School of Music, Theatre, and Dance

Summer Studies in Music Education

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The School of Music, Theatre, and Dance offers Summer Studies in Music Education as 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. Housing is in four-bedroom, two-bathroom apartments. If there are 1-2 people in the apartment, the cost is $45 per night. With 3-4 people, the cost is $35 per night.

Brochures:

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.

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.

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.

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.

Our Instructors

Lilly Feierabend, a light-skinned woman with short, dark hair. Picture is black and white.

Lillie Feierabend

John Feierabend, a light-skinned man with a close-cropped goatee. Pictured in black and white.

Dr. John M. Feierabend

Jenny Handshoe, a light-skinned woman with short, wavy, blond hair.

Jenny Handshoe

Sarah Hassler, a light-skinned woman with short, curly, dark hair wearing glasses.

Sarah Hassler

Roger Sams, a light-skinned man with a close-cropped gray beard holding mallets.

Roger Sams

Jim Solomon

Josh Southard, a light-skinned man with a close-cropped goatee.

Josh Southard

Lisa Sullivan, a light-skinned woman with short blonde hair.

Lisa Sullivan