Percussive Arts Society

Summer Workshop

Fredonia Academy Week: Festival Music of Japan
with Eien Hunter-Ishikawa and the ARC Edo Ensemble
June 19–23, 2023

Join us for five days of expert instruction in the Wakayama-Shachu style of Edo Bayashi festival music and Shishimai, a Japanese traditional lion dance that is performed at many ritual events to bring good luck to communities and chase away evil. 

Participants will focus on and learn to play shimedaiko and odaiko drum rhythms, and atarigane patterns, as well as the unique dance movements of the shishimai. Additional instruction will also be available in shinobue/fue melodies for interested participants.

• CTLE credit is available
• Graduate credit is available
• Opportunities are available for beginners through advanced
• Campus housing
• Meal plans
• Choose full-day registration, or evenings only
• No previous experience necessary
• Open to the community

Morning, afternoon, and evening sessions will focus on instrumental and dance performance techniques and historical and theoretical information. Participants will be guided in small ensemble preparation that will lead toward performances in evening mini concerts, culminating with a gala, closing night, instructor/student concert (open to the public) of this ancient festival music of Japan.

Registration info
Early bird discount available until may 1.
History & Culture (evenings only): $300 until May 1 ($400 after May 1).
History & Culture AND Applied Performance Techniques (full day/evening): $450 until May 1 ($700 after May 1)

Contact: Dr. Kay Stonefelt: [email protected]
Details and Registration:

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