Professional Development for Music Educators

SUMMER INSTITUTE FOR MUSIC TEACHING AND LEARNING OFFERINGS

Providing high-quality professional development for music educators in workshops coordinated with Ohio Standards and contextualized for the music educator

All programs are offered for-credit for both graduate and undergraduate students. International students may register as a not-for-credit student and must call the Community Music School office at (440) 826-8065 to pay for their course between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday – Friday. International students are responsible for attaining their own visas.

Contact: 

Lisa Manning, Program Coordinator
lmanning@bw.edu
(440) 826-8065

Summer 2019 Offerings

EDU 565-PD21: Essential Repair and Maintenance for Woodwind Instruments

Description: This instrumental repair workshop is designed for directors who would like to work on their basic instrument repair skills. Directors will work with Tony Hawks, retired instrument repairman, and receive instruction and hands-on experience to learn how to do simple and basic repairs. Bring your own band instruments to work on. A tool kit with basic tools and supplies will be available for purchase.
Dates: June 18, 20, 25, 27
Credits: 1
Cost: $195.00
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EDU 565-PD22: Ukulele: Building Audiation and Performance Skills

Description: Participants will learn basic pedagogy and techniques for incorporating ukuleles into the upper elementary curriculum. There will be an emphasis on tonal and harmonic development, as well as singing and executive skills, such as finger positions, chords, strumming patterns, etc. Participants are encouraged to bring ukuleles and materials with them but may borrow a soprano for the workshop.
Dates: June 18-19
Credits: 1
Cost: $195.00
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EDU 565-PD23: Practical Website Design for the Music Educator

Description: Whether it is for sharing classroom information through a blog, hosting documents and lesson plans, uploading audio and video media, or sharing the successes of your ensemble with parents and administrators, a website can be an invaluable tool for music educators. Participants in this workshop will learn how to build and maintain a professional website using Squarespace, Weebly, or Wix as a platform. We will build a layout, choose design elements, create pages, add a blog, and learn how to embed media content. Upon completion of this session, participants will have a useable and shareable web domain.
Dates: June 24-28
Credits: 1
Cost: $195.00
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EDU 565-PD24: Orff-Schulwerk Teacher Education Course Level I

Description: Develop Orff-Schulwerk principles and techniques through instruction in recorder, pitched and unpitched percussion, singing, movement, and Orff process.
Date: July 1-3, 5&6, 8-12
Credits: 4
Cost: $780.00
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EDU 565-PD25: Orff-Schulwerk Teacher Education Course Level II

Description: Develop Orff-Schulwerk principles and techniques through instruction in recorder, pitched and unpitched percussion, singing, movement, and Orff process. Completion of Level I from an accredited course is required.
Date: July 1-3, 5&6, 8-12
Credits: 4
Cost: $780.00
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EDU 565-PD26: Orff-Schulwerk Teacher Education Course Level III

Description: Develop Orff-Schulwerk principles and techniques through instruction in recorder, pitched and unpitched percussion, singing, movement, and Orff process. Completion of Level II from an accredited course is required.
Date: July 1-3, 5&6, 8-12
Credits: 4
Cost: $780.00
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EDU 565-PD27: LoVetri Institute for Somatic Voicework Level I

Description: Level I is called “Basic Application” and includes the following: introduction to functional principles of voice science and medicine. It guides singing teachers to enhance their own qualities as the “building blocks” of The LoVetri Method. It looks at terminology and at objectively describing vocal behavior. It also addresses attitude, intention and appropriateness of the interaction between student and teacher. Level I states that the teacher must have a clear intention for the vocal exercise when it is given. The teacher must know (a) either what is missing and needs to be added or (b) what is wrong and needs to be corrected, such that the student’s singing will somehow improve. It rests on vocal function, vocal health and on traditional pedagogy, but it is also meant to help singers be marketable. There will be a vocal health lecture by Dr. Claudio Milstein, director of SLP at the Cleveland Clinic. Its main objective is to instruct the teacher how to listen functionally, to hear aural distinctions and relate them to responses.
Dates: July 20-22
Credits: 1
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EDU 565-PD28: LoVetri Institute for Somatic Voicework Level II

Description: Level II is called “Advanced Application” and is largely devoted to exploring how singing exercises work, what they do and why. It examines the age, background and desires of the students and how those things relate to the teaching process. It enhances the teacher’s ability to evaluate the students in terms of vocal behavior and aptitude. In Level II, the teacher acquires greater skill in choosing exercises that are appropriate and adjusting them to meet the level of ability of the student at any given point. There is also greater exploration of the many CCM styles examining performance aspects that may impact vocal health. The main objective of Level II is understanding how to use vocal exercises functionally.
Dates: July 23-25
Credits: 1
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EDU 565-PD29: LoVetri Institute for Somatic Voicework Level III

Description: Level III addresses “Repertoire, Problem Solving and Voice Medicine”. It features a noted music theater expert from New York City, who will conduct a master class in audition skills with chosen participants. Level III also touches upon acting for Music Theater and provides an excellent and quick approach to teach pitch matching for anyone with that problem. It promotes interdisciplinary interchange, i.e., the need for fellowship with Speech Language Pathologists and Medical Doctors. It also supports the idea that teachers should acquire the ability to read, understand and possibly even undertake research of interest to those in voice disciplines.
Dates: July 26-28
Credits: 1
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Professional Development Courses for K-12 Teachers and Administrators

The BW School of Education offers professional development courses for K-12 teachers and administrators.