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Music Education & Social Emotional Learning (SEL): The Heart of Teaching Music

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Music Education & Social Emotional Learning (SEL):
The Heart of Teaching Music

July 6–10, 2020

Scott Edgar wrote Music Education and Social Emotional Learning: The Heart of Teaching Music (2017) to better prepare music educators to engage their students musically, socially and emotionally. In this course, Dr. Edgar reflects on individual classroom contexts, learning about SEL, and examines techniques to enrich the music classroom. Modules include:

  • What is SEL?

  • Socialization in the Music Classroom

  • Self-Awareness in the Music Classroom

  • Relationships in the Music Classroom

  • Responsible Decision-Making

Outcomes:

  • A broad understanding of SEL as a construct
  • An understanding of how music classrooms facilitate a social web of relationships
  • The ability to draw connections between music curricula and SEL curricula
  • The ability to make inferences for individual classrooms at all levels and areas (K-12 general, band, choir, orchestra)
     

Instructor: Dr. Scott N. Edgar

Scott_Edgar Dr. Scott N. Edgar is in his seventh year as associate professor of music, music education chair, and director of bands at Lake Forest College. He received his Doctorate of Philosophy in music education from the University of Michigan, his master’s degree in education from the University of Dayton, and his Bachelor of Music in Music Education degree from Bowling Green State University. His previous teaching experience in higher education includes work at Adrian College and Concordia University Ann Arbor. Prior to his work in higher education, he taught K-12 instrumental music in Ohio and Michigan. Dr. Edgar is the author of Music Education and Social Emotional Learning: The Heart of Teaching Music and is an internationally sought-after clinician on the topic. In addition to clinics, he also teaches graduate courses on Musical Social Emotional Learning at VanderCook College of Music. He is an active clinician and adjudicator for both concert band and marching band, and regularly presents at professional development and research conferences. Dr. Edgar is a Conn-Selmer educational clinician and VH1 Save the Music Foundation educational consultant. Dr. Edgar is a member of the National Association for Music Education, the American Educational Research Association, the College Music Society, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Music fraternity and Kappa Kappa Psi Band fraternity.

Course Details

Music Education & Social Emotional Learning (SEL):
The Heart of Teaching Music

Course Code 6510

Instructor
Dr. Scott N. Edgar

Dates
July 610, 2020

3 Graduate Credits

Tuition
$1,050, due in full with registration

Early bird special: Register by
April 17 and save $100!

Tuition must be paid in full at the
time of registration for the 
discount
to apply.

Prerequisites
None

Required Texts
Music Education and Social Emotional Learning: The Heart of Teaching Music by S.N. Edgar (GIA Publications)

Music Education and Social Emotional Learning: The Heart of Teaching Music — Student Workbook by S.N. Edgar (GIA Publications)

Students are responsible for purchasing all required texts and materials. VanderCook will not provide any course materials nor have any available for purchase.

Required materials
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