From Java to Tuva: Musical Instruments of the Far East
Go on a musical journey to the Far East as we discover fascinating musical instruments from various cultures of Asia. From the South on the island of Java with the unique bamboo instrument, the Angklung, all the way North to the Tuvan region of Russia where people can sing two notes at once, students will discover how we connect to people of other cultures and learn the geography of the region. Students will create a new song using the instruments and ideas presented in the program.
Appropriate for ages: PreK, Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12
Trevor Stewart studied viola and music composition and performance at Wichita State University. Since 1998, Trevor has been playing the Chapman Stick, a unique musical instrument invented in 1969 by Emmett Chapman. See http://www.trevorstewartmusic.com/ for music performance videos and more.
Trevor also performs as part of the duos “Mirror Images” and “World Culture Party.”
We love Trevor’s program. We learned so much.
J. Morton, 4th/5th grade, Franklin Elementary, Wichita
Excellent job of engaging children in learning! Nice job of connecting music with geography, transportation, history, etc.! Kids and teachers really enjoyed it! Thank you!
J. Vance, Music Teacher, Lewis Open Magnet, Wichita