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Summer 2024 MECA

Continuing Education Courses


Comprehensive Musicianship through Performance


June 20-June 22, 2024

Course Code



3 Graduate Credits


$350 is due in full with registration for graduate credit. The cost for registration beyond graduate credit is $375 made payable to CMP. (See Overview for Pre-Registration for CMP.)


Course Purpose:
To introduce or develop and shape a working knowledge of the Comprehensive
Musicianship through Performance model. To advance the use of the model in
classrooms and rehearsal settings.
Rotolo Middle School – 1501 S. Raddant Rd, Batavia

Course Description:
This course will give music educators strategies and resources for more deeply connecting students with the music they perform. Emphasis will be placed on how to recognize and find quality repertoire (including by free and legal download), as well as how to make historically significant music exciting and relevant to students of all ages.

Using the five points of the CMP model as a springboard, students will participate in demonstration rehearsals, points of the model presentations, class discussions, and work in small group settings. By the end of the course, students will be expected to complete an in-depth CMP plan using the assigned format as well as develop and submit a reflective statement tied to the National Core Arts Standards for Music. Students who have taken a previous CMP Workshop will advance their skills in each area and focus on
a new style of music than previously studied.
Preregistration link to CMP website.
Register via the CMP website and, for graduate credit only, via VanderCook.


This course is a retrospective. Materials will be reviewed by The Illinois Comprehensive Musicianship ​through Performance Team.

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