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7717 Sound Decisions About Quality Concert Band Literature

This course identifies meritorious repertoire at all levels for both programmatic and personal growth. Primary activities include experiences with the core wind band repertoire included in the revised first volume of Teaching Music Through Performance and Band, in-depth forum-style discussions about additional quality repertoire, and the creation of a four-year cyclic curriculum tailored specifically to your band program’s needs.

Instructor: Dr. Jay Gilbert

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Dr. Jay W. Gilbert has enjoyed the longest tenure (twenty-two years) in the 120 -year history of the Doane Band Program. 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 United States and Canada. He has also served as a presenter for numerous state conventions and 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 which 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 College. At Doane he was recognized as the 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.

 

 

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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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

7717 Sound Decisions About Quality Concert Band Literature

Online
Graduate Credits: 3
Tuition: $990, due in full with registration
ENROLLMENT LIMITED TO 25
 
Register online by Friday, April 14, and save $50 per class!
 
Register online by Friday, May 19, and save $25 per class!
 
Only registrations received and paid in full by 12:00 noon CDT on the dates above (April 10 for $50, May 15 for $25)  are eligible for the discounts. Balances paid after initial registration do not qualify.
 

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