South-African music educator teaches University Laborato School choirs

05/05/15

Julius Kyakuwa, a South African music educator, folklorist, story teller and music and dance trainer, visited University Laboratory School in April and taught choir students African folk songs and dances as well as the cultural meaning behind each song. Kyakuwa’s visit was an addendum to his guest artist recital with the LSU School of Music. ULS middle school choir students will perform the songs learned at their recital this month. Mr. Kakuwa’s philosophy as a music educator is to make music in an effort to teach and learn. He believes that exploring indigenous musical arts allows children to make music and learn while “participating, adventuring, creating and interacting.”

About University Lab School
The University Laboratory School was established by the College of Education, now known as the College of Human Sciences & Education, of Louisiana State University and has operated under its auspices for nearly 100 years. This coeducational school exists as an independent system to provide training opportunities for pre- and in-service teachers and to serve as a demonstration and educational research center. The school is located on the main campus of LSU in Baton Rouge.

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About CHSE
The College of Human Sciences & Education (CHSE) is a nationally accredited division of Louisiana State University. Formed in 2012, CHSE brings together programs and capitalizes on individual strengths to create a dynamic new college that addresses the socially significant issues we face as a state and nation. The College is comprised of the School of Education, the School of Leadership and Human Resource Development, the School of Kinesiology, the School of Library and Information Science, the School of Social Work, and the University Laboratory School. These combined schools offer 8 undergraduate degree programs and 18 graduate programs, enrolling more than 1,900 undergraduate and 977 graduate students. The College is committed to achieving the highest standards in teaching, research, and service and is continually working to improve its programs.

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