Course List by Area

All classes are held at Villanova University unless otherwise noted.

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Make a note of the session number & course number, then REGISTER HERE.

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Broad Categories Specific Categories

Choral/Vocal, 2014

  • 757 - NEW Rehearsal Techniques for Contemporary Choral Ensembles - Justin Binek; Session 1
  • 734 - The Child Voice: Working with Young Voices - Practical Applications and Theory - Joy Hirokawa; Session 2
  • 751 - NEW Creative Classroom Musicianship for Elementary General Music - Anne Sterner-Porreca; Session 2
  • 779 - Beyond the Basics in Musical Theatre - Jeffrey Kern; Session 3
  • 738 - Orff Level I Certification (two weeks, July 21-August 1 / 4cr.) -; Session 4
  • 739 - Orff Level II Certification (two weeks, July 21-August 1 / 4cr.) -; Session 4
  • 741 NEW Orff - Elemental Music Repertoire (one week Orff Supplemental) - Janie Vance & Nick Wild ; Session 4
  • FULL - 628 - NEW Priorities in the Secondary Choral Classroom: Developing Relationships, Vocal Pedagogy, and Musicianship - Ryan Beeken; Session 3

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Instrumental, 2014

  • 666 - NEW Alternative Ensembles in Music Education - Jay Chung and Staff; Session 1
  • 674 - Strings for the Non-String Player - Mary Maliszewski; Session 1
  • 770 - Introduction to Playing the Drum Set - Marc Dicciani; Session 1
  • 601 - Multicultural Techniques for Teaching Rhythm - Anthony DeQuattro; Session 2
  • 644 - NEW Rehearsal and Repertoire Foundations for Concert Band - Frank Tracz; Session 2
  • 656 - Teaching Strings: Current Issues, Techniques, and Strategies - Andy Dabczynski; Session 2
  • 622 - Guitar for the Non-Guitarist - Michael Miles; Session 3
  • 632B - Band Instrument Repair Level 1 - Chuck Hagler; Session 3
  • 661 - String Instrument Repair - Chris Bluemel; Session 3
  • 738 - Orff Level I Certification (two weeks, July 21-August 1 / 4cr.) -; Session 4
  • 739 - Orff Level II Certification (two weeks, July 21-August 1 / 4cr.) -; Session 4
  • 741 NEW Orff - Elemental Music Repertoire (one week Orff Supplemental) - Janie Vance & Nick Wild ; Session 4
  • 612 - Band Instrument Repair Level 2 - Chuck Hagler; Session 4
  • 728 - Garage Band Does It All - Scott Watson ; Session 5
  • 647 - Jazz Boot Camp for Band Directors, Teachers, & Performers - Denis DiBlasio; Session 5
  • FULL - 632A - Band Instrument Repair Level 1 - Chuck Hagler; Session 2
    (There are seats availible in the other section of this course, 632B, held in Session 3)
  • FULL - 678 - NEW Brass and Woodwind Pedagogy - Chris Farr and Randy Kapralick; Session 4

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Technology, 2014

  • 689 - Printing Music by Computer using Sibelius - Steven Estrella; Session 1
  • 764 - The i's Have It : iMovie in Music Education with appearances by iTunes & iPhoto - Floyd Richmond; Session 3
  • 727-2 - Using Technology to Unlock Musical Creativity (Parkland High, Allentown, PA.) - Scott Watson; Session 4
  • 728 - Garage Band Does It All - Scott Watson ; Session 5
  • FULL - 766 - Integrating the iPad into the Music Education Curriculum -Tom Rudolph; Session 2
  • FULL - 760 - Digital Recording Techniques - Michael Fein; Session 4

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Administration, 2014

  • 689 - Printing Music by Computer using Sibelius - Steven Estrella; Session 1
  • 713 - Aspiring to Excel: Leadership Initiatives for Music Educators - Ken Raessler; Session 4
  • FULL - 766 - Integrating the iPad into the Music Education Curriculum -Tom Rudolph; Session 2
  • FULL - 760 - Digital Recording Techniques - Michael Fein; Session 4

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Band, 2014

  • 666 - NEW Alternative Ensembles in Music Education - Jay Chung and Staff; Session 1
  • 644 - NEW Rehearsal and Repertoire Foundations for Concert Band - Frank Tracz; Session 2
  • 632B - Band Instrument Repair Level 1 - Chuck Hagler; Session 3
  • 612 - Band Instrument Repair Level 2 - Chuck Hagler; Session 4
  • FULL - 678 - NEW Brass and Woodwind Pedagogy - Chris Farr and Randy Kapralick; Session 4
  • FULL - 632A - Band Instrument Repair Level 1 - Chuck Hagler; Session 2
    (There is room available in the other section of this course, 632B, held in Session 3)

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Jazz, 2014

  • 770 - Introduction to Playing the Drum Set - Marc Dicciani; Session 1
  • 647 - Jazz Boot Camp for Band Directors, Teachers, & Performers - Denis DiBlasio; Session 5

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Orchestral, 2014

  • 674 - Strings for the Non-String Player - Mary Maliszewski; Session 1
  • 656 - Teaching Strings: Current Issues, Techniques, and Strategies - Andy Dabczynski; Session 2
  • 661 - String Instrument Repair - Chris Bluemel; Session 3
  • FULL - 678 - NEW Brass and Woodwind Pedagogy - Chris Farr and Randy Kapralick; Session 4

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Composing/Arranging, 2014

  • There are no specific offerings this year in composition or arranging.

The following courses teach common tools used by some composers and arrangers or may be of interest to composers or arrangers, but do not include instruction in composition or arranging. These can also be useful tools for teaching simple composition techniques to students.

  • 666 - NEW Alternative Ensembles in Music Education - Jay Chung and Staff; Session 1
  • 689 - Printing Music by Computer using Sibelius - Steven Estrella; Session 1
  • 728 - Garage Band Does It All - Scott Watson ; Session 5

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Rehearsal Techniques, 2014

  • 757 - NEW Rehearsal Techniques for Contemporary Choral Ensembles - Justin Binek; Session 1
  • 656 - Teaching Strings: Current Issues, Techniques, and Strategies - Andy Dabczynski; Session 2
  • 644 - NEW Rehearsal and Repertoire Foundations for Concert Band - Frank Tracz; Session 2
  • 734 - The Child Voice: Working with Young Voices - Practical Applications and Theory - Joy Hirokawa; Session 2
  • 647 - Jazz Boot Camp for Band Directors, Teachers, & Performers - Denis DiBlasio; Session 5

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General Music, 2014

  • 689 - Printing Music by Computer using Sibelius - Steven Estrella; Session 1
  • 674 - Strings for the Non-String Player - Mary Maliszewski; Session 1
  • 734 - The Child Voice: Working with Young Voices - Practical Applications and Theory - Joy Hirokawa; Session 2
  • 601 - Multicultural Techniques for Teaching Rhythm - Anthony DeQuattro; Session 2
  • 751 - NEW Creative Classroom Musicianship for Elementary General Music - Anne Sterner-Porreca; Session 2
  • 622 - Guitar for the Non-Guitarist - Michael Miles; Session 3
  • 779 - Beyond the Basics in Musical Theatre - Jeffrey Kern; Session 3
  • 738 - Orff Level I Certification (two weeks, July 21-August 1 / 4cr.) -; Session 4
  • 739 - Orff Level II Certification (two weeks, July 21-August 1 / 4cr.) -; Session 4
  • 741 NEW Orff - Elemental Music Repertoire (one week Orff Supplemental) - Janie Vance & Nick Wild ; Session 4
  • 727-2 - Using Technology to Unlock Musical Creativity (Parkland High, Allentown, PA.) - Scott Watson; Session 4
  • 728 - Garage Band Does It All - Scott Watson ; Session 5
  • FULL - 628 - NEW Priorities in the Secondary Choral Classroom: Developing Relationships, Vocal Pedagogy, and Musicianship - Ryan Beeken; Session 3

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Instrument Repair, 2014

  • 632B - Band Instrument Repair Level 1 - Chuck Hagler; Session 3
  • 661 - String Instrument Repair - Chris Bluemel; Session 3
  • 612 - Band Instrument Repair Level 2 - Chuck Hagler; Session 4
  • FULL - 632A - Band Instrument Repair Level 1 - Chuck Hagler; Session 2
    (There is room availible in the same course in Session 3)

Special Schedules

Orff Certification

UArts Masters Program Core Courses

  • MMED605 [CLOSED] - Historical and Philosophical Foundations of Music Education, Instructor: Michelle Przybylowski. Week of June 29, 2014; Session 1
  • MMED606 [CLOSED] - Integration of Technology in Music Education, offered at UArts campus in Philadelphia, Instructor: Mike Fein. Week of July 14 and July 28, 2014; Session 3 & Session 5
  • MMED790 - Thesis/Project Development: Music Education; Session 5

You may not register for UArts Masters Program courses using the Villanova registration forms. You must have applied to and been accepted by the University of the Arts' MM in Music Education Program in order to be eligible.  Please contact Beth Sokolowski at UArts, esokolowski@uarts.edu, for information on enrollment or how to register for this course if you are already enrolled in the program.

Pre & Post Coursework

Pre-Course Assignments 

Pre-Course Assignments are starting to be posted under the menu item "Course Information".   Here is a direct link:  Pre-Course Assignments 

Note that if a text is required, it will be mailed to you prior to the course.

Pre-Course Assignments should be available one month before each course begins.