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6216 Developing the Middle School Instrumentalist

 

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This course reveals strategies to develop strong technical skills in second- and third-year players, keeping the “fun” in fundamentals. Learn how to help middle school players be thinking musicians as well as good musicians. Method and technique books for second-, third- and fourth-year players as well as appropriate pieces for these students are reviewed in depth.

Instructors: Steve M. Nendza & Guests

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Steve M. Nendza is currently in his 6th year as band director at Jack Hille Middle School in Oak Forest, IL. Under his direction the size of the band program has more than tripled, a second jazz band, a woodwind ensemble and percussion ensemble have also been added. In 2013 the Hille Middle School 6th grade band performed as a demonstration ensemble at the Midwest Clinic. In January 2011 the Hille Jazz Band performed at the Illinois Music Education Conference. Prior to Hille Mr. Nendza taught for 10 years at Deer Path Middle School in Lake Forest, IL. Mr. Nendza is an active clinician and guest conductor for concert and jazz bands.  He is also a past presenter at VanderCook College of Music, Music for All Summer Symposium, and The Midwest Clinic: An International Band & Orchestra Conference. In 2011, he was awarded the Chicagoland Outstanding Music Educator Award sponsored by Quinlan & Fabish Music Company. He is a graduate of VanderCook College of Music where he received his bachelors and masters in music education.

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Course Information

6216 Developing the Middle School Instrumentalist
 
1 graduate credit
 
Tuition: $320, due in full with registration
Dates: April 16-17
Location: VanderCook(3125 S. Federal St.)
Room: Q120
 
OPEN ENROLLMENT
 
WEEKEND MECA COURSE INFORMATION
Saturday classes are generally held from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Two 15-minute breaks and one 30-minute lunch break are scheduled.
 
Sunday classes are generally held from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., with one 15-minute break scheduled. Individual schedules and break times may vary per individual instructor.
 
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3140 South Federal Street
Chicago, IL 60616-3731
(312) 225-6288

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