There was a time when introducing young Americans to “great music” meant venerating a pantheon of dead and distant Europeans. This is no longer done, perhaps rightly, but nothing has taken its place.
The Dvořák in America Institute seeks to fill the gap – to show 25 elementary through high school teachers how the arts can be meaningfully incorporated into Social Studies and History classrooms.
The institute will take place Monday through Friday, 9 am to 4:30 pm, for three weeks, at the University of Pittsburgh campus. Director Joseph Horowitz, and a faculty of nationally known scholars and educators, will explore Dvořák’s American music, and how it reflects the search for American identity at the turn of the twentieth century.
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