Course List by Date

All classes are held at Villanova University unless otherwise noted. 

Tentative Course List 2014
There could be small changes before the opening of registration.   Registration opens on April 10th at 9pm (EDT).

Session I, June 29 - July 3, 2014
(This session runs from Sunday-Thursday to avoid the 4th of July Holiday, which falls on a Friday)
  • 666 - NEW Alternative Ensembles in Music Education - Jay Chung and Staff
  • 674 - Strings for the Non-String Player - Mary Maliszewski
  • 757 - NEW Rehearsal Techniques for Contemporary Choral Ensembles - Justin Binek
  • 689 - Printing Music by Computer using Sibelius - Steven Estrella
  • 770 - Introduction to Playing the Drum Set - Marc Dicciani
Session II, July 7-11, 2014
  • 601 - Multicultural Techniques for Teaching Rhythm - Anthony DeQuattro
  • 632A - Band Instrument Repair Level 1 - Chuck Hagler
  • 644 - NEW Rehearsal and Repertoire Foundations for Concert Band - Frank Tracz
  • 656 - Teaching Strings: Current Issues, Techniques, and Strategies - Andy Dabczynski
  • 734 - The Child Voice: Working with Young Voices - Practical Applications and Theory - Joy Hirokawa
  • 751 - NEW Creative Classroom Musicianship for Elementary General Music - Anne Sterner-Porreca
  • 766 - Integrating the iPad into the Music Education Curriculum -Tom Rudolph
Session III, July 14-18, 2014
  • 622 - Guitar for the Non-Guitarist - Michael Miles
  • 628 - NEW Priorities in the Secondary Choral Classroom: Developing Relationships, Vocal Pedagogy, and Musicianship - Ryan Beeken
  • 632B - Band Instrument Repair Level 1 - Chuck Hagler
  • 661 - String Instrument Repair - Chris Bluemel
  • 665 - NEW Exploring New Repertoire for Concert Band - Quincy Hilliard
  • 764 - The i's Have It : iMovie in Music Education with appearances by iTunes & iPhoto - Floyd Richmond
  • 779 - Beyond the Basics in Musical Theatre - Jeffrey Kern

Session IV, July 21-25, 2014

  • 612 - Band Instrument Repair Level 2 - Chuck Hagler
  • 678 - NEW Brass and Woodwind Pedagogy - Chris Farr and Randy Kapralick
  • 713 - Aspiring to Excel: Leadership Initiatives for Music Educators - Ken Raessler
  • 727-2 - Using Technology to Unlock Musical Creativity (Parkland High, Allentown, PA.) - Scott Watson
  • 741 NEW Orff - Elemental Music Repertoire (one week Orff Supplemental) - Janie Vance & Nick Wild 
  • 760 - Digital Recording Techniques - Michael Fein
Begins in Session IV (for 2 weeks) July 21-August 1, 2014
no weekends
Session V, July 28-August 1, 2014
  • 647 - Jazz Boot Camp for Band Directors, Teachers, & Performers - Denis DiBlasio
  • 728 - Garage Band Does It All - Scott Watson 
*This list is subject to change prior to the opening of registration.

Special Schedules

Orff Certification  

UArts Masters Program Core Courses
  • MMED605 Historical and Philosophical Foundations of Music Education, Instructor: Michelle Przybylowski. Week of June 29, 2014
  • MMED606 Integration of Technology in Music Education, offered at UArts campus in Philadelphia, Instructor: Mike Fein. Offered week of July 14 and week of July 28, 2014 (both at UArts)
  • MMED790 Thesis/Project Development: Music Education

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.

UArts is now accepting applications for Summer 2014 for the MM in MUED. Visit: http://uarts.edu/academics/music/mm-music-education. Please contact Beth Sokolowski, Division Head for Music Education at The University of the Arts, for more information.

Pre & Post Coursework

 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.

(Assignments for most courses are not available until 2-3 weeks before the start of each course.)