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Summer Music Studies Courses

Graduate-level courses for music educators.

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Course pricing includes $1,050 tuition & a $60 nonrefundable course fee.

Courses

Music teachers can take their Google for Education skills to the next level with this advanced course. Here, teachers will build upon their current knowledge of Google tools to increase technology integration in the music classroom.They will learn how to maximize efficiency within Google Classroom, create digital lesson experiences, and differentiate content for students. All projects completed throughout the course will offer teachers the flexibility tocreate something that can be used in their classrooms. This course is taught by a Google for Education Certified Trainer and Innovator. Successful completion of the course will prepare teachers for the Google for Education Level 2 Certification Exam, which will be taken at the conclusion of the three weeks. While completing the Level 1 Certification before taking this course is not required, prior experience using the Google for Education tools is necessary. This course can be completed using a desktop/laptop running any operating system, or a Chromebook.


July 13-30, 2021, Online
This course is designed for elementary and secondary music teachers and will focus on everything you need to know to make professional sounding recordings of your ensembles in rehearsal and performance and how to properly setup a sound system for concerts. You will learn how to record, edit, and master your recordings using Mac/Windows software. You will create master recordings that you can publish to CD and to the Internet. Mobile recording devices and apps for your iPad/iPod Touch/iPhone will also be included.


June 14, 2021 to August 6, 2021, Online
There are countless online tools that enable teachers to create engaging materials that support all aspects of music teaching and learning, in both synchronous and asynchronous environments. This course is designed for music educators of all levels who are curious and motivated to explore and learn a variety of cloud-based tools that can be used to inspire creativity, encourage hands-on learning, and equip you and your students with digital skills. This project-based course will explore a wide spectrum of tools, provide grounding for how to use them, and explore ways the resulting resources can be used with students. Topics include: music creation and collaboration; creative and effective image editing and design; recording and editing screencast videos; streaming audio and video; easy website design; live streaming, web conferencing, and learning management systems effectively; and the use of myriad educational technology tools for creating and sharing projects, presentations and assessment. Free and low-cost cloud-based tools will be used in this course, with mention of software-installed solutions and useful hardware when relevant. This course can be completed using a desktop/laptop running any operating system, or a Chromebook.


June 14, 2021 to August 5, 2021, Online
GarageBand is an easy-to-learn musical workhorse with dozens of great uses for teachers and students. What's more...it's lots of fun! Want your students to enjoy composing original music or making arrangements? How about getting them excited about music history as they make podcasts rather than boring traditional reports Wouldn't it be great to see students have fun improvising, or creating a musical underscoring with sound effects for a video? Want to make quality recordings of individuals or an ensemble without a complicated microphone scheme? Want a great way to demonstrate musical concepts such as form, dynamics, articulation, tempo, and texture so students really understand? Need to prepare sound clips for a PowerPoint presentation or webpage, blog, or wiki? GarageBand does all this and much more! Perhaps that's why many music teachers name this program as the technology tool they use most. In this course for general, vocal/choral, and instrumental music teachers at all levels, we'll explore and experience the many uses for Apple's GarageBand. Each year the program adds more features and functionality; so even if you've used Garage Band before there's bound to be something that'll make you see the program in a new way.


July 12, 2021 to August 6, 2021, Online
Google for Education offers numerous tools that music educators can use in their classrooms. These tools allow teachers and students to create and share digital content, communicate effectively, collaborate within and outside of the classroom, and increase productivity. In this course, teachers will learn the basics for using a variety of Google tools, focusing specifically on applications for the music classroom. Throughout the course, teachers will complete practical projects to strengthen their understanding of Google for Education, with the intent that each project can be used in their classrooms. This course is taught by a Google for Education Certified Trainer and Innovator. Successful completion of the course will prepare teachers for the Google for Education Level 1 Certification Exam, which will be taken at the conclusion of the three weeks. This course can be completed using a desktop/laptop running any operating system, or a Chromebook.


June 22, 2021 to July 9, 2021, Online
Lights, Camera, Learning! Video Projects in Music Education. Let's face it: from YouTube to Netflix to a host of other services, today's learners are immersed in and respond to video! This timely course for music educators of all levels/areas will be divided between two significant uses for video in music education today: 1) Producing compelling videos for students such as video lecturettes, tutorials, and performances, etc. Maybe you want to make clear for students the motions to a classroom song, the choreography to a concert selection, or the recorder fingerings used in class. Perhaps you want to explain how to assemble a clarinet mouthpiece, oil one's trumpet valves, or illustrate several key marching band fundamentals. Maybe you want to show students the basic features of an app, how to build major and minor scales, or the steps for a class project. All these and much more can be accomplished withtoday's simple, intuitive video tools. 2) Using engaging video scoring activities with students to teach many important musical concepts. The lessons that can be conveyed through both simple and more sophisticated video scoring projects are myriad. Students of all levels can explore musical creativity and the interaction of drama and music/sound when they begin with a short video clip and add/edit either pre-recorded music and sound effects, loop-based multi-track arrangements, or more traditional notation-based underscoring. All of the above and much more can be accomplished with just a few accessible, intuitive apps/websites and some fairly ubiquitous hardware (i.e. computer/laptop, smartphone, iPad). The educational value of video projects in music education is so high and the tools to do so have never been more within the reach of even a novice.


July 12, 2021 to August 6, 2021, Online
This course is a continuation of Level 1 and focuses on the following areas: examination of and practice with more advanced video production features; producing more advanced videos for students (including video lecturettes, tutorials, assessments, performances, etc.); using engaging video scoring activities with students to teach many important musical concepts; and acquiring video from various sources (online, DVD). This course will include several class presentations throughout the week, as well as an advanced final video project (approved by the instructor).Students will use the following applications and equipment: Camtasia (and/or iMovie), QuickTime, GarageBand (and/or Audacity), Google Drive (and several Google Apps), computer's built-in camera and microphone, mobile device video camera and microphone, external microphone, Edu-creations (and/or Explain Everything) for iPad, Skype and/or Google Hangout.


July 12, 2021 to August 6, 2021, Online
This course will focus on recording and producing music with Pro Tools, the industry-standard professional music production software. Participants will record audio with microphones, MIDI from the electronic keyboard, and make extensive use of software instruments. This course is designed for the elementary and secondary music educator interested in making professional sounding recordings of their ensembles and integrating music production into the music curriculum. Basic computer literacy is required for this course.


June 14, 2021 to August 6, 2021, Online
Creativity - Composition - Collaboration! Using both notation and a digital audio workstation (DAW) opens up endless creative music-making possibilities. This course will take an in-depth view at combining traditional notation with the power of multi-track MIDI and audio recording for developing basic musical concepts through the creative process of music composition. Noteflight and Soundtrap, the leaders in online collaborative music software, seamlessly integrate for easy MIDI file export between programs, making it easy to migrate back and forth between both programs. Myriad projects will be explored, including designing collaborative composition activities. This course is designed for all grade levels, and you will receive free access to both Noteflight Learn and Soundtrap for the duration of the course. Upon completion, you will be eligible to receive Noteflight Learn Certification (to learn more about Noteflight Learn Certification, visit http://bit.ly/2Dh57Ud).


June 14, 2021 to August 6, 2021, Online