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Social & Emotional Learning in Music Education

Adolescents encounter a great deal of social and emotional challenges affecting their lives personally, academically, and for musicians, musically. Music educators encounter students every day who are struggling with challenges that inhibit their ability to function, focus and perform in music classes; however, music educators are rarely prepared to offer support. The music classroom is filled with opportunities to help students be better musicians while also becoming more socially and emotionally mature. Through this course, music educators will be introduced to the construct of the Social Emotional Learning (SEL) framework and learn techniques to integrate SEL instruction into all levels and areas of music education. The focus will be on the reality of the challenges students face, reflection on adapting a music classroom to be a socially and emotionally rich environment, musical/personal/interpersonal benefits of SEL instruction, and age-appropriate materials. Observing SEL instruction in schools will be a part of this course.

Instructor: Dr. Scott Edgar

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Dr. Scott N. Edgar is in his fifth year as Assistant Professor of Music, Music Education Chair, and Director of Bands at Lake Forest College. He received his Doctorate of Philosophy in music education from the University of Michigan, his master’s degree in education from the University of Dayton, and his Bachelor of Music degree in music education from Bowling Green State University. His previous teaching experience in higher education includes work at Adrian College in Adrian, MI, and Concordia College Ann Arbor. Prior to working in higher education, he was the band director at Carroll High School in Dayton, OH, and taught instrumental music in Ohio, Michigan and Illinois. He is an active clinician and adjudicator for both concert and marching band, and regularly presents at professional development and research conferences on music education topics, social emotional learning, and music teacher assessment. Dr. Edgar is a member of the National Association for Music Education, the American Educational Research Association, the College Music Society, the International Trumpet Guild, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Music fraternity and Kappa Kappa Psi Band fraternity.
 

Course Details

Instructor: Dr. Scott Edgar
 
3 Graduate Credits
 
Tuition: $1,020, tuition due in full at registration    

Course Code: 6519
 
Dates: June 10-14, 2019
 
Location: VanderCook, room TBD
 
Prerequisites:
None
 
Required text(s):
VanderCook will provide all text(s).
 

VanderCook College of Music

3140 South Federal Street
Chicago, IL 60616-3731
(312) 225-6288

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