Summer 2023 MECA
Continuing Education Courses
These workshops take place in Las Vegas, NV.
Register Here: https://www.musicedconsultants.net/2023mariachiworkshops.html
BEGINNING MARIACHI PEDAGOGY
Instructors: Robert Lopez & Miriam Vazquez
Expand enrollment and provide additional opportunities for music-making by offering a mariachi program at your school. Workshop attendees will learn to play the guitar, vihuela, and guitarrón in authentic performance style through the introduction and playing of ranchera valseada, ranchera lenta, bolero, and polka mariachi styles. Teaching materials provided include the Simplemente Mariachi Beginning Level Teacher Edition Method Book, beginninglevel mariachi syllabus, beginning level musical arrangements (scores and individual parts) for the mariachi song styles referenced above, correlated listening examples, historical references as well as procurement information for method books, instruments, uniforms, and clinicians. Resources to use in presentations to district administrators, principals, parents, and fellow educators are also included. Emphasis will be placed on entry-level ensemble playing and singing. Participants will acquire new skills and a full year’s worth of curriculum materials so that a mariachi program can be successfully introduced into a school’s comprehensive music program. Teachers will also extend their network to include professional mariachi education resource consultants who will be available to assist as needed in subsequent school years.
INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED MARIACHI PEDAGOGY
Instructors: Erik Ramirez & Yvette Sital
Participants will enhance their playing skills on guitar, vihuela, guitarrón and harp in authentic performance style through the study of intermediate/ advanced playing and singing techniques and song styles including, but not limited to, a variety of sones, joropo, jarabe, bolero moruno, and cumbia. Emphasis will be placed on the development of more advanced ensemble playing and singing techniques with opportunities for instruction on harp as well as any other of the mariachi instruments as needed to assist educators with the development of their individual performing and teaching skills. Teaching materials provided include intermediate/advanced level musical arrangements for the mariachi song styles referenced above, correlated listening examples, historical references as well as procurement information for additional musical material, instruments, uniforms, and clinicians. Resources to use in presentations to district administrators, principals, parents, and fellow educators are also included. The music and curricular material presented will be appropriate for use with students who are advancing into their second or third year of mariachi study. These materials comprise a full year course of study for this level. Teachers will continue to extend their network to include professional mariachi education resource consultants who will be available to assist as needed in subsequent school years.
Learning Platform Information - Online Courses Only
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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.
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