The Vernacular Music Center integrates diverse student experiences and global arts traditions to create accessible, engaging, and participatory music and dance events. VMC Ensembles are led by genre experts, trained in the traditional pedagogies, and seek to create learning environments uniquely suited to both the individual art forms and to the students engaging with them. All VMC Ensembles incorporate dance, storytelling, and related modes of expression within their performances, teach the arts of improvisation and performance practice, and provide training and mentoring for student participants and leaders.
Great Music and dance from the seven Celtic nations
Traditional Argentine music from the beginning of tango's history to Nuevo Tango
Great Hispanic music from the American Southwest (Facebook link); collaborates with Ballet Folklorico
Traditional dance music and song of Eastern Europe and the Mediterranean
Traditional music of southern Africa