Music and Theatre Professional Development

School of Music and Theatre Mission Statement

The Heidelberg University School of Music and Theatre serves the student, the Heidelberg campus and the surrounding communities through the offering of courses, degree programs, performance opportunities, professional development, and cultural activities. Aware of the importance of music and theatre as academic disciplines, the School of Music and Theatre provides a broad artistic background, upholding Heidelberg’s liberal arts tradition. The School of Music and Theatre empowers students to pursue music and theatre as an avocation, prepares students for study at the graduate level, and produces and fosters professional artists and teachers.

The SMT embodies its mission with academic degrees at the undergraduate level, and graduate credit and professional development opportunities for professional artists, teachers and our community.

Summer 2021

Summer Session II. (6/28 through 7/30)

MUS 522 Graduate Theory Seminar: Analysis and Pedagogy: Repertoire Studies for the Modern Classroom
The course is intended to impart basic strategies of music theory pedagogy and curriculum design; refining skills in evaluating resources, critical thinking, and becoming conversant with many music theory concepts and aesthetic criteria. The class begins with a concise review of basic analytic principles and procedures viewed as dynamic processes, then transitions to pedagogical approaches using said techniques of analysis within your own, diverse classroom/learning environments. Emphasis is given to review of formal and harmonic conventions of the common-practice era in a way that is malleable for contemporary literature from a host of contemporary genres and styles. 

  • Hybrid, Dr. Matthew Kennedy instructor
  • July 26th through August 6th
  • 2 graduate credits
  • Apply for Graduate credit: $598 per credit
     

MUS 525 DL2 T: Applied Voice Lessons
Students will work to develop a broad-based repertoire appropriate to their performance level, as well as concentrating on musical techniques, performance practice, and pedagogy. Enrollment requires permission of the Director of the School of Music and Theatre. Repeatable to a maximum of 4 credit hours. An applied lesson fee is required. 

  • Synchronous Online
  • Time as Arranged, Dr. Carol Dusdieker, Instructor
  • 1 Graduate Credit 
  • Apply for Graduate Credit: $598 per credit hour 
     

MUS 560 D2A T: Special Topics in Music Education/ UDL and Online Instruction 
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework that helps teachers create meaningful instruction for all learners and embraces the barriers that teachers and students are facing in a climate of unprecedented remote learning.  Join Dr. Elizabeth Tracy and guests in a special topics course offered online for current and pre-service music educators.  Together we will explore the principles of UDL as a means for meaningful music teaching.  In this active learning community, we will develop skills and engage with resources for music learning with remote and hybrid learning settings in mind.  Participants will gain experience in innovative strategies for leading their school music communities.

  • Mixed Online
  • Time as Arranged, Dr. Elizabeth Tracy, Instructor
  • 1 graduate Credit
  • Apply for Graduate Credit: $598 per credit hour 
     

CEA (MUS 560 CEA T): Special Topics in Music Education/ UDL and Online Instruction
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework that helps teachers create meaningful instruction for all learners and embraces the barriers that teachers and students are facing in a climate of unprecedented remote learning.  Join Dr. Elizabeth Tracy and guests in a special topics course offered online for current and pre-service music educators.  Together we will explore the principles of UDL as a means for meaningful music teaching.  In this active learning community, we will develop skills and engage with resources for music learning with remote and hybrid learning settings in mind.  Participants will gain experience in innovative strategies for leading their school music communities.

  • Mixed Online
  • Time as Arranged, Dr. Elizabeth Tracy, Instructor
  • 1 CEU
  • Apply for CEU: $199 for enrollment
Summer Workshops

MUS 560 D2B T: Special Topics in Music Education/ Showchoir Camps of America Virtual Camp
Showchoir Camps of America-Immerse yourself in a high-impact week dedicated to all aspects of showchoir leadership. Participate in workshops on vocal technique, choreography, repertoire, leadership building and music technology tools. For more information, visit showchoircamps.com.

  • Synchronous Online: 7/11-7/16
  • Professor Susan Moninger, Instructor, Dr. Carol Dusdieker, Coordinator 
  • 1-3 Graduate Credits
  • Apply for Graduate Credit: $350 per SCA graduate credit hour 
     

MUS 560 CEB T: Special Topics in Music Education/ Showchoir Camps of America Virtual Camp 
Showchoir Camps of America-Immerse yourself in a high-impact week dedicated to all aspects of showchoir leadership. Participate in workshops on vocal technique, choreography, repertoire, leadership building and music technology tools. For more information, visit showchoircamps.com.

  • Synchronous Online: 7/11-7/16
  • Professor Susan Moninger, Instructor, Dr. Carol Dusdieker, Coordinator 
  • 5 CEUs 
  • Apply for CEU: $50 for Enrollment