’ (steel drums) including its pedagogical development. The participants will learn the basic techniques of playing the pan on state-of-the-art instruments. Music that will be addressed will include Calypso, Soca, Cha Cha, Samba, along with other styles from Classics to Jazz. Proper care and maintenance, how to obtain pan music, acquisition of instruments, and the pan in music education and community based programs will also be discussed. At the conclusion of the course, participants will have a working knowledge of what it takes to develop a steel band program in their school and community.

This course is not repeatable for credit.