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Summer 2022 MECA

Continuing Education Courses

Online

Paul Rolland String Pedagogy with Level 2 Endorsement

Date

June 20-June 25, 2022

Course Code

7322

Credits

2 or 3 Graduate Credits

Tuition

$710 or $1065 due in full with registration depending on the number of credits.

Overview

Joanne May will teach this 2nd level course in Paul Rolland pedagogy as students review Principles of Movement, and learn in-depth information on the topics of Establishing the Instrument Hold, Learning to Hold the Bow, Principles of Left Hand and Finger Action, and Establishing Left Hand and Finger Placement in First Position. Violin, viola, cello, and bass pedagogies will be discussed, and the application of the materials and actions will be demonstrated in the context of both public school and private studio settings. The Paul Rolland String Pedagogy Society has developed a 4-Level Certification for teachers interested in learning about the pedagogy and using it in their teaching. This course, when completed in full, will provide participants with a Level 2 Endorsement.

Requirements

Chat Session

June 20-25, 9am-1pm

Prerequisites

Prerequisite: successful completion of Paul Rolland String Pedagogy with Level 1 Endorsement

Required Text(s)

  • No later than two weeks prior to instruction, candidates should acquire The Teaching of Action in String Playing by Paul Rolland with Marla Mutschler, the book and films. The films are available streamed on Vimeo for purchase or rental (contact me for a discount code for 10% off the vimeos).

  • New Tunes for Strings, Bk 1 and Bk 2 by Stanley Fletcher, for your instrument.

  • A journal

  • Your instrument

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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Joanne May

Joanne May, retired Assistant Professor of Music Education and Director of Orchestras at Elmhurst University, founded the annual Elmhurst World Music Festival, assisted in writing the course String Improvisation for Educators, sat on search committees for four new string faculty members to the department, and was string advisor to the Music Performance degree development committee. She conducted the Elmhurst University Philharmonic for 10 years, including performances at the Illinois Music Education Conference and in Chicago’s Millennium Park for the Chicago World Music Festival. She also led tours with the orchestra for annual performances in several states. Before teaching at Elmhurst University, May retired with 33 years of public school teaching of strings, orchestra, band, and general music. A student of Paul Rolland for three years at the University of Illinois, May has incorporated Rolland pedagogy into all areas of her teaching. She has presented on Rolland pedagogy at several national and international conferences and is currently a member of the Rolland Certification Committee and the Rolland Society Board. She has served as President of the Orchestra Division for ILMEA, Illinois ASTA President, National Chair of the ASTA Student Chapter Committee, and National Chair of the Orchestra Council for NAfME. Her awards include the Mary Hoffman Award for Teaching Excellence by Illinois Music Educators Association, Educator of the Year and Distinguished Service Award from the Illinois American String Teacher’s Association, and Teacher Recognition Award for the Presidential Scholar Program in Washington, D.C. by the U.S. Department of Education.
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