Recording Audio for Oral History and Ethnography
Oct
5
10:00 AM10:00

Recording Audio for Oral History and Ethnography

Intended for students, community members, staff members of non-profit cultural, community and social-service agencies, as well as professional researchers interested in learning more about audio recording options, this class will provide a basic introduction to the use of contemporary digital audio recording equipment in the context of ethnographic and oral history interviews.

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Flanders Award for Traditional Vermont Music
Oct
22
5:00 PM17:00

Flanders Award for Traditional Vermont Music

The Flanders Award for Traditional Vermont Music provides a stipend to a Vermont musician aged 15-29 to support the perpetuation and performance of the traditional Yankee and Franco-American musical repertoire of the state.

Award funds offset the cost of travel to one or more Vermont archival repositories so the recipient can work in person with collections of field recordings, manuscripts and rare books of vocal song or instrumental music rooted in the cultural heritage of the state.

Award funds also serve to encourage learning and rehearsal of songs/music as well as basic research into the history, social context and/or performance of the selected materials.

The 2018 application deadline is October 22. Please contact Andy with any questions.

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Summer Institute for Educators
Aug
13
to Aug 16

Summer Institute for Educators

Our Discovering Community Summer Institute introduces educators to the methods of ethnographic field research and the techniques of documentary media-making and digital storytelling as a means to facilitate meaningful student involvement with the communities in which they live. The daily Summer Institute schedule is built around sessions led by educators, folklorists, digital media specialists, and artists. Over the course of the week participants will undertake a mini-field research project and explore the documentary potential of the digital medium of their choice: photography; audio; or video.

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Youth Perspectives: free workshop + storytelling project!
Jun
26
1:00 PM13:00

Youth Perspectives: free workshop + storytelling project!

Youth in the Burlington/Winooski area: this summer, be part of an interactive youth stories gallery!

The “Youth Perspectives” project invites young people to share their perspectives through interviews, text, and photography, and then to interact with community members at a public event in August at the Fletcher Free Library.

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Oral History: An Introduction
Apr
13
10:00 AM10:00

Oral History: An Introduction

Do you have an interview project in mind but don’t quite know where to begin or how to proceed? The Vermont Folklife Center is hosting a day-long workshop, Oral History: An Introduction, that can help you move your project forward. Join us on Friday, April 13, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Vermont Folklife Center in Middlebury.

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Deb Flanders' 19th Annual Calais Concert
Jul
23
4:00 PM16:00

Deb Flanders' 19th Annual Calais Concert

19th ANNUAL CALAIS CONCERT

" Songs of Salty Seas, Romance & Revolution"

FEATURING ANNA and ELIZABETH

SUNDAY, JULY 23, 2017 at 4:00pm  

The collaboration between Anna Roberts-Gevalt and Elizabeth LaPrelle spans worlds — between their homes in Brooklyn and rural Virginia -- between deep study of mountain ballads with old masters and explorations into the avant garde — between music, performance, and visual art.

Six years deep into their work together, they have spent the past year visiting traditional music archives in their home states of Vermont and Virginia, working that raw material at residencies, and are in the midst of a new cycle of work together, including a third studio album; a multimedia stage show incorporating movement, illustration, storytelling and music; a pair of dance films; and a series of quilted illustrations called “crankies."

Singer Deb Flanders, multi-instrumentalist folk musician Pete Sutherland, fiddler Oliver Scanlon, cellist John Dunlop and violinist Laura Markowitz will join them in a memorable afternoon of music making.

Concert held at the Old West Church in Calais, VT. General Admission at the door:  $15- a portion of the proceeds benefit the Vermont Folklife Center.

Details:  802-233-1015 or visit Deb's website!

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