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Summer 2024 MECA

Continuing Education Courses

Off-Campus

Mariachi Workshops – Elgin, IL

Date

June 10-June 14, 2024

Course Code

6344b for Beginning Mariachi Pedagogy & 6354b for Intermediate/Advanced Mariachi Pedagogy

Credits

3 Graduate Credits

Tuition

$1,125 is due in full with registration.

Overview

NOTE: This page is used to register for CREDIT ONLY. To register for the workshop, please fill out this form: 2024 Elgin Mariachi Education Workshop Registration Form or email Jaimie Giraldo at [email protected]

This workshop takes place at South Elgin High School in South Elgin, IL.

BEGINNING MARIACHI PEDAGOGY:

In this course, participants will learn foundational performance techniques and instructional pedagogy for teaching an entry or beginning level Mariachi course, including Mariachi song styles, culture, and traditions, as well as instructional resources and tools available to support instructional delivery and curriculum development.
INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED MARIACHI PEDAGOGY:
In this course, participants will learn advancing performance techniques and instructional pedagogy for teaching a Mariachi course of intermediate or advanced level students, including more complex Mariachi song styles, building upon prior learning about Mariachi culture and traditions, as well as instructional resources and tools available to support instructional delivery and curriculum development.

Requirements

Chat Session

These courses meet in person.

Prerequisites

Attend the Mariachi Workshops.

Required Text(s)

None.

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).

Instructor

These courses will be taught and assessed by the National Mariachi Education Workshop Instructors.

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