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Music Administration 101

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SPRING 2022
All online Spring MECA
courses begin on February 14
and conclude on May 8, 2022,
except as noted.

Registration for
all online courses
closes at 12:00 noon CST
on January 28, 2022.


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Music Administration 101

ONLINE
February 8–May 9, 2021

 

 

"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.
 

Music Administration 101

Course Code 7031

Instructor
Rick Coulter
rcoulter@vandercook.edu

3 Graduate Credits


Tuition
$1,065, due in full with registration

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
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.

Spring 2022 MECA courses officially begin on Monday, Feb. 14. 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 February 14, 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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