NDSU Summer Symposium in Music Education

July 28-August 1, 2014 | North Dakota State University

Join the music education faculty of North Dakota State University and guests Alice-Ann Darrow, Kevin Meidl, Tim Sharp, and Deborah Sheldon 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 degree 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.


  • MUSC 790 Degree Eligible Credit (3 graduate credits. May be applied to the M.M. Ed. with NDSU)
  • MUSC 600 Professional Development Credit (3 graduate credits. Continuing Education Credit. $450)

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

Course Requirements/Assignments

  • Attendance and participation for five days of the symposium
  • A daily journal of reflections detailing each day’s activities and how they may benefit their teaching.
  • One written lesson plan utilizing concepts garnered during the week
  • A 3-4 page document which articulates proposed implementation of symposium concepts into their current educational setting.
  • Writing will be evaluated by a rubric which lists requirements for journal entries and criteria for the proper mechanics needed for a well-written document.


Click here for a PDF of the symposium schedule. Please note it may be subject to change.


Not ready to pursue a degree or hoping to transfer this course into a degree? Consider enrolling as a Non-degree Seeking Student. More information can be found at the NDSU Graduate School.

More Information

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


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