Orff & Kodaly Supplemental Courses

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Orff & Kodály Supplemental Courses

These exciting one week supplemental courses are designed to enrich and enhance your Orff and/or Kodály experience, as well as introduce emerging techniques.  Whether it’s an introduction or a “next step”, these courses give you an opportunity to expand your knowledge and invigorate your teaching methods.  Plus, special series courses such as The Orff Schulwerk Experience Series and the Early Childhood Experience Series allow participants to delve more deeply into pedagogy and process in a collaborative way. Expert faculty are drawn from leaders in the field of music pedagogy, and teach an outstanding selection of courses which rotate each summer.  Supplementals may be taken for credit or non-credit, and tuition will vary accordingly.  Courses are eligible for teacher Recertification Points in many school systems.  Check with your county/district for verification.

July 10 – 14, 2017

 

 

SUMMER 2017 COURSES


Clip art of a scrollFrom the Classroom to Performance: Strategies and Transitions
Instructors:
 Donna Fleetwood and Betsy Kipperman
Part of The Orff Schulwerk Experience Series
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Dates:  July 10 – 14, 2017
Time:  12:00 noon – 4:30 p.m.
Location:  Mason Fairfax Campus, Performing Arts Building
On-Campus Housing:  See Details 
Parking: $25 per week  Purchase A Pass  

Tuition NON-CREDIT:  $620

             
OR    Register by Fax/Mail

 

Tuition FOR-CREDIT:  $1,100 in-state or $1,300 out-of-state


Register by Fax/Mail only (no online registration)

 

Worth 2 graduate credits for “For-Credit” participants

Orff Schulwerk Level I experience strongly advised

The two Orff Schulwerk Experience Series courses (see next entry) offer practical, hands-on experience for the Orff Schulwerk practitioner who wants to take the next step. This year, class instructors will work in collaboration with the director of the Creative Choral Camp for kids, whose young participants will be an integral part of each course. Taking the two courses together will provide maximum benefit, in seeing strategies and processes in action throughout the day. They may also be taken separately. A final performance by the young campers will illustrate the creative and collaborative efforts of both teachers and children.

Create a more seamless transition from the classroom to performance. Explore ways to fan the creative spark while pursuing curriculum goals and preparing students to showcase their work. Examine ways to bring music, movement and stories together by collaborating with course instructors and colleagues in a supportive environment. Take the next step in your Orff Schulwerk journey – prepare, carry out and reflect upon curriculum goals and strategies using Schulwerk models for rhythmic speech, instrument play, movement and singing, while engaging with elementary-age choral camp participants.

Required Books:
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Recommended Books:
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Required Materials for the Class:
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2017 Supplemental Book Prices from West Music

 


 

Clip art of a scrollProcess > Pedagogy > Performance: Nurturing Healthy Voices for Successful Singing!
Instructor:
Keith Hudspeth
Part of The Orff Schulwerk Experience Series
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Dates:  July 10 – 14, 2017
Time:  9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Location:  Mason Fairfax Campus, Performing Arts Building
On-Campus Housing:  See Details 
Parking: $25 per week  Purchase A Pass  

 

Tuition NON-CREDIT:  $310

             
OR    Register by Fax/Mail

 

Tuition FOR-CREDIT:  $550 in-state or $650 out-of-state


Register by Fax/Mail only (no online registration)

 

Worth 1 graduate credit for “For-Credit” participants

The two Orff Schulwerk Experience Series courses (see previous entry) offer practical, hands-on experience for the Orff Schulwerk practitioner who wants to take the next step. This year, class instructors will work in collaboration with the director of the Creative Choral Camp for kids, whose young participants will be an integral part of each course. Taking the two courses together will provide maximum benefit, in seeing strategies and processes in action throughout the day. They may also be taken separately. A final performance by the young campers will illustrate the creative and collaborative efforts of both teachers and children.

Rejuvenate your rehearsals with new ideas for your elementary school choral ensembles! Polish your teaching process from the opening rehearsal to final performance. Class topics include: maximizing your warm-up time, basic vocal technique and pedagogy, pacing rehearsals, teaching strategies, conducting as communication, and creative concert programming. Orff process is highlighted, making connections to the general music classroom. Participants will read, review, and analyze unison, SA, SSA, and SSAA repertoire utilizing unison songs, partner songs, canons, songs with melodic ostinati as accompaniment and more, all leading toward more independent part singing for young voices. Collaborate with colleagues in creative approaches and engage with elementary-age choral camp participants.

Required Books:
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Recommended Books:
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Required Materials for the Class:
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2017 Supplemental Book Prices from West Music

 


 

Clip art of a scrollEnriching the Movement Experience for Yourself and Those You Teach
Instructor:
 Kris Olson
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Dates:  July 10 – 14, 2017
Time:  12:00 noon – 4:30 p.m.
Location:  Mason Fairfax Campus, Performing Arts Building
On-Campus Housing:  See Details 
Parking: $25 per week  Purchase A Pass  

 

Tuition NON-CREDIT:  $620

             
OR    Register by Fax/Mail

 

Tuition FOR-CREDIT:  $1,100 in-state or $1,300 out-of-state


Register by Fax/Mail only (no online registration)

 

Worth 2 graduate credits for “For-Credit” participants

Orff Schulwerk Level I experience strongly advised

This class is for Orff Schulwerk teachers who are seeking more movement experience. Explore movement as a pedagogue, and develop personal artistry and growth, as the two are inextricably linked. Develop projects collaboratively to take back to the classroom, and benefit from the support and collective creativity of colleagues. Active participation and interest in movement is required, but dance experience is not.

Required Books:
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Recommended Books:
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Required Materials for the Class:
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2017 Supplemental Book Prices from West Music

 


 

Clip art of a scrollCurriculum Connections: Integrating Music and Movement Across the Curriculum
Instructor:
 Elaine Larson
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Dates:  July 10 – 14, 2017
Time:  12:00 noon -4:30 p.m.
Location:  Mason Fairfax Campus, Performing Arts Building
On-Campus Housing:  See Details 
Parking: $25 per week  Purchase A Pass  


Tuition NON-CREDIT:
 $620

             
OR    Register by Fax/Mail

 

Tuition FOR-CREDIT:  $1,100 in-state or $1,300 out-of-state


Register by Fax/Mail only (no online registration)

 

Worth 2 graduate credits for “For-Credit” participants
Also applicable to Education degrees

 

This course is designed for music teachers and classroom language arts teachers who work with primary and elementary-aged students. Through hands-on activities and accessible materials participants will discover ways to reach curriculum goals of music, movement and language arts in an integrated way. Literature-based activities including stories, picture books and poetry are incorporated with speech, music and movement. This class is open to classroom teachers and music specialists.

Required Books:
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Recommended Books:
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Required Materials for the Class:
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2017 Supplemental Book Prices from West Music

 


 

Clip art of a scrollMovement and Music in Early Childhood
Instructor:
 Kris Olson
Part of The Early Childhood Experience Series
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Dates:  July 10 – 14, 2017
Time:  9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Location:  Mason Fairfax Campus, Performing Arts Building
On-Campus Housing:  See Details 
Parking: $25 per week  Purchase A Pass  

 

Tuition NON-CREDIT:  $310

             
OR    Register by Fax/Mail

 

Tuition FOR-CREDIT:  $550 in-state or $650 out-of-state


Register by Fax/Mail only (no online registration)

 

Worth 1 graduate credit for “For-Credit” participants

The two Early Childhood Experience Series courses (see next entry) are designed to be complimentary in their approaches, and while enrollment in both courses is encouraged to maximize benefits for teachers of the very young learner, they may be taken separately.

Learn how to create a strong foundation for musical and movement skill development and lifelong artistry in your youngest students. Experience early childhood activities that utilize song, instruments, dance, props, rhymes, and literature. Explore, develop and share usable resources while examining ways to organize lessons appropriate to this age level.

Required Books:
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Recommended Books:
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Required Materials for the Class:
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2017 Supplemental Book Prices from West Music

 


 

Clip art of a scrollFirst Steps in Music for Early Childhood
Instructor:
 Rachel Grimsby
Part of The Early Childhood Experience Series
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Dates:  July 10 – 14, 2017
Time:  12:00 noon -4:30 p.m.
Location:  Mason Fairfax Campus, Performing Arts Building
On-Campus Housing:  See Details 
Parking: $25 per week  Purchase A Pass  

 

Tuition NON-CREDIT:  $620

             
OR    Register by Fax/Mail

 

Tuition FOR-CREDIT:  $1,100 in-state or $1,300 out-of-state


Register by Fax/Mail only (no online registration)

 

Worth 2 graduate credits for “For-Credit” participants

The two Early Childhood Experience Series courses (see previous entry) are designed to be complimentary in their approaches, and while enrollment in both courses is encouraged to maximize benefits for teachers of the very young learner, they may be taken separately.

This course is designed for music teachers and classroom teachers who work with infants to children of seven years of age. During this course, participants will look at research findings and its implications on the development of an early childhood music and movement curriculum. Collecting materials, designing teaching strategies, lesson plans, and yearly curriculum, as well as developing and promoting an early childhood program will be covered. Active participation in both music and movement activities will be the basis for most instruction. This class will result in FAME (Feierabend Association for Music Education) certification as well as inspiration and renewal for your primary teaching needs.

Required Books:
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Recommended Books:
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Required Materials for the Class:
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2017 Supplemental Book Prices from West Music

 


 

Clip art of a scrollAlexander Technique for Music Teachers
Instructor:
 Robbin Marcus
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Dates:  July 10 – 14, 2017
Time:  9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Location:  Mason Fairfax Campus, Performing Arts Building
On-Campus Housing:  See Details 
Parking: $25 per week  Purchase A Pass  

 

Tuition NON-CREDIT:  $310

             
OR    Register by Fax/Mail

 

Tuition FOR-CREDIT:  $550 in-state or $650 out-of-state


Register by Fax/Mail only (no online registration)

 

Worth 1 graduate credit for “For-Credit” participants

This introductory Alexander Technique class is for everyone who stands, sits, moves, sings, plays an instrument, conducts an ensemble, gets up and down from the floor, writes on a board, or does any one of a myriad of activities music teachers are called upon to do each day with their students. Learn new ways to adjust to the daily physical (and mental) demands of music teaching, and have less pain and tension at the end of the day. Discover how to make everyday movement more comfortable by gaining deep structural support and developing an increased physical awareness. Explore how it is possible to be relaxed and ready, soft and strong, light and substantial, firm and flexible, awake to the world! Class size limited to 15.

Required Books:
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Recommended Books:
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Required Materials for the Class:
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2017 Supplemental Book Prices from West Music

 


Clip art of a scrollBrush Up Your Kodály: Kodály for the Older Beginner (Grades 4-12)
Instructors: Ivy Rawlins Ward, Ginger Albertson and Beth Anne Young
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Dates:  July 10 – 14, 2017
Time:  12:00 non – 4:30 p.m.
Location:  Mason Fairfax Campus, Performing Arts Building
On-Campus Housing:  See Details 
Parking: $25 per week  Purchase A Pass  

 

Tuition NON-CREDIT:  $620

             
OR    Register by Fax/Mail

 

Tuition FOR-CREDIT:  $1,100 in-state or $1,300 out-of-state


Register by Fax/Mail only (no online registration)

 

Worth 2 graduate credits for “For-Credit” participants

Pre-requisite: minimum Kodály Level I training
Teachers of K – 12 welcomed to this course 

Are you interested in how to teach music to your upper elementary/middle school older beginners using a Kodaly Sequence? Are you looking for methods and resources geared specifically for this age group? Join us as we look at strategies about where to start and how to write plans. Come away with repertoire and methods for keeping the older beginner engaged in making music, while laying the foundation of music literacy through the pedagogical Kodaly sequence.
In addition, brush up your solfege skills with the incomparable Ivy Rawlins Ward, and be ready to head back to your classroom relaxed, rejuvenated, and ready to go!

Required Books:
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Highly Recommended Books: 
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Required Materials for the Class:
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2017 Supplemental Book Prices from West Music

 


 

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