Discover new classics from today's leading composers that will motivate your students and meet their educational needs. Middle and high school music teachers will explore and examine full scores of repertoire from publishers' 2016-17 catalogs, as well as recently published methods books. Students will leave this course with full scores and method books from Alfred Music, Carl Fischer Music, the FJH Music Company, Grand Mesa Music Publishers, Hal Leonard Corporation, and the Neil A. Kjos Music Company.


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.
 

 

 

SUMMER 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.

The summer online term officially begins on Monday, June 12. The week prior to June 12, you'll be added as a new Schoology user. Be on the lookout for an email from noreply@schoology.com or wfong@vandercook.edu with log-in instructions. Once you are given credentials, simply visit www.online.vandercook.edu to login. On the morning of June 12, 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 summer schedules can get, so our instructors try to make everything as flexible as possible!


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