“Training the 21st Century Musician: a Summer Symposium”

Monday-Thursday, June 13-16, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
7500:590:901 - 2 graduate credits

Register today

Each day will consist of an opening general session, then break out into specialized sections of your choice, including:

  • Social media in the music classroom
  • Replacing rehearsal clichés with rehearsal strategies that work
  • Assessment in music ensembles
  • Steel band for educators
  • Enhancing ensemble rhythm and articulation skills
  • Marching band: Arranging skills to improve bad pop songs
  • Wind band conducting: What are your gestures really saying?
  • Wind literature survey: Exploring wind band history
  • Middle-level repertoire to make your young band sound great
  • Building tone and technique in young brass players
  • Student composition in band, choir or orchestra
  • Integrating instrumental pedagogy into your band rehearsal
  • Correcting saxophonists' common problems
  • Solfege boot camp
  • Sight-singing for choirs
  • Teaching individual learners in general music
  • Choral methods tune-up
  • Working with the changing male voice
  • Introducing part singing for young choirs
  • Vocalise for vocal ease
  • Diction brush up: What the heck is IPA?
  • Learning OMEA contest songs
  • Jazz improvisation
  • Advanced steel band techniques
  • Percussion techniques
  • Inside OMEA adjudicated events
  • Performing from a digital score


$934.20 In-state graduate tuition and course fee (two credits)
$140.50 Admin/service charges (two credits)

Out-of-state students add $611.76 for two credits.

All workshops graded credit/non-credit.

Grades are available only through My Akron.

Transcripts may be requested through My Akron or in person at Simmons Hall after August 23.

Additional fees/material charges may apply.

Payment Options

Checks should be made payable to THE UNIVERSITY OF AKRON.
Please mail to:  
Summer Symposium
The University of Akron
School of Music
Akron, OH 44325-1002

Credit card payments are available through My Akron’s Cash Net. A 2.9% service charge applies.


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