Music Education Workshops & Open Rehearsals

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Recent Workshops

kodaly Kodály Certification Programs
July 1 - 12, 2019

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.

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.

Choral Conducting Choral Conducting Workshop
August 25 - 29, 2018

Intensive summer session course designed for choral music educators of all levels of experience. School, community and church choir directors along with those currently engaged in the formal study of choral conducting benefitted from a balanced offering of interactive activities, group discussion and individual coaching.

Percshop PercShop

Percussion workshop for high school students and teachers (two streams). More than 30 hours of hands-on instruction and playing on professional quality instruments including keyboard percussion, snare drum, concert percussion, ensemble and additional exploratory sessions.

progressive methods in music education Symposium on Progressive Methods in Music Education
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.

christopher cayari Music Education Teacher Workshop:
Fostering Virtual Musicianship in the Music Classroom: Teach Your Students How to Create like their favorite YouTube Stars
March 10, 2018

Christopher Cayari is an assistant professor of music education at Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN. He holds a Ph.D. and M.M.E. in Music Education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a bachelor’s degree in music education from Trinity Christian College in Palos Heights, IL.

maude hickey Music Education Teacher Workshop:
Improvisation and Creativity Today: Exploring Classroom Practices
February 3, 2018

Maud Hickey is an Associate Professor of music education in the Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. Hickey’s research interest lies in the teaching of, as well as assessment of, musical creativity as manifest through improvisation and composition, and most recently has connected this research interest with work with detained youth.

sandra stauffer Music Education Teacher Workshop:
Listening and Composing in the Classroom
September 30, 2017

Sandra Stauffer is Professor of Music Education in the School of Music and Senior Associate Dean in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University. Her research focuses on creativity in music, particularly among children and young adults, place philosophy and its connections to music and education, and narrative inquiry in music.


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