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Community Music Programs Georgia State University School of Music P. O. Box 4097 Atlanta, GA 30302-4097 Phone: 404 413-5902 Fax: 404 413-5962 www.cmp.music.gsu.edu

Summer 2008 Workshops for Educators

Sponsored by the Georgia State University School of Music Community Music Programs www.cmp.music.gsu.edu

Summer 2008 WORKSHOPS FOR EDUCATORS

Registration Form

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his summer, music educators throughout the region are offered the opportunity to learn new techniques, stay current on trends and collaborate with other music educators through professional development workshops offered by the Office of Community Music Programs in the School of Music at Georgia State University. The workshops range in length from 3 to10 days and each offers 1 to 7 Professional Learning Units (PLUs). PLUs are recognized by the Georgia Department of Education and can be earned for the purpose of maintaining teacher certification in the state of Georgia, or demonstrating professional development for private music teachers. We expect these events to fill up quickly, and encourage you to register early to ensure your place in the workshop(s) of your choice.The details of each workshop are listed as noted below in the Table of Contents. For more information please call the Office of Community Music Programs at 404-413-5902. We hope to see you this summer!

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WORKSHOP: (please check all appropriate boxes) Working with Adolescent Choirs ­ $159 Reed Making Workshop ­ $129 Choral Conducting and Literature Workshop ­ $169 Marching Band Music Workshop ­ $199 PAYMENT INFORMATION: Payment Amount: $__________ For Credit Card Payments Only: Name that appears on Card__________________________________________________________ Payment Type: Check Visa* MasterCard*

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Gospel Choir and Workshop ­ $275 (includes all materials) Kodály Teacher Certification, Level 1 ­ $499 Kodály Teacher Certification, Level 3 ­ $499

TABLE OF CONTENTS Working with Adolescent Choirs: June 2-4, 2008 ......................................................3 Reed Making Workshop: June 7, 14, 21, 28, 2008........................................................4 Choral Conducting and Literature Workshop: June 16-27, 2008 ..........................5 Marching Band Music Workshop: June 18-20, 2008 ..............................................6-7 Gospel Choir and Workshop: July 7-11, 2008 ............................................................8 Kodály Teacher Certification, Levels 1 and 3: July 21-August 1, 2008..............9-10 Registration Form ............................................................................................................11

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* Home address above must be billing address for credit card

MAIL YOUR REGISTRATION FORM TO: Georgia State University School of Music - Community Music Programs P. O. Box 4097, Atlanta, GA 30302-4097 FAX CREDIT CARD REGISTRATIONS TO: 404-413-5962 For more information call the Office of Community Music Programs at 404-413-5902 or visit the website at www.cmp.music.gsu.edu.

Program and artists subject to change without notice.

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Kodály Teacher Certification, Level 1 or Level 3 (continued)

RANDALL HOOPER, assistant professor of music at Georgia State University and director of choral activities, is the conductor of the University Singers and oversees the master's program in choral conducting. Dr. Hooper earned the Bachelor of Music Education degree in voice from Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas; the Master of Music degree in choral conducting from Baylor University, where he studied with Donald Bailey; and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in choral conducting from Louisiana State University, where he studied with Kenneth Fulton. Prior to his position at Georgia State, Dr. Hooper held a similar position at Tennessee Tech University and taught high school choral music for 11 years in Texas. Dr. Hooper has been invited to conduct honor choirs in Texas and Tennessee as well as adjudicate in Texas, Alabama, Louisiana and Tennessee. Choirs under Dr. Hooper's leadership have performed in Carnegie Hall, by invitation for the Southern Division of the American Choral Directors Association, the Tennessee Music Educators Association Conference and for the International Anthony Burgess Foundation Symposium in Liverpool, England along with touring Germany,Austria, England and France. JOANNA PORRECA has taught in Columbus City Schools (OH) for the past 20 years, and currently teaches elementary music at Westgate Elementary, Success Works Academy and has taught a graduate level course for music educators at the University of Dayton. She is also employed by the Columbus Children's Choir Foundation as choir director for the Pinta choir and serves as choral director for Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Grove City. Ms. Porreca holds both bachelor's and master's degrees from The Ohio State University, a Kodály certificate from Capital University, and earned her National Board Certification in 2002. In 1997 she traveled to Hungary to study the Hungarian Kodály Method as part of her studies at Capital University, and became a certified Kodály teacher under the leadership of Dr. Sandra Mathias, head of the Kodály Institute at Capital. She recently served as co-chair for the 18th International Kodály Symposium held in August of 2007 at Capital University.

Working with Adolescent Choirs

June 2 - 4, 2008

articipants in this activity-based workshop will explore creative, researchsupported techniques and strategies for optimizing the experiences of middle school students in choral rehearsals. This course is designed to support choral directors with strategies and techniques that build toward success for young adolescent singers. Participants will learn how to construct warm-up sessions that work well for all types of changing voices, how to help boys and girls gain/maintain healthy singing skills through the peak stages of voice change, and how to retain students who might otherwise drop out of choral programs during the middle school years. Instructor: Patrick K. Freer, Georgia State University Dates/Time: June 2-4, 2008, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Fee: $159.00 (additional course materials and repertoire will be required ­ estimated cost: $35.00) Credit: 1 PLU Registration Deadline: Monday, May 5, 2008. Minimum registrations must be met by this date in order to hold the workshop.

PATRICK K. FREER is assistant professor of music education (choral) at Georgia State University. He has served as director of choral activities at Salisbury University (MD); education director of Young Audiences of New Jersey; and, for 11 years, taught public school music at all grade levels. Dr. Freer holds BM and MM degrees from Westminster Choir College of Rider University and an EdD from Teachers College, Columbia University. He is the author of Getting Started with Middle-Level Choir and the critically-acclaimed DVD series, Success for Adolescent Singers: Unlocking the Potential in Middle School Choirs. Dr. Freer is a frequent guest conductor for all-state and regional honors choruses and teaches a popular summer course,"Working with Middle School Choirs," at Westminster Choir College. His research is focused on the relationships between teacher language use during middle school choral rehearsals, student experience, and student transition to high school programs. He has made research-based presentations at numerous international and national conferences, and has presented at regional and state conferences in 22 states. Recent articles by Dr. Freer have been published in the Choral Journal, Music Educators Journal, Philosophy of Music Education Review and Research Studies in Music Education.

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Reed Making Workshop

June 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2008

Kodály Teacher Certification, Level 1 or Level 3 July 21 -August 1, 2008

odály Teacher Certification Level 1 focuses on the Kodály methodology for lower elementary grades, and Level 3 focuses on the Kodály methodology for upper elementary grades, including pedagogical and musicianship training, choral conducting, participation in a choral ensemble and the study of folk music. In each level, participants will learn a wide range of songs, games and musical activities that are appropriate for introducing students to Kodály-based instruction. Prerequisite for Level 3: Successful completion of Kodály Levels 1 and 2. Instructors: Angela Barker, Silverlake College; Randall Hooper, Georgia State University; Joanna Porreca, Columbus, OH Dates/Time: July 21-August 1, 2008, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Fee: $499.00 (additional materials will be required ­ estimated cost: $150.00) Credit: 7 PLUs Registration Deadline: Monday, June 2, 2008. Minimum registrations must be met by this date in order to hold the workshop.

ANGELA BARKER is assistant professor of music education at Silver Lake College in Manitowoc,WI. She received degrees in music education from the University of Oklahoma (PhD); Silver Lake College (MM, emphasis in Kodály); and Shorter College (vocal emphasis). Dr. Barker has experience teaching general and choral music in elementary and middle schools, in addition to private and school-sponsored early childhood music classes for children from birth to age five. She has offered sessions and presentations related to Kodály-based instruction, singing games in general music, early childhood music education, and music composition in the general classroom for local, regional, national and international conferences, including the Organization of American Kodály Educators; MENC State Conferences in Virginia, Oklahoma and Georgia; International Convention of the Early Childhood Music & Movement Association; Music Symposium at Kansas State University; and the International Conference on Music Perception & Cognition. She has served on the executive board of the Organization of American Kodály Educators and is past-president of the Virginia Organization of Kodály Educators as well as the Greater Atlanta Chapter of the Early Childhood Music & Movement Association. She is a charter member of the Kodály Educators of Georgia and recently served as a member of its board. (continued on page 10)

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pecifically designed for beginning reed-makers ­ both educators and students ­ the instruction will cover tying reeds as well as knife-shaping technique. The workshop is held on four consecutive Saturdays so that participants will have time to practice their new techniques between sessions. By the end of the sessions, participants will be able to properly tie their own reeds and scrape the outline of a reed ­ tip, heart and back ­ with accuracy. Instructor: Lara Saville Dahl, Georgia State University Dates/Time: Saturdays June 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2008, 10:00 AM to 12:00 noon each Saturday Fee: $129.00 (additional materials will be required prior to the workshop ­ estimated cost: $150.00) Registration Deadline: Monday, May 5, 2008. Minimum registrations must be met by this date in order to hold the workshop.

LARA SAVILLE DAHL is visiting instructor of oboe and music survey at Georgia State University. She received her Doctor of Musical Arts and Master of Music degrees from Arizona State University where she studied with Martin Schuring, and her Bachelor of Music degree from BrighamYoung University, studying with Geralyn Giovannetti. In fall 2003, Dr. Dahl was the sabbatical replacement for oboe professors Geralyn Giovannetti at Brigham Young University and Stephen Caplan at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Prior to her appointment at Georgia State University, she was adjunct instructor of oboe at Utah State University. In addition to her university studies, during the summer of 2007 Dr. Dahl studied with Joe Robinson, former principal oboist of the New York Philharmonic. She has performed with the Atlanta, Utah and Phoenix Symphony Orchestras, the Arizona Opera Company and the Sunflower Music Festival Chamber Orchestra. She is principal oboe of the Gwinnett Ballet Orchestra and the newlyfounded Elysium Chamber Orchestra, is a founding member of Georgia Chamber Winds, and performs with Chamber Music Atlanta. Dr. Dahl currently substitutes with the Atlanta Opera Orchestra, Columbus Symphony, Cobb Symphony and Macon Symphony and is an active freelance musician throughout Atlanta.

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Gospel Choir and Workshop

July 7-11, 2008

Choral Conducting and Literature Workshop June 16-27, 2008

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his program is designed to help choir members and instrumentalists develop repertoire, appropriate song selection and music performance in the gospel genre, as well as expand their harmonic and rhythmic skills. Information regarding the gospel music business and voice lessons will also be offered. This program is designed for both educators and high school students. Instructors: Laura Thompson and Chelsea Cook, Georgia State University Dates/Time: July 7-11, 2008, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM Fee: $275.00 (fee includes all materials) Credit: 1 PLU Registration Deadline: Monday, June 2, 2008. Minimum registrations must be met by this date in order to hold the workshop.

Laura Thompson is visiting lecturer in music management at Georgia State. A gospel singer, songwriter and arranger, she co-wrote and arranged the song Strongholds in 1993; the song earned a prominent spot on Billboard's Top 40 Gospel Hits Chart in 1994. In 1998, she recorded her solo debut, God's Offer, on the AMC label. Ms. Thompson has performed on live radio and television broadcasts, and received a Gospel Choice Award nomination in 1999. Her educational credits include a BBA from Georgia State University in decision sciences and an MS in Technology Management with concentration in telecommunications and music industry management. She completed doctoral work at Argosy University, where she studied management information systems. She currently works as a music writer and publisher and has over 10 years experience with a variety of artists. CHELSEA COOK, mezzo-soprano, received her undergraduate degree in music with a concentration in voice from Clayton State University where she was the recipient of the Spivey Hall Scholarship and the Lily-Farfan Music Scholarship. She received her master's degree in music performance at Georgia State University where she studied with Magdalena Moulson and was a graduate assistant. She has served as music director at Rehoboth Church of God in Christ in Barnesville, Georgia, is assistant voice coach at Straight Life Tabernacle in Decatur and maintains a private voice studio.

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his course is designed for the experienced choral conductor, and is directed towards developing an extensive knowledge of choral literature, conducting gesture, and score study which will contribute to the goal of becoming a better teacher, choral conductor, and musician.The ultimate objective includes the accurate, historically appropriate, and expressive interpretation of choral literature. Please note: This workshop is also offered for academic credit; regular Georgia State University graduate admissions policies apply.To register for academic credit please call David Smart at 404-413-5955 and refer to course MUS 7220. Instructor: Randall Hooper, Georgia State University Dates/Time: June 16-27, 2008, 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM Fee: $169.00 (additional materials will be required ­ estimated cost: $200.00) Credit: 4 PLUs Registration Deadline: Monday, May 12, 2008. Minimum registrations must be met by this date in order to hold the workshop.

RANDALL HOOPER, assistant professor of music at Georgia State University and director of choral activities, is the conductor of the University Singers and oversees the master's program in choral conducting. Dr. Hooper earned the Bachelor of Music Education degree in voice from Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas; the Master of Music degree in choral conducting from Baylor University, where he studied with Donald Bailey; and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in choral conducting from Louisiana State University, where he studied with Kenneth Fulton. Prior to his position at Georgia State, Dr. Hooper held a similar position at Tennessee Tech University and taught high school choral music for 11 years in Texas. Dr. Hooper has been invited to conduct honor choirs in Texas and Tennessee as well as adjudicate in Texas, Alabama, Louisiana and Tennessee. Choirs under Dr. Hooper's leadership have performed in Carnegie Hall, by invitation for the Southern Division of the American Choral Directors Association, the Tennessee Music Educators Association Conference and for the International Anthony Burgess Foundation Symposium in Liverpool, England along with touring Germany,Austria, England and France.

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Marching Band Music Workshop

June 18-20, 2008

Marching Band Music Workshop

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esigned to help directors address and improve their marching band music, workshop topics will include how to effectively program a marching band show, basic arrangement rules, increasing creativity and musicality of your arrangements, appropriate pedagogical choices for your band, and music from a judges' perspective. Participants are encouraged to bring their own arrangements for group discussion and individual lessons. Instructors: Todd Snead, Georgia State University; Scott Boerma, University of Michigan;Tom Wallace, Peachtree Brass; Mark Waymire, Eastern Michigan University Dates/Time: June 18-19, 2008, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM June 20, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM Fee: $199.00 Credit: 2 PLUs Registration Deadline: Monday, May 12, 2008. Minimum registrations must be met by this date in order to hold the workshop.

SCOTT BOERMA is associate director of bands, director of the Michigan Marching Band and the Donald R. Shepherd associate professor of conducting at the University of Michigan. He earned his Master of Music in music education from the University of Michigan; his Bachelor of Music in music education from Western Michigan University; and is presently working toward his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in wind conducting at Michigan State.An active composer, Mr. Boerma's concert band works have been performed by the Dallas Wind Symphony, University of North Texas Wind Symphony,Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra, University of Illinois Wind Symphony and University of Michigan Concert Band, among others. As an arranger, Boerma receives yearly commissions to write music for many high school and university marching bands and drum and bugle corps from Japan, United Kingdom,The Netherlands and Thailand. TODD SNEAD received a Bachelor of Music Education from Texas Tech University and began his teaching career as the assistant director of bands at Judson High School in San Antonio,Texas. In 2001 Snead was selected to the North American touring cast of the Tony and Emmy award-winning musical Blast! After touring for two years, he completed a Master's of Music Education at Arizona State University. He is currently working toward a PhD in music education at Georgia State, where he

serves as a site coordinator for the Sound Learning Program and teaches the Music-InEducation Seminar. He has also attended the Kodály Institute of Texas at the University of North Texas and the Conductor's Workshop at the Brevard Music Center where he studied with David Effron and Gunther Schuller. Snead has taught the Madison Scouts and Glassmen drum and bugle corps and has served as a teacher, clinician and adjudicator throughout much of the United States. TOM WALLACE is one of America's premiere band arrangers. He has been associated with Arrangers' Publishing Company (Nashville, TN) since its inception in 1985, and his works for concert and marching band are performed worldwide. He has been the staff arranger for the Sudler Award-winning University of Georgia Redcoat Band since 1976. He also plays trumpet and arranges for Peachtree Brass. He has served on the music faculties of the University of Georgia, Mercer University-Atlanta and Georgia State University, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in music theory, composition and trumpet pedagogy. While at UGA, he founded and conducted the UGA Contemporary Chamber Ensemble. He earned the BM and MFA degrees in composition at the University of Georgia and did post-graduate work at the University of Michigan. MARK WAYMIRE is the associate director of bands at Eastern Michigan University. He holds degrees from Louisiana State University in instrumental music education and Sam Houston State in conducting and music history. Mr.Waymire has served as director of instrumental studies for the Seguin Independent School District and as an adjunct instructor at Texas Lutheran University, teaching applied French horn and marching band techniques. An active composer and arranger, he is an adjudicator for Bands of America and many independent concert and marching contests. He spent 12 years in the drum and bugle corps activity, currently serving as a teacher and clinician for the Glassmen Drum and Bugle corps of Toledo, OH. In 1990, he created "Leadership in Music," a leadership training course developed specifically for marching and concert band programs. He also spends time as a clinician throughout the United States teaching leadership training at the high school and university level.

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