Iryna Voloshyna is highly involved in promoting and performing Ukrainian folklore: a singer in a folk ensemble “Ladovytsi” and a tutor in Ukrainian folk singing; formerly the head and co-founder of the NGO “Podillya traditions revival”; member of an international folklore festival organization committee in Khmelnytskyi, Ukraine; participant of a number of regional, national and international festivals and other cultural events at home and abroad (Spain, France, Lithuania, Georgia).
Education / Experience
Iryna Voloshyna is currently a visiting scholar from Ukraine by Fulbright Faculty Development Program. She received her BA with honors in Philology (2010) and a specialist diploma in Translation (2011) at Khmelnytskyi National University (Ukraine) and currently is a PhD candidate in Education there. Iryna is investigating the methodology of teaching and principles of curriculum making for folklore students, and UNC-Chapel Hill (Program in Folklore) happened to be the best venue for this research.
Awards / Shows / Fairs / Collections
I Prise in all-Ukrainian singing competition "Chervona Ruta-2011" in the trend of authentic music as a member of an ensamble "Ladovytsi"
II Prise in all-Ukrainian singing competition "Chervona Ruta-2013" in the trend of authentic music as a solo singer
Fulbright Scholarship for an internship as a visiting scholar at UNC-Chapel Hill, Program in Folklore (2016-2017)