EMAJIN Project: Gagaku-Hōgaku at Columbia

The Gagaku-Hōgaku Classical Japanese Music Curriculum and Performance Program was launched in September 2006 in the Music Department at Columbia University. Including both an Asian Music Humanities class on the history of gagaku music and an ensemble performance class, the 2006-2007 program established the groundwork for the first permanent gagaku training program outside of Japan. The courses and ensemble class, in which students received private lessons on at least one type of gagaku wind or string instrument, were taught by Professor Naoko Terauchi of Kobe University, envoy of Japan’s Agency for Cultural Affairs and Visiting Professor at Columbia University for … Continue reading EMAJIN Project: Gagaku-Hōgaku at Columbia