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Music Education Workshops

Summer 2016

This year’s music education summer courses include the following topics:

Ukulele for Music Teachers

Ukupalooza: A weekend of ukulele playing and pedagogy
Robin Giebelhausen
June 1-3 • W-Th 8:30-4:30, F 8:30-12:00

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Ukuleles are a great tool for teaching harmonic function and accompaniment. This workshop is designed to teach ukulele skills that can be brought to your students; consider songs that can be used to introduce musical skills; and present possibilities for arranging, improvisation, and composition. Participants required to have a soprano or concert ukulele for class. Suggest materials include a gig bag or case, electric tuner, and an extra set of strings.

Robin Giebelhausen, Ph.D. is an assistant professor and teaches and specializes in elementary and secondary general music education and music technology in the Department of Music at the University of New Mexico. She has nine years experience as a public school music teacher in Illinois and Michigan, specializing in middle school general music and choir. Her research interests include gender issues in music and music composition pedagogy.

All participants must register for university credit or pay the workshop fee. For further information contact Robin Giebelhausen at (505)277-1959 or rgiebes@unm.edu.

Participants desiring university credit should log onto LoboWeb to register. Successful completion of this workshop gives the participant one university credit hour.

Orff Schulwerk

Orff Schulwerk Level 1 & 2 Certification
Paul Hallsted, Karen Benson, Joshua Block, Luis Delgado, Robin Giebelhausen
June 6-17 • MTWRF 8:30-4:30

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This course focuses on training music teachers to implement the creative music and movement approach developed by Carl Orff. The Orff approach uses instruments such as xylophone to improvise and compose music. Training includes recorder and movement classes.

Level I is open to undergraduate music education majors and certified music teachers. Teachers who are not certified in music should contact Robin Giebelhausen about enrollment.

Students who enroll in level II courses must have successfully completed level I course work and should also have completed a year of music teaching following level I course work.

Paul Hallsted (Level I) teaches elementary school music at Columbia Elementary School in Las Cruces,NM.

Karen Benson (Level II) Karen Benson teaches music in the Millard Public School District.

Luis Delgado (Recorder) is the Director of Fine Arts for the Albuquerque Public Schools.

Joshua Block (Movement) teaches movement and music at Madison Simis Elementary School in Phoenix, AZ.

Participants not desiring university credit pay a workshop fee only:

Before April 15: $500
April 16-May 16: $550
After May 17: $600

Up to three hours of university credit can be earned. A $548 workshop fee is in addition to tuition.

There will be approximately $100 in required materials for the course.

For further information contact Robin Giebelhausen at (505)277-1959 or rgiebes@unm.edu.

Participants not desiring university credit pay a $150 workshop fee ($200 after April 15).

Participants desiring university credit should log onto LoboWeb to register. Successful completion of this workshop gives the participant one university credit hour.

Strings Workshop

Strings Workshop
Michael Hopkins
July 6-8 • WR 9:00-4:00, F 9:00-12:00

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The workshop will cover a diverse range of topics of great interest to both the private and classroom strings teacher. Aspects ranging from the creation of a safe place for improvisation to the introduction of shifting and vibrato from the beginning will be addressed. Dr. Hopkins will also share his insights with ten simple ways to improve musical expression.

Michael Hopkins, Ph.D., Professor of Music Education at the University of Michigan, is well-known for his compositions for young strings, and is in demand as a clinician for both students and teachers.

Participants not desiring university credit pay a $150 workshop fee ($200 after April 15).

Non-Credit registration is now open!

To find out more information about summer music education workshops at UNM, or to be added to our music education summer workshop email list, please submit your name, email, and course that you are interested in attending.

Non-credit registration will be available through UNM Marketplace starting March 1. Please note that this registration is NOT for university credit and only pays the workshop fee.

To register for university credit and pay tuition use LoboWeb. Orff enrollees will also be charged a $548 workshop fee. If you are not currently a UNM student, first complete the non-degree admission process at Apply Now. Summer tuition at UNM will be approximately $310 per semester hour (tuition amounts are established by the New Mexico Legislature and are not known until later in the spring).

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