Music Education 2021 Summer Workshops

Interested in a summer workshop in Music Education? See below for 2021 offerings. 


Elementary General: A Music Learning Theory Approach

Through the lens of Gordon's Music Learning Theory, the course is focused on K-6 general music and developing effective strategies for learner-centered growth, musicianship, movement, curriculum, inclusion, and assessment. GIML professional development course level 1.

Workshop dates: June 28-July 9, 2021 (M-F)
Instructor: Herbert Marshall
Pricing: (arrival: June 27, 2021; depart: July 9, 2021)

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Methods in Rock Band Performance and Pedagogy

Experience performing as a member of a rock band while examining the pedagogy of this type of ensemble. Workshop participants will learn techniques for coaching rock ensembles in the K-12 environment including selecting repertoires and equipment, amplifying instruments, and recording/editing performances.

Workshop dates: July 10-16, 2021
Instructor: Jay Dorfman
Pricing: (arrival July 9, 2021; departure July 17, 2021)

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Orff-Schulwerk Teacher Education

Level 1 - Develop Orff-Schulwerk principles and techniques through instruction in recorder, pitched, and unpitched percussion, singing, movement, and Orff process. The workshop is appropriate for all educators with a music degree.

Level 2 - Develop Orff-Schulwerk principles and techniques through instruction in recorder, pitched, and unpitched percussion, singing, movement, and Orff process. The workshop is appropriate for all educators who have completed level I at AOSA-approved institutions.

Level 3 - Develop Orff-Schulwerk principles and techniques through instruction in recorder, pitched, and unpitched percussion, singing, movement, and Orff process. The workshop is appropriate for all educators who have completed levels I and II at AOSA-approved institutions.

Workshop dates: June 14-25, 2021
Time: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (M-F)
Instructor: Herbert Marshall
Pricing: (arrival: June 13, 2021; departure: June 25, 2021)

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Important COVID Information

Music Summer Workshops 2021 COVID Information

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.

For more information including coronavirus updates, resources, and FAQs, please visit www.kent.edu/coronavirus