summer Studies

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Check out Summer Studies

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.

For students whose school corporation or church would like to pay for the cost of tuition, please send a PDF registration form and the contact information for the person to be included on the tuition invoice to Michelle Holmes, msholmes@anderson.edu.

Our Faculty

Summer Schedule 2022

Other MME core courses offered include:

May 31-July 1—Graduate Music Theory (ONLINE) Dr. Jonathan Brooks
June 6-24—Graduate Music History (ONLINE) Dr. Christopher Holmes
July 25-29—Bibliography & Research (On-Campus) Dr. Janet Brewer

*NOTE: MME students who want to register for summer courses should do so by emailing Michelle Holmes.

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June 20-24 — Ukulele in the Music Classroom: Designed for teachers of all ability and experience (much like our students) this professional development experience, taught by Lorelei Batislaong, seeks to connect established pedagogical knowledge within this new medium, the ukulele. The virtual course will meet synchronously from 10am – 12pm EST with asynchronous work completed in the afternoon. Students will also attend a 30-minute private lesson sometime during the week.

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June 27 – July 1— Dalcroze Eurhythmics, Beginning & Intermediate: David Frego & Marla Butke return to AU to teach these beginning and intermediate workshops that 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.

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July 5-8 — Orff Curriculum: This course, taught by Lisa Sullivan, will enable you to build a Schulwerk-based curriculum for your specific teaching assignments. Levels I and II Orff training at an accredited program are required to enroll in this course.

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July 11-15 — Orff Masterclass “Holding Space: The Gestalt of Orff Schulwerk:” Leading Orff Schulwerk instructor, Roger Sams, brings this life-changing masterclass to the summer offerings at AU. 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. Orff Level III training at an accredited program is required to enroll in this course.

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July 11-22 —Orff Schulwerk, Level I & Level 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. Instructors include Josh Southard, Lisa Sullivan, Meeghan Binder, and Aaron Ford. The American Orff-Schulwerk Association only supports in-person certification courses. If health concerns warrant canceling the certification courses, they will not be provided online.

Housing

Housing will be available in our on-campus apartments, Fair Commons, which has four-bedroom apartments with two bathrooms each. Due to COVID-19, we are choosing to only house two people per apartment, which ensures each has a private bathroom.

Each apartment has a small kitchen with a refrigerator, microwave, and oven/stove. The rate for two people sharing a four-bedroom apartment is $45 per night, per person. Linens are available for an additional fee of $11. To reserve housing, please register below.

Course Descriptions

Orff Curriculum

This Orff Curriculum course will enable 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 a sought-after addition in the elementary music classroom. Its accessibility makes the ukulele a new and exciting way for students to create and participate in music-making. Participants will use a teaching sequence that utilizes universal design, constructivist philosophies of knowledge building, and the Orff Approach while acknowledging the intersections of the ukulele’s historical and classroom context. Strategies are presented to be ready for class use, while also studying underlying concepts that enable the design of a successful lesson sequence independently.

Designed for teachers of all ability and experience (much like our students) this professional development experience seeks to connect established pedagogical knowledge and 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.

The class will meet synchronously from 10am – 12pm EST with asynchronous work completed in the afternoon. Students will also attend a 30-minute private lesson sometime during the week.

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. Handouts and additional examples will help teachers take these ideas to their classrooms. Please come wearing loose, comfortable clothing, jazz shoes or bare feet, and be ready to feel the joy of music. This year’s featured faculty are Dr. David Frego and Dr. Marla Butke. Together they authored Meaningful Movement: A Music Teacher’s Guide to Dalcroze Eurhythmics, published in 2016, which will be the required book for the workshop, and Dalcroze Eurhythmics in the Choral Classroom.

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 2015, 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.