Summer 2023 MECA
Continuing Education Courses
Developing Choirs: Laying the Foundation
The term “developing choir” is broadly aimed at grades 4-9 but can be any age or grade where singers are learning to harmonize and follow choral music. Laying a solid foundation for such a group is paramount to bridging the chasm between elementary school singing and a high school choir.
In developing choirs, we must teach students to:
Sing on pitch;
Be musically literate; and
Grow into their adult voice
During this course, we will explore each of these categories and discover ways to incorporate techniques and rehearsal ideas into our everyday routine, laying the foundation for strong choral performance.
8 STEPS TO HARMONIZATION, Hal Leonard Corporation (2015) by Catherine DeLanoy
Learning Platform Information - Online Courses Only
Schoology is a learning management system that allows you to interact directly with your instructors, fellow students, and members of the greater VanderCook community.
The evening before your class begins, be on the lookout for an email from Schoology with log-in instructions. Once you receive credentials, visit www.online.vandercook.edu to login.
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.
More information about Schoology can be found at www.schoology.com
Please see specific software/hardware requirements in the course description.
Online course grades are available within two weeks of the course(s) completion. If you need a transcript, please CLICK HERE to access the online transcript request form. For a faster turnaround time, please submit the transcript request to the registrar prior to the end of your course(s).