School of Music, Theatre, and Dance

Summer Studies in Music Education

The School of Music, Theatre, and Dance offers continuing education for music educators or students working toward a Master of Music Education degree. Our summer courses include Orff Schulwerk, Dalcroze Eurhythmics, Conversational Solfege, First Steps in Music, and Drumming. Courses may be taken for graduate credit.

We welcome participants from near and far by offering on-campus housing. Reservations must be made in advance. Private rooms are $45 per night while shared rooms are $35 per night.

Summer Schedule
Summer 2019

June 10 – 28 — ONLINE Orff Elective – Technology – 1 Cr. – Lisa Sullivan Prerequisite – Successful completion of Orff Schulwerk Level I

June 17 – 21 (8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.) First Steps in Music – 2 Cr. – John Feierabend

June 17 – 20 (5:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.) World Folk Dances and Songs – 1 Cr. – Lillie Feierabend

July 1 – July 3 (9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.) Drumming – 1 Cr. – Jim Solomon

July 8 – 19 Orff Schulwerk, Levels I, II, & III – 3 Cr. – Josh Southard, Lisa Sullivan, Roger Sams, Sarah Hassler and Jenny Handshoe

Additional Classes Include:

June 3 – July 5 – ONLINE Graduate Music Theory – 3 Cr. – Dr. Jonathan Brooks

June 10 – 28 – ONLINE Graduate World Music – 3 Cr. – Dr. Linda Schubert

July 22 – 26 Bibliography and Research – 3 Cr. – Dr. Janet Brewer

PLANNING AHEAD TO 2020

June – Dalcroze (Beginning AND Intermediate) – 2 Cr. – David Frego and Marla Butke

June – ONLINE — Orff Elective – Technology – 1 Cr. – Lisa Sullivan PREREQUISITE – Successful completion of Orff Schulwerk, Level I

June — Orff Elective – Curriculum – 2 Cr. – Lisa Sullivan PREREQUISITE – Successful completion of Orff Schulwerk, Level II

July 6 – 17 — Orff Schulwerk, Levels I & II – 3 Cr. – Josh Southard, Lisa Sullivan, Sarah Hassler, and Jenny Handshoe

Questions? Contact Joani Brandon at 765-641-4547 or jlbrandon@anderson.edu.

Course Descriptions

Online Course: Orff Technology - June 10-28, 2019
TECHNOLOGY WITH INTEGRITY IN THE ORFF CLASSROOM – ONLINE ONLY (PREREQUISITE: ORFF LEVEL I)

This online course shows how to take lesson plans and create coordinating notation and PowerPoint files. You will learn to place notation into Word documents (lesson plans), create notation icons for use in PowerPoint, and animate icons to encourage active involvement by all in the classroom. You may choose to work with Finale or Sibelius notation software. Level I Orff training at an accredited program is required to enroll in this course.

For credit: $400 for one hour of graduate credit. You pay $50 at the time of registration, and the balance is charged to you by Student Accounts.

No credit: $300 (NO graduate credit). You pay the full cost through the registration software. You can pay all at once or using installments.

Orff Schulwerk, Levels I, II, and III - July 8-19, 2019 - 8:30 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Participants will sing, play, move, and improvise using the Orff Schulwerk model. Each level includes classes in pedagogy, movement, recorder, ensemble, and special topics. This approach is based on active learning and developing creative skills in children. These courses are approved by the American Orff Schulwerk Association. • Level I — This course is open to all music teachers and senior undergraduate music education students. • Level II — At least one year of teaching experience is required before taking Level II. If you completed Level I prior to 2013, you will need to re-take Level I. • Level III — At least one year of teaching experience is required before taking Level III.

For credit: $1,200 for three hours of graduate credit. You pay $50 at the time of registration, and the balance is charged to you by Student Accounts.

No credit: $885 (NO graduate credit). You pay the full cost through the registration software. You can pay all at once or using installments.

Orff Instructors

Josh Southard (Level I)

teaches general music at Smoky Row Elementary School in Carmel, Ind. He holds a bachelor’s degree in music education from Butler University and a Master of Music Education with Orff Emphasis from Anderson University. Josh served four years as president of the Indiana chapter of the American Orff Schulwerk Association. He apprenticed Level I with Cindy Hall at the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota and has presented at local chapter meetings of the Indiana Orff-Schulwerk Association and Indiana Music Educator Association state conferences. He currently teaches Level I Basic in Gwinnet County Public Schools in Atlanta and DePaul University in Chicago.

Lisa Sullivan (Level II, Orff Technology)

teaches K-2 music at Madison School in Skokie, Ill. Prior to her move to Skokie, Lisa taught music at Mohawk Trails Elementary in Carmel, Ind., for 28 years and was named Carmel Clay Teacher of the Year in 2008. In 2017, Lisa was named the Elementary Music Teacher of the Year by the Indiana Music Educator Association. She holds a Bachelor of Music from Butler University and a Master of Arts in Education from Ball State University. She published her first teacher resource during the summer of 2014, titled “Playing with Improvisation: Technology with Integrity in the Orff Classroom.” Lisa served three years as the Region VI representative for the American Orff Schulwerk Association and has presented at multiple National Association for Music Education, American Orff Schulwerk Association, and Indiana Music Educator Association conferences. Lisa teaches Orff Schulwerk Levels, Orff Curriculum, and Orff Technology at Anderson University in Anderson, Ind., and Orff Schulwerk Levels at DePaul University in Chicago. Lisa serves as course director for Orff Schulwerk at Anderson University.

Roger Sams (Level III)

Roger Sams retired from the music classroom in 2013 after 31 years of teaching music. He has been an active clinician and Orff instructor for over two decades and has taught in China, India, Indonesia, Scotland, Canada, South Korea, Poland, Spain, and throughout the U.S. Roger is trained in Gestalt therapy and is interested in the power of choice in the artistic process and in life. He is co-author of “Purposeful Pathways: Possibilities for the Elementary Music Room” and the composer of several choral octavos published in the Crooked River Choral Project series and a book of rounds and partner songs titled, “A Round My Heart.” He is currently Director of Publications at Music Is Elementary and Creative Director at TeachingWithOrff.com.

Sarah Hassler (Movement)

teaches music at the American International School Chennai, India. She retired from Carmel Clay Schools and the Indianapolis Children’s Choir to experience international teaching. She holds a bachelor’s degree in music education from The Ohio State University and a Master of Music Education with Kodály emphasis from Capital University. Her Orff Schulwerk training includes curriculum and certification from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. In the United States, she has been a presenter at both Orff and Kodály chapters as well as national conferences. Sarah presented internationally at the Association of International Music Schools in Dubai, UAE.

Jenny Handshoe (Recorder)

teaches general music and choir to grades K-8 at Immaculate Heart of Mary School in Indianapolis, Indiana. She is also a piano accompanist for the Indianapolis Children’s Choir. Jenny holds a bachelor’s degree in music education from Anderson University and also a Master of Music Education degree with Orff Emphasis. Her Orff Schulwerk training includes Levels I-III and Orff Curriculum from Anderson University as well as recorder shadowing. She has also completed Kodály Level I through Indiana University and the Indianapolis Children’s Choir.

First Steps in Music June 17-21, 2019
Participants will be introduced to current research findings and the implications of that research on the development of an early childhood music and movement curriculum. Materials and activities will be presented for children from birth to age 7. Collecting materials, designing teaching strategies, lesson plans, and yearly curriculum, as well as developing and promoting an early childhood program will be covered. Active participation in both music and movement activities will be the basis for most instruction.

For credit: $800 for two hours of graduate credit. You pay $50 at the time of registration, and the balance is charged to you by Student Accounts.

No credit: $625 (NO graduate credit). You pay the full cost through the registration software. You can pay all at once or using installments.

Instructor: Dr. John M. Feierabend

He is considered one of the leading authorities on music and movement development in childhood. He is a professor emeritus and former director of music education at the University of Hartford’s The Hartt School and is a past president of the Organization of American Kodály Educators. He is the author of more than 70 books, recordings, and DVDs, many of which served as the inspiration for the award-winning PBS children’s television series Lomax: the Hound of Music. He has been honored as a Lowell Mason Fellow by the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), named University Educator of the Year by the Connecticut Music Educator Association, received the Outstanding Educator Award from the Organization of American Kodály Educators and the James Bent Award for outstanding achievement in scholarship and creativity from the University of Hartford, and was the first U.S. recipient of the LEGO Prize, an international award given annually to “an individual who has made a distinctive contribution to the betterment of children.”

 

World Folk Dances and Folk Songs - June 17-20, 2019
Humor, love, and exuberance are universal. Community music making builds a bridge where we are offered a glimpse into another culture and are delighted to find ourselves looking back. History, spirit, and heart are present in a country’s musical culture. This knowledge can lead to greater awareness and global understanding. This lively workshop will explore a dozen cultures through folk dance, rounds, passing games, play parties, and clapping games. Join us as we meet wonderful people through the gift of their music.

For credit: $400 for one hour of graduate credit. You pay $50 at the time of registration, and the balance is charged to you by Student Accounts.

No credit: $300 (NO graduate credit). You pay the full cost through the registration software. You can pay all at once or using installments.

Instructor: Lillie Feierabend

She is known for her work with young children and instilling a love of music within them. She has been an early childhood and general music educator for the past 30 years and a conductor for the Connecticut Children’s Chorus for 17. She has twice been honored with her district’s Teacher of the Year Award and in 2008 also received the Outstanding Elementary Music Educator Award from the Connecticut Music Educators Association. She is a frequent clinician at local, state, and national conferences; is adjunct faculty at the University of Hartford; teaches weeklong workshops; and conducts regional honors choirs.

Drumming: Rhythmic Training & Percussion Ensemble - July 1-3, 2019
This class focuses on a wide variety of new rhythmic training activities and repertoire designed to further elementary and middle school students’ and teachers’ rhythmic expertise. Areas covered every day will include percussion ensemble and technique, improvisation, movement to build beat and rhythm skills, rhythmic exercises, body percussion, and form. There will also be sessions on the teaching process, advanced (adult) conga technique and ensemble, composition, meter, and polyrhythms. This class will be capped at 20 participants.

For credit: $400 for one hour of graduate credit. You pay $50 at the time of registration, and the balance is charged to you by Student Accounts.

No credit: $300 (NO graduate credit). You pay the full cost through the registration software. You can pay all at once or using installments.

Instructor: Jim Solomon

He is an author, clinician, and professional percussionist. He is a retired K-5 music teacher from Osceola Elementary School in St. Augustine, Florida. He presents Orff and percussion workshops nationwide.