Have you ever wondered what could work to help your students become their own teachers, prepare for a musical life after K-12 school and promote your own creative energy in the classroom?
This workshop will give participants the opportunity to explore the realm of chamber music or small ensemble work within the band, choir, general music and orchestra classroom. But this isn’t the old version of a traditional curriculum development model. We’ll look at grant writing, guest clinician searches, commissioning, using technology, arranging, scheduling and non-traditional ideas in small groups (ie. rock, jazz, bluegrass, Celtic, composition, improvisation, and much more) to connect your students to their musical lives outside of the school walls. If you’ve thought about it, we can help you get started in planning. You’ll have fun and see examples of syllabi, support letter writing, engaging students in the planning process and combining the value of small group independent work with all sizes of classes. Give your students the gift of themselves in the process! Join us!
Date: August 10 – 11, 2016 – 9:00 am to 4:30 pm each day
Location: Wisconsin Center for Music Education
Instructor: Leyla Sanyer received BM and MM degrees in music education from the UW Madison and most recently taught orchestra and music composition at Oregon High School. Sanyer has 38 years of teaching experience. She has been chair of the CMP committee, a member of the Wisconsin Challenging Content Standards Task Force, WSMA State Honors Music Project orchestra coordinator, treasurer of WSTA and Orchestra Chair for WMEA. She is currently president elect for the National Association for Music Education North Central Division and past president of the Wisconsin Music Educators Association. As a violinist Sanyer has performed in the Oakwood Chamber Players, Camerata String Quartet, Madison Symphony and Wisconsin Chamber Orchestras. Recipient of the 1980 Manitowoc Teacher of the Year Award, 1992 Klug Award for Teaching Excellence, 2001 Lawrence University Excellence in Secondary Teaching Award, the 2004 Elizabeth A.H. Green Public School Educator from ASTA, 2011 Crystal Apple Award, the 2015 Madison Area Musicians Association Teacher of the Year award, and the 2015 WiASTA Teacher of the Year award, many of Sanyer’s students have gone on to become teachers, composers and performers as well as successful in life.
- Pre-registration (register by 8/8/16)
- Member* $130
- Non-Member $145
- Undergraduate $25
Graduate Credit Information
Participants who attend this workshop have the opportunity to earn one graduate credit for an additional fee of $220. 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 for $220 (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)
- Visit the Graduate Credit Information page for more details and to sign-up for credit.
Contact Mary: Send a message
800-589-9762, 608-850-3566 (Madison area)