The fifth and final installment of the Elementary Methods Workshop, participants on this day will be introduced to Edwin Gordon’s Music Learning Theory (MLT) as it applies to early- and middle-childhood general music. Songs, chants, movement activities, learning sequence activities and a host of other strategies will be presented in conjunction with explanations of MLT’s general theoretical principles and skill sequences. Participants will learn to integrate Music Learning Theory with key concepts from Dalcroze, Kodaly, Orff and Phyllis Weikart. Special attention is paid to discriminating between imitation and audiation, appropriate applications of aptitude testing, as well as tonal and rhythm skill sequencing beginning with pre-audiation skill levels and culminating with Creativity and Theoretical Understanding.
The Elementary Methods Workshop spends 5 days throughout the summer exploring the methods of Orff, Kodály, Dalcroze and Gordon in the general music classroom, as well as other early childhood techniques. These single-day workshops will give an overview of each of these music education approaches and will include demonstrations and discussion of classroom applications with practicing teachers. Register for a single day, multiple days, or the entire week.
Date: August 18, 2016 – 9:00 am to 4:30 pm each day
Location: Wisconsin Center for Music Education
Instructor: Heather Nelson Shouldice, Assistant Professor of Music Education at Eastern Michigan University, teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in music education and supervises student teachers. She was recently was elected to the position of President-Elect of the Gordon Institute for Music Learning (GIML). She also serves as a GIML faculty member, teaching summer certification courses on Music Learning Theory for music educators and has presented music education workshops and conference sessions in numerous states.
- Pre-registration (register by 8/12/16)
- Member* $65
- Non-Member $80
- Undergraduate $15
Graduate Credit Information
Participants who attend this workshop have the opportunity to earn one graduate credit by attending other days of the Elementary Methods Workshop for an additional fee of $220 per credit with the possibility of earning up to 3 credits for attendance at all 5 days of the Elementary Methods Workshop.
2 days = 1 credit at $220
4 days = 2 credits at $440
5 days = 3 credits at $660
This is a separate registration and fee from the workshop registration. Please download a copy of the Viterbo registration form and mail it with a check (payable to Viterbo University) to:
Wisconsin Center for Music Education
1005 Quinn Drive
Waunakee, WI 53597
- View the course syllabus (pdf)
- Viterbo Registration Form (pdf) 1 credit, 2 credit, 3 credit
- Visit the Graduate Credit Information page for more details and to sign-up for credit.
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800-589-9762, 608-850-3566 (Madison area)