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Cultural Responsiveness in the 21st Century Music Classroom

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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.
 
Music education is most commonly constructed in a paradigm that marginalizes non-dominant cultures, even while our society is transforming into an increasingly more diverse community. As music educators in the 21st century, we are tasked to acknowledge and proactively respond to challenges in progressive ways that will assist students toward realizing broader perspectives of learning through creativity, diversity and activism. This course explores how and why structures in music education continue to endorse and perpetuate inequities in education and society, and offers culturally responsive approaches that will assist music educators in confronting inequities in their respective spaces.
 

Instructors: Dr. Joyce McCall & Dr. Jason Thompson

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Dr. Joyce McCall is a postdoctoral scholar and visiting assistant professor of music education at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. She earned a Ph.D. in music education from Arizona State University and both a master’s degree in music education and bachelor of music degree in clarinet performance from the University of Southern Mississippi. Prior to her appointment at IU, she served as an assistant band director at MacArthur High School in Houston. Dr. McCall has also served as a woodwind and marching band specialist in Alabama, Mississippi and Texas. 
 
In efforts to create more inclusive structures in music and education, Dr. McCall’s research focuses on how the intersections of race, class, and culture might inform or obstruct learning and teaching in educational settings. Her research also includes finding ways to use digital platforms such as Traktor, Virtual DJ, and Cross DJ to further expand the possibilities of music composition and initiate dialogue regarding socio-cultural issues that might not otherwise be explored. Towards intersecting pedagogical and therapeutic practices to address cognitive, emotional, physical, and social needs, Dr. McCall’s future research will center on how music therapy might assist students grappling with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in K-12 settings due to traumatic experiences encountered outside the classroom. 
 
She has presented sessions and research at the American Educators Research Association (AERA), the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), the Society for Music Teacher Education (SMTE), the MayDay Group Colloquium, the Mountain Lake Colloquium, and the Arizona Music Educators Association (AMEA). From 1999 to 2014, she proudly served as a clarinetist in the United States Army Bands, and was awarded the Army Achievement Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal. She is also a member of Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity for Women.
 

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Dr. Jason Thompson earned his Ph. D. in music education from Northwestern University, and bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. At the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University, Dr. Thompson teaches courses that explore sociocultural issues in music education, socially engaged practice in the arts, and arts in urban contexts. Additionally, Dr. Thompson serves as an affiliate professor at the School of Social Transformation, and an affiliate faculty member with the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy at ASU. He also serves as chair for the Western Division of the Society of Music Teacher Education and the Repertoire and Standards Chair for Ethnic and Multicultural Perspectives for the Arizona State Chapter of the American Choral Directors Association.
 
Dr. Thompson's research explores the ways in which culture influences and mediates music instruction and how music teachers develop the competencies needed for working in diverse teaching environments. His research has been published in professional journals including Music Education Research and Music Educators Journal, and has been presented at national and international conferences in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. His most current research, grant-funded by the National Association for Music Education and the Society of Research in Music Education, explores the community capacity and community cultural wealth that 13-18 year olds in the Greater Phoenix area use to "do" music in school music programs, in community music programs, and outside of both school and community contexts.
 

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Social & Emotional Learning In Music Education

Course Information

Instructors: Dr. Joyce McCall & Dr. Jason Thompson
3 Graduate Credits
Tuition: $1,020, due in full at registration  
Course Code: 6528
Dates: July 9-13, 2018
Location: VanderCook College of Music
3140 S. Federal St. Chicago, IL 60616
Room: TBD
Hours: Monday-Thursday 8:00 a.m.-5:00p.m., Friday 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
 
 
OPEN ENROLLMENT
 

VanderCook College of Music

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

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