Telematic Bridges, Colombia-USA

In August, I was privileged to co-teach a one-week telematic music class with high-school age musicians in California and Colombia. Here at UCI, I was with a group of students from Santa Ana High School, and in Manizales, Colombia, my colleagues at the University of Caldas led a group from the Centro Batuta. We introduced the students to music technology basics and also worked with them on improvising, conduction, creating soundscapes and playing together telematically. I look forward to expanding on this idea in future classes – we learned a lot! Many thanks to all the wonderful students, and to my collaborators Juan David Rubio, Mario Valencia and Tata Ceballos as well as special guest instructors Augustín Castro and Stephanie Richards.