World Arts News


Have you seen the award-winning ICE website?

Worship Leader Magazine, with a readership of over 80,000, has announced the newly designed International Council of Ethnodoxologists (ICE) website as one of the Best of 2016 Editor’s Picks! We congratulate our CEWA partner on this award. Explore the website (or view this detailed overview): Click a region of the map on the home page […]


Part 2 of Arts & Orality published

The International Council of Ethnodoxologists (ICE), one of the partners of the Center for Excellence in World Arts, has collaborated a second time with the International Orality Network to produce a volume of the Orality Journal dedicated to equipping people to engage local arts in oral contexts. Journal contributors hail from five continents. Representation from […]


Arts & Orality journal volume published

The International Council of Ethnodoxologists (ICE), one of the partners of the Center for Excellence in World Arts, has collaborated with the International Orality Network in producing a volume of the Orality Journal focused exclusively on the use of ethnoarts in oral contexts. Contributions from the GIAL community include articles by Wendy Atkins (student), Geinene […]

Helping Communities Incorporate Their Own Language, Culture, Art Forms and Values into Relevant Teaching Materials

GIAL ACADEMIC FORUM Thursday, February 11, 12:20-1:15, “Brown Bag Lunch” Mahler 7 Mary Saurman and Liz Braun Foerster, Mainland Southeast Asia “Helping Communities Incorporate Their Own Language, Culture, Art Forms and Values into Relevant Teaching Materials” This is based on a case study of the Lahusi community in Northern Thailand, one of many communities using […]

Society for Ethnomusicology Conference

Dr. Brian Schrag and Dr. Neil R. Coulter, of the Center for Excellence in World Arts, will each be chairing panel sessions at the upcoming Annual Conference of the Society for Ethnomusicology (SEM), held in Austin, Texas. Schrag chairs a panel titled “Repossessing Practices: Heritage, Nation, Worship,” and Coulter chairs the panel “Crossing Identities: Indigeneity […]

World Arts student Sarah York plays erhu with Sino-Rhythm (Huayun) Orchestra on Nov. 7

World Arts graduate student Sarah York will play the Chinese erhu with Sino-Rhythm (Huayun) Orchestra on Nov. 7 at the University of Texas Denton in Richardson at 7:30pm. Tickets are $5. The group includes Chinese string, wind, and percussion as well as some Western instruments. View the full post for more info.

CEWA Open House October 8, 2015

The Center for Excellence in World Arts open house will be Thursday, October 8, at 7:00 p.m. Mark your calendar! More information to follow.

CEWA & GIAL welcome new faculty member Neil Coulter

Neil Coulter has spent 12 years in Papua New Guinea, working in ethnomusicology, literacy, government relations, education, and administration. During that time, he also served as the Pacific Area Ethnomusicology & Arts Coordinator for SIL. His doctoral dissertation, at Kent State University, presented ways of understanding music endangerment and encouraging revitalization of indigenous musical traditions. […]