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Guitar for the Music Educator: Level I

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Fall 2018 Information

Registration Open Now!
Registration for all fall online courses closes on September 7, 2018 at
12:00 p.m. CDT.
Fall online courses begin September 17, 2018 and conclude on December 9, 2018.
Tuition Promotion Schedule:
August 3 – August 28, 2018: $995 (includes $25 savings)
August 29 – December 9, 2018: $1,020 (full tuition)
Promotional pricing applies only for tuition paid in full and excludes single credit courses and Band Instrument Repair.
 
The cost per-credit for the 2018-2019 acedemic year is $340.
*Band Instrument Repair is excluded from this cost schedule
 
 

Learn to master the functional concepts and materials necessary to accompany vocalists, create a guitar unit in general music, and lead a successful guitar class at any level. Topics include choosing instruments, playing chords in open and barred positions, reading various guitar notation styles, performing 12-bar blues, and strumming common pop progressions. This course is designed for educators who are new to the guitar as well as for those with guitar experience who are now seeking a fresh approach to teaching the instrument.

Instructor: Matt Hudson

Matt_Hudson_2017Matt Hudson (MMEd ‘10) is a jazz guitarist from Erie, PA, currently teaching guitar and recording arts at Lane Tech High School in Chicago. Hudson began his formal music studies at the University of Pittsburgh in 1999. He won the Mellon Bank Jazz Scholarship, which gave him the chance to study with saxophonist Nathan Davis and world-renowned guitarist Joe Negri.

Hudson has a voracious appetite for jazz improvisation and studied many eras of the form with a particular emphasis on blues and bebop. He became a regular fixture at jam sessions in Pittsburgh and by the time he graduated in 2003, he was performing in many top venues with artists such as Gene Stovall, Reggie Watkins, The Marvelettes, Jay Willis and Curtis Fuller. By the end of that year, Hudson decided to settle in Chicago to pursue creative opportunities that blended r&b, hip hop, jazz and rock. This began a fertile period for Hudson marked by collaborations with William Kurk Enterprise, Siji, Aaron Getsug, Scott Hessy and Karl E.H. Siegfried.  

In 2006, Hudson met producer and DJ Anthony Nicholson and his son Quincy Nicholson. This began his affiliation with the jazz recording group Scientific Map. Over the course of five years, this group recorded and toured to support albums for Imaginary Chicago Records. Hudson earned his master's degree at VanderCook in 2010.

 

 
 

GUITAR FOR THE MUSIC EDUCATOR: LEVEL I

Instructor: Matt Hudson

3 Graduate Credits
Tuition: $1.020, due in full with registration    
Course Code: 7888
Online
Chat Sessions:
No chat sessions required.
 
Prerequisites:
Students must have their own guitar. 
 
Playing Ability:
If you already play guitar but have not attended Level I, please contact mhudson@vandercook.edu to discuss your ability level.
 
Required text(s):
Introduction to Guitar for Ensemble by Joe Sweet
visit www.introtoguitar.net/ to place an order
*Students are responsible for purchasing their required materials.
 
Software/hardware requirements for Mac & Windows users:
Internet access is required.
 
Fall ONLINE COURSE DETAILS
 
VanderCook Online is powered by Schoology (www.schoology.com). Through this learning management system, you'll be able to interact directly with your instructor, students in your classes, and members of the greater VanderCook Online community.
 
Fall term classes officially begin on Monday, September 17. Soon after you register, you'll be added as a new Schoology user. Be on the lookout for an email from Schoology with log-in instructions. Once you are given credentials, simply visit www.online.vandercook.edu to login. On the morning of September 18, students are added to classes, at which point you'll have access to your classroom and course material.
 
Some courses have specific online chat meeting times (please see course descriptions), while others have a flexible meeting schedule. You can expect all courses to meet together in a live online chat. If a live meeting time doesn’t work, you can work with your instructor to make other arrangements.
 
You’ll have the opportunity to work at your own pace each week while completing assignments and posting responses to discussion questions. You’ll constantly be interacting with your instructor and classmates online, and working through new material each week. We know how crazy school schedules can get, so our instructors try to make everything as flexible as possible!
 
The Fall Online Term runs from September 17 until December 9, 2018 (12 weeks). 
 
Online grades will be reported by December 17th. If you are in need of a transcript please visit the online transcript request page. If you are in need a quick turn around time for your transcript please submit the transcript request to the registrar prior to the end of your course(s).
 
 
 

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