Chinese higher education arts leaders are invited to attend the Chinese Arts Education Leaders Workshop at Brigham Young University. This two-week workshop assists arts educators from China and BYU in building stronger relationships through the exchange of educational philosophies and practices in dance and music.
Previous workshops have hosted 95 individuals from 32 universities and art schools in China. The 2012 workshop is sponsored by the College of Fine Arts and Communications and will be led by Jiamin Huang, BYU Associate Professor of Dance. Faculty and administrators in the Department of Dance and the School of Music will conduct sessions focusing on a broad range of topics, including American and Chinese approaches to curriculum, pedagogy, performance, arts management, and leadership in the arts. The workshop will be both theoretical and practical, offering presentations, demonstrations, and performances. Supplementary program offerings will include evening concerts and planned weekend events. All workshop sessions will be translated by qualified interpreters and will offer opportunities for Chinese participants to exchange philosophies and practices in dance and music education and join their American counterparts in discussion.
About Brigham Young University
Brigham Young University, established in 1875, provides an outstanding education in an atmosphere consistent with the ideals and principles of its sponsor, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Over 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students attend the university. They come from all 50 US states and more than 120 foreign countries.
One of 10 colleges at BYU, the College of Fine Arts and Communications was founded in 1925 and includes five academic units: Communications, Dance, Music, Theatre and Media Arts, and Visual Arts. The college has 4,000 students majoring in 38 degree programs. Through its performances, exhibitions, newspaper, and art museum, students and faculty of the college share their creative work and scholarship with the world. Since 1971, ensembles from the Department of Dance and School of Music have toured in all 50 US states and 100 foreign countries, performing before audiences totaling nearly 12 million people. The BYU Young Ambassadors first toured China in 1979. BYU groups have traveled to China 26 times since then, reaching millions of Chinese through radio and television broadcasts.