Music Educator Professional Development

kodaly Kodály Certification Program – Levels I & II
July 2 - 12, 2024

In this two-week intensive program, participants strengthen their personal musicianship and pedagogical skills, with content grounded in a contemporary understanding of the philosophy inspired by Zoltán Kodály.

Past Workshops

Progressive Methods Progressive Methods in Popular Music – CANCELLED
July 20 - 31, 2020

Two-week course and workshop focussed on investigating the nature and pedagogies establishing progressive methods in popular music education in the 21st century, with an emphasis on practical music making, supported by reading, research, and discussion.

Chee Meng Low

Open Band Rehearsals
March 9 - 10, 2020

Dr. Chee Meng Low enjoys a diverse career as a conductor, educator, administrator, and performing on saxophone as an orchestral, chamber, and solo musician. Chee Meng is Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Band at the University of Lethbridge, Alberta, where he conducts the Wind Orchestra, teaches saxophone performance, conducting and musicianship skills.

Bridget Sweet Music Education Teacher Workshop
February 29, 2020

Bridget Sweet is Associate Professor of Music Education at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, Illinois where she teaches music education pedagogy, including choral methods and literature, middle-level general music methods, graduate courses in music education, as well as a course focused on the development of healthy practices for all musicians. Dr. Sweet has worked extensively with adolescent singers as a teacher, clinician and adjudicator.

Lauren Reynolds Open Band Rehearsals
January 29 - 30, 2020

Dr. Lauren Reynolds is Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Concert Bands at the University of Delaware, where she serves as conductor of the University of Delaware Wind Ensemble and teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in conducting and wind literature. She is the founder and Music Director of the Delaware Youth Wind Ensemble, a year-round honor ensemble comprised of the finest high school musicians from the greater Delaware region.

Carolyn Barber

Open Classes and Band Rehearsals
January 15 - 18, 2020

Carolyn A. Barber is the Ron and Carol Cope Professor of Music and Director of Bands in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Glenn Korff School of Music. She earned a B.M. in horn performance at Northwestern University, an M.M. in horn performance from Yale University, and returned to Northwestern to earn her D.M. in conducting as a student of John P. Paynter and Victor Yampolsky.

Christopher Morehouse Open Band Rehearsals
Nov 25 - 26, 2019

Dr. Christopher Morehouse is Director of Bands and Professor of Music at Southern Illinois University, where he serves as conductor of the SIU Wind Ensemble, teaches undergraduate and graduate conducting, wind literature, and instrumental methods, and administers the entire SIU Bands program. He is also the Acting Director of Graduate Studies in the School of Music.

eva saether Music Education Teacher Workshop
October 26, 2019

Eva Saether is a Professor in Music Education with Educational Sciences as profile. With a musical point of departure in Swedish traditional fiddle music, she has developed a research profile that focuses on intercultural perspectives on musical learning and creativity(ies). In 2003, she defended her doctoral thesis ”The Oral University.

Nathan Kruse Music Education Teacher Workshop
September 28, 2019

Nathan B. Kruse is Associate Professor of Music Education at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. He teaches courses in research methods, sociology of music education, vernacular music, and classroom guitar. He also conducts the Adult Orchestra at The Music Settlement, one of Cleveland’s oldest community music schools. Kruse’s research interests include adult music education and lifespan learning, ethnographic traditions of community music, and school-university partnerships.

ISPME conference International Symposium on the Philosophy of Music Education
June 5 - 8, 2019

This international symposium brings together a diverse array of international philosophers, scholars, teachers, teacher educators, and performers interested in engaging in philosophical research regarding music education. Pre-conference for PhD students June 3-5, 2019.

lee higgins Music Education Teacher Workshop:
Approaches to Practice: Group Improvisation
March 9, 2019

Professor Lee Higgins is the Director of the International Centre of Community Music based at York St John University, UK. He has held previously positions at Boston University, USA, Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, UK and the University of Limerick, Ireland.

bryan powell Music Education Teacher Workshop:
Informal Music Learning in Schools and Community
November 17, 2018

Bryan Powell leads Higher Education Initiatives for Little Kids Rock. Bryan is former New York City Public School music teacher, working in an East Harlem public school for 11 years. Bryan also teaches music education classes at various colleges an universities in the NYC metropolitan area.

progressive methods in music education Symposium on Progressive Methods in Music Education Conference
June 8 - 9, 2018

This new symposium  provided a forum for Canadian and international teachers, musicians and scholars to gather in a process of knowledge exchange and discussion, leading to identification of future research areas and practice development around the use of popular music and associated pedagogies in music education.

mayday group symposium Mayday Group Music Education Symposium
June 6 - 9, 2018

The internationally regarded Mayday Group will hosted its 30th Anniversary Symposium at Western in June 2018.


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