Educational Programs

Sue Carney of the Terra Nova Consort
Percussion, Multi-instrumentalist

Sue Carney has given workshops in a variety of settings, to students of all ages and abilities. Her workshops and lecture demonstrations on historic music and instruments have been a part of Southern Oregon University continuing education programs for over 15 years, where she has shared her knowledge with students of all ages, as part of the University's Shakespeare Studies curriculum and Elderhostel programs. Sue has been a member of the State of Oregon Arts in Education roster, and appeared courtesy og the Seattle Music Guild's Early Music in Schools program. In addition, Ms. Carney has held drum workshops on both Arabic and Celtic percussion at the Seattle Folklife Festival, and Seattle World Rhythm Festival, in addition to many private workshops given throughout the northwest.

Historic Percussion

Sue is a skilled and innovative percussionist, who enjoys sharing her insights and practical knowledge with students of all levels. Her knowledge of ethnic percussion as it applies to historic styles is particularly helpful to those who seek to use percussion effectively within historic music ensembles. Percussion classes can also explore specific techniques for playing such instruments as the dumbec and tamborine.

Evolution of Historic Instruments

In addition, classes providing a more general overview of early European music for groups who wish to explore this fascinating subject in a very user friendly class setting. Playing a variety of historic instruments, Sue will take any group, regardless of age, grade level, or musical background, on a deeply engaging journey back through time, exploring the evolution of instruments, music, aesthetics and the issues of historic reconstruction itself.

For more information on The Terra Nova Consort educational programs, contact Pat O'Scannell at

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