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Conductor/Teacher/Leader: Successfully Navigating Instruction for Middle School Band

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

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Conductor/Teacher/Leader:
Successfully Navigating Instruction for the
Middle School Band

ONLINE
June 8–July 31, 2020

The multi-faceted ways our students, colleagues and community members view the hats we wear as a band director can be daunting. This two-credit online course lays out best practices for establishing a culture conducive to learning, caring and high-quality musicianship in a middle school band. Discussion and development of ideas will center around curriculum, choosing repertoire, warming up the ensemble, rehearsing and assessing with technology, and individual conducting skills.

Instructor: Stacey Larson Dolan

Dolan,_Stacey_headshot_2012_cStacey Larson Dolan (MMEd ‘98) is dean of undergraduate studies and associate professor of music at VanderCook, where she teaches music education courses, conducting courses and band at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Dolan enjoyed success teaching elementary, middle and high school music before joining the faculty at VanderCook in 2004. She earned her bachelor’s degree in music education from Millikin University and her master’s from VanderCook. Dolan was on the design and teaching staff for the National Champion Lake Park Marching Band for 12 years and was the creative director and conductor of the Bensenville Young Musicians Mentor Band from 1995 to 2007. She has conducted honor bands and presented workshops at MEAs and festivals in China and throughout the United States. She has taught tens of thousands of middle school and high school students through her work as a clinician, adjudicator and guest conductor. Her professional affiliations include NAfME, Phi Beta Mu, NBA and CBDNA.
 

Course Details

Conductor/Teacher/Leader:
Successfully Navigating
Instruction for the
Middle School Band

Course Code 7290

Instructor
Stacey Larson Dolan

2 Graduate Credits

Tuition
$700, due in full with registration

Online Chat Sessions
TBD

Prerequisites
None

Required Text(s)
None

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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