Jun 13, 2014

FVCC to Host Humanities Montana Speakers Bureau on American Indian Music

Scott Prinzing will present "American Indian Music: Even More than Drums and Flutes"
Scott Prinzing will present “American Indian Music: Even More than Drums and Flutes”

The Flathead Valley Community College Multicultural Affairs Office will host the Humanities Montana Speakers Bureau program, “American Indian Music: Even More than Drums and Flutes,” presented by Scott Prinzing June 20.

This presentation will reveal the history and development of Indian music from the traditional powwow drumming and the Native American flute to Indians contribution to contemporary American music, such as rap, reggae and country western.  The presentation also will explore a broad spectrum of American Indian music ranging from blues to folk, country to gospel and heavy metal to hip-hop.

Prinzing serves as director of education and music coordinator and Native American programming for MusEco Media and Education Project in Billings. He is a certified elementary teacher who has taught media literacy, American Indian history and culture and the history of rock ‘n’ roll. He has freelanced as a music journalist, radio deejay and producer for over 25 years. He produced the teacher’s handbook and compilation CD, “American Indian Music: Even More Than Drums and Flutes,” for Montana’s Office of Public Instruction, and he has presented to innumerable teachers, students and the public on this topic. He performs and records with his wife, Kris, in the progressive folk duo, Earthshine. He is also known as TV’s Green Man in the “Green Smarts with the Green Man” series.

Free and open to the public, the event will take place at noon in the board room inside the Blake Hall on the FVCC campus. Partial funding for the Speakers Bureau program is provided by a legislative grant from Montana’s Cultural Trust and from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

For more information, contact the FVCC Multicultural Affairs Office at 756-3945 or