This introductory course to taiko, Japanese drumming, offers a structured approach to this performing art. Taiko is a physically rigorous form that fuses rhythmic percussion with highly stylized movement, emphasizing physical precision, and ensemble work. We will learn a combination of traditional and modern repertoire, as well as compose and choreograph an original piece to be performed at the end of the semester. This course explores the multiple intercultural meanings and history of taiko and the cultural customs associated with the art form. This multidisciplinary course, combining percussion and movement, is great for students with an interest in either music or dance.

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  • Our Town

    Winter Theater Production of Our Town, Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize winning, all-time classic.
    Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, February 14th, 15th, and 16th at 6:30pm 
    at the MA Performing Arts Center

    Thursday Evening Performance
    Friday Evening Performance
    Saturday Evening Performance

MAS (Music After School)

Click here for more information about MA's Music After School Program, a new initiative that expands our music program to a wider community of MA students and enhances our current offerings.

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