NDSU Summer Symposium in Music Education

July 23-27, 2018 | North Dakota State University

Join the music education faculty of North Dakota State University and guests Carlos Abril, Sam Pilafian and Andrea Strauss for a unique symposium designed to develop effective teaching in music education.  This five-day event offers a unique opportunity with a variety of options, including:

  • Three hours credit towards NDSU Master of Music in Music Education or continuing education for those interested in enriching their teaching
  • Separate tracks for instrumental, choral, and elementary music
  • The ability to tailor sessions to your needs and include material from one, two, or all tracks
  • The opportunity to spend time working with nationally recognized master teachers
  • Connect with colleagues in the region
  • Re-kindle your passion for teaching and prepare for the new school year
  • In addition to Abril, Pilafian, and Strauss: sessions will be offered with Orff Movement teacher Kate Webster, Nyssa Brown on National Core Arts Standards, diversity, instrumental techniques, current choral ensemble practices, and more


  • MUSC 2000 Professional Development Credit (3 graduate credits. Continuing Education Credit. $475)
  • MUSC 790 Degree Eligible Credit (3 graduate credits. May be applied to the M.M.M.E. with NDSU)

For tuition costs, please visit www.ndsu.edu/bisonconnection/accounts/tuition.

Course Requirements/Assignments

  • Mandatory attendance and participation for all five days of the symposium.
  • A daily journal of reflections detailing each day’s activities and how they may benefit their teaching.
  • Music 790 Only: Eight to ten-page implementation paper which details a summary and a focus of the symposium.

Daily Schedule

Monday - Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Friday, 8:30 a.m. - noon

Complete schedule coming soon. Please note it may be subject to change.


  • MUSC 790: register on Campus Connection
  • MUSC 2000: register with Distance and Continuing Education (link coming soon)

More Information

For more information about this Summer Symposium in Music Education, please contact Charlette Moe or Warren Olfert.

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