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Catawba College to Participate in Japan Foundation Exchange Program

February 04, 2014

Category: Academics, Music, Students


japanflag.jpgCatawba College officials have learned that the college's application to participate in the Kakehashi Project: Youth Exchange Project with North America Student Creators Exchange Program has been accepted. The Kakehashi Project is one of the programs administered by the Japan Foundation.

Dr. David Fish, associate professor of music and chair of the music department at Catawba College, submitted the application on behalf of the college. It will allow 12 Catawba students who are enrolled in the Popular Music program and Fish, who directs that program, to participate in the exchange during June of 2014. The student will spend 10 days in Japan making and recording popular music with their Japanese counterparts.

In March 2015, a group of Japanese Popular Music students will visit Catawba for a similar exchange experience, also to be funded by Kakehashi Project.