- Their trip to Seoul coincided with the celebration of Buddha’s birthday, so the city was beautifully decorated!
Bad news—Dr. Kwoun left her laptop cord in a hotel in Seoul so getting uploads of new pictures as they travel will be more difficult until that is rectified. Good news—one of our students downloaded a lot of photos for me to use on the blog (thanks, Nijmeh!) Therefore, new posts are going to be a bit more sporadic, but the older posts (like those of Jogmyo Royal Shrine and Changdeokgong Palace will have new photos added!)
On another note, the new pictures Dr. Kwoun sent yesterday were marked “Day 5″. Somehow I lost an entire day of their travels and humbly apologize to all that are following the adventures of our students and faculty.
In any event, there are smiles all around. I chatted online with one of our students late last night as they were waiting for the plane to go to Tokyo. I was told the food in Korea was amazing, and everyone was so kind and helpful to our group. Their tour guide, Irene, was deemed “terrific” and Jarrod (one of our students) had made friends with a Korean man at the airport who had a guitar—they were trading the guitar back and forth showing each other new licks as our group waited to board the plane.
Following are some random pictures of their travels in South Korea.
Happy birthday, Buddha!
Is it me, or does it look like someone is trying to feed them toothpaste?
Check out their hotel in Seoul! Students were warned this was NOT representative of accommodations elsewhere on their journey. They enjoyed suites with kitchens and laundry facilities. Not a bad way to travel!
NEW PICTURES HAVE ARRIVED!!!
Our travelers visited Myongji University and met with Dr. Soo-Ji Kim, the program director of the Myongji music therapy program.
Graduate dean of Myongji University and Dr. Soo-Ji Kim, program director of the Myongji music therapy program
Students and faculty of music therapy programs at both Maryville University and Myongji University!
And somehow, they managed to squeeze in a visit to a folk village.
On Day 3 of the trip (and several adventures behind them) our travelers visit the National Museum and Kyongbok Palace in South Korea.
- Our group at the National Museum!
- This is the “before” picture
And now on to Kyongbok Palace (feel free to Google the names of these sites–the history is amazing!)
Kyongbok Palace with view of Seoul
Nathan Avilez, Nijmeh Rapp, Jessica Hilker, Dr. Briggs, and Taylor Bell
A little meditation while traveling . . .
Changing of the guards
Making new friends!
One of our students trying to determine if the guard is really a Disney automaton
And the fun continues . . . not to waste a moment of their time abroad, our travelers stopped to visit the famous Changdeokgong Palace Gardens
Changdeokgong Palace Gardens
Taylor Bell, Amy Roberts and another music therapy student enjoy the sights!
Could they be having more fun? L-R: Dr. Briggs, Nijmeh Rapp and Taylor Bell
Music therapy students masquerading as tourists!
Our weary travelers viewed a Tae Kwon Doh exhibition and had a bulgogi dinner (where one of our music therapy students tried tofu for the first time!)
Bulgogi Dinner - Yummm!
Jessica Hilker's first taste of tofu!
Aww . . . Taylor Bell, a music therapy student, and Jarrod Ivie enjoy their bulgogi!
Not sure who he is, but I wouldn't want to mess with him . . . he looks too much like a ninja assassin
Through the wonders of technology, more pictures are filtering in from the far sides of the globe as they explore the Jogmyo Royal Shrine
Check out the awesome tour bus that took them around South Korea!!!
Nathan Avilez rides in style!
I'm not sure what this says, but it's pretty neat!
Our fearless group of travelers have arrived and are enjoying the sites. Check out the photos Dr. Kwoun was kind enough to send of our band of adventurers!
After a very long flight from Chicago (13 or 14 hours, I can’t quite remember the exact number), they visited the Jongmyo Royal Shrine in Seoul City, South Korea.
I'm not sure exactly what this is, but it was deemed worthy enough to forward, so here goes!
Keep watching this blog for more updates!!!
Dr. Briggs and Dr. Kwoun are leaving today with a group of Maryville students to visit South Korea and Japan and learn about Music Therapy abroad. Keep checking back as we post pictures and anecdotes about their overseas adventures!!!
Each semester, the Music Therapy Seminar class holds an end of semester party on the last day of school. Below are some pictures of our students having fun. Be sure and check out the video at the end of the article—our students did an impromptu version of Eight Days a Week for our special friend, Joe. We hope you enjoyed it, Joe!
Our graduating seniors!
Continue reading ‘Seminar End of Year Party!’
The Maryville University Chorale performed on Sunday, April 25, 2010 in the Maryville University Auditorium.
Directed by Derrick Fox, they performed a variety of pieces including Lizela (traditional African), Abendlied (Evening Song) by Felix Mendelssohn, and Cantate Domino (Sing to the Lord) by Hans Leo Hassler among others.
Maryville University Chorale
Continue reading ‘Spring Ensemble Concert – April 25, 2010′
Music Therapy student, Renee Poirier, performed her senior recital at the Maryville University Auditorium on Thursday, Aprill 22, 2010.
Renee performed a variety of selections on hammered dulcimer. Renee performed both solo, and will the accompaniment of other music therapy students.
Renee’s song choices included Valse petit dejeuner (Breakfast Waltz) by Jean-Christoph Lequerre, Melody by Robert Schumann and arranged by Renee Poirier, South Winds a traditional Irish song, and La Partida a traditional Venezuelan song among others.
Continue reading ‘Renee Poirer’s Senior Recital’