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NCTAN: The Music of Vietnam

April 1, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Come learn about the historical and contemporary cultures of Vietnam through the art of music. Participants will be guided through musical genres in Vietnam including courtly and folk styles as well as musical traditions from local Montagnard communities. A Đàn Tranh zither will be available for participants to interact with, and participants will learn to sing a Vietnamese folk song. We will also provide a compendium of resources about teaching Vietnamese music. Lunch will be served after the workshop.

Participants will receive a certificate from North Carolina Teaching Asia Network confirming 2 hours of professional development for the completion of this workshop.

Workshop organizers
Dr. Gavin Douglas, Professor of Ethnomusicology, UNCG
Sunny Vo, Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant, UNC-CH

This event will be held in person at UNC-Greensboro.

Workshop activities: 10 AM – 12 PM
Lunch: 12 PM – 1 PM


North Carolina Teaching Asia Network (NCTAN) opens up the door to East Asia by providing free seminars for K-12 teacher in North Carolina and beyond. A variety of methods, including on-site face-to-face, on-line simulcast, or on-line courses, provides for teachers who are looking for a way to improve curriculum on Mongolia, China, Hong Kong, Japan, North Korea, South Korea, Taiwan, and Vietnam. NCTAN is under the initiative of Columbia University’s Weatherhead East Asia Center, in collaboration with the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA). NCTA, funded by the Freeman Foundation, is a multi-year initiative to encourage and facilitate teaching and learning about Asia in world history, geography, social studies, and literature courses. 

Please email NCTAN Director Becky Butler with any questions.


April 1, 2023
10:00 am - 1:00 pm


Carolina Asia Center
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The Carolina Asia Center supports diverse Asia-related events. However, CAC co-sponsorship of any talk, seminar, documentary screening, film screening, performance or celebration does not constitute endorsement of or agreement with the views presented therein. As an academic institution, we value diverse perspectives that promote dialogue and understanding.

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