Summer 2015 workshops!

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The University of Akron School of Music
Summer 2015 Graduate Music Workshops

Current/active students:  register today at My Akron.
For more information, call the School of Music Office at
330-972-7590 or e-mail

7500:590:943 Contemporary Marching Band Rehearsal Techniques
June 19-20, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
1 credit
Newest techniques in designing and teaching marching band shows, cleaning for success, and Pyware tutorial.
7500:590:959 Steel Band for Educators
July 13-14, 1 p.m. - 7 p.m.
1 credit
History, operation, performance techniques and tips on purchasing instruments.
7500:590:961 Percussion for the Public School Band Director
July 15-17, 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
2 credits
Literature resources, new percussion products, recruiting percussionists for the school band, instrument repair, and performance techniques.

7500:590:954 The Conductor’s Toolbox
June 15-16, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
1 credit
Refine your skills in choral and instrumental conducting gesture, musicianship, rehearsal techniques, and score study.
7500:590:962 Diction for Vocal Music Educators - Italian, Latin and English
July 13-14, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
1 credit
Further your understanding of the International Phonetic Alphabet as it pertains to Italian, Latin and English.
7500:590:956 The Changing Voices with Dr. Leon Thurman
July 20-21, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
1 credit
Innovative strategies for assessing the changing voice, selecting appropriate literature for JH/MS choirs, and implementing effective rehearsal procedures.

7500:590:965 Notes and Code:  Learn Coding with Music
July 6-8, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
1 credit
Learn mobile device coding using music as the basis for logic applied to coding for mobile devices.
7500:590:964 Using Smartboards in the Music Classroom
July 22-23, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
1 credit
Pedagogical procedures, lessons and assessment using the Smartboard.