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2014 Summer Graduate Courses and Workshops for Music Educators

Our summer schedule of courses and workshops make it easy and convenient to advance through the program. Many courses are available online.

2014 Course Offerings

MUS 505-61: Teaching Music with Technology I
Dr. Tobias Rush
May 19–June 13
Distance Learning

Provides a hands-on, introductory basis in computer aided notation, recording music with digital instruments, developing multimedia presentations, and utilizing the World Wide Web for connected learning. (2 sem. hrs.)

MUS 560-61: Music Education for Special Learners
Dr. Susan Gardstrom
June 16-19, 8:30-4:30

Inquiry into multiple issues affecting music education with students who have challenges that affect the learning process. Presentation of characteristics and needs of special learners and experiential exploration of methods and procedures for successful music instruction. Overview of special education terminology and regulatory issues related to music education. Enrollment limit: 25. (2 sem. hrs.)

MUS 560-81: The World Sings
Mr. Nick Page
June 23-26, 8:30 – 4:30

A creative approach to studying world music. Nick Page believes that each school must have a powerful sense of community, a sense of belonging.  Only then can students begin to understand the compassionate fire that erupts in the cultures of the world. Through all-school celebrations (sings, drumming, dancing), schools explode with the same energy we see in the music of West Africa, India, the Middle East, and Latin America. Participants will explore hands-on group activities and numerous resources to learn how to bring the energy of those cultures into their school music program. Enrollment limit: 25. (2 sem. hrs)

MUS 511-Z1: Music Theory, Analysis, and Technology
Dr. Tobias Rush
June 2–June 27
Distance Learning

This course will investigate music theory and compositional practice of the Western music tradition. Current techniques of tonal theory including linear analysis will be explored. Students will also apply music technology in the notation and analysis of music. (2 sem. hrs.)

MUS 506-Z1: Teaching Music with Technology II
Dr. Tobias Rush
June 16–July 11
Distance Learning

Provides an in-depth and hands-on study in computer aided notation, recording music with digital instruments, developing multimedia presentations, and utilizing the internet for connected learning. Permission of the instructor required. (2 sem. hrs)

MUS 560-Z1: Dance History for Educators
Dr. Eric Street
June 9 – July 30
Distance Learning

Students actively explore at their own pace the history, literature, choreographers, composers, and styles of classical dance through text and online video, enriched by online reading, blogging, and discussion. Course material extends from the earliest beginnings of dance through classical masterworks including Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Romeo and Juliet, and concluding with contemporary choreographers such as Martha Graham, George Balanchine, Twyla Tharp and Bob Fosse.  Enrollment limit: 15. (2 sem. hrs.)

MUS 560-Z2: Opera History for Educators
Dr. Eric Street
June 9 – July 30
Distance Learning

Students actively explore at their own pace the history, literature, composers, and world of opera through text and online video, enriched by online reading, blogging, and discussion. Course material extends from opera’s earliest beginnings through masterworks of Mozart, Rossini, Verdi, Puccini, and others. Tips for introducing opera to students included. It’s not all ladies with spears and horned helmets, but they’re part of the fun, too! Enrollment limit: 15. (2 sem. hrs.)

MUS 560-Z3: Musical Theatre for Educators
Dr. Eric Street
June 9 – July 30
Distance Learning

Students actively explore at their own pace the history, literature, composers, and styles of musical theater through online video, enriched by online reading, blogging, and discussion. Course material extends from the earliest roots of Musical Theatre through operetta, Gershwin, Kern, Porter, Rogers & Hammerstein to more contemporary composers such as Stephen Sondheim and Andrew Lloyd Webber. Enrollment limit: 15. (2 sem. hrs)

MUS 599-Z1: Graduate Performance Studies - Lessons
Applied Faculty
May 12 – July 30

Private lessons with a university professor. Contact Dr. Hartley for more information. (1 sem. hr.)

MUS 599-Z2: Graduate Performance Studies - Lessons
Applied Faculty
May 12 – July 30

Private lessons with a university professor. Contact Dr. Hartley for more information. (2 sem. hrs.)

MUS 599-Z3: Graduate Performance Studies - Ensemble
May 12 – July 30

Ensemble participation with approval from the Coordinator of Music Education. Contact Dr. Hartley for more information. (1 sem. hr.)

MUS 599-Z4: Graduate Performance Studies - Lessons
Applied Faculty
May 13 – June 21
Distance Learning  

Web-based private lessons with a university professor. Student must have Internet access. Contact Dr. Hartley for more information. (1 sem. hr.)

MUS 599-Z5: Graduate Performance Studies - Lessons
Applied Faculty
May 13 – June 21
Distance Learning

Web-based private lessons with a university professor. Student must have Internet access. Contact Dr. Hartley for more information. (2 sem. hrs.)

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About Our Summer Faculty

Louisville, Kentucky native, Phillip Lee Burkhead is Adjunct Professor of Jazz Piano at the University of Dayton and Northern Kentucky University and has also taught at Miami University, Central State University, the CCM College Preparatory Program, Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, Cincinnati’s Catholic school system, and for the Cincinnati School for Creative and Performing Arts. He holds a masters degree in education from Wright State University and also studied at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. Professor Burkhead was awarded Best Keyboard Artist by Cincinnati Magazine, and the University of Boulder Jazz Festival Soloist Award. More >>

An active pedagogue and technologist, Dr. Toby Rush currently serves as Assistant Professor of Music Theory and Technology at the University of Dayton. He received his Doctorate from the University of Northern Colorado. Dr. Rush's research interests include applications of educational technology and new media for music studies, interface design, music theory, and aural skills pedagogy. His pedagogical materials and computer software have garnered worldwide acclaim. He is a member of NAFME, and maintains an active role in the local music education community. More >>

Susan C. Gardstrom, PhD, MT-BC, is Professor and Coordinator of Music Therapy at the University of Dayton, where she has taught and supervised students for fifteen years. Gardstrom holds degrees in music therapy (Michigan State University) and community agency counseling (Western Michigan University). She has worked with adjudicated adolescents, students with physical and developmental disabilities, and adults with addictions and other mental illnesses. Gardstrom has published in multiple journals, has edited Music Therapy Perspectives and Qualitative Inquiries in Music Therapy, and is the author of a textbook titled Music Therapy Improvisation for Groups: Essential Leadership Competencies. More >>

University of Dayton Lecturer Dr. Ryu-Kyung Kim performs a wide range of music from Baroque and Bel Canto to Wagnerian and Contemporary repertoires. Her most recent awards include the Oratorio Society of New York, Liederkranz Foundation Voice Competition, Annapolis Opera Voice Competition, Metropolitan Opera National Council Philadelphia District Auditions, and Santa Fe Opera Scholarship for Outstanding Apprentice Artists. Dr. Kim earned a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from SUNY at Stony Brook, received her Artist’s Diploma in Opera from the Academy of Vocal Arts, and Master's and Bachelor's Degrees in Voice from Manhattan School of Music. More >>

John Lardinois is Adjunct Professor Violin and Fiddle at the University of Dayton. An accomplished performer and recording artist, Professor Lardinois is equally at home playing many types of fiddling as he is with classical music. A North Dakota native, John began Suzuki violin studies at the age of four. Soon after, he had begun branching out to other styles on the violin including traditional fiddle and swing. Continuing his classical studies, he earned his B.M. in Violin Performance at Minot State University and M.M. from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. He is a member of the 1st violin section of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra. More >>

James Leslie is an Artist in Residence at the University of Dayton, where he has taught since 1999.   In addition to overseeing all percussion lessons, classes, and ensembles, Mr. Leslie is also the Assistant Marching Band Director and directs the University Jazz Band. He appears frequently on faculty recitals, and is in demand as a clinician and guest performer. Leslie is a graduate of Central Michigan University, where he was a student of the late Robert Hohner. Professor Leslie is an artist/clinician for Ludwig, Musser, Remo, Sabian, Vic Firth, and is a past-president of the Ohio chapter of the Percussive Arts Society. More >>

Kara Manteufel is Adjunct Professor of Violin at the University of Dayton, and also teaches for a local music studio. She holds a Masters of Music from the College-Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati (OH) and a Bachelor of Arts in music from Minot State University (ND). Manteufel has been a violinist with the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra (DPO) for seven years, and was recently promoted to Assistant Principal Second Violin. She performs as first violinist for the Philharmonic's educational string quartet, as well as a SPARK (School Partners with Artists Reaching Kids) teaching artist for the DPO. More >>

University of Dayton Artist-in-Residence Jim McCutcheon teaches guitar classes, private lessons and directs the classical guitar ensemble. He was selected to serve the Ohio Music Education Association to bring guitar performance to the OMEA Adjudicated Events. Outside of UD, Professor McCutcheon produces and hosts a weekly guitar show on Dayton Public Radio, owns a music store with his wife, and performs both locally and nationally. "The Guitar Man," as he is known by schoolchildren, performs at grade schools and uses his electric guitar to show students how physics is a part of the performance. More >>

Dr. Willie L Morris, III is in his 20th year as a member of the University of Dayton music faculty. In addition to teaching saxophone performance studies and directing the Dayton Jazz Ensemble and the Flyer Pep Band, Dr. Morris also serves as the coordinator of the Music Performance degree program and the Bachelor of Arts Jazz Studies Concentration degree. Dr. Morris has frequently performed at the World Saxophone Congress and North American Saxophone Alliance regional and national conferences. He holds degrees from East Carolina University, Stephen F. Austin State University, and the University of Missouri at Kansas City Conservatory of Music. More >>

Nick Page is a Boston-based song leader, composer, and author who is dedicated to teaching people of all ages that they are capable of great miracles through the simple yet powerful, act of singing. He is the founder and Artistic Director of The Mystic Chorale. He also works extensively with children and with educators, both classroom teachers and music specialists. Page began his career as a teacher at both the elementary and high school levels, while also composing and arranging choral works and musical comedies. Nick Page holds an undergraduate degree in Music Education from Ithaca College and a Masters in Education from Lesley University. Visit his website at www.nickmusic.com >>

Eric Street, Professor of Music at the University of Dayton, received his a doctorate from Indiana University and pursued additional study in Vienna and Rome. A pianist, Dr. Street has performed in over 30 countries on six continents. He covers opera for the Dayton City Paper and loves music of all sorts. He recently toured as pianist with the Dance Theatre of Harlem. His articles appear in over 80 periodicals, including Clavier, American Music Educator, Keyboard Quarterly, and Opera Journal. As a tour leader and interpreter, Dr. Street has traveled with student and adult groups to Vienna, Athens, Florence, Sicily, Dublin, Paris and London. More >>

Shelbi Wagner is in her sixth year as adjunct professor at the University of Dayton. In addition to teaching cello, she also teaches Low String Pedagogy, Cello Choir and coaches string ensembles. She holds her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees with honors in Cello Performance from Miami University. She has been a regular performer with the Dayton Philharmonic, Dayton Bach Society, as well as serving as Assistant Principal of the Lima and Springfield Symphonies.  Currently, Ms. Wagner is pursuing a Doctorate of Musical Arts focusing on cello performance and pedagogical practices at the Ohio State University, studying with Mark Rudoff. (distance learning not available) More >>

Adjunct piano faculty member at the University of Dayton and Sinclair Community College, Dr. Randall Wolfe has taught piano, voice, aural skills, choral methods, and conducting. Conductor of the West Chester Chorale and Boys and Girls Choirs, he was also music director and pianist for the Cincinnati Boychoir, giving performances in 23 states and 11 countries. Winner of three national piano competitions, he has played in New York’s Carnegie Hall and Washington, DC’s Constitution Hall. Dr. Wolfe received his doctorate from the Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music. (distance learning not available) More >>

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How to Register

To register: Visit Flyers First, the Office of the Registrar (www) >>

For registration questions: 937- 229-4131 or 1-800-259-8864

Enrollment deadline: Two weeks prior to the start date.

Tuition: $563 per semester hour

For more information about the program:

Dr. Linda A. Hartley
Music Education Program Director
937-229-3232

Email Dr. Hartley >>

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