Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Music Therapy Student Drumming Workshop with Carolyn Koebel at SMWC

SMWC Hosts Music Therapy Cooperative Learning Student Workshop
Presenter: Carolyn Koebel

Approximately 80 music therapy students and faculty from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, IPFW, U. Of Evansville, and U. Of Dayton participated in a student workshop focused on drumming techniques and clinical applications of percussion. Renowned as both a percussionist and a music therapy presenter, Carolyn Koebel facilitated the day-long event in Cecilian Auditorium in SMWC's Conservatory of Music. Koebel led students and faculty in hand drumming (djembes, tubanos, etc), frame drumming, and body percussion. The event kicks off a series of events planned to celebrate 30 years of music therapy at SMWC this year.

Lunch was provided for all students and during breaks, students were able to explore the campus. SMWC music therapy students took some on impromptu tours of the campus, explaining the history of the school, as well as showing them the Alpaca farm and Equine Stables.

It was a wonderful day of music-making, collaboration between different school programs, and sharing the beautiful campus of SMWC.