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Noteflight & Soundtrap: A Dynamic Music Creation Duo

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All online MECA courses begin on
September 28 and conclude on December 15, 2019.
The registration deadline for online classes is Friday, September 13, at 12:00 noon CST.

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Fall 2019 Promotion!
Register for any 3-credit course before August 30 for only $995 (a $55 savings)!
Beginning September 1, regular 3-credit tuition applies ($1,050 for 3 credits)

 
Promotional pricing does not apply to single-credit courses. Tuition must be paid in full in order to receive the promotional pricing.
 
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Noteflight & Soundtrap:
A Dynamic Music Creation Duo

(with Noteflight Learn Certification)

ONLINE:
September 23December 15, 2019

Creativity – Composition – Collaboration! Using both notation and a digital audio workstation (DAW) opens up endless creative music-making possibilities. This course will take an in-depth view at combining traditional notation with the power of multi-track MIDI and audio recording for developing basic musical concepts through the creative process of music composition. Noteflight and Soundtrap, the leaders in online collaborative music software, seamlessly integrate for easy MIDI file export between programs, making it easy to migrate back and forth between both programs. Myriad projects will be explored, including designing collaborative composition activities. This course is designed for all grade levels, and you will receive free access to both Noteflight Learn and Soundtrap for the duration of the course. Upon completion, you will be eligible to receive Noteflight Learn Certification (learn more about Noteflight Learn Certification here.) 

Course Learning Objectives: 

  • Easily manage students and other teachers in a Noteflight Learn site
  • Describe Noteflight Learn/Google Classroom integration
  • Develop composition, arrangement, music theory and music analysis assignments using Noteflight Learn Activity Templates 
  • Use live audio recording for assessment and feedback 

  • Discover and share new music from content libraries and the Noteflight community 
  • Record and edit music using loops, MIDI, audio, and effects
  • Create multimedia-based projects such as podcasts and audio books
  • Plan and design lessons using Noteflight and Soundtrap, make connections to existing curriculum
  • Assess creative projects in a collaborative online environment 

 

Instructor: Stefani Langol

slangolStefani Langol is a music educator, clinician, author and education technology consultant. She is Associate Professor of Music Education at Berklee College of Music and also serves as the technology coordinator for the Music Education department. In addition, Langol is an adjunct assistant professor at the Boston Conservatory of Music, where she teaches music technology classes for the masters of music education program. 
 
Langol is a certified instructor for the Technology Institute for Music Educators (TI:ME) and offers graduate credit and TI:ME national certification courses at numerous sites throughout the Northeast. In addition, Langol served as editor-in-chief of the TI:MEs newsletter from 1997-2004 and as technology editor for the Massachusetts Music Educators Journal from 2004-2012. For over 20 years, Langol has designed and delivered technology training to K-12 and higher education music educators, and has been a featured presenter at numerous state, national and international music educator conferences, including New York, Pennsylvania, California, Ohio, Rhode Island, Florida, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Texas, Illinois and Toronto.
 
Langol is a co-author of the Alfred Music Tech Series, which includes Playing Keyboard, Music Production and MIDI Sequencing, Composing with Notation Software, and the accompanying Teacher’s Guide: Book 1. In addition, she has published several articles on music technology that have appeared in the Music Educators Journal, Music Education Technology Magazine, Music and Computers, Artists House, and Massachusetts Music Educators Journal.
 

Course Details

Noteflight & Soundtrap:
A Dynamic Music Creation Duo
 
Course Code 7479
 
Instructor: Stefani Langol

3 Graduate Credits
 
Tuition: $1,050
Special Promotion! Register
by August 30 for only $995!
 
Tuition due in full with registration.
 
Online Chat Sessions
None
 
Prerequisites
None
 
Required Text(s)
None
 
Software/Hardware Requirements
Access to a Mac, PC or Chromebook, connected to the Internet.
 
Basic computer skills are required such as setting up accounts, creating usernames & passwords, uploading & downloading files, basic typing skills, and familiarity using the Internet.
 
Beyond Noteflight and Soundtrap, this course will rely on additional online tools and resources that will be provided during the course.
• Noteflight Learn (free access provided during class)
• Soundtrap (free access provided during class)
• Wide variety of online resources (links provided in class)
 
Helpful But Optional
• A simple, inexpensive MIDI controller, such as:
      o Korg microKeyAir 25
      o M-Audio Keystation 49
• An inexpensive USB microphone, such as Blue Microphone Snowflake
• Headphones


 

MECA 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 MECA courses officially begin on Monday, September 28. 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 28, 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!
 
Online grades will be reported by mid-December. 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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