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  • Act One School Series Weekday Matinees (2016 - 2017)

    Dates:

    Please see the current schedule at the website below.

    Location:

    Wharton Center, MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    The Act One School Series provides curriculum-linked, performing arts enrichment activities for students in grades K-8. Shows produced by nationally touring youth theatre companies bring characters from history and literature to life in one-hour school-day matinees. The lecture-demonstration format of selected shows provides a perfect opportunity to introduce students to cultural music and dance artists from around the world. Please view the current offerings at the website below.

  • Body Mapping for Musicians' Health

    Dates:

    To be arranged based on student's and teacher's schedule

    Location:

    4930 S. Hagadorn Road, East Lansing, MI, 48823

    Description:

    Body Mapping sessions are one-on-one and are designed to enhance performance and avoid injury by helping students refine and correct their body maps in order to move in a more efficient and coordinated way. Body Mapping is similar to the Alexander and Feldenkrais techniques, but relies more on verbal and visual strategies. Dr. Judy Palac teaches the sessions and is a licensed Andover Educator (teacher of Body Mapping).  Tuition is $53 per one-on-one session.

  • Choral Music Experience Institute (June 2017)

    Dates:

    June 19-23, M,T,W,Th,F, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

    Location:

    MSU Community Music School, 4930 S. Hagadorn Road, East Lansing, MI

    Description:

    The CME annual course will include opportunities for conducting study, master classes, score study, principles of vocal development, and rehearsal strategies. The in-residence choir will be the MSU Children’s and Youth Choirs, prepared by Director Kyle Zeuch. Students may register for either MSU credit or CME certification for professional development credit, Levels 1-3. Registration information and options can be viewed at the Choral Music Experience Institute website. 

    • MUS 891, sec 303 (1-2 credits)
  • Community Music School Early Childhood Music Classes

    Location:

    4930 Hagadorn Road, East Lansing, Michigan

    Description:

    MSU's Community Music School offers early childhood music classes that are designed to create a rich music environment in which children can interact in any way they feel most comfortable. Some children are active participants, while others prefer to watch and absorb. Although the classes differ according to the age levels and readiness of the children, all classes include singing and chanting in a wide variety of tonalities and meters. Many of the songs performed in class are without words because children tend to focus on words rather than on musical content. Also provided are opportunities for age-appropriate movement, with a focus on guiding children to move in a sustained, continuous, and relaxed way. Parents of children younger than three are required to participate with their children in class activities. Parents need not be musicians to enjoy what happens in class and to be of musical value to their child.

  • Community Music School Music Lessons

    Location:

    841 Timberlane Street, East Lansing, Michigan

    Description:

    MSU's Community Music School offers instruction to interested individuals of all ages and levels. Lessons are offered on a weekly basis during the 15-week fall semester, 19-week spring semester, and six-week summer semester. Private lesson tuition includes weekly lessons, area and schoolwide play-ins, occasional group lessons, schoolwide recitals, occasional guest master classes, and a discount on most CMS programs and classes. Lessons include piano, strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, jazz, harp, guitar, voice, organ, carillon, and composition and theory.

  • Community Music School Partnerships

    Location:

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    Description:

    MSU's Community Music School (CMS) partners with public and private schools to provide music instruction. For example, Montessori Children's House in Lansing and Radnor Montessori in Okemos have contracted with CMS to provide music teachers for preschool and elementary children and beginning band instruction. CMS also partners with the Haslett Public Schools and Happy Time School in Lansing to provide early childhood music instruction.

  • Conducting Symposium (June 2017)

    Dates:

    June 11 - 16, 2017

     

     

    Location:

    Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.

    Description:

    Each conducting participant will conduct daily, receiving significant individual instructional time. In addition, participants and observers will be engaged in sessions covering score study, basic movement fundamentals, and repertoire. Participants will have ample opportunities to ask questions and engage in dialogue with the clinicians in panel discussions and daily wrap-up sessions.  A special 2017 topic presentation will explore the connection between wine making and score study.  NEW for 2017: There will be two tracks, winds OR orchestral, offered for participants. Participants will be required to conduct four times in their primary track and once in the opposing track. 

  • Hollander Distinguished Lecture in Musicology (April 2017)

    Dates:

    April 7, 2017

    Location:

    Cook Recital Hall, Music Building, 333 W. Circle Drive, East Lansing, MI  48824

    Description:

    Anne Robertson, musicologist, University of Chicago, will present the lecture: Beads, Books, Coins, and Rituals: Josquin's Music and Material Culture of the Late Middle Ages. Private devotion and religious practice more generally are often closely associated with material culture in the fifteenth century. Examining several examples of late medieval music and the material culture that surrounded them, with special focus on Josquin des Prez’s famous Ave Maria.…virgo serena, we will witness ways in which objects and music complement and enhance one another in the late middle ages. 

  • Institute for Arts & Creativity at the Wharton Center

    Location:

    Wharton Center, MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    The Institute for Arts & Creativity at the Wharton Center provides meaningful, participatory lifelong learning programs both at Wharton Center and throughout the state for audiences of all ages. The Institute also serves a role in helping Wharton Center serve as an industry leader and advocate to help bolster the cultural and economic vitality of the community and the state; present a diverse selection of performing arts experiences with world-class artists and newly commissioned works; advance the arts by presenting Michigan’s finest arts organizations; and strive to ensure that the diversity of our community is reflected on our stage and in our audience.

  • Jazz Pedagogy Summer Course (June 2017)

    Dates:

    June 20-22, T,W,Th, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

    Location:

    103 Music Practice Building, East Lansing, MI  48824

    Description:

    MSU Jazz Studies faculty*: Rodney Whitaker, professor of jazz studies Etienne Charles, associate professor of jazz trumpet Xavier Davis, associate professor of jazz piano Michael Dease, assistant professor of jazz trombone Randy Gelispie, instructor of jazz drums Randy Napoleon, assistant professor of jazz guitar Diego Rivera, associate professor of jazz studies, saxophone and improvisation.

    Exploring four important aspects of jazz pedagogy; improvisation, big band techniques, instrument technique and jazz combos--while examining jazz in blues based traditions. Class is held in conjunction with the MSU Big Band Symposium.  * Faculty members listed above will teach the technique class for their instrument. 

    • MUS 891 sec. 304 [2 credits]
  • Latin IS America Festival (March, April 2017)

    Dates:

    • March 25, 2017: Chouk Bwa Libète Concert
    • March 26, 2017: Chouk Bwa Libète Open Workshop with the MSU Percussion Studio
    • March 31, 2017: Performance and Dance with Salsa Verde and Pianist Arthur Hanlon
    • March 31, 2017: Talk with Pianist Arthur Hanlon
    • April 8, 2017: Khemia Ensemble Concert
    • April 15, 2017: Momenta Quartet Lecture Recital with Musicologist Alejandro Madrid
    • April 17, 2017: Momenta Quartet Concert 
    • April 17, 2017: Momenta Quartet Composer Readings

    Location:

    Various locations on the campus of Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, 48824

    Description:

    Latin IS America celebrates the blending of Latin American and U.S. cultures by showcasing artistic and scholarly works that dissolve boundaries and establish fresh connections. In 2017, four concerts, scheduled for March 25 and 31 and April 8 and 17 in various locations across the MSU campus, will feature different types of Latin American music from Haitian drumming to salsa dancing and from an audiovisual experience to classical strings. The four weekends will feature different Latin-based ensembles: Chouk Bwa Libète, Pianist Arthur Hanlon and Salsa Verde, Khemia Ensemble and Momenta Quartet. In addition, the guest artists will present workshops, lectures, presentations, and composition readings for music students that are free and open to the public. 

  • Masters Degree in Music Education or Choral Conducting Summer Programs

    Location:

    The MSU College of Music, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    Individuals with a bachelor’s degree and certification to teach can complete a Master of Music degree in Music Education or in Choral Conducting at the MSU College of Music in three summers. Courses are offered during the college's summer session (late June through early August). Workshops and seminars, which can also be taken for degree credit, are offered during the preceding two weeks (mid- to late-June). Fellowships are available for out-of-state students on a limited, competitive basis.

  • MSU College of Music

    Location:

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    Description:

    MSU's College of Music presents more than 300 concerts on campus and throughout the United States annually. On-campus performances are given in the School of Music Auditorium, Hart Recital Hall, Fairchild Theatre, Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, and the Wharton Center for Performing Arts. In addition, the Community Music School offers lessons, ensembles, classes, performance opportunities, early childhood music, and music therapy service for interested individuals of all ages and levels.

  • MSU Community Music School

    Location:

    • CMS East Lansing: 4930 S. Hagadorn Rd., East Lansing, MI 48823
    • CMS Detroit: 3408 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48201

    Description:

    The MSU College of Music is actively engaged in bringing music education to communities in Greater Lansing and Detroit/Southeast Michigan, reaching thousands of children and adults each year. 

     

    Community Music School (CMS) East Lansing: For more than twenty years, CMS–East Lansing enrolls an average of approximately 3,000 students annually. Classes offered in collaboration with the College of Music included piano pedagogy, early childhood music education, teaching instrumental music, and string methods. A partnership with the Residential College in the Arts and Humanities included CMS-taught folk music classes for members of the MSU community and local residents.

     

    Community Music School (CMS) Detroit: CMS-Detroit, in its 3rd year of operation, enrolled 462 students. The new center represents the College of Music’s commitment to Southeast Michigan and is an extension of the popular CMS–East Lansing. The new Detroit facility offers jazz for youth, band and orchestra for adults of all ages, the Aspiring Musicians Program for youth in grades 5-8, summer camps, adult group lessons, early childhood music education for children from birth through age 5, and music therapy clinical services.

     

  • Music Educators Summer Workshops (Summer 2017)

    Dates:

    See more information at the website below

    Location:

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    Description:

    Summer workshops provide an affordable, convenient way for you to learn more about a specific area of interest and earn continuing education credits. Degree requirements can be met with academic credit from these workshops. Summer 2017 workshops include:

    • Music Learning Theory Professional Development Workshop: Level 1: Early Childhood Music
    • Choral Music Experience Institute
    • Jazz Pedagogy
    • Successful Work with Middle School and High School Tenors and Basses
    • Vocal Music Educators Workshop

     

  • Music Learning Theory Professional Development Workshop: Level I: Early Childhood Music (June 2017)

    Dates:

    • June 18 and 25, Su, 1:00-9:00 p.m.
    • June 19-24, M,T,W,Th,F,Sa June 26, M, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
    • June 27, T, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 

    Location:

    Martin Luther Chapel, 444 Abbott Road, East Lansing, MI  48824

    Description:

    This workshop focuses on how young children learn music and what this means for teaching.  To receive credit, you must register through both MSU (for MSU credit) and the Gordon Institute for Music Learning (GIML). 

    • MSU 891, sec 302 (3 credits)
  • Seats 4 Kids

    Location:

    Wharton Center, MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    MSU's Wharton Center has established Seats 4 Kids, a scholarship fund to provide free tickets to local youths who could not otherwise afford to attend a performing arts event. Much more than just entertaining, the arts have the power to teach, inspire, unify, and truly transform individuals of all ages and backgrounds. Research shows that young people who are engaged in the arts do better in school and are more involved in their communities. They also demonstrate higher academic performance including increased standardized test scores and lower drop-out rates than those students not involved in the arts. Tickets are distributed to economically-disadvantaged children through local community service organizations and Title 1 schools that have been pre-approved based on their ability to distribute scholarship tickets to qualified kids.

  • Successful Work with Middle School and High School Tenors and Basses (July 2017)

    Dates:

    July 15-16, Sa,Su, 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

    Location:

    103 Music Practice Building, East Lansing, MI  48824

    Description:

    This session will address vocal technique, vocal warm ups, repertoire, social-emotional issues, and building community. A group of middle and high school tenors and basses will help demonstrate the vocal techniques and warm ups that will be presented. 

    • MUS 891 sec. 305 (1 credit)
  • Summer Carillon Recital Series (Summer 2017)

    Dates:

    Wednesdays: June 28, July 5, 12, 19, 26, and August 2, 2017

    Location:

    Beaumont Tower, MSU campus, East Lansing, MI 48824. (Next to the MSU Museum on West Circle Drive.)

    Description:

    The MSU College of Music will present the Annual Muelder Summer Carillon Series, on six consecutive Wednesdays. The carillon, a musical instrument consisting of at least two octaves of carillon bells, was developed in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries in the area of Europe that is now Holland, Belgium, and northern France. The MSU carillon features 49 bells and is capable of playing the full range of literature composed for the instrument. The first ten bells were installed in Beaumont Tower in 1928. Thirteen additional bells were added in 1935 to make the instrument a carillon. Both the carillon and the tower were renovated in 1996.

  • Summer Solstice Jazz Festival (June 2017)

    Dates:

    June 23 - 24, 2017

    Location:

    Main Stage: 230 Albert Ave, East Lansing, MI, 48823

    Description:

    The Summer Solstice Jazz Festival (SSJF) is a celebration of jazz music featuring nationally recognized and regional jazz artists, as well as youth and community education for residents and visitors of East Lansing. The SSJF salutes jazz, one of the truly American art forms, and offers this free two-day event in a lively outdoor setting.

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