Music Education Summer 2022 Courses

Professional development for music teachers and electives for current Kent State students of any major.

Questions? email Dr. butch Marshall


Orff Levels 1, 2, & 3 

Study the materials and techniques of the Orff Schulwerk approach to music learning. Students will engage in singing, playing recorder, playing percussion, movement, and basic Orff pedagogy in this comprehensive approach to music instruction for children. These courses are offered in conjunction with the American Orff Schulwerk Association.

  • Dates: June 27-July 8 (no classes on July 3 & 4)
  • Instructors: Lennie Davis, Kristine Sharp Wolfe, Michelle Fella Przybylowski, Fauna Woolfe, Laura Webster
  • Registration: MUS 50295, Sections 1, 2, & 3

Jazz Pedagogy and Performance

Learn to play and teach jazz with a special emphasis on improvisation. 

  • Dates: July 11-15
  • Instructor: Bobby Selvaggio and Sam Al-Hadid
  • Registration: MUS 50295 Section 4

Dalcroze Eurhythmics

This will be an introductory level course aimed at practicing music teachers, studio teachers, and conductors who want to strengthen their practice by studying the Dalcroze principles of eurhythmics, solfege, and piano improvisation. This course is offered in conjunction with the American Eurhythmics Society.

  • Dates: July 18-22 
  • Instructors: David Frego and Marla Butke
  • Registration: MUS 50295 Section 6


  • Short, intensive and focused. 
  • In-person offerings.*
  • Housing options available for those an inconvenient distance from Kent.*
  • Taught by some of the most sought-after educators in the field, including KSU faculty and guest instructors. 

Who are these courses for?

  • Current undergraduate and graduate Kent State students of any major. 
  • All current music teachers seeking to enhance their classroom practice.

Credit Information

  • 2-3 credit hours for current Kent State students (bachelor's, master's & doctoral).
  • Non-credit and CEU options available for teachers and community members. 



  • Contact Dr. Butch Marshall at for more information about courses or registration.


The Kent Campus resides in Portage County and must adhere to the state's guidelines for counties. Campuses may adjust operations when the state of Ohio COVID Risk Level status for their county is changed, including the addition of restrictions when the county risk level is raised, or the return to previous operations when the county risk level is lowered.

Participants residing in University housing must:

  • Provide proof of being fully vaccinated (2 weeks have passed since your last dose). You will be exempt from further testing. Or
  • Provide proof of a positive COVID-19 test taken with 90 days. You will be exempt from further testing. Or
  • Submit proof of a negative test 3-5 days before arriving on campus
    • Participants in the General Music and Orff-Schulwerk programs, who submit proof of a negative test 3-5 days before arrival, will be required to test again mid-way through the program.
      • The University can provide an At-Home kit to use in your room. Or
      • You can schedule testing with DeWeese Health Center.

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