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2014 SMU Music Educators Workshops

Summer professional development and learning opportunities available for music educators and students of music

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Register now for SMU Educators Workshops.

For further information about SMU Music Educators Workshops contact Julie Scott at scottj@smu.edu or 214-768-3717; or call the SMU Music Office at 214-768-1951.

About the Workshops

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The SMU Music Educators Workshops are annual professional development and learning opportunities offered for music educators and students of music through the Music Division of SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts. The Music Division of Meadows is an accredited institutional member of both the National Association of Schools of Music and the Texas Association of Music Schools.

Adult students who earn graduate credit for participation in the Music Educators Workshops may apply the credit to a Master of Music in Music Education degree, once accepted into the masters program.

Learn more about the Master of Music in Music Education.

First Steps in Music

June 9-11, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily
Noncredit Cost: $400
Housing: $175 for single; $130 for double
John Feierabend, Instructor

Instrument Repair for the Band Director

June 12-14, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily
Noncredit Cost: $300
Required Materials: A required toolkit for this class will be available for purchase at the workshop for $100. Payments for the toolkits will be made directly to Ann MacMillan on the first day of the class.
Housing: There is no on-campus housing available for this workshop. For a listing of local Dallas hotels near the SMU campus and out-of-state discounts click here  
Ann MacMillan, Instructor

The Art of Teaching Music

a workshop for instrumental music directors held in conjunction with Sam Houston State University
June 16-18, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily
Brian Merrill and Matthew McInturf, Course Organizers
For more information, contact Brian Merrill at merrill@smu.edu

Orff Schulwerk Master Class

June 16-20, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily
Noncredit Cost: $500
Housing: $350 for single; $250 for double
Werner Beidinger, Instructor

Orff Schulwerk, Levels I, II, And III

June 16-27, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays
Noncredit Cost: $700
Housing: $700 for single; $500 for double
Michael Chandler, Paul Cribari, Andrew Ellingsen, Paul Hallsted, Richard Layton, Beth Melin Nelson, Jacqueline Schrader, and Meg Tietz, Faculty

Kodály Certification Training, Levels I, II, III; Choral Track, Levels I and II

June 30-July 17, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays (No classes July 4)
Presented in conjunction with the Plano ISD Kodály Certification Program
Noncredit Cost: $800
Housing: $1,050 for single; $800 for double (includes breakfast each morning)
Kenny Allen, Gay Baker deMontel, László Durányik, Lenke Igo, Cecile Johnson, Brenda Keen, Kathy Kuddes, and Kristin Moore, Faculty

Advanced Choral Conducting

July 7-9
Noncredit Cost: $350
Housing: There is no on-campus housing available for this workshop. For a listing of local Dallas hotels near the SMU campus and out-of-state discounts click here
Pam Elrod Huffman and Robert Bode, Instructors

SMU Institute for Piano Teachers

July 8-11
Cost: On or before May 1: $275; After May 1: $325
Forrest Kinney, Bradley Sowash, and Leila Viss, Guest Presenters
Presented by SMU, the Frances Clark Center for Keyboard Pedagogy, and Pender’s Music
For more information, or for registration, click here

SMU Institute for Young Pianists

July 13-19
Cathy Lysinger and Kevin Gunter, Co-Directors
For more information, or for registration, click here

Dalcroze Eurhythmics: Rhythm Flowing Inside You

July 28-August 1, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily
Noncredit Cost: $500
Housing: $250 for single; $175 for double
David Frego, Instructor

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2014 SMU Music Educators Workshops

First Steps in Music

Instrument Repair for the Band Director

Orff Schulwerk Master Class

Orff Schulwerk, Levels I, II, And III

Kodály Certification Training: Levels I, II, III; Choral Track Levels I and II

Advanced Choral Conducting Techniques

Dalcroze Eurhythmics: Rhythm Flowing Inside You

SMU Institute for Piano Teachers

SMU Institute for Young Pianists

Piano Preparatory Department

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