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K-12 Professionals

New Sounds of JW Pepper

MUSC 2000




Instructor: Michael Weber

Grading: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - Thursday, August 02, 2018

Meet July 31 & August 1 {9:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.} & August 2 {9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.} with course completion August 20, 2018

Location: Ramada Plaza Suites, 1635 - 42nd St. SW, Fargo, ND

Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development

NDSU Credit Fee: $75

Course Description:

The New Sounds of JW Pepper provides professional development through reading sessions and rehearsal technique sessions.  Participants will learn about new resources and strategies to implement the new materials into their current curriculum.


Students will:

  1. Read through new music;
  2. Learn methods of teaching the music;
  3. Learn rehearsal techniques specific to each piece;
  4. Gather materials new to the field of elementary, choral and/or band literature.

"What a great way to get ready for the school year. Excellent presenters."

"Found some wonderful new music for the school year."

"Terrific speakers who had lots of experience teaching and lots of good information to share."

"I enjoyed this class too much! Learning shouldn't be this much fun!"

About The Instructor

Mike WeberMichael Weber

Michael earned his D.M.A. from University of Arizona; received his M.M. from California State University and his B.M. from University of North Dakota. He is the Associate Director of Choral Activities at North Dakota State University. Dr. Weber conducts the Madrigal Singers and The Statesmen at NDSU and teaches classes in choral conducting, choral literature and music education. In addition, he conducts the Cathedral Choir at Trinity Lutheran Church in Moorhead, Minnesota. Dr. Weber was previously the conductor and artistic director for the Grand Forks Master Chorale in Grand Forks, ND. He has extensive experience as a music director, conductor and stage director for numerous musical theatre productions in Maryland, Texas, California and North Dakota. He is a founding faculty member for the Summer Performing Arts Company with the Grand Forks Public School District in Grand Forks, North Dakota.

Prior to this appointment at North Dakota State University, Dr. Weber was a faculty member at Salisbury University, Salisbury, Maryland and The Victoria College, Victoria, Texas. Dr. Weber has also taught all levels of music at public schools in North Dakota and has been a guest clinician/conductor of numerous festivals and honor groups throughout the United States.

Dr. Weber received the 1998 Outstanding Faculty Award from the Student Government Association at Salisbury State University and in the same year was named to the Who’s Who in America. Dr. Weber was named a Preferred Professor by the NDSU Mortar Board chapter in May 2004. In 2006 he received the Distinguished Educator Award by the NDSU Blue Key National Honor Society Chapter. He has recently published choral pieces for SAB and TTBB choirs with Alliance Music Publications and Alfred Music Publishing.

Dr. Weber is currently the President-Elect for the North Dakota American Choral Directors Association and recently served as treasurer for the North Central Division of the American Choral Directors Association.

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