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Music Appreciation: World Music and Dance

Music & Language Learning Center by Kristine Dizon
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(658)
In this 7-week online course, learners will explore the diverse musical and dance traditions of various cultures around the world. Through lectures, readings, listening assignments, and practical exercises, students will gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of the rich tapestry of global music and dance from the Music & Language Learning Center by Kristine Dizon

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Kristine Dizon is a multi-faceted performer, teacher, writer, author, polyglot, and entrepreneur. She is Founder & CEO of the Music & Language Learning Center, an educational organization that provides online lessons for students K-12 and adults, and co-founders of the Gran Canaria International Clarinet Festival and American Single Reed Summit.
Kristine has taught and performed in Europe, Asia, and the Americas. She served as faculty at the Philarmonie de Paris โ€“ Projet DEMOS, the Orchestre รก lโ€™รฉcole program at the Conservatoire de Montargis, and the Minnesota Project Opera. She served as visiting faculty at the University of Saint-Joseph in Macau, China where she taught modules in sound production. She has premiered works by Nino Diaz, Agnieszka Zdrojek-Suchodolska, Nicolas Bacri, Kryลกtof Maratka, and Reinaldo Moya.
Kristine taught masterclasses at the Fundaciรณn Sinfonia Concertante de Panama City, Komitas State University of Yerevan, Krzysztof Penderecki Academy of Music in Krakow, Bansomdejchaopraya Rajabhat University, Paphos Conservatory of Music, and the VI Taller para Jรณvenes Clarinetistas organized by Clariperu where she also directed the clarinet choir. She served as part of the international jury for the 1st Witold Friemann International Clarinet Competition, Silverstein Global Clarinet Contest, International Clarinet Competition โ€˜Guy Deplusโ€™, Opus International Music Competition, and  V Concurso de Bandas Escolares where she held a residency with PeruBandas and taught clarinet masterclasses in Cusco and Lima, Peru. She recorded her debut CD with concert pianist, Dr. Lindsay Garritson titled โ€˜An American in Parisโ€™ scheduled for digital release in October 2022 and another recording โ€˜Two of a Kindโ€™ with Radovan Cavallin, principal clarinet of the Orquesta Filarmonica de Gran Canaria featuring works written for two clarinets for release December 2022.  She recently self-published a method book โ€˜Achieving Virtuosity: Complete Scales & Arpeggios for the Intermediate Clarinetistโ€™.
She has conducted the Ensemble Cambrica and served as guest conductor of the La Palma Chamber Orchestra and the Orquesta Sinfonica de Las Palmas. She served as Assistant Conductor with the Minnesota Project Opera, premiering Reinaldo Moyaโ€™s โ€˜Memory Boyโ€™ and the Minnesota Youth Symphonies. She also worked with orchestras and bands at the Escola Superior de Mรบsica Artes e Espectรกculo, Richfield Symphonic Band, MYS Philharmonic Orchestra, Concordia University โ€“ St. Paul Concert Band, Uniรฃo Filarmรณnica do Troviscal, and the Southern Illinois University Symphonic Band.  She has participated in several workshops that include the Cardiff International Academy of Conducting with Colin Metters, Juilliard Conducting Courses Online with Mark Shapiro, Memphis Sinfonietta Conducting Workshop, Cortona New Music Conductor's Summit and the Irish Association of Youth Orchestras with Maestro Robert Houlihan.
Dr. Dizon has published research articles, interviews, and reviews with the Journal of Science & Technology of the Arts, European Journal of American Studies, Jeunesse Young People, Texts, Cultures, and The Clarinet magazine. Notable publications include co-authoring โ€œThe Film Sound Analysis Framework: A Conceptual Tool to Interpret the Cinematic Experienceโ€ with Alvaro Barbosa. โ€œThe Clarinet Compositions of Nicolas Bacriโ€ is an exclusive interview with the French composer about his clarinet compositions published in the Clarinet Journal along with her research on โ€œCroatian Clarinet Concertos: The Cultivation of Traditions after 1952โ€, which was also accepted for the International Clarinet Association Research Competition in Orlando, Florida in 2017 and was published in the Clarinet and Saxophone. She was named a finalist for the International Clarinet Research Competition in 2014, 2017, and 2021.
Dr. Dizon received a full scholarship at the University of Montreal for her โ€˜doctorate en musiqueโ€™with Andrรฉ Moisan and is pursuing a certificate in advanced studies in contemporary conducting at the Conservatorio Svizzera Italiana with Arturo Tamayo. Recipient of the Fundaรงรฃo para Ciรชncia e Tecnologia grant, she completed her PhD at the Universidade de Catรณtlica Portuguesa for โ€œRemaking: The Reshaping of Sound in Portuguese Musical Comedies.โ€ She also holds an advanced professional certificate in Music Theory and Analysis from the Berklee College of Music, a graduate executive certificate in Social Entrepreneurship, Cultural Agency, Community Development, Organization Management, Design Thinking & Educational Leadership from the Global Leaders Program. As a Fulbright scholar, she completed postgraduate studies at the Escola Superior de Mรบsica Artes e Espectรกculo. She received her โ€˜Prix de perfectionnementโ€™ from the Conservatoire de Versailles with Philippe Cuper and โ€˜Diplome de direction dโ€™orchestreโ€™ from ร‰cole Normale de Musique de Paris. She holds a masterโ€™s degree in clarinet performance from Southern Illinois University and Bachelor of Arts degree double majoring in European History and Music.
She performs on Uebel Clarinets, Silverstein Works Ligatures, and Vandoren BD5D mouthpiece.  
DMA in Clarinet Performance, Universitรฉ de Montrรฉal (2021-2024)
โ€‹PhD in Cultural Studies, Universidade Catรณlica Portuguesa, Portugal as a recipient of the Portuguese Science & Technology Grant (2016-2022)  
Advanced Professional Certificate in Music Theory and Analysis with distinction, Berklee College of Music (2021-2022)
Executive Graduate Certificate in Social Entrepreneurship, Cultural Agency, Community Development, Organization Development, Design Thinking and Education Leadership, Global Leaders Program (2021-2022)
Diplรดme de direction dโ€™orchestre, Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris (2019-2020)
Prix de Perfectionnement, Conservatoire de Versailles (2018-2020)
Postgraduate Diploma in Clarinet Performance โ€˜aluna extraordinariaโ€™, Escola Superior de Mรบsica e Artes Espectรกculo as Fulbright Scholar (2014-2015)
MM in Clarinet Performance, Southern Illinois University - Carbondale (2012-2014)
BA in European History and Music, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities (2008-2012)
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(658)
Greetings! I'm Kristine Dizon, PhD, Founder & Head Teacher of the ๐— ๐˜‚๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ฐ & ๐—Ÿ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ด๐˜‚๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ฒ ๐—Ÿ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—–๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ (MLLC). As both the course director and the creative force behind our curriculum, I've dedicated myself to crafting an innovative educational...ย 
Group Class


for 7 classes
1x per week, 7 weeks
45 min

Completed by 29 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 8-12
3-5 learners per class

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