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  • Act One School Series Weekday Matinees (2018 - 2019)

    Dates:

    Please see the current schedule at the website below.

    Location:

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

    Description:

    Shows produced by nationally touring youth theatre companies bring characters from history and literature to life in one-hour school-day matinees. Selected shows provide a perfect opportunity to introduce students to cultural music, dance and theatre artists from around the world.

  • 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 Leadership Workshop (October 2018)

    Dates:

    October 1, 2018

    Location:

    Fairchild Theatre, MSU Auditorium, East Lansing, MI, 48824

    Description:

    Choral faculty members from the MSU College of Music will conduct the workshop, which will provide high-quality, positive experiences in sight-reading, vocalism, and musicianship to gifted high school singers and choral conductors, which they can take back to strengthen their own choral ensembles. Additionally, they try to present new and diverse repertoire that will be of interest to choral conductors. 

  • Foreign Language Diction for Choral Conductors (July 2018)

    Dates:

    July 7 - 8, 2018.  9:00 am - 5:00 pm.

    Location:

    219 Music Practice Building, East Lansing, MI  48824

    Description:

    In this interactive workshop, choral directors will utilize standard works from the choral repertoire to review the pronunciation of Italian, German, and French using the International Phonetic Alphabet and will learn effective strategies for teaching foreign language diction in the choral setting. Can be taken for credit: MUS 891; Sec 306 [1 credit]

  • Hollander Distinguished Lecture in Musicology (April 2018)

    Dates:

    Friday, April 6, 2018. 

    Location:

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

    Description:

    Ingrid Monson, Quincy Jones Professor of African-American Music and Professor of African and African American Studies at Harvard University, will present at the 2018 Hollander Distinguished Lecture in Musicology.

  • Incorporating Diverse Musics Ethically (July 2018)

    Dates:

    July 28 - 29, 2018.  9:00 am - 5:00 pm.

    Location:

    103 Music Practice Building, East Lansing, MI  48824

    Description:

    Thinking about engaging a broad range of musics in our classrooms can be difficult to navigate. Using Ewe (Ghanaian) drumming and dancing as an example, this workshop will explore some of the challenges of teaching music that are perhaps less familiar. Together,we will develop an approach to thinking about issues such as transmission practices, language, and context to create a “world” music pedagogy rooted in 
ethical practice. This workshop may be taken for credit: MUS 891 sec. 308   [1 credit].

  • 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.

  • 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 (East Lansing and Detroit)

    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 2018)

    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 2018 workshops include:

    • Music Learning Theory Professional Development Workshop: Level 1 Instrumental Music
    • Choral Music Experience Institute
    • Teaching and Rehearsing in the High School Band and Orchestra Room
    • Music Teachers' and Their Students' Wellbeing
    • Incorporating Diverse Musics Ethically
    • Vocal Music Educators Workshop

     

  • Music Teachers’ (and Their Students’) Wellbeing (July 2018)

    Dates:

    July 14 - 15, 2018.  9:00 am - 5:00 pm.

    Location:

    103 Music Practice Building, East Lansing, MI  48824

    Description:

    Many music teachers suffer raspy speaking voices, trouble hearing, sore conducting arms, or just plain stress leading to burnout. This workshop, led by the MSU Musicians’ Wellness Team, will explore causes of each of these issues, as well as proactive strategies to avoid them and to our enhance our teaching and our career endurance. Participants should come dressed comfortably and bring yoga mats. This workshop may be taken for credit: MUS 891 Sec. 307 [1 credit].

  • 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.

  • Summer Carillon Recital Series (Summer 2018)

    Dates:

    Wednesdays: July 4, July 11, July 18, July 25, and August 1, 2018

    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.

  • Teaching and Rehearsing in the High School Band and Orchestra Room (June, July 2018)

    Dates:

    June 30 - July 1, 2018. 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.

    Location:

    103 Music Practice Building, MSU, East Lansing, MI 48824

    Description:

    This workshop will look at concepts and ideas to help high school band and orchestra directors improve their rehearsal skills. Topics will include planning, pacing, inspiring, motivating students, adjusting, assessing, and ways to incorporate humor, drama, and artistic integrity into your rehearsals. (MUS 891, Sec 305, 1 credit).

  • Theatre Institute: Workshops for High School Drama Teachers (August 2018)

    Dates:

    August 16, 2018.  9:00 am - 4:30 pm.

    Location:

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

    Description:

    The FREE Theatre Institute offers five workshop sessions:

    • "32-bar cut" Myth-Buster: Selecting, Preparing, Executing the Perfect Audition Cut
    • Creating Theatre for Neurodiverse Audiences
    • Acting the Song
    • Speed-Rendering Scenic Designs
    • Projections on a Budget
  • Vocal Music Educators Workshop (August 2018)

    Dates:

    August 1 - 3, 2018. W,Th,F, 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

    Location:

    Radisson Hotel, Lansing, MI

    Description:

    This workshop, held in conjunction with the Michigan School Vocal Music Association and the Michigan Music Educators Association, is designed for vocal music teachers at the elementary through high school levels wishing to improve their conducting skills and rehearsal techniques and their knowledge of appropriate repertoire. Prior to attending, please contact the Graduate Office at musgrad@msu.edu for course expectations and assignments. To receive credit you must register through both MSU (for MSU credit) and with MSVMA or MMEA )for conference fees and participation).

    • MSU 891, sec. 302 (1-2 credits)
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