UW-Madison Courses with Juan de Marcos González

JdM_courseCourse: Music 469, Afro-American Studies 469, Dance 469, Chican@ Latin@ Studies 330, LACIS 440
Topic Title: Afro-Cuban Music: Roots, Jazz, Hip Hop
Instructor: Juan de Marcos González, Fall 2015 Artist in Residence
UW Instructor of Record: Johannes Wallman, School of Music
Day/Time: Tuesdays 3:30-6pm Lecture
Location: 2441 Humanities Building
Limit: 20
Credits: 3
Prerequisite: None
Description: This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to learn about the development of Afro-Cuban music and the emergence of Cuban Hip Hop from legendary musician, composer, and producer Juan de Marcos González. The 3 credit lecture will cover African roots through the present, including Danza, Contradanza, Jazz, Machito, Irakere, Son Montuno, Changuí, Salsa, Timba, Hip-Hop, and Reggaeton.

Course: Music 497
Topic Title: Music Production: Afro-Cuban & Hip Hop Music
Instructor: Juan de Marcos González, Fall 2015 Artist in Residence
UW Instructor of Record: Johannes Wallman, School of Music
Thursdays 3:30-5:30pm
Location: Multicultural Student Center classroom, 2nd floor Red Gym
Limit: 15
Credits: 1
Prerequisite: Application & Consent of Instructor; Concurrent registration in "Afro-Cuban Music: Roots, Jazz, Hip Hop.”
Application Instructions: This course is currently full. To find out whether you can be added to a waitlist, please contact School of Music professor Johannes Wallman.
Description: Students interested in recording original music based upon the work presented in Juan de Marcos González's "Afro-Cuban Music: Roots, Jazz, Hip Hop" lecture may enroll concurrently in this 1 credit production course. The Grammy award-winning Juan de Marcos has been responsible for creating, conducting, and producing some of the most important and seminal recordings of 20th century Cuban music including "A toda Cuba le gusta," "Dundumbanza," "Buenavista Social Club," and "Buenavista Social Club presents Ibrahim Ferrer."

Please contact UW-Madison School of Music professor Johannes Wallman with any questions.

Special Continuing Studies Workshop Opportunity
Latin American String Ensemble: A Performance Workshop
Instructors: Gliceria González Abreu and Mikko Utevsky
Day/Time: Sundays September 13-October 18, 2-4pm
Location: Humanities 1321
Final performance: Sunday, October 18, time/location TBD
Cost: $50
Registration: Call 608-262-2451 or register online by September 6, 2015
Description: Explore the classical side of Cuban music with a member of the Afro-Cuban All Stars. This 6-week class will be a chance for players on bowed string instruments (violin, viola, cello, bass) to learn a few selections from Cuba's centuries-long tradition of classical music with Gliceria Gonzalez Abreu. Pre-requisite: intermediate string-playing skills. This is a project of the Division of Continuing Studies and is co-sponsored by the Arts Institute, the School of Music, and Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies. Support provided by the Anonymous Fund.
Instructor Biographies: Gliceria González Abreu is a pianist and orchestral conductor. She has led classical music ensembles in Cuba, Mexico, and the US. González also works in popular music, singing backup vocals and playing keyboards and vibraphone with the Afro-Cuban All Stars. Madison native Mikko Rankin Utevsky is the conductor of The Studio Orchestra and the Madison Area Youth Chamber Orchestra. He is also active as a violist, baritone, and music critic for the Well-Tempered Ear.
Questions? Contact Dr. Jessica Courtier at jcourtier@dcs.wisc.edu or 608-890-3626.

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