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Music Administration 101

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Online Courses
All online Summer MECA
courses begin on June 8 and
conclude on July 31, 2020.

Registration for
all online courses
expires at
12:00 noon CST
on
June 5, 2020.

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Music Administration 101

ONLINE
June 8–July 31, 2020

"By better managing the non-musical demands of your position, you free up more of your time, and mind, to address the real reason you chose the profession of music education: to help students experience the joys and challenge of making music. Organization and administration alone cannot make an ensemble sound good, but a lack of them can keep it from doing so.” – David Gregory

The course is designed to equip music educators with the tools, skills and strategies to successfully manage the job’s many non-musical responsibilities, which can consume up to 50% of the position. Topics include effective communication practices, data management and analysis, budget development and management, scheduling and staffing, evaluation and assessment of students and staff, change, building positive relationships, recruiting and retention of students and staff, and arts education advocacy. One outcome of this course will be an annual plan that organizes curriculum, events, professional development and advocacy activities.

Instructor: Rick Coulter

Coulter,_Rick_headshot_Su15A veteran of 44 years in public school education, Rick Coulter served as a curriculum leader of successful music, arts and academic programs in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. During his tenure in Williamsport, PA, the K-12 music program was recognized 12 times as one of the 100 Best Communities for Music Education in America, the high school was selected as a Grammy Signature School, the district was highlighted in Gaining The Arts Advantage: Lessons From School Districts That Value Arts Education, and the total K-12 program was selected as a Best Practice Program by the PA Department of Education and the Pennsylvania Alliance for Arts Education. Coulter is active as an arts advocate, clinician, teacher, writer, performer and conductor of the Billtown Brass Band.
 

Course Details

Music Administration 101

Course Code 7040

Instructor
Rick Coulter

3 Graduate Credits


Tuition
$1,050, due in full with registration

Online Chat Sessions
TBD

Required text(s)
The Art of War by Sun Tzu
(Dover Publications)

Embracing Administrative Leadership
in Music Education
by John Clinton
(GIA Publications)

Students are responsible for purchasing all required materials.


Software/hardware requirements
Internet access is required.

MECA Online Course Details
VanderCook Online is powered by Schoology (www.schoology.com). Through this learning management system, you'll be able to interact directly with your instructor, students in your classes, and members of the greater VanderCook Online community.

Summer 2020 MECA courses officially begin on Monday, June 8. Soon after you register, you'll be added as a new Schoology user. Be on the lookout for an email from Schoology with log-in instructions. Once you are given credentials, visit 
www.online.vandercook.edu to login. On the morning of June 8, you'll have access to your classroom and course material.

Some courses have specific online chat meeting times while others have a flexible meeting schedule; please check individual course descriptions and details. You can expect all courses to meet together in a live online chat. If you are unable to attend the scheduled live meeting time, please consult your instructor to make alternative arrangements.

You'll have the opportunity to work at your own pace each week while completing assignments and posting responses to discussion questions. You'll constantly be interacting with your instructor and classmates online, and working through new material each week. We know how crazy school schedules can get, so our instructors try to make everything as flexible as possible!

Transcript requests can be made online using the Transcript Request Form. Any inquiries regarding transcripts should be directed to the Registrar’s Office at 312.788.1151. If you are in need a quick turn around time for your transcript please submit the request to the registrar prior to the end of your course(s).

 

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