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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.

  • Art History and Visual Culture Symposium (November 2018)

    Dates:

    Friday, November 30, 2018

    Location:

    MSU Library Green Room (4th floor West), 366 West Circle Drive, East Lansing, MI, 48824

    Description:

    The Art History & Visual Culture Symposium recognizes the scholarly achievement of emerging undergraduate students studying Art History & Visual Culture in the Department of Art, Art History, and Design at Michigan State University. The symposium will feature independent research projects presented by students nearing the end of their degree program.

     

  • 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. 

  • Community Music School Music Therapy Clinical Services

    Location:

    Community Music School

    Description:

    MSU's Community Music School established the Music Therapy Clinical Services to provide music therapy treatment for special-needs clients in the Greater Lansing community. Special needs that are often effectively treated by music therapy techniques are those typically arising from medical illnesses, handicapping conditions (such as developmental disabilities and physical impairments), specific learning disabilities, and aging. Services are offered in individual or group settings, as appropriate for the client's needs and abilities.

  • 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.

  • 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]

  • 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].

  • 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 (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.

     

  • 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.

  • Music Educators Summer Workshops (Summer 2018)

    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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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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