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Teaching Music in its Context

June 9 - 14, 2014

  1. Instructor: Dr. Janice Dickensheets

This University of Northern Colorado course illustrates various ways music teachers can incorporate a humanities-based approach into their classroom teaching, ensembles, and private lessons for any age group. Bachelor's degree required, preferably music-related.

This class introduces the concept of integrating humanities into general music classes and ensembles as a way to better connect the students to the art and aesthetics of any given work of music. The idea is to present the
students with an overview of the context of the piece of music, so that they can understand how it fits into the larger artistic world. The course will include general information concerning the aesthetic history of music and its connection to the other arts.

To learn more about curriculum and course please contact: Dr. Janice Dickensheets

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Course Information:

2014 Informational Flyer

    Assignments will focus on practical integration of humanities elements into music lessons, and will be directed at a variety of age groups. This combination of historical and aesthetic instruction with practical application is uniquely designed to arm teachers with the tools to seamlessly integrate humanities concepts into music classes from kindergarten through college. In addition, this class is specifically designed for music teachers who are looking for additional college credits, and is structured in such a way as to allow each student to directly apply the course’s content to their own specific area of music and grade level.

    Class runs from 8:30 a.m. 12:00pm and 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in Frasier Hall on the UNC Campus (Mon. - Sat.). Additional time at night will be needed to work on workshop projects.

    Tuition for the workshop: $550
    (earning 2 graduate credits)

Registrations are being accepted now.

You can download a tentative syllabus from Extended Studies.

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Registration Information

  1. It's Easy to Register
  1. Call the UNC Office of Extended Studies toll free number to register: 1-800-232-1749
    The maximum enrollment for each workshop is different.
  1. Short Term Housing:
    970-351-4070
  2. Although we make every effort to maintain the published schedule of workshops and courses, events such as insufficient enrollment or instructor illness may require a schedule adjustment or cancellation. We will notify registrants of any changes to the published information.