Beginning Instrumental Music Instruction:
Teaching and Assessing for Comprehension

Richard Grunow, Eastman School of Music

August 5-6, 2013, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm each day


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Instructor Graduate Credit Information
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Location and Directions:
Wisconsin Center for Music Education, Waunakee

Based on an abundance of research and "common sense," this interactive workshop isdesigned to improve beginning instrumental music instruction (recorder, winds, percussion, and strings). Participants will engage in teaching and assessment procedures that encourage students to 1) develop independent musicianship, 2) remain in the music program, and 3) continue to make music for a lifetime. While the emphasis is on beginning instrumental instruction, the information is relevant to instrumental general, and vocal teachers at all levels.

One graduate credit is available for this two-day course for an additional fee of $220. Credit information is available in the Graduate Credit section below and will be available at the workshop.

Wisconsin Teaching Standards Addressed:1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 
Wisconsin Music Standards Addressed: B, C, D, E, F, G, 

Richard F. Grunow is Professor of Music Education at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New YorK. A leading innovator in beginning instrumental instruction, Dr. Grunow is an active lecturer and clinician, having presented extensively throughout the United States, and in Canada, Austria, Germany, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Japan and the French West Indies. His research and teaching focus on applications of Music Learning Theory to instrumental music instruction, instrumental and choral score reading, measurement and evaluation, and music literacy.

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Pre-registration closes 7/29/13
Member*        $130.00
Non-Member   $145.00
Undergraduate $60.00
On site           $150.00

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*All workshops have a discount for members WMEA, MENC, or staff in WSMA member schools.

Graduate Credit Information:
Registrants have the opportunity to earn one graduate credit for this course for an additional fee of $220. This is a separate registration and fee from the workshop registration. Please download a copy of the Viterbo registration form (pdf) and mail it with a check for $220 (payable to Viterbo University) to:

Mary Elsner
Wisconsin Center for Music Education
1005 Quinn Drive
Waunakee, WI  53597.

View course syllabus (pdf)

Please do not send credit registrations to Viterbo University. If you are registering for more than one course, please include a separate check and Viterbo form for each course.

Viterbo University will email all participants instructions for retrieving their grade report online approximately 4-6 weeks after the course is completed, after which time you may request a transcript. Transcripts may be requested directly from Viterbo by completing and mailing in a Transcript Request Form (pdf). Transcripts are $5 per transcript per request.

For more information on graduate credit opportunities, please visit our Graduate Credit Information page.

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