2020 Summer Study Opportunities
From the National Association for Music Education
NAfME Professional Development Opportunities
- NAfME Academy: For $20/year, NAfME members ($100/year for nonmembers) can access webinars on a wide range of music education topics and 100+ hours of professional development. Contact Rob Edwards at RobE@nafme.org with questions. Preview free webinars here.
- Start planning this summer to attend the November NAfME Conference! Amplify 2020: Bringing the Future into Focus: NAfME PreK–12 Conference, NAfME Biennial Music Research and Teacher Education National Conference, and All-National Honor Ensemble Performances. November 4–8, Orlando’s Gaylord Palms Resort. Come to learn!
- Music Educators Journal (free online to NAfME members): Read feature articles and take a short quiz to receive professional development recognition. Contact Rob Edwards at RobE@nafme.org with questions about quizzes and recognition certificates.
Other NAfME Resources to Peruse over the Summer
- Vision 2020: Discover how music education leaders imagined music education in 2020 and beyond, and add to the conversation!
- Quarterly Advocacy Webinars: Free information about advocacy, federal programs, and applying targeted federal funds to your music program.
- NAfME Position Statements: Learn what your professional association has distilled about topics like Alternative Certification, Sacred Music in Schools, Diversity and Inclusion, and many other music education topics.
- Free Curricula/Lesson Plans: With Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Resources, NAfME subject experts have created lesson plans in areas such as General Music, Band, Orchestra, Chorus, High School Music Theory/Composition.
Opportunities from Other Organizations
- Berklee Institute for Arts Education and Special Needs: April 3–5, 2020, Berklee College of Music, Boston, Massachusetts.
- Kent State University Online Master of Music in Music Education: Summer 2020 term begins April 24. Curriculum designed for the music teaching professional. NASM-accredited, no auditions, no entrance exams.
- The Hartt School Summerterm 2020: Five sessions starting in June and July. University of Hartford, Connecticut. Courses range from how to produce a musical, arranging for choral singing, strings refreshers, and more. firstname.lastname@example.org
- Conn-Selmer Institute: June 7–10, Bethel University, Mishawaka, Indiana. Professional development conference for college students, directors, and music program leaders.
- Teaching Guitar Workshops (TGW): TGW, a program cosponsored by NAMM and GAMA, has two sites scheduled this summer, both in July. Consider taking a TGW online. You will receive a boxful of methods and accessories and 40 hours of professional development. Three graduate credits are available. Visit this page for more information.
- Vocal Workshop Perugia: June 23–28, Perugia, Italy. Kris Adams and Celia Slattery teach musical/vocal skills to improve singing using repertoire of your choice: jazz, Brazilian, pop, or musical theater. Public performance on last night. Contact Kris Adams, 614-747-8447
- Central Connecticut State University Summer Music Institute: July 6–31, 2020. Hands-on courses, renowned faculty, affordable tuition. For master’s degree info, email email@example.com
- 2020 Summer NAMM: July 9–11, Nashville, Tennessee. New products for music education, networking opportunities, education sessions.
- Carnegie Hall Summer Music Educators Workshop: Two sessions: July 15–18 and July 23–26.
- Barbershop 2020 Harmony University: July 26–August 2, Belmont University, Nashville, Tennessee. Learn more about a cappella singing with your students.
- San Jose State University: Earn Your Music Education Master’s in Three Summers.
- NFHS Learning Center Online Music Courses in band safety, music adjudication, understanding copyright and compliance, interscholastic music event management, and more. NFHS Music Association membership, $20/year.
- Lagond Music School Music College Prep Program and Summer Super Sessions: Located in Elmsford, New York, Lagond offers a 4-week summer college prep program July 20–August 14. Online courses in our Summer Super Sessions available in songwriting, networking band, music production, vocal intensive, keyboard workshops, and private lessons. Contact Rosanne Lana at firstname.lastname@example.org or 914-345-0512.
- Idyllwild Arts: For the first time in its 71-year history, Idyllwild Arts pivots to virtual learning for its Summer 2020 Program, determined to continue inspiring artistic and creative spirit, particularly in these challenging times where art is vital to both expression and healing. Summer Program begins May 23, with virtual workshops for students ages 5 to adult with a range of creative interests. To register for the summer program, visit this page.
- 6th Annual Vocal Jazz Summer Camp Online: August 3–7, 2020, 10 AM–5PM. All ages, all levels. Looking for a fun experience this summer learning everything jazz, and in community? Join a stellar faculty with special guests, all online. Lauren Kinhan; William Smith; Trineice Robinson; Lenora Helm Hammonds; Marlon Saunders; and Kerry Marsh. Teachers earn CEUs. Get access to the rest of the details.
- 2021 Schmidt Vocal Institute: Taking place June 21–July 4, serious high school singers from across the country who are ready to take the plunge into this two-week immersive experience will enjoy lessons with esteemed professional artists, master classes with world-renowned performers, and dorm living with like-minded musicians. Located at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, Schmidt Vocal Institute (SVI) will help you become a better artist and gain both confidence and a newfound vision for what it takes to have a career as a professional singer. Learn more about applying.
Smithsonian Folkways 2020 World Music Pedagogy Courses
- Association of American Schools in South America: March 17–20, 2020; Sao Paolo, Brazil. This South American World Music Pedagogycourse is a preconference in collaboration with Smithsonian Folkways. Participants will play, sing, and move to music from world cultures, including Brazil. Visit the AASSA website, or contact Jennifer Walden at email@example.com.
- The Musical Instrument Museum; June 15–19, 2020; Phoenix, Arizona. Directors: Katherine Palmer & Amanda Soto. The Phoenix Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) offers a Smithsonian Folkways certificate course in World Music Pedagogy. MIM preserves/makes accessible instruments and performance videos from many countries. Participants study world music through song, movement/dance, instrumental music. Faculty includes MIM educators, artist-musicians, culture bearers, and experienced teachers. Click here for more information.
- West Virginia University; June 22–26, 2020; Morgantown, West Virginia. Director: Janet Robbins. West Virginia University School of Music/Smithsonian Folkways World Music Pedagogy Intended for K–12, university, and community educators interested in designing innovative curricula that connect K–12 music programs with local/global musical traditions. Featured cultures include Appalachia, Brazil, and West Africa. Teachers completing the course receive documentation from the Smithsonian certifying study in world music pedagogy. Click here for more information.
- University of Washington; June 29–July 3, 2020; Seattle, Washington. Director: Amanda Soto. A 40-hour intensive course in World Music Pedagogy emphasizes diversity, equity, and inclusion. Engage in global and local cultures through song, movement/dance experience, and instrumental music, and learn strategies for using culture-bearing musicians and recordings from the archives of Smithsonian Folkways and the Routledge World Music Pedagogy Learn how to teach world music in culturally sensitive ways, and receive documentation from the Smithsonian/University of Washington certifying study. Cultures include Bulgaria, gospel, India, Indonesia (gamelan), Mexico (and Tejano), Senegal (Wolof), Turkey, and Zimbabwe. Visit www.worldmusicpedagogy.com.
- University of St. Thomas; July 6–10, 2020; St. Paul, Minnesota. This weeklong course in World Music Pedagogy teaches participants about local/global cultures through song, movement, instrumental music, and integrating cultural understandings. Participants receive a certificate from the Smithsonian on achievement in World Music Pedagogy; graduate credit available. Vocal/ instrumental music and dance of the Balkans, Puerto Rico, the Congo, and Japan, as well as Arabic music and Javanese gamelan featured. Contact Karen Howard, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Eastern Washington University; July 13–17, 2020; Cheney, Washington. Five-day course in World Music Pedagogy explores music of many cultures. Participants learn through song, movement, dance, and instrumental music. Completing a final project allows participants to receive a Smithsonian Folkways Certificate in World Music Pedagogy. Workshops include Hawaii, West Africa, Trinidad, the Salish community, and more. Contact Cynthia Nasman at email@example.com.
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