The Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts
African Music and Dance
Degree Programs: MFA
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This graduate program offers intensive study of music and dance from the Ewe people of Ghana, with visiting artists covering repertoire from other African cultures. Since music and dance are inseparable in most of West Africa, most classes in this program include both disciplines. The coursework gives students the abilities and means to become accomplished performers, while also featuring classes in theory, transcription and analysis. MFA candidates in this program are required to demonstrate their performing skills in recitals and, depending on the specific nature of an individual student's work, complete a supplemental thesis.
Kpatsa by former CalArts faculty Alfred Ladzekpo