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Spring 2022 MECA

Continuing Education Courses

Online

Teaching Choral Music in Title I Schools

Date

February 14-April 10, 2022

Course Code

7212

Credits

2

Tuition

$710, due in full with registration

Overview

Choral music is for all. Join this course to learn how to teach choral music in Title I school settings in all locations urban, suburban, and rural. Learn choral tips and tricks with dealing with administration, recruitment, fundraising, parental engagement, and building your program. This will be a chance to review, retool, and revise your current practice to make sure you are providing the best opportunities for all of your students.

Requirements

Chat Session

1st Meeting 2/16 at 7pm EST/ 2nd Meeting 3/16 at 7pm EST

Prerequisites

None

Required Text(s)

Participants will need a copy of the book “Culturally Responsive Teaching in Music Education” by Vicki Lind and Constance McKoy ISBN number 978-1-138-81472. Participants will also need a computer, and access to reliable internet.

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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Dr. Chantae Pittman

Dr. Chantae D. Pittman is the Director of Choral Activities at Campbell High School in Smyrna, GA in the Cobb County School District, and adjunct professor at Georgia College and State University. Dr. Pittman is passionate about all forms of music. She is a proud graduate of Tennessee State University having received her Bachelor of Science in Music Education in 2010. She has since earned a Master’s Degree in Music Education at VanderCook College University (Chicago, IL, 2013). In May 2021 Dr. Pittman graduated from The University of Georgia where she completed her Doctorate in Education with an emphasis in Choral Music Education. During her 12-year career in choral music education she has taught students from elementary through high school. Due to that experience, and her demonstrated commitment to excellence in performance, she is highly respected as a choral clinician, music education consultant, instructor, grant writer, and adjudicator. She is very active as a soprano soloist and choral musician as a member of the Grammy award winning Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus since 2011, and the Atlanta Women’s Chorus since 2020. Having performed with orchestras, choirs, and small vocal ensembles throughout her career as a musician, Dr. Pittman proudly continues to learn, grow, and develop as a musician and pedagogue. She is a proud and active member of the Georgia Music Educators Association (GMEA), National Association for Music Education (NAfME), National Educators Association (NEA), Georgia Association of Educators (GAE), Sigma Alpha Iota, Professional Music Fraternity, Inc., and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
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