Graduate Courses and Workshops

Music-COMP Composition and Creativity Institute for Teachers 

Monday, July 19th - Friday July 23 2021
9:00-4:00PM 
Remote - both synchronous and asynchronous group instruction and activities.
If you have questions, please reach out directly to matt@music-comp.org

3 Graduate Credits or 45 hours of PD/Workshop Credit
3 Graduate Credits  - $1,900
Workshop credit only - $1,600

Each participant will have an opportunity to write a piece and have it be performed and recorded by TURNmusic, Vermont's own contemporary music ensemble. 

www.turnmusic.org

Music-COMP's week-long summer institute gives teachers a chance to explore the creative side of their musicianship. Over the course of the week, participants will compose an original work which will then be rehearsed and performed by TURNmusic, Vermonts own contemporary music ensemble. Participants will be guided through the entire composition process with daily feedback and support as they compose. The morning sessions will be devoted to group activities and seminars where teachers will learn how to integrate composition into their curriculum, explore music technology programs that can be used to help facilitate the composition process, learn how to develop composition lesson plans and practice giving meaningful feedback to student composers. During the afternoons there will be structured time to work on individual compositions as well as 1-on-1 feedback sessions with summer institute faculty. 

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Conversational Solfege Level 1 and 2 Certification Course with Betsy Greene, Past-President of FAME 

Class Dates and Times: August 2 - 6, 2021
Monday – Friday 8:00AM – 4:00 PM
Remote - both synchronous and asynchronous group instruction and activities.
If you have questions, please reach out directly to matt@music-comp.org

3 Graduate Credits or 45 hours of PD/Workshop Credit
3 Graduate Credits  - $1,900
Workshop credit only - $1,500

Course Description:

Conversational Solfege (CS) is a pedagogical method used to develop music literacy and was created by leading music educator Dr. John Feierabend of the Hartt School of Music. Based on the same premise used to teach conversational foreign languages (one should learn with his/her ears before learning with his/her eyes), CS first develops an understanding of music through the use of rhythm and solfege syllables at a conversational level, then gradually evolves into traditional notation. Teachers will learn how to carefully sequence activities to enable students to joyfully assimilate the skills and content to be musically literate, as well as learn various techniques to allow acquisition of music reading and writing, dictation, improvisation, and composition in an intuitive manner. CS also will address lesson planning, unit planning, and assessment. This class is applicable to all music educators. Both CS Level I and Level II will be covered. Dedicated class time will include both synchronous and asynchronous group instruction and activities.

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