School of Music, Theatre, and Dance

Summer Studies in Music Education

summer-studies

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 2020

June 15 – June 19 (8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.) Orff Curriculum – 2 Cr. – (Pre-Requisite, Level II) Lisa Sullivan

June 22 – 24 (8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.) Ukulele in the Music Classroom – 1 Cr. Lorelei Batislaong

June  29 – July 3 (8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.) Dalcroze Eurhythmics, Beginning and Intermediate – 2 Cr. David Frego and Marla Butke

July 6 -17 (8:30 a.m.-4:45 p.m.) Orff Schulwerk, Level I, Level II – 3 Cr. Josh Southard, Lisa Sullivan, and Jenny Handshoe

July 6 -10 (8:30 a.m.-4:45 p.m.) Orff Schulwerk Masterclass – 2 Cr. — (Pre-Requisite, Level III) “Holding Space: The Gestalt of Orff Schulwerk” Roger Sams

We will also be offering core classes from our MME program, e.g. Graduate Music Theory, Music History, and Bibliography & Research.

Planning Ahead to 2021?

June  14 – 18 (8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.) Conversational Solfege – 2 Cr. John Feierabend

June 14 – June 17 (5:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.) World Folk Dances and Songs – 1 Cr. Lillie Feierabend

June 28 – 30 (9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.) Drumming – 1 Cr. Jim Solomon

July 5 – 16    (8:30 a.m.-4:45 p.m.) Orff Schulwerk, Levels I, II, & III Josh Southard, Lisa Sullivan, Roger Sams, and Jenny Handshoe

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

Course Descriptions

Orff Curriculum

Orff Curriculum enables you to build a Schulwerk-based curriculum for your specific teaching assignments. Long-term planning and weekly process lesson planning are addressed. Teachers share ideas and teach lessons utilizing the Orff process. Levels I and II Orff training at an accredited program are required to enroll in this course.

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 by installments.

Ukulele in the Music Classroom

The ukulele is quickly becoming a sought-after addition in the elementary music classroom. Its accessibility and uniqueness make the ukulele a new and exciting way for students to create and participate in music-making. Years of developing a teaching sequence that empowers all students has led to a ukulele sequence that utilizes universal design, constructivist philosophies of knowledge building, and the Orff Approach. Students will identify strategies, ready for use in class the following week, while also internalizing the underlying concepts that enable the design of a successful lesson sequence. Combined with discussions on the historical and culture context of the ukulele, attendees will leave with the pedagogical knowledge to create ukulele lessons independently.

Designed for teachers of all ability and experience (much like our students) this professional development experience seeks to connect established pedagogical knowledge within this new medium, the ukulele. Explore how to teach the ukulele while also learning how to play the ukulele. More than just a presentation of activities, this clinic aims to facilitate professional development discussion that is meaningful and valuable in teacher development.

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 by installments.

Dalcroze Eurhythmics: Discovering the Rhythm within You

These beginning and intermediate workshops will look at the elements of music through kinesthetic awareness. Participants will be actively engaged in music making through movement–connecting the brain to the body, singing, and improvisation. While this workshop is primarily for the general music classroom, transfers will be made for the choral and instrumental classroom as well.

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 by installments.

Orff Schulwerk, Levels I & II

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 2014, you will need to re-take Level I.

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 by installments.

Orff Schulwerk Masterclass "Holding Space: The Gestalt of Orff Schulwerk"

Gestalt means wholeness. A Gestalt approach to change recognizes that the whole is more than the sum of the parts. Orff Schulwerk teaching, at its best, comes from a place of wholeness. In this course we examine the ways in which an Orff classroom is a place for children to experience, if even just for a moment, their wholeness in the midst of their demanding lives and a broken world. Simultaneously we will heighten our awareness as to the ways in which this approach to teaching impacts the teacher in ways that create movement toward wholeness. This course will be life-changing.

Orff Level III certification at an accredited program is required to enroll in this course.

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 by installments.

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