Appalachian Teaching Project

Event Date: 
Thu, 10/18/2018 - 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Location: 
Monongah Elementary School
Fee: 
Free - but not open to the public
Fairmont State students Folklore students  Cierra Satterfield, Cheyenne Navarro and Anna Bissett are teaching the heritage art of lap dulcimer playing to Monongah Elementary fourth-graders.   Under the direction of traditional musician Lynette Swiger,. these Falcons have studied the arts of dulcimer playing and flat-foot dancing so that they can pass them along to the younger students. Media Librarian Connie Boggs and Music teacher William Leeper are allowing their fourth-grade classes to learn the dulcimer from the Fairmont State students.  Funded by a grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission, the purpose of this transmission of cultural heritage is to encourage self-esteem and perseverence in the young students, and to show them the richness of their Appalachian cultural heritage.  The Folklore students and their community partners will present their project to the Appalachian Regional Commission in Washington, DC on November 30, 2018.
Contact: 
Angela Schwer

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