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Summer 2022 MECA

Continuing Education Courses

Online

Using Soundtrap in the Music Classroom – Level 1

Date

June 6-July 31, 2022

Course Code

7502A6 or 7502A7 June Cohort: June 6 - July 3, 2022 July Cohort: July 5 - July 31, 2022

Credits

1 Graduate Credits

Tuition

$355

Overview

Soundtrap is a powerful yet fun and easy-to-use cloud-based music creation tool that provides students with endless creative music-making and learning possibilities. From beat-making to podcasting to songwriting, this 4-week asynchronous course will help you develop your skills, as well as provide strategies and lesson ideas to encourage all students, regardless of their musical knowledge, to become active creators. This course is suitable for music teachers at all levels, and free access to Soundtrap EDU will be provided during the course.

Course Details

 This course will guide you through a thorough examination of Soundtrap, as well as explore ideas for integrating creativity and music creation activities that utilize Soundtrap into your curriculum.

Course Dates:

June Cohort: June 6 – July 3, 2022
July Cohort: July 5 – July 31, 2022
*Enroll in only one cohort.

Course Details

 This course will guide you through a thorough examination of Soundtrap, as well as explore ideas for integrating creativity and music creation activities that utilize Soundtrap into your curriculum.

Students will be able to:

  • Record and edit music using loops, MIDI, audio, and effects
  • Create multimedia-based projects such as podcasts and audio poems
  • Engage in online collaboration projects
  • Evaluate myriad creativity-based teaching and learning resources
  • Plan and design Develop lesson plans that Soundtrap, making connections to your existing curriculum

Requirements

Chat Session

None

Prerequisites

No experience needed. This course is available for both current and new Soundtrap users

Required Text(s)

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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Stefani Langol

Stefani Langol is a music educator, clinician, author and education technology consultant. She is an associate professor of music education at Berklee College of Music and serves as the technology coordinator for the music education department. In addition, Langol is an adjunct assistant professor at the Boston Conservatory of Music, where she teaches music technology classes for the Master of Music Education degree program. Langol is a certified instructor for the Technology Institute for Music Educators (TI:ME) and offers graduate credit and TI:ME national certification courses at numerous sites throughout the Northeast. In addition, Langol served as editor-in-chief of the TI:MEs newsletter from 1997-2004 and the technology editor for the Massachusetts Music Educators Journal from 2004-2012. For more than 20 years, Langol has designed and delivered technology training to K-12 and higher education music educators, and has been a featured presenter at numerous state, national and international music educator conferences in New York, Pennsylvania, California, Ohio, Rhode Island, Florida, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Texas, Illinois, Toronto and Nelson (Canada). Langol is a co-author of the Alfred Music Tech Series, which includes Playing Keyboard, Music Production and MIDI Sequencing; and Composing with Notation Software as well as the accompanying Teacher’s Guide: Book 1. In addition, she has published several articles on music technology in the Music Educators Journal, Music Education Technology Magazine, Music and Computers, Artists House, and the Massachusetts Music Educators Journal.
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