In 1999 the Center for World Music
embarked on a new comprehensive World Music in the Schools Program. Among its successful partnerships that connect students with master artist-teachers, the Center collaborates with The Museum School and Canyon Crest Academy to cosponsor the first permanent year-round Balinese and Javanese gamelan programs at K-12 schools in the United States. The Center offers apprenticeships with native artist-teachers.
For 2012-2013 the Center is pleased to announce its cadre of 34 artist-teachers and 20 ensembles-in-residence of 20 different music and dance traditions from around the world: Asia, Africa, Latin America, Europe, and America. These artist-teachers and ensembles are available during the academic school year 2012-2013 for short-term or year-round weekly classes as well as for performances at school assemblies. Our artist-teachers provide 1,000s of K-12 students in San Diego with weekly music and dance instruction.