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7846 Alternative Strings: The New Curriculum

Build Skill to Satisfy the National Standards in Music Education

Every teacher in America must hone their playing and teaching skills in order to integrate a multi-cultural approach into the yearly curriculum. This course will provide you with those skills and much more.

American music education tends to rely on Western-based repertoire, often sidelining the styles and musical idioms of its own as well as other countries and cultures. Just as no classroom in the U.S. is purely homogeneous, neither should the music we bring them. This course presents an invigorating world-view to string music education and the tools for implementing this enhanced curriculum. Through analysis, discussion and performance of various styles, your students will learn to recognize and appreciate the musical value of world cultures. In addition, this course focuses on the variables that coalesce to generate each musical genre, including structure, groove, ornamentation, preferred rhythmic components, vibrato, inflection and more. Particular attention will be paid to utilizing classical repertoire to generate the skills needed for alternative styles.

Class will meet from 4 to 5 p.m. CST on Tuesdays, starting September 20, 2016 for twelve weeks, ending December 6th. If you are unable to attend a live session, each class will be recorded for you to view at your convenience. Each week, you will have six days to fulfill the class assignments. The instructor is amenable to finding a different day/time for the class to meet online during the first meeting on 09/20.

Required Materials:
1)Alternative Strings: The New Curriculum
 Publisher: Amadeus Press
 Format: Softcover with CD
 Author: Julie Lyonn Lieberman
 $19.95 (US)
 Inventory #HL 00331645
 ISBN: 9781574670899

2)Techniques for the Contemporary String Player (distributed by Hal Leonard)
 Product Details
 Huiksi Music
 ASIN: B000ARB156

Instructor: Julie Lyonn Lieberman

JulieLyonn_Headshot300dpiJulie Lyonn Lieberman co-authored the American String Teachers Association national curriculum book, Standards, Goals, and Learning Sequences for Essential Skills and Knowledge in K-12 String Programs, and is the author of eight music books and six educational DVDs, as well as over two-dozen string orchestra scores in American and world styles published by Carl Fischer, Kendor and Alfred Music. Her newest book, (Hal Leonard), is titled, How to Play Contemporary Strings: For violin, Viola, and Cello and includes video tutorials and audio backing tracks. Other titles include The Contemporary Violinist, Improvising Violin, Creative Band and Orchestra, Rockin’ Out With Blues Fiddle, Alternative Strings: The New Curriculum, You Are Your Instrument, and Planet Musician.

She is the recipient of the 2014 ASTA Kudos Award, over two-dozen ASCAP Plus Awards, eight Meet the Composer awards and three American String Teachers Association’s National Citation for Leadership & Merit awards. She has written and produced two National Public Radio Series: The Talking Violin, hosted by Dr. Billy Taylor, and Jazz Profiles: Jazz Violin hosted by Nancy Wilson.

Lieberman has helped develop the alternative string field over the last thirty-five years as a performer, clinician, author, composer, radio and concert producer, and recording artist. She is the Artistic Director for the summer program, Strings Without Boundaries. Ms. Lieberman is also an NS Design Performance Artist and a D’Addario Premiere Clinician.

She has taught creative musicianship, world string styles, playing healthy, and technology for strings in school residencies and teacher trainings across the United States and beyond as well as through organizations and institutions like American String Teachers Association, European String Teachers Association, National Orchestra Festival, National Association for Music Education, International Association of Jazz Educators, The Midwest Clinic, The Starling-Delay Symposium, Suzuki Institute, National String Workshop, International String Workshop, Django in June, The Juilliard MAP Program, National Young Audiences, the Carnegie Hall LinkUp Program, and The Academy (produced by Carnegie/Weill Hall/Juilliard).

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7846 Alternative Strings: The New Curriculum - Bulid Skill to Satisfy the National Standards in Music Education

Every teacher in America must hone their playing and teaching skills in order to integrate a multi-cultural approach into the yearly curriculum. This course will provide you with those skills and much more.


Instructor: Julie Lyonn Lieberman

3 graduate credits
Tuition: $990
Tuition is due in full upon registration.

Required Materials:
1)Alternative Strings: The New Curriculum
 Publisher: Amadeus Press
 Format: Softcover with CD
 Author: Julie Lyonn Lieberman
 $19.95 (US)
 Inventory #HL 00331645
 ISBN: 9781574670899

2)Techniques for the Contemporary String Player (distributed by Hal Leonard)
 Product Details
 Huiksi Music
 ASIN: B000ARB156

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 18. 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 18 until December 17, 2017 (13 weeks). There are no Online classes the week of November 20-26 because of fall break).
 
Online grades will be reported by December 20th. 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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