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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.

  • 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 Classes

    Location:

    MSU Community Music School, 4930 Hagadorn Road, E. Lansing, MI

    Description:

    MSU's Community Music School offers classes for musicians of all ages and abilities, from infants through adults. Some classes are for novices, others are for those with varying degrees of musical knowledge and experience. Classes are taught by members of the CMS or MSU College of Music faculty who have expertise in the subject and who are committed to providing quality professional music instruction to all who desire it. Classes include: Early Childhood Music, Young Musicians, MMTA Preparation (music theory), High School/Adult Music Theory, and Special Topics. Private lesson students may enroll in one class per semester. The Community Music School reserves the right to cancel any class that fails to meet a certain enrollment threshold, typically 3-4 students.

  • 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. 

  • Folk Arts in Education - A Resource Handbook II

    Description:

    Folk Arts in Education: A Resource Handbook II examines the state of folklife and folk arts in education projects around the U.S. with sample curricula from over 50 exemplary programs for youth in educational settings in K-12 schools, youth-serving organizations arts and humanities councils, museums, and cultural heritage and folk arts nonprofit organizations.

    Folklife programs in schools and after-school programs bring young people in touch with their communities, their ethnic identities, the authentic cultural expressions of their own families and others through direct participation and ethnographic methods using photography, video, radio, audio recordings, exhibitions, festival, and residencies with tradition-bearers. A web resources section links educators to folk arts programs nationwide.

  • 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]
  • 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.

  • Michigan Stained Glass Census Website

    Description:

    The MSU Museum sponsors the Michigan Stained Glass Census Website. By researching and recording information about the origins, styles, and subject matter of architectural stained glass, the Census is creating an invaluable resource of visual and documentary material related to Michigan's social, religious, and art history. The Census also encourages individuals and groups to better appreciate and preserve the stained glass treasures in their own communities. The Web site features a comprehensive list of registered stained glass windows. Information about the history and artists of certain windows is available under the Window of the Month feature. Other features include online and downloadable registration forms, a listing of stained glass-related objects in the MSU Museum collection, information about the quarterly e-mail newsletter, a stained glass bibliography, and links to many windows in Michigan and elsewhere.

  • Michigan Traditional Arts Program

    Location:

    MSU Museum, West Circle Drive, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    The Michigan Traditional Arts Program (MTAP) develops and implements programs that advance cross-cultural understanding in a diverse society through the identification, documentation, preservation, and presentation of the traditional arts and cultural heritage of the state of Michigan. In addition to heading up programs like FOLKPATTERNS, the Great Lakes Folk Fest, and the Michigan Stained Glass Census, MTAP also offers several online exhibits, and research and technical assistance.

  • 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.

     

  • MSU Department of Theatre

    Location:

    149 Auditorium, MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    MSU's Department of Theatre, along with the College of Music and the Department of Art, constitutes a major portion of the performing and fine arts component of the College of Arts and Letters. The Department offers a variety of performance opportunities and frequently invites guest artists to visit the campus.

  • Museum Studies Certificate Program

    Location:

    113 Kresge Art Center

    Description:

    MSU's Department of Art, the MSU Museum, and the Kresge Art Museum offer a specialization (or certification) in Museum Studies. The program is comprised of courses intended to prepare students for professional employment in historic preservation, systematic biology, collection curation, exhibition development, folk life studies, museum work, educational programming, park interpretation, and public policy planning.

  • Music Educators Summer Workshops (Summer 2017)

    Dates:

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    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.

  • Spartan Youth Programs Website

    Description:

    The Spartan Youth Programs Website is a catalog of the programs and activities MSU offers to preK through 12th graders on a variety of topics, including: agriculture; animal care; art, drama, and music; business; college preparation; computers; engineering; leadership skills; math and science; social studies; sports and fitness; and writing and language.

  • 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)
  • Theatre Institute: Workshops for High School Drama Teachers (August 2017)

    Dates:

    August 17, 2017.  8:00 am - 6:00 pm

    Location:

    On MSU's campus.  542 Auditorium Road, East Lansing, MI  48824

    Description:

    The Theatre Institute offers four workshop sessions.

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