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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.

  • Choral Music Experience Institute (June 2019)

    Dates:

    June 17 - 21, 2019: M,T,W,Th,F, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

    Location:

    MSU Fairchild Theatre, East Lansing, MI  48824

    Description:

    The 2019 Institute will feature composer-in-residence Andrea Ramsey and masterclass singers from the CMS Youth Choirs program. Daily study includes score analysis, voice-building, conducting study, sessions with the guest composer and faculty, and a daily masterclass. Participants can take the workshop with or without the masterclass component.

    CME Certification, Levels I-III is available. Certification is awarded for completion of the workshop and certificates will be provided at the close of the week.

    • MUS 891, sec 302 (1-2 credits)
  • Conducting Symposium (June 2019)

    Dates:

    June 9 - 14, 2019

     

    Location:

    Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.

    Description:

    Each conducting participant will conduct five times, receiving significant individual instructional time. Additionally, participants and observers will be engaged in sessions covering score study, 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.

  • Guest Lecture in Music Theory: Harmonizing the Uncanny (April 2019)

    Dates:

    April 10, 2019.  

    Location:

    419 Music Practice Building, East Lansing, MI  48824

    Description:

    Dr. David Forrest, associate professor of music theory at Texas Tech University presents, “Harmonizing the Uncanny: A Study of Symbolism in Triadic Progression,” a lecture on how chromatic deviations in triadic music from tonal function offers an effective means for illustrating fantasy, magic, or psychological escapism.

  • 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

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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 2019)

    Dates:

    See more information at the website below

    Location:

    See more information at the website below

    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 2019 workshops include:

    • Music Learning Theory Professional Development Workshop: Level 1 Elementary General Music
    • Choral Music Experience Institute
    • Ukupalozzq: A Weekend of Ukulele Playing and Pedagogy
    • Engaging Students in Beginning Instrumental Music Classes
    • Middle and Junior High School Classes
  • Musician's Wellness Body Mapping Seminar (April 2019)

    Dates:

    April 6, 2019.  9:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Location:

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

    Description:

    The seminar will cover what every musician (student and teacher) needs to know about how the body functions relative to making music. Body Mapping looks into how an individual’s body responds to various techniques by investigating how the brain governs movement. It can help uncover the origins of muscular tensions and help musicians not only to avoid injury, but to perform to their maximum ability with ease.

  • 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 Solstice Jazz Festival (June 2019)

    Dates:

    June 21 - 22, 2019

    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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