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Mindfulness for the
Music Educator
RECOMMENDED BOOK LIST

The following texts are recommended (though not required) for Dr. Matthew Arau's Summer 2020 Mindfulness MECA course.

10 Mindful Minutes by Goldie Hawn with Wendy Holden
(TarcherPerigee)

Fear: Essential Wisdom for Getting Through the Storm
by Thich Nhat Hanh (Harper One)

The Healing Power of Mindfulness: A New Way of Being
by Jon Kabat-Zinn (Hachette Books)

Meditation for Beginners by Jack Kornfield
(Sounds True)

Mindfulness in the Classroom: Mindful Principles for Social
and Emotional Learning
by Season Mussey, Ed.D. (Profrock Press)

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck
(Random House)

Peace is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life
by Thich Nhat Hanh (Bantam Book)

Practicing Mindfulness: 75 Essential Meditations to Reduce Stress, Improve Mental Health, and Find Peace in the Everyday
by Matthew Sockolov (Althea Press)

The Trauma-Sensitive Classroom by Patricia A. Jennings (W.W. Norton)

The Urban Monk: Eastern Wisdom and Modern Hacks to Stop Time and Find Success, Happiness and Peace by Pedram Shojai, OMD
(Rodale Inc.)

Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion by Sam Harris (Simon & Schuster)

Wherever You Go There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life by Jon Kabat-Zinn
(Hachette Books)

Instructor: Dr. Matthew Arau

Arau,_Matthew_headshotDr. Matthew Arau is the chair of the music education department and associate director of bands at the Lawrence University Conservatory of Music in Appleton, WI. In addition, Dr. Arau is on the conducting faculty of the American Band College of Central Washington University and he is the founder of Upbeat Global. He also serves as a Conn-Selmer education clinician, and as a member-at-large on the NAfME Council for Band Education.

Dr. Arau has presented on mindfulness, leadership, growth mindset, rehearsal techniques, and creating positive cultures at the Midwest Clinic, the Western International Band Clinic, NAfME webinars, numerous State and Regional Music Education Association Conferences, the Conn-Selmer Institute, and universities, music camps, school districts, and schools in 26 states and on four continents. He has conducted honor bands in Australia, Greece, Cyprus and Malaysia, the Michigan and Utah All-State Middle School Honor Bands, and the South Carolina All-State Band, and honor bands across the country. He is published by C. Alan Publications, Bandworld Magazine, Conn-Selmer, SmartMusic, Everything Band Podcast, and The Instrumentalist and Hoonuit Online Learning.

Dr. Arau draws on a deep reservoir of 15 years’ experience as a successful middle school and high school band director in Loveland, CO, where he led his bands at Walt Clark Middle School and Loveland High School to numerous honor performances and championships and pioneered the Leadership Symposium. Dr. Arau holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in conducting and literature from the University of Colorado Boulder and a Master of Science in Music Education degree from the American Band College. He graduated magna cum laude from Lawrence University, where he earned a Bachelor of Music degree in instrumental music education, music performance (classical), music performance (jazz studies), and a Bachelor of Arts degree in government.

 
 

Course Details

Mindfulness for the
Music Educator


Course Code 7340

Instructor
Dr. Matthew Arau

3 Graduate Credits


Tuition
$1,050, due in full with registration

Online Chat Sessions
TBD

Required text(s)
Mindfulness for Teachers: Simple Skills for Peace and Productivity in the Classroom by Patricia A. Jennings (W.W. Norton)

Mindfulness for Beginners: Reclaiming the Present Moment—and Your Life
by Jon Kabat-Zinn (Sounds True)

Students are responsible for purchasing all required materials.


Software/hardware requirements
Internet access is required.

MECA Online Course Details
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