Summer Adult Learner Programs

Silkroad Global Musician Workshop at DePauw

June 25–July 1, 2018

The mission of Silkroad's Global Musician Workshop (GMW) is to foster a community of globally minded musicians engaged in learning from one another’s traditions and incorporating them into their own artistic voices. The workshop's all-star artist-faculty, directed by Silk Road Ensemble cellist Mike Block, teaches styles of music from across the world representing a wide range of backgrounds and cultures. 

This year's faculty includes GMW Director Mike Block (multi-style strings); Hanneke Cassel (Celtic fiddle); Sandeep Das (Indian tabla); Balla Kouyate (Malian balafon); Edward Perez (Afro-Latin bass); Shane Shanahan (world percussion); Danny Mekonnen (saxophone); Hankus Netsky (Klezmer multi-instrumentalist); Bassam Saba (Arabic multi-instrumentalist); Celia Woodsmith (Singer, guitarist, and songwriter); and Wu Man (Pipa, composer).

Learn more here.


21st-Century Musician

The 21st-Century Musician Initiative is a complete re-imagining of the skills, tools, and experiences necessary to create musicians of the future instead of the past. is an online, professional resource created expressly to help serious musicians thrive, not just survive, in today’s modern musical landscape. The site combines a magazine focused on people, organizations, projects and innovations with live events, and educational tools.

Explore the World of a 21st-Century Musician

Yo-Yo Ma, Honorary 21CM Advisory Board Chair, in a pop-up concert with DePauw Students at the Student Union