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Sound Decisions About Quality Middle Level Band Literature

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Registration for all spring courses begins November  21, 2017.
 
Registration for all online courses closes on February 2, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. CDT.
 
All online courses begin on February 5 and conclude on May 6, 2018.
 
Spring Break for Online Courses April 2-8 (No Class).
 
3-Credit Tuition Promotion Schedule:
November 20- December 25, 2018 $970
December 26- Jan 15, 2018 $995
January 16- End of Registration for Online Courses $1,020
 
1-Credit Tuition
$340 (No Promotional Pricing)
 
Selection of middle-level music of the highest quality for young, developing musicians should be of paramount interest. The middle level band is blessed with a vast repertoire that can present challenges to both the veteran teacher and those who are just beginning their careers. This course will identify meritorious middle-level repertoire (grade .5 to grade 3). Primary activities will include listening to quality repertoire included in the beginning- and middle-level volumes of Teaching Music Through Performance in Band, discussing and sharing information about additional quality repertoire in the form of annotated bibliographies, and creating a curriculum of music that is based on the menu principle and tailored specifically to the needs of your program.
 
Outcomes:
  • Know, recognize and identify significant middle level repertoire in the Teaching Music Through Performance in Band series.
  • Recognize good performances of literature, providing a means to develop a sense of acceptable ensemble performance.
  • Evaluate music according to criteria of musical/educational merit.
  • Apply all of the above to the creation of a core list of repertoires suitable for their individual programs and needs.
 

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Dr. Jay W. Gilbert has enjoyed the longest tenure (22 years) in the 120-year history of the band program at Doane University in Nebraska. He is the Director of Instrumental Music and Chair of the Music Department where he conducts the Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Community/Concert Band. He has been a guest conductor throughout the U.S. and Canada, and has also served as a presenter for numerous state conventions as well as the Midwest International Band/Orchestra Clinic in Chicago. He also is an active composer and arranger with several published compositions for band. Every summer, he is honored to conduct the middle-level band at the Kansas State University Band Camp.
 
Dr. Gilbert conducted a study of quality wind band literature that is often cited in current research. He is also a contributing scholar to the series Teaching Music Through Performance in Band and a contributing author to the book The Art of Band Interpretation. Dr. Gilbert has received several awards including two Distinguished Service Awards from the Nebraska State Bandmasters Association, three Citations of Excellence from the National Band Association, an Artist’s Fellowship from the Nebraska Arts Council and the Zenon Hansen Leadership Award for his outstanding contributions to Doane. He was recognized by Doane as Outstanding Teacher of the Year by the college’s student congress, and was inducted into the University of Nebraska–Omaha’s Band Hall of Fame.
 

Sound Decisions About Quality Middle Level Band Literature

Instructor: Dr. Jay Gilbert

3 Graduate Credits
Tuition: $970, due in full with registration    
Course Code: 7568
Online
Chat Sessions:
No chat sessions required.
 
Prerequisites:
None
 
Required text(s):
Teaching Music Through Performance in Beginning Band - Volume 1 - G-5337 
Teaching Music Through Performance in Beginning Band - Volume 2 - G-7264
Teaching Music Through Performance in Middle Level Band - Volume 1 - G-8871
*Students are responsible for purchasing required materials
 
Software/hardware requirements for Mac & Windows users:
Internet access is required.

 
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 5th, 2018. The week prior to the Spring 2018 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 26th and February 4th. Once you are given credentials, simply visit www.online.vandercook.edu to login. On the morning of February 5th, 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 (April 2-8) being a designated week off for Spring Break. The Spring Online Term ends Sunday, May 6th, 2018.
 
 
 

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