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A Place to Network for Music Educators

Feature Story
Posted on Apr, 17 2012

Music is literally in the air at North Dakota State University. From July 30 to August 3 music educators from across the United States will attend the 2012 Summer Symposium in Music Education.

This unique, one-week course provides music educators with opportunities to enhance their teaching and musicianship skills for instrumental, choral or the elementary classroom.

Along with the music faculty at NDSU, two headliner educators will provide their expertise. This year’s headliners are Mary Goetze, a music educator retired from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, and Robert Duke, a professor of music and human learning at the University of Texas at Austin.

“The Symposium is a great opportunity for ANY K-12 music educator in ANY size school,” says Charlette Moe, Coordinator for the Master of Music in
Music Education Program at NDSU.

Geoff Mercer, a music educator for grades 9-12, recently took the course to satisfy credit requirements for the master’s program. “I enjoyed the variety of instructional offerings as well as networking with other music educators who are dedicated to improving their craft,” says Mercer.

The course can be taken for professional development or to satisfy credits toward the Master of Music in Music Education. The NDSU Master of Music in Music Education is a flexible program that offers most credits online. Core courses are offered in the summer at NDSU. For more information about the program, go to www.ndsu.edu/finearts/music/graduate/music-edrequirements.html.

If You Go:

When: July 30-August 3, 2012
Where: NDSU Reineke Fine Arts
Cost: $475 for 3 continuing education credits
Registration: http://www.ndsu.edu/dce/k-12/info/5396