Spring 2024 MECA
Continuing Education Courses
Getting Ready to Read Harmony
Reading harmony starts with knowing how to follow a score as well as how to decipher notation…two very complex skills. While it may sound daunting, there are simple ways to teach our singers how to follow their part in an octavo, empowering them and saving time in our rehearsals. Following the book 8 STEPS TO HARMONIZATION, this class will also examine the best ways to teach our students how to harmonize no matter what their age or experience. Playing instrumental harmony is an important way to hear and identify harmonization. But it is equally important to teach our students how to use their own instrument – their voice – to experience harmony. This is a critical step to understanding what harmony really is. Class participants will have several opportunities to practice leading our class using the concepts presented.
8 STEPS TO HARMONIZATION – Catherine Delanoy – https://www.amazon.com/Steps-Harmonization-Foundation-Successful-Part-Singing/dp/1495008614
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).