Looking for ways to integrate the iPad for your own use and/or with your students? This course provides a comprehensive exploration of the many tools and apps that are available. Topics include using the iPad as an interactive whiteboard for class and rehearsal presentations; displaying and annotating music notation and PDF files; exploring apps designed to enhance the study of music theory, ear training, and for vocal and instrumental practice and performance; connecting MIDI keyboards, microphones and other music gear to your iPad; composing and notating music with apps such as Loopy and GarageBand; developing course materials using iBooks Author; and recording audio and creating video "screencasts." You'll leave the course empowered with specific plans for using the iPad as a teaching tool.

Students should have access to an iPad2 or later, iPad Air, or iPad mini; as well as being able to connect the iPad to a Mac or Windows computer for file transfer, which will be covered in the first lesson of the course.


nstructor: Tom Rudolph

RudolphThomas Rudolph, Ed. D. is an adjunct instructor for Berkleemusic, the online continuing education division of Berklee College of Music. He has authored two online courses for Berkleemusic and facilitates several other courses. He also conducts summer workshops in music technology at Villanova University and Central Connecticut State University. Dr. Rudolph is one of the seminal people in music technology. He began his work as a clinician and workshop leader in the field in 1982. In addition to his work in music technology, Dr. Rudolph is a busy trumpet performer in the Philadelphia area and performs with the group Gaudeamus. His compositions and arrangements have been published by Neil Kjos and Northeastern Music Publications, Inc.

He has authored many books including: Finale: An Easy Guide to Music Notation (Third Edition),Sibelius: A Comprehensive Guide to Sibelius Music Notation Software (Second Edition),Teaching Music With Technology(Second Edition) , Recording in the Digital World, YouTube in Music Education, and Finding Funds for Music Technology.

He was one of 4 co-authors of the TI:ME publication:Technology Strategies for Music Education. Rudolph is the co-author of the Alfred Music Tech Series which includes Playing Keyboard, Music Production and MIDI Sequencing, and Composing with Notation Software. He has published many articles on music technology that have appeared in the Music Educators Journal, The Instrumentalist, and Downbeat magazine.

Dr. Rudolph has consulted with dozens of companies, including Apple Computer, Korg, SoundTree, Roland, and Bose Corporation. In 1995, he was one of the founders of TI:ME (Technology in Music Education).

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