Stephen Wehmeyer
Stephen Wehmeyer
Affiliated with Division - Core

Stephen Wehmeyer will be on Sabbatical leave for the academic fall semester of 2020

An Object of Affection

The bodhrán, this bizarre little goatskin drum, has been my passport to some of the most eye-opening, world-shaking experiences I've had. It reminds me never to take any object for granted, no matter how humble, odd, or out of place. For me, teaching and learning are a great deal like drumming. You learn to pick a pattern out of the chaos, a rhythm out of the "noise." Then grab that thread of meaning - that idea, that groove - hold onto it for dear life and follow wherever it goes!


"In the beginning was Noise. And Noise begat Rhythm. And Rhythm begat everything else." - Mickey Hart, percussionist for the Grateful Dead