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Beyond Singing: A Blueprint for the Exceptional Choral Program

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Summer 2018 Information

Registration for all Summer courses begins March 5, 2018.
Registration for all Summer online courses closes on June 1, 2018 at
12:00 p.m. CDT.
Summer online courses begin June 11 and conclude on August 3, 2018.
3-Credit Tuition Promotion Schedule:
March 5 – April 1, 2018:  $970 (includes $50 savings)
April 2 – April 29, 2018:  $995 (includes $25 savings)
April 30 – August 3, 2018:  $1,020 (full tuition)
1-Credit Tuition:
$340 (promotional pricing does not apply)
Orff Schulwerk Levels Courses
(promotional pricing does not apply)
Promotional pricing applies only for tuition paid in full.
 
Looking for new solutions to old choral program problems? This interactive course is the “Everything I WISH They Would Have Taught Me in College Before I Started to Teach” workshop! Topics include concert do’s and don’t's, teaching choral literature, rehearsal structure and techniques, effective classroom management, recruitment and retention, and how to have a successful choir program and still have a life! Activities include interactive exercises with fellow classmates, visual and audio demonstrations, and other informative events. You'll walk away with a fresh and renewed outlook, and armed with new ideas to aid your choral teaching career.

Instructor: Stan McGill

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Stan McGill taught secondary choral music education in Texas and Missouri for over 30 years. His professional positions include Texas Music Educators Association Vocal Chair, and president of both TMEA and the Southwest American Choral Directors Association. He has served on numerous TMEA, TCDA and ACDA committees including the program chair for the 2009 and 2013 National ACDA Conferences, and is active as an adjudicator, speaker, director and clinician throughout the United States. He is one of four authors for the Warner Brothers publication Music Expressions for Secondary Choirs, and co-author with Dr. Morris Stevens of 90 Days to Sightreading Success and Another Sightreading Success, both available through AMC Publications. Their middle school sightreading methods book, 18 Lessons to Sightreading Success, is available through Hal Leonard. His choral methods book Beyond Singing, co-authored with Elizabeth Volk, is also published by Hal Leonard. His choral arrangements are available through Shawnee Press as well as the Stan McGill Choral Series with Hal Leonard.


McGill has had extensive leadership service with ACDA and his articles have been published in the Southwestern Musician, Common Times, Choral Journal, and Texas Sings. He has directed numerous honor choirs including all state choirs in Alaska, Arkansas, Connecticut, Kentucky, New Mexico, Oklahoma and South Carolina. He has directed ACDA Honors Choirs including the 2008 SWACDA 8-10 Boys Honor Choir in Kansas City. His choirs have performed nine times for TMEA, SWACDA and National ACDA Conventions and have made three European tours. A native of Sikeston, MO, McGill graduated from William Jewell College and received his master's degree from Arizona State University.

 

In 2014, McGill received the Choral Excellence Award from the Texas Choral Directors Association, based on his contributions to choral music in Texas, mentorship and inspiration to colleagues and students, and continued advocacy for the future of choral singing.

 
 
 

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Beyond Singing: A Blueprint For The Exceptional Choral Program

Instructors: Stan McGill
3 Graduate Credits
Tuition: $1,020, due in full at registration  
Course Code: 7708
Dates: June 11- August 3, 2018
Online
Chat Sessions:
Mandatory chat session on June 12 from 6:00pm - 7:30pm CDT.
*Furutre weekly chat sessions with be scheduled during the mandatory June 12 sessions.
Chat sessions are required
 
Prerequisites:
None:
 
Required text(s):
Beyond Singing: Blueprint for the Exceptional Choral Program 
ISBN: 9781423420439
*Students are responsible for purchasing thier required materials.
 
Software/hardware requirements for Mac & Windows users:
Internet access is required.

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 11. The week prior to June 11, 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 11, 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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