Melody Racine, senior associate dean for academic, faculty, and student affairs at SMTD will step in as interim dean of the school, effective Aug. 16.
The Michigan Musical Heritage Project aims to capture a broad range of Michigan’s folk, ethnic, and immigrant music for the purposes of creating documentary films on the scope and depth of Michigan music and to commence the building of an archive for preservation purposes.
Since the early 1600s, peoples and cultures from many parts of the world have settled in the upper Midwestern region of North America. Joining an existing diverse population of indigenous Algonquian people, the new immigrants created cultural enclaves and transplanted many aspects of their parent cultures in the state, thereby creating a rich musical mosaic that to date has not been fully and sufficiently explored.
"Documenting Michigan's Musical Legacies!"
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