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Theory, History & Composition for ALL Students: Creating Accessible, Diverse & Relevant Lessons

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SPRING 2021
All online Spring MECA
courses begin on February 8
and conclude on May 9, 2021,
except as noted.

Registration for
all online courses
closes at 12:00 noon CST
on January 31, 2021.


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Theory, History & Composition for ALL Students:
Creating Accessible, Diverse & Relevant Lessons

ONLINE
February 8May 9, 2021

Music education should reach all students with all types of music. This asynchronous course provides a framework for reimagining music theory, history and composition to create lessons that teach musical concepts using music of all styles, and empowers students to seek the relevancy and meaning of music on their own. Each week of the course will include a small project that can be used with your students right away, and these projects will scaffold to form a framework for teaching music in a collaborative and inclusive manner. This collaborative course will also allow us to explore our own musical biases, expand our knowledge of music from other cultures, and we will engage in healthy discussion about music's role in society today.



Instructor: John Mlynczak

Mlynczak,_John_headshot_2020_CROPJohn Mlynczak offers an extensive range of experiences in music education. Mlynczak is the managing director of Noteflight, a Hal Leonard company. Previously, he served as director of education for PreSonus Audio. Mlynczak has taught music, music technology and music business at the elementary, secondary and collegiate levels. He is an active performer, maintains a steady clinician schedule in music technology, and is past-president of the Technology Institute for Music Educators. Mlynczak is a passionate advocate for music education, serving on the NAMM Support Music and State Advocacy Coalitions and the NAfME Advocacy Leadership Force, and is the advocacy chairman for the Massachusetts Music Educators Association. Mlynczak holds degrees in music education, music performance and educational leadership.

 
Theory, History &
Composition for
ALL Students: Creating
Accessible, Diverse &
Relevant Lessons

 

Course Code 7230

Instructor
John Mlynczak
jmlynczak@vandercook.edu

3 Graduate Credits

Tuition
$1,065, due in full with registration

Online Sessions
TBD

Prerequisites
None

Required Text(s)
None

Software/Hardware Requirements
Access to a Mac, PC or Chromebook with Internet access and the latest version of Google Chrome or Firefox.

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 2021 MECA courses officially begin on Monday, Feb. 8. Soon after you register, be on the lookout for an email from Schoology with log-in instructions. Once you receive credentials, visit www.online.vandercook.edu to login. On the morning of February 8, 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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