The Anderson University School of Music will offer a Music Education Camp, June 5-8, 2011, for prospective music education majors. Nationally recognized educators and clinicians Dan Andersen, Paula Crider and Tim Lautzenheiser will be instructing the camp along with AU music professors Joani Brandon and Dr. Susan Taylor.
The camp is designed for all high school students interested in music including choral, general music, K-12 music education, and instrumental music.
“The music education camp at AU will offer prospective students a glimpse at the types of classes they will take as college music majors,” said Dr. Susan Taylor, co-chair of the School of Music and the Music Education Camp director. “Being one of the only camps of its kind in the nation, our intent is for this experience to solidify their desire to major in music education and introduce them to the life of a music educator.”
The workshops will give hands-on opportunities to conduct, work on aural skills, timely topics including marching band and musical theatre, student leadership seminars, and a variety of other musical activities that will provide a glimpse into the world of being a music educator.
“As a career, music educators are growing across the nation,” added Taylor. “The sooner we can educate high school students the more prepared they will be to enter music education as a career.”
Anderson University is a private Christian university of 2,600 undergraduate and graduate students in central Indiana. Anderson continues to be recognized as a top Christian college: in 2010, U.S. News and World Report ranked Anderson University among the best colleges and universities in the Midwest for the seventh consecutive year. Established in 1917 by the Church of God, Anderson University offers more than 65 undergraduate majors and graduate programs in business, education, music, nursing and theology.