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  • Register online
  • Email registration form to cs@uarts.edu
  • Fax registration form to (215) 717-6538
  • Mail registration form to:
    Summer Music Studies (CS)
    The University of the Arts

    320 S. Broad Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19102
  • Walk in at UArts Division of Continuing Studies in Center City Philadelphia:
    Terra Hall, 211 S. Broad Street 
    9th Floor, Room 901
    Philadelphia, PA 19102
  • Call (215) 717-6006

Note: All tuition and fees are due at the time of registration.

Full Course Catalogue

A complete listing of courses + course descriptions offered through the UArts Master of Music in Music Education + Summer Music Studies programs.

Courses

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Tuition: $1050, Fee: $60 - $150 for non-degree students
MM in Music Education tuition rates are posted here.

Course
Credits
Instructor
Date/Time/ Location
ORFF Certification and Supplemental Courses
  • Orff Level 1 | PMED 738 SOLD OUT
4.00
Beth Ann Hepburn , Janie Vance, Movement ; Nick Wild, Recorder
  • Jul. 16 to Jul. 27
  • 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Villanova University ; NOTE: Tuition: $1400, Fees: $100
  • Registration not currently open

Pedagogy skills for teaching basic Orff Schulwerk will be explored and discussed through the use of Music for Children, Murray Volume I and pentatonic folk song material, movement and recorder. Level I teachers will actively learn to use speech, rhymes, poetry, playing pitched and unpitched percussion as well as singing, playing, and improvising in pentatonic for creating an active music curriculum in the school setting. Soprano Recorder pedagogy and skills, creating student-friendly compositions in an elemental style, and models for improvisation will be developed.

  • Orff Level 2 | PMED 739
4.00
Cyndee Giebler , Janie Vance, Movement ; Nick Wild, Recorder
  • Jul. 16 to Jul. 27
  • 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Villanova University; NOTE: Tuition $1400, Fees: $100

Level II will be a continuation and refinement of Level I content and will explore the aspects of complex rhythms and meter, movement accompaniment, transposed pentatonic, hexatonic, and other modal melodies including: Dorian, Phrygian, Aeolian, Ionian, Lydian and Mixolydian. Movement: form-based choreography and traditional folk dance will be used. The alto recorder will be used throughout and the wider ranges of the soprano recorder will be explored, with an emphasis on modal repertoire and improvisation. Music for Children Murray Volumes II & IV will be the foundation of the course. Prerequisite: Orff Levels I from any AOSA approved course provider.

  • Orff Level 3 | PMED 740
4.00
Michelle Fella Przybylowski , Janie Vance, Movement ; Nick Wild, Recorder
  • Jul. 16 to Jul. 27
  • 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Villanova University; NOTE: Tuition $1400, Fees: $100

Orff Level III will focus on pedagogy of more complex music from Music for Children Volumes III & V as well as eclectic folk music and more complex musical elements, including syncopation, meter, permutations of l6th notes, melody, theme and variation, chaconne, irregular speech/poetry and iconic notation, with an emphasis on improvisation and drama. Recorder studies will explore a wide range of music, including Schulwerk source materials, traditional folk music, and historical and modern repertoire. Movement classes will include a more detailed study of Laban's movement efforts, folk dances in complex meter, and more complex choreography synthesizing all dance elements studied thus far. Prerequisite: Orff Levels I and II from any AOSA approved course provider.

  • Composition and Arranging in Elemental Style in the Orff Schulwerk Classroom | PMED 742
3.00
Cyndee Giebler
  • Jul. 23 to Jul. 27
  • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Villanova University; NOTE: Tuition $1050, Fees: $60
  • Registration not currently open

Elemental style utilizes simple forms and principles that make music accessible to children. Participants will have an opportunity to compose original material in elemental style for their classrooms as well as working with an instrumentarium. Time will be spent equally on composition and trying out new pieces. Prerequisite: This supplemental course is offered for students who have completed Orff- Schulwerk Levels I and II, and does not lead to Level III certification.

  • Curriculum Development in Orff Schulwerk | PMED 743
3.00
Diana Hawley
  • Jul. 16 to Jul. 20
  • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Villanova University; NOTE: Tuition $1050, Fees: $60

Curriculum Development in Orff Schulwerk. The purpose of this course is to support general music teachers as they develop an Orff Schulwerk-inspired curriculum for use in their unique professional settings. Participants will explore how to bring the playfulness, creativity and spontaneity of the Orff process into a structure suitable for the classroom. Prerequisite: This supplemental course is offered for students who have completed Orff- Schulwerk Levels I and II, and does not lead to Level III certification.

  • Elemental Ensemble: Exploring Repertoire of Orff Schulwerk | PMED 741
3.00
Jenn Dennett + Griff Gall
  • Jul. 23 to Jul. 27
  • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Villanova University; NOTE: Tuition $1050, Fees: $60
  • Registration not currently open

Through this supplemental course, students will be offered an enhanced understanding of Elemental Music through the Orff Schulwerk repertoire. The course will explore many pieces in the Music for Children Volumes and supplemental material through traditional and non-traditional instrumentation. This experience will enhance your already broad understanding of Orff by adding significant new repertoire to your knowledge base. The pieces will be explored and performed to offer the elemental music educator an opportunity to develop and grow to a more advanced level of Elemental Music. It is an opportunity to deepen and expand upon the skills and understanding of elemental ensemble music. This supplemental course is offered for students who have completed Orff- Schulwerk Levels I and II, and does not lead to Level III certification.

Note(s): Tuition for the Orff Levels 1, 2, and 3 Certification courses is $1400, Fees: $100

 Tuition for the Orff Supplemental courses is $1050, Fees: $60
 Orff Levels 1, 2, and 3 meet for two weeks, Monday through Friday from 8am - 4:30pm.

Music Technology

Note: Tuition for the following courses is $1050, Fees: $60

  • Live Sound Production for Music Educators, Level 1 | PMED 777
3.00
JohnPaul Beattie
  • Jun. 25 to Jun. 29
  • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
The University of the Arts

This course will explore the technology and techniques necessary to produce concerts and live events from the perspective of the music educator. The knowledge students will gain can be applied to the primary venue/auditorium at their school. Students will gain an understanding of the intricacies of audio in regard to live sound production. This includes learning about signal flow, signal processing, live mixing, microphones and live recording. This course will introduce an overarching set of techniques and principles that students can transfer and utilize in their home schools and with their performance ensembles.

  • Live Sound Production for Music Educators, Level 2 | PMED 781
3.00
JohnPaul Beattie
  • Jun. 25 to Jun. 29
  • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
The University of the Arts

Live Sound Production for Music Educators, Level 2. This course will expand upon concepts of foundational technology and techniques necessary to produce concerts and live events from the perspective of the music educator. Students will explore advanced audio engineering and live sound production strategies to maximize the quality of live and recorded student events and performances. A more sophisticated understanding of concepts such as signal flow, signal processing, live mixing, microphones and live recording will enhance the basics covered in MMED/PMED 777. This course will refine the over-arching strategies learned in the first course to maximize live sound production in their home schools and with their performance ensembles. PMED/MMED777 is a pre-requisite for this course.

  • Music Production Using Pro Tools | PMED 761
3.00
Michael Fein
  • Jun. 25 to Jun. 29
  • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
The University of the Arts

This course will focus on recording and producing music with Pro Tools, the industry-standard professional music production software. Participants will record audio with microphones, MIDI from the electronic keyboard, and make extensive use of software instruments. This course is designed for the elementary and secondary music educator interested in making professional sounding recordings of his/her ensembles and integrating music production into the music curriculum. Basic computer literacy is required for this course.

  • Teaching Music Improvisation with Technology | PMED 682 SOLD OUT
3.00
Michael Fein
  • Jul. 23 to Jul. 27
  • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Villanova University
  • Registration not currently open

Teaching Music Improvisation with Technology. This course is designed for elementary and secondary music educators who want to enhance improvisation skills in their students. No previous experience with improvisation is required. Participants will learn how technology can be used to support improvisational growth and musical development in the practice room, music classroom, and ensemble rehearsal. Participants will learn the basic mechanics of improvising and the essential music theory elements needed to teach improvisation including modal improvisation, the blues, ii-V-I progressions, and chord bracketing. Computer software (Band-in-a-Box, SmartMusic, Note Flight, Audacity, and GarageBand) will be incorporated to create custom improvisation accompaniments and exercises. Web resources for listening and posting (YouTube, Spotify, SoundCloud, and Weebly) will be covered as well. Finally, each unit of the course will include an “iPad connection” referencing free/low-cost iPad apps. Participants will make extensive use of the Midi keyboards in the music lab. Students may bring their primary instrument, but this is optional. (Note: You do NOT need an iPad to participate in this course.)

  • Digital Recording + Sound Systems for Educators | PMED 760
3.00
Michael Fein
  • Jul. 9 to Jul. 13
  • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Villanova University

This course is designed for elementary and secondary music teachers and will focus on everything you need to know to make professional sounding recordings of your ensembles in rehearsal and performance and how to properly set up a sound system for concerts. You will learn how to record, edit, and master your recordings using Mac/Windows software. You will create master recordings that you can publish to CD and to the Internet. Mobile recording devices and apps for your iPad/iPod Touch/iPhone will also be included. This course will be taught in a MAC lab using current applications. No additional hardware or software is needed for participation in this course. You may bring your own iOS device (not required). No previous experience using computer recording software, mobile devices, or sound systems is required.

  • Lights, Camera, Learning! Video Projects in Music Education | PMED 725
3.00
Dr. Scott Watson
  • Jul. 9 to Jul. 13
  • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Parkland High School
  • Registration not currently open

Lights, Camera, Learning! Video Projects in Music Education. Let’s face it: from YouTube to Netflix to a host of other services, today’s learners are immersed in and respond to video! This timely course for music educators of all levels/areas will be divided between two significant uses for video in music education today: 1) Producing compelling videos for students such as video lecturettes, tutorials, and performances, etc. Maybe you want to make clear for students the motions to a classroom song, the choreography to a concert selection, or the recorder fingerings used in class. Perhaps you want to explain how to assemble a clarinet mouthpiece, oil one’s trumpet valves, or illustrate several key marching band fundamentals. Maybe you want to show students the basic features of an app, how to build major and minor scales, or the steps for a class project. All these and much more can be accomplished with today’s simple, intuitive video tools. 2) Using engaging video scoring activities with students to teach many important musical concepts. The lessons that can be conveyed through both simple and more sophisticated video scoring projects are myriad. Students of all levels can explore musical creativity and the interaction of drama and music/sound when they begin with a short video clip and add/edit either pre-recorded music and sound effects, loop-based multi-track arrangements, or more traditional notation-based underscoring. All of the above and much more can be accomplished with just a few accessible, intuitive apps/websites and some fairly ubiquitous hardware (i.e. computer/laptop, smartphone, iPad). The educational value of video projects in music education is so high and the tools to do so have never been more within the reach of even a novice.

  • Printing Music By Using Sibelius | PMED 689 SOLD OUT
3.00
Vince Leonard
  • Jun. 18 to Aug. 10
ONLINE
  • Registration not currently open

This course is designed for the K-12 educator who would like to explore and create notation projects using Sibelius 7 and 7.5 software. Activities include creating custom worksheets for music theory, composition, performance, flashcards and more. Special attention will be given to creating warm-ups and arrangements for any ensemble including band, jazz, orchestra and chorus. Lesson projects will include participant-designed materials for immediate application in the curriculum. No previous experience with Sibelius is required! The course is designed for both Mac and PC versions of Sibelius. PLEASE NOTE: This instructor-facilitated online course is asynchronous and requires the completion of weekly assignments.

  • Garageband Does It All | PMED 728 SOLD OUT
3.00
Stefani Langol
  • Jun. 18 to Aug. 10
ONLINE
  • Registration not currently open

GarageBand is an easy-to-learn musical workhorse with dozens of great uses for teachers and students. What’s more...it’s lots of fun! Want your students to enjoy composing original music or making arrangements? How about getting them excited about music history as they make podcasts rather than boring traditional reports? Wouldn’t it be great to see students have fun improvising, or creating a musical underscoring with sound effects for a video? Want to make quality recordings of individuals or an ensemble without a complicated microphone scheme? Want a great way to demonstrate musical concepts such as form, dynamics, articulation, tempo, and texture so students really understand? Need to prepare sound clips for a PowerPoint presentation or webpage, blog, or wiki? GarageBand does all this and much more! Perhaps that’s why many music teachers name this program as the technology tool they use most. In this course for general, vocal/choral, and instrumental music teachers at all levels, we’ll explore and experience the many uses for Apple’s GarageBand. Each year the program adds more features and functionality; so even if you’ve used GarageBand before there’s bound to be something that’ll make you see the program in a new way. The course will be taught online using GarageBand, but Windows-equivalent software and adaptations will be discussed. Students must have access to a MAC laptop or iMAC with GarageBand version 10.0 or later for use throughout the course. PLEASE NOTE: This instructor-facilitated online course is asynchronous and requires the completion of weekly assignments.

General Music

Note: Tuition for the following courses is $1050, Fees: $60

  • Introduction to Dalcroze | PMED 638
3.00
Dawn Pratson
  • Jun. 25 to Jun. 29
  • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Villanova University

Introduction to Dalcroze. This course is an introduction to the philosophy, principles, and practice of Dalcroze Eurhythmics: musicianship training through body movement, and its applications in the classroom. The essence of eurhythmics is training the body to spontaneously respond to and realize music that is heard, and then, in turn, enhance musicality in performance on an instrument, in composition, conducting, etc. In the primary and secondary music classroom eurhythmics is a holistic, integrative practice that can be applied in general music, ensembles and choir. In this course, we will: (1) introduce the three components of eurhythmics: movement, solfege and improvisation, (2) learn and practice a selection of Dalcroze exercises and tools, and (3) apply them to our specific classroom settings.

  • Aspiring to Excel: Leadership for Music Educators | PMED 713
3.00
Rick Coulter
  • Jun. 25 to Jun. 29
  • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Villanova University

Aspiring to Excel will address the importance of leadership and excellence in the education of students through music. The intention of this course is to stress the ‘what to’s’ and the ‘how to’s’ of effective leadership. Scheduling, day to day organizational methods, accurate advocacy strategies, faculty cohesiveness, peer relationships, avoiding burnout, image building and departmental balance issues will be the focus of the course. Individual needs and issues of the participants will be analyzed along with the development of strategies to address them. A continuing commitment to excellence will be stressed in order for the music educator to begin focusing on what is right in a given situation, rather than what is wrong.

  • Creative Classroom Musicianship for Elementary General Music Education | PMED 751
3.00
Anne Sterner-Porreca
  • Jul. 9 to Jul. 13
  • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Ursinus College

This course will focus on creative methods of teaching, planning, preparing and implementing effective general music classroom strategies and rehearsal methods in the elementary general music program. Students will be immersed in diverse learning methods and studies to activate new approaches to teaching musicianship and creativity. Students will learn innovative methods of vocal music rehearsal during classroom instruction, and how to evolve a high quality vocal music concert from classroom to stage. Students will also learn about methods to evolve a successful and thriving program supported by school administrators, community and parents. During this course various general music publishers will also provide clinics about their elementary general music materials, and how these methods make connections to our music education standards and common core curriculum.

Vocal/Choral

Note: Tuition for the following courses is $1050, Fees: $60

  • Contemporary Vocal Music Strategies | PMED 758
3.00
Liz Radigonda & Tiffany Jones
  • Jun. 25 to Jun. 29
  • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Villanova University

Contemporary Vocal Music Strategies. This course is designed to advance the knowledge and skills of the K-12 vocal music educator through learning and integrating contemporary vocal music in to the curriculum. Contemporary styles will include Jazz, R & B, Rock, and Pop. Teachers will explore and learn strategies that can be implemented in one-on-one coaching sessions and in group vocal settings and large ensemble rehearsals. Students will gain an understanding of contemporary vocal arranging methods, how to work contemporary ideas and repertoire into a traditional choir setting, and how to design classroom modules around these concepts. Students will expand their contemporary vocal repertoire, and will learn techniques to differentiate and recognize diverse contemporary styles. Each student will have the opportunity for one-on-one vocal instruction in a variety of styles. Additionally, students will work in group settings, have performance opportunities, and participate in a live sound vocal recording session with a band at the end of the week. Students will be expected to sing daily as a component of this course.

  • Secondary Vocal Music Rehearsal + Repertoire Strategies | PMED 627
3.00
Jason Bizich
  • Jul. 9 to Jul. 13
  • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Ursinus College

This course will provide students with an in-depth analysis, study and ensemble approach to vocal ensemble rehearsal strategies and repertoire at the secondary level (middle school and high school vocal music ensembles). Students will gain an understanding of effective rehearsal strategies for vocal ensembles, implementation of methodology to support student musical growth, assessment, and the opportunity within the vocal music arena to apply design methods and instructional pedagogy to the ensemble setting. It is an expectation that students will be immersed in singing to effectively apply strategies and understandings developed throughout the course. This course is not repeatable for credit.

Instrument Repair

Note: Tuition for the following courses is $1050, Fees: $60

  • String Instrument Repair, Level 1 | PMED 661| SOLD OUT
3.00
Christopher Page Bluemel
  • Jun. 25 to Jun. 29
  • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Villanova University
  • Registration not currently open

This course begins with an in-depth review of the construction and setup of all members of the violin family. Comprehensive hand-son sessions will help the participants gain confidence in various stringed instrument and bow repairs. Topics to be discussed include: bridge, peg, and sound post fitting, crack and seam hide glue repairs, loose fingerboards, salvaging old bows, etc. Participants will also become more effective in the classroom by learning tips to stretch repair budgets, the ability to make more informed instrument purchases, and how to determine repair vs. replacement. Tooling, parts and supplies are included. What to bring: Please bring instruments to be used during the class, stretch that budget even more! All participants are requested to bring a minimum of 2 violins, 1 viola, and 1 cello, any size and in any condition. There is no limit on the number of instruments you may bring...the more the better.

  • String Instrument Repair, Level 2 | PMED 668 01
3.00
Christopher Page Bluemel
  • Jun. 25 to Jun. 29
  • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Villanova University

String Instrument Repair, Level 2 will provide a comprehensive review of the construction and setup of all members of the violin family. Students will learn advanced techniques to diagnose and address diverse stringed instrument and bow repairs, beyond the basics of those learned in String Repair Level 1. Advanced topics that deepen knowledge of more complex issues and assessment of repairs dealing with bridge, peg, and sound post fitting, crack and seam hide glue repairs, loose fingerboards, and salvaging old bows will be the focus of the course. Tooling, parts and supplies are included. What to bring: Please bring instruments to be used during the class. All participants are requested to bring a minimum of 2 violins, 1 viola, and 1 cello, any size and in any condition. There is no limit on the number of instruments you may bring, in fact the more the better. This is a comprehensive, hands-on course that requires for students to have previously taken String Repair 1 (PMED/MMED661).

  • Band Instrument Repair, Level 1 | PMED 611 SOLD OUT
3.00
Chuck Hagler
  • Jul. 9 to Jul. 13
  • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Villanova University
  • Registration not currently open

Knowledge of instrument repair can stretch your budget dollars. Learn how to fix those little problems yourself. Replace springs, loosen stuck slides and even do some dent work. Preventive maintenance and emergency repairs can save time and money. What to bring: Bring a variety of school instruments for repair or use the instruments supplied. Upon successful registration for the course, each participant will receive an email containing detailed information on what instruments, tooling, and project materials are needed for the class. All tooling, parts, supplies and 'older instruments' (for practice repairs) are provided. The course is structured so each participant has time to learn and practice the repair procedures and then they may perform the detailed repairs and maintenance procedures to their own and/or school owned instruments, while under the supervision of the instructor.

  • Band Instrument Repair 1 | PMED 611 02 *NEW SECTION*
3.00
Chuck Hagler
  • Jul. 23 to Jul. 27
  • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Villanova

Knowledge of instrument repair can stretch your budget dollars. Learn how to fix those little problems yourself. Replace springs, loosen stuck slides and even do some dent work. Preventive maintenance and emergency repairs can save time and money. What to bring: Bring a variety of school instruments for repair or use the instruments supplied. Upon successful registration for the course, each participant will receive an email containing detailed information on what instruments, tooling, and project materials are needed for the class. All tooling, parts, supplies and 'older instruments' (for practice repairs) are provided. The course is structured so each participant has time to learn and practice the repair procedures and then they may perform the detailed repairs and maintenance procedures to their own and/or school owned instruments, while under the supervision of the instructor.

  • Band Instrument Repair, Level 2 | PMED 612 01
3.00
Chuck Hagler
  • Jul. 16 to Jul. 20
  • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Villanova University

This course builds upon the foundations that were taught in the level 1 course. Additional and more advanced repair techniques will be taught. Like the level 1 course, this is a hands-on course. You will need your own repair kit so bring your own or one may be supplied (a list of the tools needed will be supplied when you register). Upon successful registration for the course, each participant will receive detailed information on what instruments, tooling, and project materials are needed for the class. The instructor will also provide contact information so you may direct any questions directly with the source. All tooling, parts, supplies and ‘older instruments’ (for practice repairs) are provided. The course is structured so each participant has time to learn and practice the repair procedures and then they may perform the detailed repairs and maintenance procedures to their own and/or school owned instruments, while under the supervision of the instructor. Please bring to class a high quality student line flute, clarinet, alto saxophone, and trumpet which are in average to good shape, and like instruments in average to poor shape.

  • Band Instrument Repair, Level 2 | PMED 612 02
3.00
Chuck Hagler
  • Jul. 23 to Jul. 27
  • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Villanova University

This course builds upon the foundations that were taught in the level 1 course. Additional and more advanced repair techniques will be taught. Like the level 1 course, this is a hands-on course. You will need your own repair kit so bring your own or one may be supplied (a list of the tools needed will be supplied when you register). Upon successful registration for the course, each participant will receive detailed information on what instruments, tooling, and project materials are needed for the class. The instructor will also provide contact information so you may direct any questions directly with the source. All tooling, parts, supplies and ‘older instruments’ (for practice repairs) are provided. The course is structured so each participant has time to learn and practice the repair procedures and then they may perform the detailed repairs and maintenance procedures to their own and/or school owned instruments, while under the supervision of the instructor. Please bring to class a high quality student line flute, clarinet, alto saxophone, and trumpet which are in average to good shape, and like instruments in average to poor shape.

  • Band Instrument Repair, Level 3 | PMED 613 01
3.00
Chuck Hagler
  • Jul. 16 to Jul. 20
  • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Villanova University

A new and exciting course for those who have successfully completed the Band Instrument Repair Courses I & II. Course III is a hands-on course that was designed for the music educator, who on a tight budget, wants to learn advanced repair techniques and secure his or her knowledge of repairs on personal or school-owned equipment. Instruction includes a review and update on current repair procedures, tooling and supplies. The class will focus primarily on the execution of repair techniques through independent study and practice. The instructor will provide individual consultation and review. Participants are required to supply all instruments used for repair in the course. A complete list of what type of instruments to bring will be sent to registrants. All tools, parts, supplies and workbook are supplied (we cannot provide major new parts).

  • Band Instrument Repair, Level 3 | PMED 613 02
3.00
Chuck Hagler
  • Jul. 23 to Jul. 27
  • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Villanova University

A new and exciting course for those who have successfully completed the Band Instrument Repair Courses I & II. Course III is a hands-on course that was designed for the music educator, who on a tight budget, wants to learn advanced repair techniques and secure his or her knowledge of repairs on personal or school-owned equipment. Instruction includes a review and update on current repair procedures, tooling and supplies. The class will focus primarily on the execution of repair techniques through independent study and practice. The instructor will provide individual consultation and review. Participants are required to supply all instruments used for repair in the course. A complete list of what type of instruments to bring will be sent to registrants. All tools, parts, supplies and workbook are supplied (we cannot provide major new parts).

  • Band Instrument Repair, Level 4: Apprenticeship Instrument Repair | PMED 615 01
3.00
Chuck Hagler
  • Jul. 16 to Jul. 20
  • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Villanova University

Band Instrument Repair Level 4: Apprenticeship is a hands-on course designed for the music educator, who wants to extend advanced repair techniques and secure a deeper knowledge of repairs of school-owned equipment. Instruction includes a review and update on current repair procedures, tooling and supplies. The focus of the course will be in an independent apprenticeship style of learning where faculty is coaching the execution of repair work and introducing advanced skills and knowledge. Participants are required to supply all instruments used for repair in this course. All tools, parts, supplies and workbook are supplied. If major parts are needed, this will be at an added cost to the student and in consultation with the faculty of record for the course, prior to the start date. Band Instrument Repair Levels 1, 2 and 3 are the pre-requisites for this course.

  • Band Instrument Repair, Level 4: Apprenticeship Instrument Repair | PMED 615 02
3.00
Chuck Hagler
  • Jul. 23 to Jul. 27
  • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Villanova University

Band Instrument Repair Level 4: Apprenticeship is a hands-on course designed for the music educator, who wants to extend advanced repair techniques and secure a deeper knowledge of repairs of school-owned equipment. Instruction includes a review and update on current repair procedures, tooling and supplies. The focus of the course will be in an independent apprenticeship style of learning where faculty is coaching the execution of repair work and introducing advanced skills and knowledge. Participants are required to supply all instruments used for repair in this course. All tools, parts, supplies and workbook are supplied. If major parts are needed, this will be at an added cost to the student and in consultation with the faculty of record for the course, prior to the start date. Band Instrument Repair Levels 1, 2 and 3 are the prerequisites for this course.

  • Band Instrument Repair, Level 5: Apprenticeship | STME 601NM
3.00
Chuck Hagler
  • Jul. 16 to Jul. 20
  • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Villanova University

Band Instrument Repair Level 5: Apprenticeship is a hands-on course designed for the music educator, who wants to extend advanced repair techniques and secure a deeper knowledge of repairs of school-owned equipment. Instruction includes a review and update on current repair procedures, tooling and supplies. The focus of the course will be in an independent apprenticeship style of learning where faculty is coaching the execution of repair work and introducing advanced skills and knowledge. Participants are required to supply all instruments used for repair in this course. All tools, parts, supplies and workbook are supplied. If major parts are needed, this will be at an added cost to the student and in consultation with the faculty of record for the course, prior to the start date. Band Instrument Repair Levels 1, 2, 3, and 4 are the prerequisites for this course.

Songwriting + Guitar

Note: Tuition for the following courses is $1050, Fees: $60 - $150

  • Play Guitar, Teach Guitar (including Ukulele) | PMED 623 | SOLD OUT
3.00
Kevin Hanson
  • Jul. 9 to Jul. 13
  • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Villanova University || Tuition $1050 + Fee: $150 (includes a Ukulele)
  • Registration not currently open

Play Guitar, Teach Guitar. This course is designed to illuminate various approaches and techniques of playing and teaching guitar and ukulele. Guitar concepts learned will include, but not be limited to: Fretboard Basics, playing single-note melodies, basic chord shapes in the open position and in “Barre” form, picking techniques, strumming techniques, and how to strum rhythms in different styles and grooves. Students will learn basic songs with simple chord progressions, including: folk songs, Blues, three-chord rock. From the teaching lens, students will learn how to teach guitar to visual, cerebral, and conceptual learners. Songs studied will include idioms of rock n roll, RnB, folk, Blues, American standards, Reggae, and Latin-flavored guitar. Additionally, students will explore the basics of playing ukulele, including basic chord shapes and simple melodies. Learn how to transfer guitar techniques to the ukulele, so you can play and teach your favorite songs on both instruments. Students are responsible for bringing a guitar to the course each day that is in quality working order to best facilitate learning. The course fee includes a ukulele that students will receive in class.

  • The Art of Teaching Songwriting for Music Educators | PMED 701
3.00
Kevin Hanson
  • Jun. 25 to Jun. 29
  • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Ursinus College

This course provides music educators at all levels the opportunity to learn about the art of songwriting and how to teach songwriting to students. Students will gain an understanding of the basic elements of a well crafted song, and the essential elements of melody and lyrics. Strategies for writing and teaching songwriting through traditional methods, current methods in the use of technology, and creating through beats will be explored. Music educators will experience an in-depth understanding of the many facets of songwriting and how to bring this art form into the classroom.

Instrumental Emphasis: Band

Note: Tuition for the following courses is $1050, Fees: $60

  • Rehearsal + Repertoire Foundations for Concert Band | PMED 644
3.00
Frank Tracz
  • Jul. 9 to Jul. 13
  • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Villanova University

This course will provide foundations and understandings of pedagogical approaches and methodologies for use in ensemble rehearsal and repertoire study with concert band. Class participants will learn and apply strategies, tools and techniques to develop teaching capacity as ensemble leaders for all age groups and ensemble abilities. This class will function as a concert band in rehearsal each day addressing pedagogical approaches to rehearsal, establishing ensemble sonority, and realizing/addressing repertoire selection and demands. This class will utilize concert band instrumentation, and class participants are expected to bring their primary instrument for the concert band setting so that immersion in rehearsal and repertoire studies can both be understood and applied. This course is geared towards ALL concert band classrooms: Elementary, Middle and High School.

  • Rehearsal Strategies + Repertoire for Young Band | PMED 716
3.00
Dr. Scott Watson , Special Guests: Chris Bernotas, Tiffany Hitz, Jenny Neff
  • Jul. 16 to Jul. 20
  • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Parkland High School

This intensive course includes topics of interest and vital importance to music educators working with elementary and middle school concert band ensembles. Topics covered include leading effective small group lessons and large ensemble rehearsals; evaluating, choosing, and using methods; concert planning and selecting repertoire; recruitment, retention, and switching instruments; assessment; and managing student records. In-service teachers are encouraged to share their successful techniques as well. Participants should bring a primary and secondary instrument to use to try techniques presented and to play during ensemble repertoire reading sessions.

  • Brass + Woodwind Instrument Technique Lab| PMED 678
3.00
Randy Kapralick , Matthew Gallagher + Christopher Farr
  • Jun. 25 to Jun. 29
  • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Villanova University

The Brass and Woodwind Instrument Technique Lab is designed for band directors to hone their technical and pedagogical skills on brass and woodwind instruments. Students will learn elements of proper embouchure, breathing, reed preparation and use, technical facility, and details specific to instruments in the brass and woodwind families. This course will allow for students to deepen their skills and knowledge beyond their primary instruments to benefit their teaching and instruction in their band programs. Students will be involved in direct instruction on specific instruments daily, in rehearsal lab settings for both jazz band and concert band, small brass and woodwind ensemble playing, and whole group lecture. A trumpet masterclass will be held during the course to specifically target issues of young and emerging trumpet players. Instruments, mouthpieces and reeds will be provided for students during the course. All students in the class, regardless of their primary instrument, will be involved in learning both brass and woodwind methods during this course.

Instrumental Emphasis: Jazz

Note: Tuition for the following courses is $1050, Fees: $60

  • History of Jazz | PMED 702
3.00
Mark Allen
  • Jul. 9 to Jul. 13
  • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Villanova University

Study of jazz from its African and European roots through its emergence at the turn of the twentieth century as a unique and distinctive American art form. The various styles of jazz are studied (ragtime, New Orleans Dixieland, Chicago style, swing, be-bop, cool, hard-bop, funk, freeform, third stream, fusion, contemporary trends and Afro-Latin inspired jazz), including their effect on the popular music with which jazz has coexisted. The course includes in-depth study of the primary exponents of the various styles. Audio and video materials are used to provide students with a better understanding of jazz and its influences on American culture. In terms of prerequisites, it is assumed that students are acquainted with basic music theory. A grasp of music theory is of particular importance in the analysis of improvised solos that will periodically be distributed. Successful completion of this course will likely have a positive impact on your performance skill, composition/arranging competencies, recognition of various jazz styles and the influences they have had on American culture, your participation and contribution to ensembles, and your understanding of jazz and its place in the world. You will also be well equipped to teach jazz history either as a component of other courses or as a stand-alone course.

Instrumental Emphasis: Strings

Note: Tuition for the following courses is $1050, Fees: $60

  • Strings for the Non-String Players| PMED 674
3.00
Betsy Maliszewski
  • Jun. 25 to Jun. 29
  • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Villanova University

Strings for the Non-String Player is an in-depth examination of the playing and teaching of string instruments in today’s classroom environment. Designed for the teacher with minimal string playing experience, the course will provide students with the theoretical and practical knowledge required for teaching elementary and secondary strings. The course will be organized into daily sessions of class lessons, in-depth discussions, instrument specific technique programs, and ensemble training. Topics discussed will include: String Program Set-up and Organization; Lesson Implementation; Assessment; Method Book /Orchestral Literature Review; Rehearsal Techniques; Tuning and Intonation Development, and Advanced Right and Left Hand Technique for the secondary level player. Students will exit the class playing a string instrument, with knowledge of string teaching methods, techniques and literature, and lesson plans to apply string pedagogy to their specific teaching situations. What to bring: Please bring a violin, a viola, and a cello. Basses will be supplied.

  • Orchestral Repertoire for Secondary String Ensemble | PMED 664
3.00
Adriana Linares , Betsy Malisewski
  • Jun. 25 to Jun. 29
  • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Ursinus College
  • Registration not currently open

This course will provide students with an in-depth analysis, study and ensemble approach to orchestral repertoire written for middle school and high school string ensembles and orchestras. Students will gain an understanding of the spectrum of repertoire at various grade levels, genre, and historical contexts, as well as modern works for the string orchestra and influential new works and composers. Effective rehearsal strategies for string ensembles, and implementation of methodology to support repertoire selection and performance will also be a critical component of the course. Students will be required to play a stringed instrument during this course.

Drums

Note: Tuition for the following courses is $1050, Fees: $60

  • Introduction to Drum Set | PMED 770 SOLD OUT
3.00
Marc Dicciani
  • Jun. 25 to Jun. 29
  • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Ursinus College
  • Registration not currently open

This course is designed for those who have little or no experience or formal training in drum set performance or practice. Teaching is directed towards enabling participants to acquire a facility for themselves, and in turn, to help them teach and coach their student drummers in developing better drumming skills and overall musicianship. You'll learn about technique, styles (including rock, jazz, Brazilian, and Afro-Cuban), improvisation, reading, repertoire, and drum equipment. No equipment is required; you will be supplied with a pair of sticks, a method book, and a play-along CD. Each student will sit at their own professional drum set that includes all cymbals and hardware.

  • Playing the Drums: Level 2, Intermediate| PMED 773 SOLD OUT
3.0
Marc Dicciani
  • Jun. 25 to Jun. 29
  • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Ursinus College
  • Registration not currently open

The course is designed for those who have attained some basic to moderate level of proficiency on the drumset, either as a result of having taken the first level of this course, or having played the drums previously. The teaching is directed towards primarily enabling students to acquire a more advanced level of ability for themselves, and also to improve the skills and knowledge required for group and private instruction and direction of students. Students study intermediate level of technique, styles, improvisation, reading, repertoire, and equipment, including electronic drums. No equipment is required; students will be supplied with a pair of sticks, a method book, and a play-along CD. Each student will sit at their own professional drum set that includes all cymbals and hardware.

Musical Theater

Note: Tuition for the following courses is $1050, Fees: $60

  • Making a Musical: Mayhem to Merriment | PMED 641
3.00
Kati Donovan
  • Jun. 25 to Jun. 29
  • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Ursinus College
  • Registration not currently open

Making a Musical: Mayhem to Merriment. It’s often stated that the musical theatre is the most collaborative of efforts in the performing arts, and that’s for good reason. Since the earliest days of Jerome Kern to the most recent musicals traveling through space, time and the stories of history, musicals have called on the artistry of composers, librettists, singers, actors, musicians, dancers, choreographers, directors, and designers. Under the best of situations that level of collaboration is a challenge, under the least of situations it can be chaos. This course is an exploration in identifying the unifying narrative that drives each of the above disparate elements comprising the musical. Vocabulary and exercises will be established to help the student engage in a dynamic, artistic and satisfying reach through the musical production effort. Students will establish methods of storytelling in order to focus a production team, an artistic team and a cast toward a unifying goal.