USM Transatlantic Program Announces Second Round Course

April 5, 2023

This exciting course will explore how music and performance can be used as a tool to help us think through climate change, challenges and events. Download application form today!
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St. Martin, March 31, 2023 – The Island(er)s@ the Helm in collaboration with the University of St. Martin is proud to announce the launch of the Transatlantic program second round course, "Music, Performance and Climate: The usefulness in connecting art, science and humanities for thinking through climate."

The course will run for 10 sessions and will be offered both online and face-to-face. Students in Sint Maarten can attend the first 4 sessions at the USM campus through a hybrid approach through the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) while the next 4 sessions will be face-to-face at USM campus. The 9th session will be available online through the Inter-Continental University of the Caribbean (ICUC) and NAAM (a research institute) on Curacao. The 10th and final session will be given from Bonaire in collaboration with Terramar (a museum and learning center) again using a hybrid approach at USM campus.

The course will begin May 15, 2023 and end on June 14, 2023. The registration fee for students registering with the University of St. Martin is only US$200. Upon completion of the course, students will receive all the course materials and a certificate. The course will also feature sounds and music from the Caribbean diaspora. Participants will analyze, perform and listen to calypso, jamband, soca, tambu, muzik de zumbi, bouyon, steelband, salsa, and much more.

"This is an exciting opportunity for students to explore the intersection of art, science and humanities in relation to climate change," said Dr. Antonio Carmona Baez, the President of USM. "We encourage students to register early to secure their place in this innovative course." The USM Transatlantic program aims to create opportunities for collaboration and exchange between the University of St. Martin and partnering institutions in the Caribbean. The program is designed to promote intellectual inquiry and community development through research, teaching, and public engagement.

Join the Transatlantic program, second round course, for a unique and transformative experience that merges the arts, sciences, and humanities to help us better understand climate change and its implications.

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