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Sneak Peek: Upcoming Graduate Music Interview Series with Dr. John Feierabend

Posted By Rachel Ware Carlton On March 05, 2019

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Calling all music educators and music lovers!

Have you ever wanted to learn more about methods of music education from an expert in the field?

Next week, you’ll have a chance to do just that, from the comfort and ease of your own home. Silver Lake College of the Holy Family is hosting a Graduate Music Education webinar on Saturday, March 9 at noon CST, and you're invited to tune in and learn!

Keep reading to learn about our presenter, Dr. John Feierabend, and the topics that will be covered in this online interview.

Join us at our upcoming webinar to learn about our Kodály Summer Graduate Music Program! Register here today.


Introducing Dr. John Feierabend, a Leading Figure in Music Education

As a student of Sister Lorna Zemke, the pioneer of the Kodály method in the United States, Dr. John Feierabrand is an international figure in the world of music and movement development in children. He has published more than 70 books, curricula, DVDs and recordings, and received numerous awards for his work. Notably, he is the first U.S. recipient of the illustrious LEGO Prize, an international award given “to individuals or organizations that have made an outstanding contribution to the lives of children and are champions of learning through play.”

Dr. John Feierabend is the Chair of the Kodály Summer Graduate Music Program at Silver Lake College of the Holy Family. Dr. Feierabend was the first graduate of our Master of Music in Music Education – Kodály Emphasis program and has taught at the College for more than 40 years.

Needless to say, Dr. Feierabend brings enormous knowledge and experience to this online webinar. You’ll hear him talk about his experience as a student and faculty member in our program, what makes this program unique and hear his answer about why music educators should explore earning their Kodály Certificate and/or Master of Music in Music Education – Kodály Emphasis at Silver Lake College of the Holy Family.

Previewing the Three Different Graduate Program Options for Music Educators

Master of Music in Music Education – Kodály Emphasis

Silver Lake College of the Holy Family was the first to offer a master’s degree in Kodály education and has since enjoyed a coveted reputation in excellence. Music educators can earn a Master of Music in Music Education with a Kodály emphasis in just four summers. Graduate students also have the option of earning a Kodály certification (OAKE endorsed) in just three summers. This summer’s program will take place July 1–12, 2019.

Kodály Certificate

For those who simply want to supplement their music education knowledge with new techniques and become certified to teach the Kodály method, we offer a condensed certification program. Endorsed by OAKE (Organization for American Kodály Educators), the certificate is 20.5 credits and can be completed in three summers with two weeks on campus. Students usually take 6.5-7.5 credits each summer.

Orff Schulwerk Certificate-Level I

Over the course of two weeks in July 2019, educators will develop an understanding of the teaching and learning process using the Orff Schulwerk approach to music and movement. Conducted in a joyful and upbeat atmosphere, students will study technique and improvisation, analysis and arranging, pedagogy, movement and recorder as required by the American Orff Schulwerk Association (AOSA). Students have the option to enroll in the Orff Schulwerk Certification Program – Level I for graduate credits or noncredit. Those who enroll for graduate credit will earn three graduate credits.

Why You Should Attend This Webinar

If you’re a music educator who is interested in pursuing a further degree or certification, learning more about your field, or simply listening in on a good conversation with a leading expert, this webinar is for you.

You will emerge from this webinar more empowered and excited to spread the love and joy of music to your students and your communities. You may even learn some new tips and techniques to try out in your classroom or personal study!

All you have to do is register here by filling in your information, and the webinar access link will be emailed to you the day before the webinar.

We hope you’ll join us online for this conversation with Dr. Feierabend!

Find out more about the Kodály method, our unparalleled Kodály Summer Graduate Music Program, and how you can improve as a music educator through this week’s webinar.

Register Here

Topics: Music Education

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