All of the courses offered by the Drake University Summer Music Institute will help you to reconnect with the reasons you became a music teacher. The courses offer a great deal of guided practice and practical strategies for teaching more effectively, making teaching a deeply satisfying daily experience. We hope you’ll take advantage of one or more of our 2016 offerings to enhance your skills, creativity, and joy in being a music educator.
Teachers may register online February 10 through May 15.
You may register after that date by paying a late fee of $100.
On campus housing is available. See online registration link for details.
All Summer Music Institute courses offer rigorous professional development for music educators and focus on teacher strategies that can develop students’ twenty-first century skills.
Questions? Contact Dr. Aimee Beckmann-Collier at firstname.lastname@example.org or 515-271-2841
Clinicians: Iowa CMP Team
Course fee is $325
2 EDMA credits available (additional $100 per graduate credit through Drake University) OR staff development credit (additional $25 for the course through Heartland AEA)
Class meets 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. June 21-23
Class meets 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. June 24
What is CMP?
The CMP process can assist teachers in:
Clinicians: Tim Purdum, Alan Purdum, Aaron Hansen, Drue Bullington
July 11-22 (weekdays)
Course fee is $700
Teachers may earn 3 EDMA credits (additional $100 per graduate credit hour fee through Drake University) OR staff development credit (additional $25 for the course through Heartland AEA).
Class meets weekdays 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Level I is prerequisite for Level II. Registrants for Level II must present documentation from Level I to register for Level II. Course approved by the American Orff Schulwerk Association.
Special topics may include:
Clinician: John Armstrong
Course fee is $325
Teachers may earn 2 EDMA credits (additional $100 per graduate credit hour fee through Drake University) OR staff development credit (additional $25 for the course through Heartland AEA).
Class meets 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
A patient, sequenced course to help you practice integrating the three-step process and lead your choral singers from “basic reading skills” to singing actual choral literature beautifully. This new class format has been developed in response to requests from dedicated American Music Literacy Association members, directors who work with singers and music reading every day. We will implement the Cooperative Learning model so you will be an active participant in the process.
NB: The Reading Choir Singer is the required text for this course. (see online registration form)