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It's All in the Planning

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SUMMER 2021
All online Summer MECA
courses begin on June 7
and conclude on August 1,
except as noted.


Registration for
all online courses
closes at 12:00 noon CST
on May 28, 2021.


Questions?
Visit our MECA FAQs page.

Add, drop, change or withdraw
using the
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For all other MECA-related
questions, contact us at

meca@vandercook.edu
or 312.788.1139.



It's All in the Planning

ONLINE
June 8–July 31, 2020

* Updated for e-learning with your students!

Concerts and performances are some of the most fundamental and important elements of your job as a music educator. They provide an opportunity to showcase your students’ talents and musicianship to parents, administrators and the local community. Choosing the right music and teaching activities takes careful planning and preparation. This course details planning an entire concert cycle, including repertoire selection, score analysis, teaching activities and lesson planning. Additional coursework will focus on designing lessons and activities, including e-learning resources and tools to complement the music to provide a deeper learning experience for your students. At the end of this course, participants will have a fully planned concert, complete with supplemental teaching activities and digital learning materials.

Instructor: Keith Ozsvath

Ozsvath,_Keith_headshot_2020Music educator Keith Ozsvath is passionate about helping other directors improve their craft. He maintains an active schedule as a blogger, professional development leader and middle school band clinician. Ozsvath has been sharing his life-long passion for music with the students at Rotolo Middle School in Batavia, IL, a five-time NAMM Best Community for Music Education, since 2001. Ozsvath currently directs the Symphonic Band, Eighth Grade Band, and Jazz Ensemble, while finding unique ways to integrate technology to enhance his students’ learning.

He has presented numerous professional development sessions for music educators at the Midwest Clinic, Virginia Music Educators Association, Illinois Music Educators Conference, VanderCook College of Music, and the Association of Middle Level Educators. His dedication to teaching has been recognized through the Chicagoland Outstanding Music Educator Award in 2015 and twice by Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers.  In 2017, Ozsvath was honored with an Exemplary Educator Award from the Batavia CANDO parent organization. He was inducted into the Nazareth Academy Fine Arts Hall of Fame in 2018.

 

Course Details

It's All in the Planning

Course Code 6080

Instructor
Keith Ozsvath

Dates
June 8July 31, 2020

3 Graduate Credits

Tuition
$1,050, due in full with registration

Online Chat Sessions
TBD

Prerequisites
None

Required Text(s)
None

Required Materials
Students should have scores (digital or physical) for 3-4 pieces ready for use by the first week of class.

Software/Hardware Requirements
Access to composing software such Noteflight, Finale, Sibelius or Musescore.

MECA Online
is powered by Schoology

Schoology is a learning management system that allows you to interact directly with your instructors, fellow students, and members of the greater VanderCook community.

Summer 2021 MECA courses officially begin on Monday, June 7. Soon after you register, be on the lookout for an email from Schoology with log-in instructions. Once you receive credentials, visit online.vandercook.edu to login. On the morning of June 7, you'll have access to your classroom and course material.

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.

Online grades will be reported by mid-June. If you need a transcript, please visit the online transcript request page. For faster turnaround time, please submit the transcript request to the registrar prior to the end of your course(s).

More information about Schoology can be found at www.schoology.com.

 

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