The Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center on the campus of Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community and Technical College is dedicated to the identification, preservation, and perpetuation of our region's rich cultural heritage, through academic studies, educational programs, festivals and performances, and publications. The WV Folklife Center is part of the College of Liberal Arts.
|FOLK||1100||Introduction to Museums|
|FOLK||2200||Introduction to Folklore|
|FOLK||1136||Lab Field Res/Oral History|
|FOLK||2180||Museum Education Programming|
|FOLK||2000||Museum Exhibit Design & Prep|
|FOLK||3302||Reg Cultural Geography & History|
|FOLK||4400||Directed Folklore Study|
Introduction to Folk Music 3399-01 will introduce students to traditional Appalachian music, emphasizing its history, instruments, and the people important to its perpetuation and preservation. Under the instruction of Lynette Swiger, a Folk Music Specialist, students will identify the major traditional Appalachian instruments and their pathways into West Virginia, as well as identify the major immigrant influences on traditional music. Through tracking the progression of various musical genres as well as studying regional musicians, both living and deceased, students will learn the relevance traditional music has had on the development of today’s music and the influence these individuals have had to the continuance of musical heritage. Throughout the semester, students will also learn traditional tunes on a lap dulcimer and participate in a heritage dance event.
Intro to Folk Music – 9203 – FOLK 339-01
Fall Semester 2014
Aug 18, 2014 – Dec 12, 2014
Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center
Instructor, Lynette Swiger