Join Assistant Conductor Matthew Jenkins Jaroszewicz on a six-session journey exploring how the music we know and love from the concert hall is constructed. We will begin with intervals - the smallest musical building blocks and the units from which all music is created. We continue with a discussion of melody and harmony - the beautiful tunes that pull at our heartstrings and the chords that create rich, sonorous accompaniments underneath them. We will finish with musical forms, especially Ternery, Rondo, and Sonata-Allegro - the large-scale structures around which composers organized their melodies and harmonies. If all of this sounds like a foreign language to you, you're in the right place! All will be explained in due course of time, and you will be able and encouraged to ask questions throughout each session. When all is said and done, we can't promise you'll be able to write the next groundbreaking dissertation on Music Theory, but we hope that what you learn from the course will enhance your listening experience when we eventually return to the concert hall.
This summer we will be diving into a variety of music topics from composing to programming. Tune in to be a part of discussion with a variety of hosts including Matthew Jenkins Jaroszewicz, Michelle Charles, Gerhardt Zimmermann, MJ Albacete, Rachel Hagemeier and more.
This professional development will count as 1.5 contact hours.
There are so many guidelines and so many resources in the world right now for music teachers as they prepare for the coming year. Join together with other music teachers online to hear a variety of perspectives on the challenges of this coming year. Come away from this professional development with a network to turn to and some new perspectives for your classroom.
Participants will be broken up into groups to discuss a variety of topics including community building, retention of students, advocacy for your program, and performing in the coming year. These conversations will be moderated by Michele Monigold, Jeffrey Grogan, and Dr. Soo Han.