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7755 String Orchestra Literature & Pedagogy for the Middle & High School Classroom

 

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Recital Highlights

Selecting literature for your ensemble is crucial to students’ immediate success and long-term musical development. This course will explore grade 1 to 6 repertoire for middle and high school orchestras. String orchestra literature will include new compositions, standard repertoire and lesser-known works that have stood the test of time. Students will also examine full orchestra compositions (i.e. Berlioz, Bizet, Gould, Saint-Saëns, Schubert, Sibelius and Verdi) that are commonly performed by high school and community orchestras. Analysis of the left hand, right hand and music reading skills needed to successfully perform each piece will also be covered. Additional topics will include the pedagogy to teach skills inherent to playing string instruments and the art of successful programming.


Instructor: Dr. David A. Pope

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David A. Pope is Director of Orchestras at Manatee High School (FL) and also serves as the Associate Conductor for the Sarasota Youth Orchestras. Previously, Dr. Pope was an orchestra director for Maryville City Schools in Tennessee. He also served as the Executive Director of the Tallahassee Youth Orchestras, and on the orchestral librarian staffs at the Aspen Summer Music Festival and Spoleto Music Festival USA.
 
Dr. Pope received his bachelor's degree from Florida State University, master's degree from the University of South Carolina, and Ph.D. in Music Education from Florida State University. Currently, Dr. Pope serves as a senior conductor and co-director at Florida State University’s String Orchestra Camp. As an active adjudicator and clinician, he has conducted numerous all-state orchestras, regional honor orchestras, and served as a guest artist for various middle and high school orchestra programs.
 
Dr. Pope has presented string pedagogy clinics and his research at state, regional, and national conferences. His research has also been published in the Journal of Research in Music Education, String Research Journal, Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, Missouri Journal of Research in Music Education, and Florida Music Director. Dr. Pope currently serves on the Florida Orchestra Association’s Executive Board. He has been a leader in the American String Teachers Association by serving as the President of the Florida State University ASTA chapter and on the Board of Directors in Tennessee. In 2009, Dr. Pope was the recipient of the Outstanding Young Music Educator award for the state of Tennessee.
 

 

 

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SUMMER ONLINE COURSES

The registration deadline for summer online courses is Friday, June 2nd at 12:00 p.m. (noon) CDT. All Online Courses begin at 8:00 a.m. CDT on Monday, June 12th, and "officially" conclude at 5:00 p.m. CDT on Friday, August 4th. 

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Course Information

7755 String Orchestra Literature & Pedagogy for the Middle & High School Classroom

3 graduate credits
Tuition: $930, due in full with registration.

ENROLLMENT LIMITED TO 25

SPRING 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.
 
Classes this spring term officially begin on Monday, February 4, 2019. The week prior to the Spring 2019 term start date, we will be adding you as a new Schoology user. Be on the lookout for an email from noreply@schoology.com or wfong@vandercook.edu with log-in instructions between January 28th and February 3rd. Once you are given credentials, simply visit www.online.vandercook.edu to login. On the morning of February 4th, 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!
 
Courses are scheduled for 13 weeks, with one week (March 18-24, 2019) being a designated week off for Spring Break. The Spring Online Term ends Sunday, May 5, 2019.
 
 
 

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