Date of Award
Master of Music (MMUS)
Dr. Melissa Berke
The purpose of this study was to introduce the elements of Lithuanian folk music as an option for fulfilling multicultural curriculum requirements in American music education. Fifteen songs were selected for this study. The main criterion was melodic and harmonic simplicity, the involvement of movement elements, improvisational possibilities, creativity, and verbal message. The songs are presented in native Lithuanian language, with a literal _English translation, with a phonetic pronunciation and English setting of the text. Suggestions for movement are also given.
Vedeckis, Kestutis, "Applications of Lithuanian folk music to American elementary music education." (2003). Student Work. 2932.