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  • 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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2017 Summer Music Studies Courses

Course
Credits
Instructor
Date/Time/ Location
ORFF Certification and Supplemental Courses
  • Orff Level 1 | PMED 738 SOLD OUT
4.00
Beth Ann Hepburn
  • Jul. 17 to Jul. 28
  • 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Villanova University ; NOTE: Tuition: $1347, 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 SOLD OUT
4.00
Cyndee Giebler
  • Jul. 17 to Jul. 28
  • 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Villanova University; NOTE: Tuition $1347, 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 3 | PMED 740
4.00
Michelle Fella Przybylowski
  • Jul. 17 to Jul. 28
  • 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Villanova University; NOTE: Tuition $1347, Fees: $100
  • Registration not currently open

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.

  • Composition and Arranging in Elemental Style in the Orff Schulwerk Classroom | PMED 742
3.00
Cyndee Giebler
  • Jul. 10 to Jul. 14
  • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Villanova University; NOTE: Tuition $1010, Fees: $50
  • 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: Orff Levels I and II from any AOSA approved course provider.

  • Curriculum Development in Orff Schulwerk | PMED 743
3.00
Diana Hawley
  • Jul. 17 to Jul. 21
  • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Villanova University; NOTE: Tuition $1010, Fees: $50
  • Registration not currently open

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: Orff Levels I and II from any AOSA approved course provider.

Note(s): Tuition for the Orff Levels 1, 2, and 3 Certification courses is $1347, Fees: $100

 Tuition for the Orff Supplemental courses is $1010, Fees: $50
 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 $1010, Fees: $50 - $100

  • Smart Music + Accompaniment Software For Music Education | PMED 765
3.00
Ted Scalzo
  • Jun. 26 to Jun. 30
  • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Villanova University
  • Registration not currently open

Learn how to use SmartMusic software with your students and explore ways to create custom accompaniments for use in the music classroom and rehearsal settings. The course will explore the incredible SmartMusic repertoire library, which includes 31 method books (band, string, and jazz), 2,500 concert titles, over 7,000 solo titles, and the new vocal sight-singing methods and choral warm-ups. You will learn how to use SmartMusic assessment and how it can encourage your students to practice longer and more often. You will experience the steps and procedures for creating your own SmartMusic classes and assignments and how to track your students' progress. You will also learn how to create your own custom SmartMusic accompaniments using Finale notation software and from any MP3 audio file. Participants will learn how to create accompaniments using a wide variety of software titles including Finale, Sibelius, Band-in-a-Box and GarageBand. Additional topics include creating and searching for MIDI and audio files and converting them so they can be burned to an audio CD or posted on a school or personal website. Our primary focus will be on the new SmartMusic.

  • Live Sound Production for Music Educators, Level 2 | PMED 781
3.00
JohnPaul Beattie
  • Jun. 26 to Jun. 30
  • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
The University of the Arts
  • Registration not currently open

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. 26 to Jun. 30
  • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
The University of the Arts
  • Registration not currently open

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
3.00
Michael Fein
  • Jul. 17 to Jul. 21
  • 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.)

  • Intro to Logic Pro X for Music Educators | PMED 730
3.00
JohnPaul Beattie
  • Jul. 24 to Jul. 28
  • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
The University of the Arts
  • Registration not currently open

This course is designed to introduce music educators to Logic Pro X, a digital audio workstation and MIDI sequencer software application for the MAC platform. For users of Garage Band, this introduction to Logic will make evident and present understandings about the depth of features and abilities that Logic has above and beyond the capabilities of Garage Band. Students will learn how Logic can be used in various music education classroom settings, and as both a teaching/learning tool and recording production tool for music education programs.

  • Teaching Creativity Through Music Technology | PMED 727
3.00
Dr. Scott Watson
  • Jul. 10 to Jul. 14
  • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Parkland High School
  • Registration not currently open

It has never been easier or more fun for your students to compose, improvise, arrange, and produce music related projects than with today's technology. In this class you will share technology tools, project ideas, pedagogical models, and assessment tolls for unlocking your student's creativity. Although geared primarily to middle school and high school classroom music (general music, music theory, music production) with access to technology, there will be some instrumental and vocal carry-over as well. Whether you are looking for fresh ways to use what you have, or solid reasons to move towards getting gear and software for the program you wish you had, the course shares ways to use tools such as electronic keyboards, personal computers, (Windows or Mac) and various other hardware and software creatively and offers suggestions as to what you to get going. Other than familiarity with using a personal computer, no specialized software/ hardware knowledge is needed.

  • Lights, Camera, Learning! Video Projects in Music Education | PMED 725 SOLD OUT
3.00
Dr. Scott Watson
  • Jul. 17 to Jul. 21
  • 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.

  • iPad Audio + Video Recording to Enhance Instruction | PMED 776 SOLD OUT
3.00
Tom Rudolph
  • Jun. 19 to Aug. 11
ONLINE
  • Registration not currently open

The iPad is fast becoming the music teacher's new best friend. This course is designed for music teachers who have access to an iPad 2 or later model for use in the classroom/rehearsal as well as teachers who are working in a 1:1 iPad classroom. The first half of the course focuses on GarageBand for iPad and how it can enhance instruction and assessment. iMovie for iPad is the focus of the second half of the course and includes a variety of applications to enhance lessons along with student video projects that can be used for assessment. Using the iPad to record live audio and video of performing ensembles will also be addressed. Video screen recording, referred to as "screencasting," will be covered in depth, focusing on how to record quality videos for student learning, interviews, and other tutorials. Cloud options for storing audio and video will include Google Drive, Soundcloud, YouTube, Vimeo and TeacherTube. Basic knowledge of the iPad is recommended although not required. Required Materials: Access to an iPad2 or later, iPad Air, or iPad mini; as well as being able to connect the iPad to a Mac or Windows computer. The two main apps, GarageBand for iPad and iMovie for iPad are free with most iPads. Please note that online courses are asynchronous, independently paced, AND require weekly assignments to complete.

  • Garageband Does It All | PMED 728 SOLD OUT
3.00
Stefani Langol
  • Jun. 19 to Aug. 11
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. This course will be taught online. Students must have access to a MAC laptop or iMAC with GarageBand version 10.0 or later for use throughout the course. Please note that online courses are asynchronous, independently paced, AND require weekly assignments to complete.

General Music

Note: Tuition for the following courses is $1010, Fees: $50 - $100

  • Introduction to Dalcroze | PMED 638
3.00
Dawn Pratson
  • Jun. 26 to Jun. 30
  • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Villanova University
  • Registration not currently open

Introduction to Dalcroze. This course is an introduction to the philosophy, principals 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.

  • Creative Classroom Musicianship for Elementary General Music Education | PMED 751
3.00
Anne Sterner-Porreca
  • Jul. 10 to Jul. 14
  • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Ursinus College
  • Registration not currently open

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 $1010, Fees: $50 - $100

  • Contemporary Vocal Music Strategies | PMED 758
3.00
Liz Radigonda & Tiffany Jones
  • Jul. 24 to Jul. 28
  • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
The University of the Arts
  • Registration not currently open

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.

  • Choral Conducting for Music Educators | PMED 686
3.00
Jason Bizich , Special Guest: Robert Shafer
  • Jul. 10 to Jul. 14
  • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Ursinus College
  • Registration not currently open

This course will focus on the primary elements and components of advancing conducting skills for directors of choral ensembles at all levels. Students will be immersed in score study, analysis, and application of conducting techniques during the class. Students will be expected to apply understandings to real time ensemble conducting and coaching experiences, observation, reflection and critique throughout the course.

Instrument Repair

Note: Tuition for the following courses is $1010, Fees: $50 - $100

  • Band Instrument Repair 1 | PMED 611 SOLD OUT
3.00
Chuck Hagler
  • Jul. 17 to Jul. 21
  • 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 2 | PMED 612
3.00
Chuck Hagler
  • Jul. 24 to Jul. 28
  • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Villanova University
  • Registration not currently open

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. What to bring: 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 3 | PMED 613
3.00
Chuck Hagler
  • Jul. 24 to Jul. 28
  • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Villanova University
  • Registration not currently open

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. What to bring: 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 4: Apprenticeship | PMED 615
3.00
Chuck Hagler
  • Jul. 10 to Jul. 14
  • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Villanova University
  • Registration not currently open

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.

  • String Instrument Repair, Level 2 | PMED 668
3.00
Christopher Page Bluemel
  • Jun. 26 to Jun. 30
  • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Villanova University
  • Registration not currently open

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).

Songwriting + Guitar

Note: Tuition for the following courses is $1010, Fees: $50 - $100

  • Play Guitar, Teach Guitar | PMED 623
3.00
Kevin Hanson
  • Jun. 26 to Jun. 30
  • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Villanova University
  • Registration not currently open

Play Guitar, Teach Guitar. This course is designed to illuminate various approaches and techniques of playing and teaching 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. Students are responsible for bringing a guitar to the course each day that is in quality working order to best facilitate learning.

  • The Art of Teaching Songwriting for Music Educators, Level 2 | PMED 703
3.00
Kevin Hanson
  • Jul. 10 to Jul. 14
  • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Villanova University
  • Registration not currently open

The Art of Songwriting for Music Educators Level 2 provides music educators who have taken PMED/MMED701, The Art of Songwriting for Music Educators, the opportunity to deepen and refine their knowledge and understanding about the art of songwriting and how to teach songwriting to students. Students will explore and experience a more sophisticated understanding of the elements of a well-crafted song, and the essential elements of melody and lyrics. Advanced strategies and skills for writing and teaching songwriting through traditional methods, current methods in the use of technology, and creating through beats will be expanded upon. Music educators will employ innovative strategies that build upon the foundations established in the first course to continue to expand upon their creative capacities and those of their students.

Instrumental Emphasis: Band

Note: Tuition for the following courses is $1010, Fees: $50 - $100

  • The Complete Band Program | PMED 715
3.00
Keith W. Hodgson , Special Guest: Dr. Andrew Yozviak
  • Jun. 26 to Jun. 30
  • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Villanova University
  • Registration not currently open

This course will focus on the essential elements of a successful concert band school program. Effective ensemble rehearsal strategies, pedagogical foundations, repertoire selection, assessment methods, and how to commission works will comprise the musicianship/musical aspects of the course. Recruitment and retention, staffing, scheduling, budgeting, inventory, and ensemble rehearsal and performance space will comprise the organizational understandings of the course. How to build relationships with music vendors and the selection of high quality instruments for student musicians of all ages will be addressed. Additionally, entrepreneurial strategies, networking, and advocacy resources will complete the awareness-building component of the course to support band directors in visioning, creating, and ultimately deploying the complete band program. Students will be expected to play a band instrument during this course.

  • Instrumental Conducting | PMED 618
3.00
Dennis Fisher
  • Jul. 10 to Jul. 14
  • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Ursinus College
  • Registration not currently open

This course will focus on the primary elements and components of advancing conducting skills for directors of concert band ensembles at all levels. Students will be immersed in score study, analysis, and application of conducting techniques during the class. Students will be expected to apply understandings to real time ensemble conducting and coaching experiences, observation, reflection and critique throughout the course.

  • Rehearsal and Repertoire Foundations for Concert Band | PMED 644
3.00
Frank Tracz
  • Jul. 24 to Jul. 28
  • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
The University of the Arts
  • Registration not currently open

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.

Instrumental Emphasis: Jazz

Note: Tuition for the following courses is $1010, Fees: $50 - $100

  • Jazz Musicianship Concepts| PMED 680
3.00
Randy Kapralick
  • Jun. 26 to Jun. 30
  • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Ursinus College
  • Registration not currently open

Jazz Musicianship Concepts for Music Educators is a graduate level course for all music educators seeking to introduce, evolve, and advance knowledge of teaching jazz to student musicians of all ages. There will be substantial playing time on primary and secondary instruments, as discovery and implementation through creative methods will be a central focus of the course. Each student will extend his or her depth of knowledge in jazz musicianship by actively experiencing innovative strategies encompassing rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic concepts. Additionally, music educators will sharpen their ensemble and improvisational skills in real time by participating in daily small and large ensemble reading sessions with a live rhythm section. A revitalized outlook and approach to educating music students can be expected at the conclusion of the course. Course participants are expected to bring a primary and a secondary instrument of choice with the expectation that there will be considerable playing time throughout the course.

  • Rehearsal Strategies and Repertoire for Jazz Band | PMED 681
3.00
David Orehowsky , Dave DiValentino
  • Jul. 10 to Jul. 14
  • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Villanova University
  • Registration not currently open

Rehearsal Strategies and Repertoire for Jazz Band will provide students with an in-depth analysis, study and ensemble approach to jazz band rehearsal strategies and diverse repertoire for varying ages and in diverse styles. Students will gain an understanding of effective rehearsal strategies for jazz ensembles of all levels, implementation of methodology to support student musical growth, and the opportunity within a jazz ensemble setting to apply design methods and instructional pedagogy to the ensemble setting. Students will be required to play their primary and perhaps a secondary instrument during this course to balance instrumentation.

Instrumental Emphasis: Strings

Note: Tuition for the following courses is $1010, Fees: $50 - $100

  • Chamber Music Ensembles in School Orchestra | PMED 659
3.00
Adriana Linares
  • Jun. 26 to Jun. 30
  • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Ursinus College
  • Registration not currently open

Chamber Music Ensembles in School Orchestra. Chamber Music combines the soloist element of playing with the ideal of the orchestral team player, while conserving individual sounds and personalities. Playing chamber music is one of the best ways to introduce ensemble techniques to string players. In order to coexist as an ensemble there must be essential values such as partnership, collaboration, respect, consideration, unity, and empathy. These innate traits are essential in both rehearsal and performance. Chamber music embraces elements such as unity in sound, mastery in ensemble, rhythmic precision, visual awareness, and a sense of flexibility. Learning these elements through chamber music will transfer into any type of playing, weather in the orchestral setting or in solo playing. This course will focus on developing instructional and rehearsal skills for teaching and performing chamber music with public school students. Students are expected to bring a string instrument as playing will be a significant component of the course.

  • The Modern Orchestra Classroom: Meeting the Needs of All, One Student at a Time | PMED 652
3.00
Betsy Malisewski
  • Jul. 10 to Jul. 14
  • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Villanova University
  • Registration not currently open

The Modern Orchestra Classroom: Meeting the Needs of All, One Student at a Time. String educators are faced with external challenges that impact student musical growth such as course scheduling, state testing, and student conflicts. In addition, teachers need to address multiple capacities such as implementing new technology, working with diverse student populations, and using differentiation strategies to meet the needs of all learners. This course will address the challenges of serving the needs of all students while maintaining instructional integrity and curricular goals prescribed by district and state mandates. Each day a different topic will be covered in depth, as it relates to developing high quality string programs. Afternoon music reading sessions will be tied into the topic of the day, as will research based on practical and clinical application readings. Students will be expected to bring a string instrument and to participate in all aspects of playing daily throughout the course.

Drums

Note: Tuition for the following courses is $1010, Fees: $50 - $100

  • Introduction to Playing the Drum Set | PMED 770 SOLD OUT
3.00
Marc Dicciani
  • Jun. 26 to Jun. 30
  • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Ursinus College
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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.

Musical Theater

Note: Tuition for the following courses is $1010, Fees: $50 - $100

  • Making a Musical: Mayhem to Merriment | PMED 641
3.00
Kati Donovan
  • Jun. 26 to Jun. 30
  • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
The University of the Arts
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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.