Blending Pedagogy: Incorporating General Music Methods in Children's Choir
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Blending Pedagogy: Incorporating General Music Methods in Children's Choir

Whether you are new to the choral classroom or are looking for fresh strategies to invigorate your rehearsals, this course is designed for you. Throughout this workshop, students will explore the potential in combining children’s choir techniques with strategies from general music methodologies. Each day of experiential learning will begin with an exploration of one pedagogy (i.e., Dalcroze, Feierabend, Orff-Schulwerk, Kodály) and its foundational principles. Strategies from these approaches will be transferred into the choral classroom in the afternoons as the class discusses the basics of vocal pedagogy, development, rehearsal planning, and repertoire. Through this blending of techniques participants will experience multiple ways to address healthy vocal development, music literacy, musicianship, and the varied needs of children. Although we will focus on children’s choirs, the strategies will transfer to work with choirs of various ages and abilities. Participants must bring favorite repertoire examples and resources to share as course requirements.

Professor(s)

Vanessa L. Bond

Session Dates & Times

Workshop Session I , June 26, 2017 - June 30, 2017
  • Monday, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Tuesday, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Wednesday, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Thursday, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Friday, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location

  • Fuller - Rm. #120

Prerequisite Courses (CRN #)

  • None

Fee

  • $480.00