Orff & Kodály Supplemental Courses

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Orff & Kodály Supplemental Courses

July 5 – 9, 2021

 


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Enrich and enhance your Orff and/or Kodály experience and discover emerging techniques/ methods with music pedagogy field experts. These courses will help you to expand your knowledge and invigorate your teaching methods. Supplementals may be taken for graduate-level course credit or non-credit and are eligible for teacher Recertification Points in many school systems. Please check with your county/district for verification.

 

ATTENTION: For-Credit Registrations are managed by the Continuing and Professional Education office at George Mason University. When you find the course(s) you are registering for please follow these steps:

 

 


 

Early Childhood Music and Movement (In-Person)

Learn how to create a strong foundation for musical skill development and lifelong artistry in your youngest students. Participants will experience early childhood activities that utilize song, instruments, dance, props, rhymes, and literature. We will examine lesson planning and share and organize our combined resources.

Instructor: Kris Olson
Dates:  July 5 – 9, 2021
Time:  9:00 am – 11:30 am (M-F)
Location:  Mason Fairfax Campus, Performing Arts Building
On-Campus Housing:  See Details
Parking: $25 per week  Purchase A Pass  |  Parking Map
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, June 15

Requirements:
Mason COVID Policy: Masks are no longer required (but are still encouraged) for individuals who have received a full dose of the COVID vaccine. Masks are required at all times for individuals who have not received the full dose of the COVID vaccine, with the exception of eating and drinking.

 

NON-CREDIT Registration closed.
Tuition: $310

Please note: If you are registering for NON-CREDIT and are paying by check, click HERE.

FOR-CREDIT (1 Credit) Registration closed.
Tuition:  $566 (In state)  |  $673 (Out of state)

Attention: For-Credit registrations are not eligible for VA Education Benefits. Contact veterans@gmu.edu for additional information before registering.

 

 


 

Start with a Song: An Introduction to Kodály (In-Person or Online)

Want to learn more about what a Kodály-inspired music classroom would look like? Are you considering beginning your Kodály Levels but not quite ready to begin? Then “Start with A Song: An Introduction to Kodály is the course for you. This course is suitable for general specialists, choral specialists, and instrumental specialists, K-12. In this introductory course, participants will explore and experience a Kodály-inspired classroom in action. Participants will come away with many games, songs, activities that they can use in their classrooms immediately. This course is suitable for general specialists, choral specialists, and instrumental specialists, K-12.

Instructors: Beth Anne Young
Dates:  July 5 – 9, 2021
Time:  9:00 am – 11:30 am (M-F)
Locations:  In-Person: Mason Fairfax Campus, Performing Arts Building
­ ­—————–Online: Zoom (Synchronous and concurrent session with in-person participants)
On-Campus Housing:  See Details
Parking: $25 per week  Purchase A Pass  |  Parking Map
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, June 15

Requirements:
Mason COVID Policy: Masks are no longer required (but are still encouraged) for individuals who have received a full dose of the COVID vaccine. Masks are required at all times for individuals who have not received the full dose of the COVID vaccine, with the exception of eating and drinking.

 

NON-CREDIT: $310
Please note: If you are registering for NON-CREDIT and are paying by check, click HERE.

In-Person Registration closed.

Online Registration closed.

 

FOR-CREDIT (1 Credit) Registration closed.
Tuition:  $566 (In state)  |  $673 (Out of state)

Attention: For-Credit registrations are not eligible for VA Education Benefits. Contact veterans@gmu.edu for additional information before registering.

 

 

 


 

Research Techniques in Folk Music (In-Person or Online)

In this course, we will be exploring research techniques used to fully and deeply source folk songs. Concentrating on folk songs of the North Americas, we will explore usage of the Internet, the Library of Congress Folklife Center, physical books, and authentic recordings for culturally responsive teaching. Students will be guided into taking a deep dive into the history of a song of their choice as the week progresses using all of the above techniques. This kind of research makes songs come alive in all of their cultural complexity and helps us make informed choices for our classrooms.

Instructor: Robbin Marcus and Nicole Anderson-Morgan
Dates:  July 5 – 9, 2021
Time:  9:00 am – 11:30 am (M-F)
Locations:  In-Person: Mason Fairfax Campus, Performing Arts Building
­ ­——— ——-Online: Zoom (Synchronous and concurrent session with in-person participants)
On-Campus Housing:  See Details
Parking: $25 per week  Purchase A Pass  |  Parking Map
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, June 15

Requirements:
Mason COVID Policy: Masks are no longer required (but are still encouraged) for individuals who have received a full dose of the COVID vaccine. Masks are required at all times for individuals who have not received the full dose of the COVID vaccine, with the exception of eating and drinking.

 

NON-CREDIT: $310
Please note: If you are registering for NON-CREDIT and are paying by check, click HERE.

 In-Person Registration closed.

Online Registration closed.

 

FOR-CREDIT (1 Credit) Registration closed.
Tuition:  $566 (In state)  |  $673 (Out of state)

Attention: For-Credit registrations are not eligible for VA Education Benefits. Contact veterans@gmu.edu for additional information before registering.

 

 


 

Ukes, Buckets, and Orff, Oh My! (In-Person or Online)

Ready to rock out on the ukulele or jam out on a bucket? It’s ok if you’ve never played, but are intrigued…So are our kids! All experience levels are welcome! This class will lead you to fostering a symbiotic relationship with your current Orff process. Daily we’ll work on techniques to build an approach that makes it easy to effectively create and facilitate. Through drumming and ukulele we can help guide our students to develop valuable life skills and embrace the joys of music. Communication, team building, active listening, and creativity will be developed through our sing, say, dance, and play. As we spend time In this wild adventure we’ll explore ways to make these instruments accessible to all students using simple modifications. We’ll explore the flexibility for in person and online instruction and how these tools can help bring more joy and excitement to your already existing curriculum.

Instructor: Leah Kmetz
Dates:
  July 5 – 9, 2021
Time:  9:00 am – 11:30 am (M-F)
Location:  In-Person: Mason Fairfax Campus, Performing Arts Building
—————Online: Zoom (Synchronous and concurrent session with in-person participants)
On-Campus Housing:  See Details
Parking: $25 per week  Purchase A Pass  |  Parking Map
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, June 15

Requirements:
Mason COVID Policy: Masks are no longer required (but are still encouraged) for individuals who have received a full dose of the COVID vaccine. Masks are required at all times for individuals who have not received the full dose of the COVID vaccine, with the exception of eating and drinking.

 

NON-CREDIT: $310
Please note: If you are registering for NON-CREDIT and are paying by check, click HERE.

 In-Person Registration closed.

Online Registration closed.

 

FOR-CREDIT (1 Credit) Registration closed.
Tuition:  $566 (In state)  |  $673 (Out of state)

Attention: For-Credit registrations are not eligible for VA Education Benefits. Contact veterans@gmu.edu for additional information before registering.

 

 


 

Modeling Healthy Singing (In-Person or Online)

This supplemental course will focus on vocal pedagogy geared towards ensemble singing nurturing healthy vocal production for a lifetime of music-making for you and your students. Both asynchronous and synchronous lessons will blend together to cover basic vocal pedagogy, ‘best-practice’ warm-ups that develop a healthy strong head voice, ‘best-practice’ repertoire, standards-based assessment in the choral classroom and learning how to utilize SoundTrap as a technological platform for use in our new normal with distance learning. In addition to synchronous classes with all participants, everyone will also have the opportunity for one on one voice lessons with individualized attention focused on developing an awareness of one’s own vocal model.

Instructor:  Keith Hudspeth
Dates:
  July 5 – 9, 2021
Time: 9:00 am – 11:30 am (M-F)
Location:  In-Person: Mason Fairfax Campus, Performing Arts Building
—————Online: Zoom (Synchronous and concurrent session with in-person participants)
On-Campus Housing:  See Details
Parking: $25 per week  Purchase A Pass  |  Parking Map

Requirements:
Mason COVID Policy: Masks are no longer required (but are still encouraged) for individuals who have received a full dose of the COVID vaccine. Masks are required at all times for individuals who have not received the full dose of the COVID vaccine, with the exception of eating and drinking.

 

NON-CREDIT: $310
Please note: If you are registering for NON-CREDIT and are paying by check, click HERE.

 In-Person Registration closed.

Online Registration closed.

 

FOR-CREDIT (1 Credit) Registration closed.
Tuition:  $566 (In state)  |  $673 (Out of state)

Attention: For-Credit registrations are not eligible for VA Education Benefits. Contact veterans@gmu.edu for additional information before registering.

 

 


 

Technology in the Classroom (Online)

This course lays a strong foundation for integrating technology purposefully in the music classroom while maintaining the integrity of an active music-making curriculum within a 21st-century curricular framework. The objective is to integrate applicable technology in active music-making programs that incorporate movement, dance, song, story, poetry, speech, and playing instruments (barred instruments/drum/recorder/ukulele), to facilitate improvisation, composition, develop music literacy, administer assessments and track growth.

The course is packed with animated visuals ideas, digital manipulatives, engaging presentation strategies, computer, iPad/Chromebook/tablet activities, SMART Board/interactive whiteboard application templates, lessons, activities, games, and assessments for PreK-5 general music teachers, regardless of whether they have limited or considerable expertise with technology, and irrespective of the number of available devices in the classroom.

Applications include presentation apps like PowerPoint (Google Slides/Keynote); interactive whiteboard apps like SMART Notebook; digital portfolio apps like Seesaw; instructional and assessment templates using Book Creator, Explain Everything, Educreations, and Socrative; creative composition apps using Soundtrap, Chrome Music Lab, and GarageBand; collaborative learning apps like Smart Suite, Class Kick, and Flipgrid; and apps that are specific to music learning, performing, and creating. Participants will create digital manipulatives, engaging lesson activities, and assessments using templates provided and will customize these to their own curriculum.

Instructor: Manju Durairaj
Dates:
  July 5 – 9, 2021
Time:  12:00 pm – 4:30 pm (M-F)
Location:  Zoom (Details provided in Welcome Letter)
Requirements: Computer, tablet, or smart phone with internet access and audio/video capabilities
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, June 15

Required Books:

 

NON-CREDIT Registration closed.
Tuition: $620

Please note: If you are registering for NON-CREDIT and are paying by check, click HERE.

FOR-CREDIT (2 Credits) Registration closed.
Tuition:  $1,132 (In state)  |  $1,346 (Out of state)

Attention: For-Credit registrations are not eligible for VA Education Benefits. Contact veterans@gmu.edu for additional information before registering.

 

 


 

Brush Up Your Kodály (In-Person or Online)

“Brush Up Your Kodaly” is broken up into two parts each day. The first half of the afternoon will be spent working on your musicianship skills. The second half of the afternoon will be spent on Pedagogy.

Musicianship
Sarah Meadows, Instructor
Participants will continue to develop their personal musicianship skills in a classroom setting. This is a fantastic opportunity to refresh your solfege, dictation, and analysis skills, if time has passed since your levels program or a way to be ready and prepared for further summer study.

“Practice” for Literacy: Manipulatives and More
Ginger Albertson and Beth Anne Young, Instructors
Are you ready to take your Practice activities to the next level? Work collaboratively with your Kodaly colleagues as you explore in-depth strategies for Practice in a Kodaly-inspired classroom. How do Practice activities fit into my planning? What folk songs, play parties, and games have worked best for others as Practice? How can Practice be differentiated for individual learners? Brainstorm with your colleagues’ ways to energize your Practice teaching through the use of manipulatives, group or partner work, improvisation, and composition. Come away with new ideas for Music Literacy Centers that will keep your students actively engaged. Participants will be given a supply list of materials to bring with them to the course for a creative day of “Make and Take.”

Instructors: Ginger Albertson, Beth Anne Young, and Sarah Meadows
Dates:  July 5 – 9, 2021
Time:  12:00 pm – 4:30 pm (M-F)
Locations:  In-Person: Mason Fairfax Campus, Performing Arts Building
­ ­—————–Online: Zoom (Synchronous and concurrent session with in-person participants)
On-Campus Housing:  See Details
Parking: $25 per week  Purchase A Pass  |  Parking Map
Pre-requisite: Completion of Kodály Level I
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, June 15

Requirements:
Mason COVID Policy: Masks are no longer required (but are still encouraged) for individuals who have received a full dose of the COVID vaccine. Masks are required at all times for individuals who have not received the full dose of the COVID vaccine, with the exception of eating and drinking.

 

NON-CREDIT: $620
Please note: If you are registering for NON-CREDIT and are paying by check, click HERE.

In-Person Registration closed.

Online Registration closed.

 

FOR-CREDIT (2 Credits) Registration closed.
Tuition:  $1,132 (In state)  |  $1,346 (Out of state)

Attention: For-Credit registrations are not eligible for VA Education Benefits. Contact veterans@gmu.edu for additional information before registering.

 

 


 

Creative Movement (In-Person)

If you are tired of trying to get your students to sit still, then maybe it’s time to tap into their natural proclivity for movement. Creative movement harnesses wiggles by creating simple structures within which artistry and creativity can flourish. We’ll utilize props, literature, instruments, and the imagination. We will also focus on the intimate relationship between movement and music and take time to explore our own artistry as both movers and music makers. Time will be set aside to flesh out projects we wish to bring back to our classrooms, thus benefitting from the collective creativity of all.

Instructor: Kris Olson
Dates:  July 5 – 9, 2021
Time:  12:00 pm – 4:30 pm (M-F)
Location:  Mason Fairfax Campus, Performing Arts Building
On-Campus Housing:  See Details
Parking: $25 per week  Purchase A Pass  |  Parking Map
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, June 15

Requirements:
Mason COVID Policy: Masks are no longer required (but are still encouraged) for individuals who have received a full dose of the COVID vaccine. Masks are required at all times for individuals who have not received the full dose of the COVID vaccine, with the exception of eating and drinking.

 

NON-CREDIT Registration closed.
Tuition: $620

Please note: If you are registering for NON-CREDIT and are paying by check, click HERE.

FOR-CREDIT (2 Credits) Registration closed.
Tuition:  $1,132 (In state)  |  $1,346 (Out of state)

Attention: For-Credit registrations are not eligible for VA Education Benefits. Contact veterans@gmu.edu for additional information before registering.