This presentation will discuss an honors thesis research project completed as an undergraduate music student at the University of Dayton. Titled “Traditional Funk: An Ethnographic, Historical, and Practical Study of Funk Music in Dayton, Ohio,” the thesis explores traditional funk style, Dayton’s musical history, and how funk music can be incorporated into music programs and curricula across Dayton area schools. During his student teaching semester, Vanden Eynden had an opportunity to teach a unit on Dayton funk to students at Springboro High School. This presentation will explore some of the findings from this project and share ideas for its future directions.
African American Studies | Music | Musicology
Vanden Eynden, Caleb, "Funk Pedagogy: An Ethnographic, Historical, and Practical Study of Funk Music in Dayton, Ohio" (2021). Content Presented at the First and Second Dayton Funk Symposia. 39.