Instruments

Developing Players Into Musicians

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


Registration Extended!
Registration closes at
5:00 p.m. CST on June 20, 2021
for ONLINE Courses.
 

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Developing Players Into Musicians

ONLINE
June 7–August 1, 2021

This course will study the importance of solo repertoire for middle school and high school musicians. Each week, participants will engage with a member of the Applied Wind and Percussion Faculty of VanderCook College of Music, and review well-known solo works recommended that student musicians play at various stages of development. These sessions will also cover instrument-specific warmups/techniques that students should be studying on an individual basis. Participants will gain exposure to standard and new works for each instrument that will engage their students in the areas of tone production, technique, musicianship, and artistic skills, and ultimately strengthen and advance your ensembles.

Participants will build an annotated list of solos that can immediately be applied to teaching small group lessons, solo & ensemble participation, or units of individual musicianship in the large ensemble setting, both virtual or in-person. Looking for a way to challenge your players on an individual level and learn about appropriately graded solo literature? This course will give a boost to your program and your musicians.



Instructor: Glen Schneider

glen_schneider_headshotGlen Schneider (MMEd ‘06) teaches band at Metea Valley High School in Aurora, IL, and directs the Metea Valley Symphony Orchestra, Marching Mustangs, Pep Band and MV Jazz Orchestra. Schneider previously taught band at Neuqua Valley High School in Naperville, IL; the Oswego Community School District 308 in Oswego, IL, where he taught junior high school and high school band and served as the District Band Coordinator; and the Fox Chapel Area School District in Pittsburgh, where he taught general music and 5th grade band. His education includes a Bachelor of Science degree in music education from Duquesne University, a master’s degree from VanderCook, and Master of Arts in educational technology from Concordia University. Schneider has conducted the IMEA junior and senior jazz ensembles and the Western Sun Conference Honor Band, and has presented clinic sessions at the Illinois Music Education Conference and the Illinois Percussive Arts Society in addition to VanderCook. He has authored review articles for the Music Educators Journal and Teaching Music. He has served in positions for the Fox Valley Music Festival, IMEA District IX, VanderCook’s Alumni Association Board and ARTSpeaks 204, and has been a panel member for the NAMM Foundation Music Achievement Council. He is a member of Phi Beta Mu, and the Vic Firth Education Team. He has received the National Band Association Citation of Excellence Award, and TeachHUB’s Making A Difference Award. 

Course Details

Developing Players
Into Musicians

Course Code 7701

Instructor
Glen Schneider
gschneider@vandercook.edu

3 Graduate Credits

Tuition
$1,065, due in full with registration

Chat Sessions
Tuesdays, 1:00-2:00 p.m. CST

Prerequisites
None

Required Text(s)
None

Software/Hardware Requirements
Internet access is required.

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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3140 South Federal Street
Chicago, IL 60616-3731
(312) 225-6288

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