Speaker - Devin Ulibarri
Devin Ulibarri is a versatile musician with a diverse portfolio. He has compositions published in Conceptions Southwest magazine, a range of teaching experience—from preschool to college-level—and has performed with artists such as Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma. From 2016-18, Devin served as faculty for the Preparatory and Continuing Education schools at New England Conservatory and is co-creator of Music Blocks, a visual programming language for exploring music’s fundamental concepts. Music Blocks is currently being considered for Japan’s national coding curriculum in 2020. Music Blocks development for 2020 is being done in partnership with Gakken, a major Japanese publishing company with funding from Japan’s Ministry of Economics Trade and Industry. Currently, Devin runs an out-of-school time (OST) program called MAP Family Learning Center (MAPFLC), where students explore music, art, and programming (hence "MAP"). Led by professional teaching artists, MAPFLC serves both as a place for learning these three subjects in an integrated way, as well as a laboratory for new curriculum ideas, such as our Music+Code curriculum, to be tested and refined in an supportive, structured environment.
- Music Blocks: Computation in and through music – Thursday 3 p.m.–4 p.m. in E143