Summer Music Workshops
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN.
Professional Development and Graduate Courses for Graduate and Continuing Education Students
The School of Music at Fredonia offers a variety of courses for practicing teachers, graduate students, and preservice teachers. Please contact Dr. Katherine Levy for more information about earning a graduate degree in music education and Continuing Teacher and Leader Education hours (CTLEs).
June 30 - July 5: Wind Conducting Symposium (MUS 565-01)
Instructor: Dr. Paula Holcomb
The Fredonia Wind Conducting Symposium welcomes conductors of all levels explore score study, conducting techniques, repertoire options and selection criteria, rehearsal techniques, and ensemble techniques.
July 8 - 12: Popular Music Pedagogy (MUED 555-01)
Instructor: Bryan Powell
This course is a one-week, interactive workshop that serves as an introduction to implementing and maintaining Modern Band programs at all levels. Participants will become familiar with the use of technology in music and learn the fundamental playing and teaching techniques for all Modern Band instruments including guitar, keyboard, drums, vocals, hip hop, ukulele and bass. This student-centered approach provides instant music-making experiences by utilizing improvisational activities, recreating familiar popular music selections, and creating new compositions based on style/genre interests. Participants use their new pedagogical knowledge and instrumental skill set to perform original songs they create during the course. The goal of this course is to inspire music educators to leverage the cultural capital of their students and provide a music education experience that will be as diverse as the students they will one day teach.
July 15 - 19: Creative Classroom Management (MUED 618)
Instructor: Laura Dornberger
This is a one-week, interactive seminar dealing with creative solutions to a vast array of classroom management and discipline issues in PK-12 music classrooms.
July 20 - 21: Outisde the Box: Innovative Ideas for School Music Ensembles (MUED 565-01)
Instructor: Scott Glasser
From recruitment and community outreach to programming and team-building, explore practical and successful innovations to enhance and energize your ensemble programs. The content in this workshop can be applied to any ensemble program, from band and orchestra to choir, jazz, and beyond!
July 21 - 26, August 2: Advanced Choral Conducting/Analysis of Styles (MUS 566)
Instructor: Vernon Huff
Advanced choral conducting techniques and analysis of choral scores. Students will conduct in class from choral repertoire that will be chosen from representative works of the important style periods in music history, including Gregorian Chant, the Middle Ages, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and a variety of 20th century styles. Some class time will also be devoted to presentation and discussion of appropriate choral literature of high quality in the school curriculum.
August 3 - 4: Elemental Explorations: Orff Process in Games and Interdisciplinary Lessons (MUED 565-02)
Instructor: Nick Wild
This workshop will provide examples of interdisciplinary lessons and storytelling that maintain musical integrity through the creative process. We will explore concepts from multiple subject areas, but always with a primary focus on process teaching, elemental music theory, and student-centered musical experiences. We will also experience the full potential of the Orff approach as we play some of my students’ favorite “fun but challenging” games and use various media to develop the games’ musical elements in creative contexts.
August 4 - 9: The Art of Improvisation (MUS 580)
Instructors: Dr. David Rudge, Mary Knysh
August 4 - 9: The Art of Improvisation
This 5-day workshop is an exploration of free-improvisation, one of the NY State Standards, in an environment that is energetic, humorous and open-minded. David Rudge and the staff of Music for People will help you move beyond the inhibitions of musical training while playing at the peak of your technical and expressive ability in your preferred musical style. The Workshop is for musicians, vocal or instrumental, experienced in any musical tradition--classical, jazz, theatre, rock, ethnic, etc. Prior experience in improvisation is not necessary. Please check the Music for People website musicforpeople.org for more information.
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Please direct questions about the workshops to Dr. Katherine Levy
Questions about registering for graduate credit? Please contact Wendy Dunst
The State University of New York at Fredonia reserves the right to cancel a course that does not meet minimum enrollment