With support from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Star-Spangled Music Foundation, the University of Michigan’s American Music Institute will hold a four-week-long Summer Institute from June 30th to July 25th, 2014, at the University of Maryland, College Park. Thirty schoolteachers, K-12, will explore topics in American history and culture through the lens of our national anthem and related American music.
Anne Rubin, UMBC Associate of History, is the resident historian (the CHE connection). It’s a neat opportunity to examine how the Star-Spangled Banner was written (historical document) and has been performed, as well as how the anthem has shaped American identity over time.
Information and application: http://music.umich.edu/ami/bannermoments/index.htm