School of Music, Theatre, and Dance

Summer Studies in Music Education

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The School of Music, Theatre, and Dance offers Summer Studies in Music Education as continuing education for music educators or students working toward a Master of Music Education degree. Our summer courses include Orff Schulwerk, Dalcroze Eurhythmics, Conversational Solfege, First Steps in Music, and Drumming. Courses may be taken for graduate credit.

We welcome participants from near and far by offering on-campus housing. Reservations must be made in advance. Housing is in four-bedroom, two-bathroom apartments. If there are 1-2 people in the apartment, the cost is $45 per night. With 3-4 people, the cost is $35 per night.

COVID Update on the Summer Studies in Music Education program

If you are already registered for classes at Anderson University check your email for more information.

For general info, see below:

Dalcroze and Orff Levels will NOT be offered given the health recommendations with the CoVid virus. If you are taking graduate music education courses, Music Theory (June 1 – July 3) and Music History (June 15 – July 3) will both be offered ONLINE, in their regular format. The following summer elective classes are being transitioned to an ONLINE format:

1) Orff Curriculum with Lisa Ogibovic Sullivan will be moved to an ONLINE format (2 hours credit or NO-credit option; Level II prerequisite). June 15 – 19

2) Ukulele course with Lorelei Batislaong will be moved to an ONLINE format (1 hour credit or NO-credit option). June 22 – 26 (section 1) OR June 29 – July 3 (section 2). BOTH SECTIONS ARE NOW FULL.

3) Orff Masterclass with Roger Sams will be moved to an ONLINE format (2 hours credit or NO-credit option; Level III prerequisite).July 6 – 10 “HOLDING SPACE: THE GESTALT OF ORFF SCHULWERK” Orff Level III Certification is a prerequisite.

The PDF brochures linked below have more information, but were printed before some courses moved online due to CoVid. All pricing and registration costs remain the same. Please register at the link at the bottom of this page.

Since we operate on a two-year cycle, our plan is to offer Conversational Solfege and World Folk Songs/Dances, Drumming with Jim Solomon, and Levels I, II, and III in the summer of 2021 with Josh Southard, Lisa Ogibovic Sullivan, Roger Sams, Jenny Bales Handshoe, and Aaron Ford. The Dalcroze Eurhythmics: Beginning and Intermediate classes will be held in June of 2022 with Marla Butke and David Frego, along with Orff Levels and hopefully other supplemental courses. Other MME core courses, including Bibliography and Research, Music Theory, and World Music are planned for the summer of 2021.

We celebrate your desire to keep growing and learning as music educators. We hope to see you soon in one of these other courses or with Orff Levels in 2021.

Brochures:

Summer Schedule
Summer 2020

June 15 – June 19 (8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.) Orff Curriculum – 2 Cr. – (Pre-Requisite, Level II) Lisa Sullivan

June 22 – 24 (8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.) Ukulele in the Music Classroom – 1 Cr. Lorelei Batislaong

June  29 – July 3 (8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.) Dalcroze Eurhythmics, Beginning and Intermediate – 2 Cr. David Frego and Marla Butke

July 6 -17 (8:30 a.m.-4:45 p.m.) Orff Schulwerk, Level I, Level II – 3 Cr. Josh Southard, Lisa Sullivan, and Jenny Handshoe

July 6 -10 (8:30 a.m.-4:45 p.m.) Orff Schulwerk Masterclass – 2 Cr. — (Pre-Requisite, Level III) “Holding Space: The Gestalt of Orff Schulwerk” Roger Sams

We will also be offering core classes from our MME program, e.g. Graduate Music Theory, Music History, and Bibliography & Research.

Planning Ahead to 2021?

June  14 – 18 (8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.) Conversational Solfege – 2 Cr. John Feierabend

June 14 – June 17 (5:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.) World Folk Dances and Songs – 1 Cr. Lillie Feierabend

June 28 – 30 (9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.) Drumming – 1 Cr. Jim Solomon

July 5 – 16    (8:30 a.m.-4:45 p.m.) Orff Schulwerk, Levels I, II, & III Josh Southard, Lisa Sullivan, Roger Sams, and Jenny Handshoe

Questions? Contact Joani Brandon at 765-641-4547 or jlbrandon@anderson.edu.

Course Descriptions

Orff Curriculum

Orff Curriculum enables you to build a Schulwerk-based curriculum for your specific teaching assignments. Long-term planning and weekly process lesson planning are addressed. Teachers share ideas and teach lessons utilizing the Orff process. Levels I and II Orff training at an accredited program are required to enroll in this course.

For credit: $800 for two hours of graduate credit. You pay $50 at the time of registration, and the balance is charged to you by Student Accounts.

No credit: $625 (NO graduate credit). You pay the full cost through the registration software. You can pay all at once or by installments.

Ukulele in the Music Classroom

The ukulele is quickly becoming a sought-after addition in the elementary music classroom. Its accessibility and uniqueness make the ukulele a new and exciting way for students to create and participate in music-making. Years of developing a teaching sequence that empowers all students has led to a ukulele sequence that utilizes universal design, constructivist philosophies of knowledge building, and the Orff Approach. Students will identify strategies, ready for use in class the following week, while also internalizing the underlying concepts that enable the design of a successful lesson sequence. Combined with discussions on the historical and culture context of the ukulele, attendees will leave with the pedagogical knowledge to create ukulele lessons independently.

Designed for teachers of all ability and experience (much like our students) this professional development experience seeks to connect established pedagogical knowledge within this new medium, the ukulele. Explore how to teach the ukulele while also learning how to play the ukulele. More than just a presentation of activities, this clinic aims to facilitate professional development discussion that is meaningful and valuable in teacher development.

For credit: $400 for one hour of graduate credit. You pay $50 at the time of registration, and the balance is charged to you by Student Accounts.

No credit: $300 (NO graduate credit). You pay the full cost through the registration software. You can pay all at once or by installments.

Dalcroze Eurhythmics: Discovering the Rhythm within You

These beginning and intermediate workshops will look at the elements of music through kinesthetic awareness. Participants will be actively engaged in music making through movement–connecting the brain to the body, singing, and improvisation. While this workshop is primarily for the general music classroom, transfers will be made for the choral and instrumental classroom as well.

For credit: $800 for two hours of graduate credit. You pay $50 at the time of registration, and the balance is charged to you by Student Accounts.

No credit: $625 (NO graduate credit). You pay the full cost through the registration software. You can pay all at once or by installments.

Orff Schulwerk, Levels I & II

Participants will sing, play, move, and improvise using the Orff Schulwerk model. Each level includes classes in pedagogy, movement, recorder, ensemble, and special topics. This approach is based on active learning and developing creative skills in children. These courses are approved by the American Orff Schulwerk Association. • Level I — This course is open to all music teachers and senior undergraduate music education students. • Level II — At least one year of teaching experience is required before taking Level II. If you completed Level I prior to 2014, you will need to re-take Level I.

For credit: $1,200 for three hours of graduate credit. You pay $50 at the time of registration, and the balance is charged to you by Student Accounts.

No credit: $885 (NO graduate credit). You pay the full cost through the registration software. You can pay all at once or by installments.

Orff Schulwerk Masterclass "Holding Space: The Gestalt of Orff Schulwerk"

Gestalt means wholeness. A Gestalt approach to change recognizes that the whole is more than the sum of the parts. Orff Schulwerk teaching, at its best, comes from a place of wholeness. In this course we examine the ways in which an Orff classroom is a place for children to experience, if even just for a moment, their wholeness in the midst of their demanding lives and a broken world. Simultaneously we will heighten our awareness as to the ways in which this approach to teaching impacts the teacher in ways that create movement toward wholeness. This course will be life-changing.

Orff Level III certification at an accredited program is required to enroll in this course.

For credit: $800 for two hours of graduate credit. You pay $50 at the time of registration, and the balance is charged to you by Student Accounts.

No credit: $625 (NO graduate credit). You pay the full cost through the registration software. You can pay all at once or by installments.

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Lillie Feierabend

World Folk Dances and Folk Songs

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Lillie Feierabend

Lillie Feierabend is known for her work with young children and instilling a love of music within them. She has been an early childhood and general music educator for the past 30 years and a conductor for the Connecticut Children’s Chorus for 17. She has twice been honored with her district’s Teacher of the Year Award and in 2008 also received the Outstanding Elementary Music Educator Award from the Connecticut Music Educators Association. She is a frequent clinician at local, state, and national conferences; is adjunct faculty at the University of Hartford; teaches weeklong workshops; and conducts regional honors choirs.

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Dr. John M. Feierabend

First Steps In Music

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Dr. John M. Feierabend

Dr. John Feierabend is considered one of the leading authorities on music and movement development in childhood. He is a professor emeritus and former director of music education at the University of Hartford’s The Hartt School and is a past president of the Organization of American Kodály Educators. He is the author of more than 70 books, recordings, and DVDs, many of which served as the inspiration for the award-winning PBS children’s television series Lomax: the Hound of Music. He has been honored as a Lowell Mason Fellow by the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), named University Educator of the Year by the Connecticut Music Educator Association, received the Outstanding Educator Award from the Organization of American Kodály Educators and the James Bent Award for outstanding achievement in scholarship and creativity from the University of Hartford, and was the first U.S. recipient of the LEGO Prize, an international award given annually to “an individual who has made a distinctive contribution to the betterment of children.”

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Jenny Handshoe

Orff Schulwerk: Recorder

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Jenny Handshoe

Jenny Handshoe teaches general music and choir to grades K-8 at Immaculate Heart of Mary School in Indianapolis, Indiana. She is also a piano accompanist for the Indianapolis Children’s Choir. Jenny holds a bachelor’s degree in music education from Anderson University and also a Master of Music Education degree with Orff Emphasis. Her Orff Schulwerk training includes Levels I-III and Orff Curriculum from Anderson University as well as recorder shadowing. She has also completed Kodály Level I through Indiana University and the Indianapolis Children’s Choir.

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Sarah Hassler

Orff Schulwerk: Movement

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Sarah Hassler

Sarah Hassler teaches music at the American International School Chennai, India. She retired from Carmel Clay Schools and the Indianapolis Children’s Choir to experience international teaching. She holds a bachelor’s degree in music education from The Ohio State University and a Master of Music Education with Kodály emphasis from Capital University. Her Orff Schulwerk training includes curriculum and certification from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. In the United States, she has been a presenter at both Orff and Kodály chapters as well as national conferences. Sarah presented internationally at the Association of International Music Schools in Dubai, UAE.

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Roger Sams

Orff Schulwerk: Level III

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Roger Sams

Roger Sams retired from the music classroom in 2013 after 31 years of teaching music. He has been an active clinician and Orff instructor for over two decades and has taught in China, India, Indonesia, Scotland, Canada, South Korea, Poland, Spain, and throughout the U.S. Roger is trained in Gestalt therapy and is interested in the power of choice in the artistic process and in life. He is co-author of “Purposeful Pathways: Possibilities for the Elementary Music Room” and the composer of several choral octavos published in the Crooked River Choral Project series and a book of rounds and partner songs titled, “A Round My Heart.” He is currently Director of Publications at Music Is Elementary and Creative Director at TeachingWithOrff.com.

Jim Solomon

Drumming: Rhythmic Training & Percussion Ensemble

Jim Solomon

Jim Solomon is an author, clinician, and professional percussionist. He is a retired K-5 music teacher from Osceola Elementary School in St. Augustine, Florida. He presents Orff and percussion workshops nationwide.

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Josh Southard

Orff Schulwerk: Level I

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Josh Southard

Josh Southard teaches general music at Smoky Row Elementary School in Carmel, Ind. He holds a bachelor’s degree in music education from Butler University and a Master of Music Education with Orff Emphasis from Anderson University. Josh served four years as president of the Indiana chapter of the American Orff Schulwerk Association. He apprenticed Level I with Cindy Hall at the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota and has presented at local chapter meetings of the Indiana Orff-Schulwerk Association and Indiana Music Educator Association state conferences. He currently teaches Level I Basic in Gwinnet County Public Schools in Atlanta and DePaul University in Chicago.

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Lisa Sullivan 

Orff Schulwerk: Level II, Orff Technology

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Lisa Sullivan 

Lisa Sullivan teaches K-2 music at Madison School in Skokie, Ill. Prior to her move to Skokie, Lisa taught music at Mohawk Trails Elementary in Carmel, Ind., for 28 years and was named Carmel Clay Teacher of the Year in 2008. In 2017, Lisa was named the Elementary Music Teacher of the Year by the Indiana Music Educator Association. She holds a Bachelor of Music from Butler University and a Master of Arts in Education from Ball State University. She published her first teacher resource during the summer of 2014, titled “Playing with Improvisation: Technology with Integrity in the Orff Classroom.” Lisa served three years as the Region VI representative for the American Orff Schulwerk Association and has presented at multiple National Association for Music Education, American Orff Schulwerk Association, and Indiana Music Educator Association conferences. Lisa teaches Orff Schulwerk Levels, Orff Curriculum, and Orff Technology at Anderson University in Anderson, Ind., and Orff Schulwerk Levels at DePaul University in Chicago. Lisa serves as course director for Orff Schulwerk at Anderson University.