A Virtual Field Experience In Authentic Jamaican Music

Open Access
Long, Allison C
Area of Honors:
Music Education
Bachelor of Music Education
Document Type:
Thesis Supervisors:
  • Ann Callistro Clements, Thesis Supervisor
  • Linda Carol Porter Thornton, Faculty Reader
  • Ann Callistro Clements, Honors Advisor
  • world music
  • authenticity
  • music education
Multicultural music, specifically drumming, is becoming increasingly popular in general music classrooms across the country. This project contains a plan to implement culturally authentic Jamaican drumming lessons into general music classrooms. The first chapter contains the reason this study was completed, while the second contains background information and a review of literature pertinent to this endeavor. The final chapters examine the implementation of a culturally authentic lesson plan through a virtual field experience utilizing materials, transmission processes, and musical beats learned through interviews, observation and discussions.