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Summer 2021 MECA

Continuing Education Courses

Online

Developing Players Into Musicians

Date

June 7-August 1, 2021

Course Code

7701

Credits

3 Graduate Credits

Tuition

$1,065, due in full with registration

Overview

This course will study the importance of solo repertoire for middle school and high school musicians. Each week, participants will engage with a member of the Applied Wind and Percussion Faculty of VanderCook College of Music, and review well-known solo works recommended that student musicians play at various stages of development. These sessions will also cover instrument-specific warmups/techniques that students should be studying on an individual basis. Participants will gain exposure to standard and new works for each instrument that will engage their students in the areas of tone production, technique, musicianship, and artistic skills, and ultimately strengthen and advance your ensembles.

Participants will build an annotated list of solos that can immediately be applied to teaching small group lessons, solo & ensemble participation, or units of individual musicianship in the large ensemble setting, both virtual or in-person. Looking for a way to challenge your players on an individual level and learn about appropriately graded solo literature? This course will give a boost to your program and your musicians.

Requirements

Chat Session

TBD

Prerequisites

None

Required Text(s)

None

Software/Hardware Requirements

Schoology is a learning management system that allows you to interact directly with your instructors, fellow students, and members of the greater VanderCook community.

Soon after you register, 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

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).

Instructor

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The mission of VanderCook College of Music is to enrich the lives of present and future generations by developing uniquely skilled music teachers who exhibit strong character, professionalism, and a commitment to excellence.

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