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2020 SMU Music Educators Workshops - ONLINE!

Summer professional development and learning opportunities for music educators

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The in-person SMU Music Educators Workshops have been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please take a look at our online offerings, which may be taken for CPE and/or university credit.

A Brief Introduction to Orff!
Michael Chandler, Julie Scott, and Meg Tietz, Instructors

  • Dates: June 11-12
  • Times: 2:00-3:30 p.m. CST
  • Prerequisite: A degree in music or a strong musical background
  • Cost: FREE!
  • CPE Hours: 3

Description:

Join us to explore several aspects of Orff Schulwerk for you to ponder as you consider taking the Level I Teacher Education Course in 2021! Together via Zoom, we’ll discuss the history and background, process, and movement- and music-making media of Orff Schulwerk. 

Developing an Orff Schulwerk Curriculum
Michael Chandler and Julie Scott, Instructors

  • Dates: June 8-12
  • Times: 8:30-11:30 a.m. CST
  • Prerequisite: Successful completion of Orff Schulwerk Level I
  • Cost: $150
  • CPE Hours: 15
  • Graduate Credit Cost: Additional $500 for 1 hour of graduate credit, paid separately to SMU

Description:

This course emphasizes the pragmatic application and organization of music skills and concepts from the K–5 general music classroom as developed through Orff Schulwerk. The course includes a brief overview of prominent learning theorists and educational psychologists relevant to active music instruction and focuses on sequential music skill development that is age and grade appropriate. Course participants create an individual scope and sequence for grades K–5 based on Orff Schulwerk terminology and theory. Prerequisite: Orff Level I from any AOSA approved course.

A Brief Introduction to Orff! (Second Section)
Michael Chandler and Julie Scott, Instructors

  • Dates: June 15-16
  • Times: 2:00-3:30 p.m. CST
  • Prerequisite: A degree in music or a strong musical background
  • Cost: FREE
  • CPE Hours: 3

Description:

Join us to explore several aspects of Orff Schulwerk for you to ponder as you consider taking the Level I Teacher Education Course in 2021! Together via Zoom, we’ll discuss the history and background, process, and movement- and music-making media of Orff Schulwerk.

Putting Orff Pedagogy into Practice
Jacque Schrader and Meg Tietz, Instructors

  • Dates: June 15-26, weekdays only
  • Times: 8:30-11:30 a.m. CST
    • Individual appointments may be scheduled in addition to these hours, based on student need and instructor availability.
  • Prerequisite: Successful completion of Orff Schulwerk, Level I, II, or III
  • Cost: $300
  • CPE Hours: 30

Graduate Credit Cost: Additional $1,000 for 2 hours of graduate credit, paid separately to SMU 

Description:

Pedagogy within Orff Schulwerk is the careful examination of the structure, materials, and transitions that encompass the Orff process: what works, what doesn’t, and why? This unique online course will seek to answer these questions by offering individualized strategies to implement Schulwerk materials. The format will include full group sessions, small group breakouts, and one-on-one mentoring appointments. Instructors will provide customized guidance and specific feedback based on the needs and experiences of individual teachers.  Additionally, instructors will model utilizing many entry points and focuses within lesson design.  Upon course completion, teachers will be able to examine past lessons for success and create new successful lessons based on the model provided.  Daily assignments will include examining and selecting new material and developing successful and engaging processes. 

The Elemental Style: Composing and Arranging, Part I
Paul Cribari and Rick Layton, Instructors

  • Dates: June 15-26, weekdays only
  • Times: 1:30-3:00 p.m. CST
  • Prerequisite: Successful completion of Orff Schulwerk, Level I or II
  • Cost: $150
  • CPE Hours: 15
  • Graduate Credit Cost: Additional $500 for 1 hour of graduate credit, paid separately to SMU

Description:

This course is for students of the Schulwerk who have experienced the possibilities of elemental style through participation in an Orff Schulwerk teacher education course. Participants in this online class should have practical hands-on experience with the works of Carl Orff and Gunild Keetman, and a basic understanding of the traditional developmental flow of Western European art and folk music. This course is intended for students who have completed either Orff Schulwerk Level I or Level II. 

An Introduction to Kodály
Kathy Kuddes, Instructor

  • Dates: July 2-3
  • Times: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. CST
  • A degree in music or a strong musical background
  • Cost: Free
  • CPE Hours: 4

Description:

Join us to explore the pillars of the Kodály concept as you consider taking the Level I Teacher Education Course in 2021! Together via Zoom, we’ll discuss the history, philosophy, instructional process, personal musicianship and curricular design that are the foundation of Kodály-inspired teaching. 

Becoming a Kodály-Inspired Musicianship Teacher
Gay deMontel and Georgia Newlin, Instructors

  • Dates: July 6-10
  • Times: 8:30-11:30 a.m. CST
  • Kodály Certification
    • Recommendation from a Kodály Musicianship Teacher
  • Cost: $150
  • CPE Hours: 15
  • Graduate Credit Cost: Additional $500 for 1 hour of graduate credit, paid separately to SMU

Description:

Interested in teaching Musicianship classes in Kodály Certification programs? This course provides guidance by defining the essential components of an outstanding Musicianship teacher. It establishes understanding, knowledge, and skills in designing and teaching Musicianship courses by deepening an understanding of: 1) choosing high quality instruction materials, 2) providing rigor of experiences for diverse populations, 3) developing an ideal curriculum, and 4) mastering effective teaching practices. This course provides preparation for apprenticeship in a Kodály Levels program. Participants should have completed an OAKE-Endorsed training course and have a recommendation from a Kodály Musicianship instructor.

The Well-Trained Ear: Extractable Patterns from All Genres
Janell Bjorklund, Corey Fisher Smith, and Kristin Vogt, Instructors

  • Dates: July 6-10
  • Times: 8:30-11:30 a.m. CST
  • Prerequisite: Successful completion of at least one level of Kodály training
  • Cost: $150
  • CPE Hours: 15
  • Graduate Credit Cost: Additional $500 for 1 hour of graduate credit, paid separately to SMU

Description:

Apply the aural skills developed during Kodály training to identify extractable, teachable patterns from a wide range of musical repertoire, from children’s folk music to popular music to art music. Participants will explore a wide variety of repertoire and ways to use known musical skills to connect and engage students in musical learning.

 

Kodály for Choirs: Score Study & Rehearsal Planning*
Jason Dove and Melissa Young, Instructors

  • Dates: July 6-17, weekdays only
  • Times: 8:30-11:30 a.m. CST
  • Prerequisite: A degree in music or a strong musical background
  • Cost: $300
  • CPE Hours: 30
  • Graduate Credit Cost: Additional $1,000 for 2 hours of graduate credit, paid separately to SMU

Description:

Explore the application of preparation, presentation and practice in a secondary choral setting through a detailed score study. High school directors will explore the 2021 All-State Choir literature, while middle school directors apply similar score study to popular All-Region Choir literature. Get prepared for the upcoming TMEA season with a fresh and detailed approach to choral repertoire that will support individual student musicianship, ensemble readiness and audition success for you and your students.

 

*Important Registration Note: The class format will include sessions with all participants, as well as break-out sessions specifically for high school or middle school directors. However, participants will register for either the high school section or the middle school section. Look for the correct section when you register.

 

Building a Personal Song Collection
Janell Bjorklund, Kathy Kuddes, and Kristin Vogt, Instructors

  • Dates: July 6-17, weekdays only
  • Times: 1:30-4:30 p.m. CST
  • Prerequisite: Successful completion of at least one level of Kodály training
  • Cost: $300
  • CPE Hours: 30
  • Graduate Credit Cost: Additional $1,000 for 2 hours of graduate credit, paid separately to SMU

Description:

This course is designed for teachers who are ready to work in detail on their instructional song collection. Learn how to use Musecore (free notation software) to transcribe song material in Mastercopy format, investigate a variety of print and online resources for song material and information and apply Kodály-inspired analysis to determine where these songs are most useful within a literacy-based curriculum. Participants should have completed at least one level of Kodály training and begun an instructional song collection.

The Elemental Style: Composing and Arranging, Part 2
Paul Cribari and Rick Layton, Instructors

  • Dates: July 13-24, weekdays only
  • Times: 8:30-10:00 a.m. CST
  • Prerequisites:
    • AOSA Level III Certification or successful completion of “The Elemental Style: Composing and Arranging, Part I.”
  • Cost: $150
  • CPE Hours: 15
  • Graduate Credit Cost: Additional $500 for 1 hour of graduate credit, paid separately to SMU

Description:

This course is for students of the Schulwerk who have experienced the possibilities of elemental style through participation in an Orff Schulwerk teacher education course. Participants in this online class should have practical hands-on experience with the works of Carl Orff and Gunild Keetman, and a basic understanding of the traditional developmental flow of Western European art and folk music. This course is designed for students who have completed Orff Schulwerk certification or who have successfully completed “The Elemental Style: Composing and Arranging, Part 1.”

The Art of Teaching Music: A Workshop for Band Directors - Meeting Online


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2020 SMU Music Educators Workshops - ONLINE!

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The Art of Teaching Music: A Workshop for Band Directors

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