Our summer workshops have been cancelled for Summer 2020. The status of the campus in August remains unclear, and we cannot plan with confidence, assuring a quality experience for all. Professor Galvan's workshop is being adapted into an online course. If you are interested in taking that course, please consult the course description in the Electives section of the Summer Session webpage (information for this class has also been affixed to the bottom of this webpage). You will then need to contact the Office of Extended Studies to enroll as an extra-mural student. The instrument repair workshop will be prioritized for next summer when, hopefully, we will be able to congregate on campus again. I am sorry we won't have the chance to meet this summer in Ithaca, but I look forward to Summer 2021!
Summer graduate workshops offer an outstanding professional development experience for educators in the field. These one-week workshops provide a variety of educational experiences each year and may be taken by degree students or non-degree students, for credit or not for credit.
The workshops usually occur in the week preceding the five-week graduate music summer session, but will run in the week following the session in 2020. Workshops offering students in the summer music education degree program an opportunity to earn credits outside of the regular summer session. Up to five credits from workshops may be applied toward a master's degree.
Housing for Graduate Music Workshop Participants
Campus housing is not available during the week of the workshops. We will be working with Country Inn and Suites (the closest hotel to campus) to provide a discounted package for workshop participant for 4 or 5 nights (checking in Sunday night, departing Wednesday or Thursday). Rates will be posted before February 1, 2020.
Country Inn & Suites
1100 Danby Road, Rt 96B
Ithaca, NY 14850
There are also several other hotels and motels within close proximity to the College.
Meals plans are not available; however, meals may be purchased at the College's Food Court, dining hall, or off campus. The 14850 website has a comprehensive listing of Ithaca restaurants grouped by cuisine and geographic area.
- Choral Conducting Workshop
- Wind and Percussion Instrument Repair Workshop
EMPOWERING STUDENTS THROUGH CHORAL MUSIC (CLASS)
This class will help participants learn how to plan engaging programs of diverse repertoire. The workshop will include the following topics: conducting gesture that empowers singers to sing with more ease and more expressive tone, rehearsal techniques that are effective and empowering, repertoire that is empowering, and building skills of singing in an ensemble when teaching online. Participants will receive instruction in score study that leads to better rehearsals, how score study informs the conducting gesture, and rehearsal techniques that improve vocal health, musicianship, and artistry. We will explore diverse repertoire for a variety of voicings. We will also explore ways to continue to keep the momentum of ensembles going during times when we cannot meet together. We will explore ideas of supporting student progress in ensembles in online formats. Janet Galvan, 2.0 credits