TIP Seminar Leader Carol Muller Receives Award, in Partnership with West Philadelphia High School June 22, 2021 – Posted in: Uncategorized

Penn Provost Wendell Pritchett and Netter Center Director Ira Harkavy have named Dr. Carol Muller, Professor of Music in the School of Arts and Sciences, and her partners at West Philadelphia High School, recipients of the 2021 Provost/Netter Center Faculty-Community Partnership Award.

Carol Muller, PhD, is Professor of Music and Director of the Minor in Jazz and Popular Music Studies. She was recognized for her exceptional work on projects that use music and the arts as a form of therapy and healing. She implemented these projects with the help of Penn undergraduate and graduate students to help West Philadelphia High School students cope with traumatic incidents in their lives.

This year Dr. Muller led a TIP seminar that introduced 12 School District of Philadelphia teachers to the contemporary music of the African continent as a means to coming to know the history and politics of Africa and her peoples, and to consider questions about the origins of humankind at particular sites in Africa. Visit the webpage for her seminar Listening to the Music of Contemporary Africa: History, Politics, and Human Origins  to learn more about it and read the curriculum units participants wrote in the course.