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Summer Programs for Teachers and Adults at Mason

Professional Development Summer Programs for Adults

Every year from June through August, GMU's Potomac Arts Academy hosts "Summer Arts at Mason" - an extensive array of engaging and enriching summer programs at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA (near Washington, D.C.). Specific programs are geared towards professional adults. Many teacher training programs offer Certification, qualify for Teacher Recertification Points, and can be taken for graduate credit or non-credit.

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Summer 2015 updated January 15th!


Piano Pedagogy Seminar at Mason
Piano Pedagogy Seminar at Mason  June 2-June 6
Energize and invigorate your piano teaching methods and curriculum. Explore innovative teaching strategies, practice ideas, and more!
Institute for Early Music on Modern Instruments
Institute for Early Music on Modern Instruments
  June 16-June 20

Professional string players - study baroque and classical pieces using modern instruments; includes chamber orchestra & baroque dance components!
Mason Summer Jazz Workshop
Mason Summer Jazz Workshop  June 22-June 27
Join the members of Metropolitan Jazz for an intense week of combos, big band, improvisation, master classes and more - instrumental & vocal!

Orff Schulwerk Teacher Education
Orff Schulwerk Teacher Education at Mason  July 7-July 25
Music teachers - transform your teaching and energize your career. Complete Levels I-III and get Certified; supplementals also available!
Kodaly Program for Music Educators
Kodály Program for Music Educators  July 7-July 25
Change the way you think about teaching forever - explore this unique approach to teaching music to children through song and movement!
Guitar Summer Workshop at Mason
Guitar Summer Workshop  July 7-July 18
Experienced guitar players - join the Guitar Ensemble for ensemble-style learning, repertoire and performing! (Meets twice a week for 6 weeks)
Summer Composition Workshop at Mason
Summer Composition Workshop  July 7-July 25 AGES: 13-25
Musicians - explore classical composition and orchestration techniques, notation software, music technology, improvisation, songwriting & more!
Summer Dance Intensive at Mason
Summer Dance Intensive  July 20-August 3 AGES: 15-22
Dancers - make the leap from student to artist. Intended for intermediate to advanced dancers - presented by GMU School of Dance!
Paul Rolland Strings Method Workshop
Rolland String Pedagogy Workshop  July 28-August 1
String teachers & musicians - learn correct motion patterns and playing free from excessive tension by studying the Paul Rolland technique!


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