Lifelong Learning for Choristers

2024 Winter Session Workshops

Lifelong Learning for Choristers at the Elementary and Middle School Levels

Hybrid Workshop for Music Educators and Choir Directors

Friday, January 19, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m |. Virtual Zoom Session

Saturday, January 20, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Phillips Music Center, Gordon College

Join Dr. Sandra Doneski and Mrs. Sara Carson for a workshop designed specifically for music educators teaching young singers from ages 5 - 15.

Virtual sessions take place via zoom on Friday night.  The workshop continues on Saturday on campus at Gordon College where participants will learn and sing together in person.

Participants can earn one (1) graduate credit for participation.

Presented by the Gordon College Graduate Music Education Program

More About Sandra Doneski and Sara Carson

Whether you are teaching general music or chorus, this workshop is for you! Over the course of an evening virtual session and day long session at Gordon College, this workshop will cover how to teach your students vocal  technique and choral music in an effective and meaningful way that will empower students to make artistic choices. Strategies will be discussed to create student independence and lifelng choral music learning.

This workshop will include multiple reading sessions, including many new octavos that have been released in the past few years. Participants will collaborate and analyze repertoire together. You will leave this workshop with new, exciting, fun strategies that you can use on Monday morning in your classrooms!

Participants will be given the reading session octavos to take home.

Program Schedule:

Friday, January 19
6:00 - 8:00 p.m. | Live Online Zoom Session

Saturday, January 20
8:30 - 4:30 pm | Phillips Music Center, Gordon College
Free Lunch Vouchers will be provided on Saturday for the Dining Hall in Lane Student Center

$425: One (1) Graduate Credit
$300: Participation Only | Zero Credits

Graduate credit registration requirements include mandatory attendance at all sessions, final projects, written assignments or assessments. Participants will be provided with a letter grade and academic transcript upon request.

Participation-only registration indicates the participant is not required to submit a final project, written assignment or assessment. No academic transcript provided.

PDP completion documentation is not provided by Gordon College. One graduate credit is the equivalent of earning 22.5 PDPs. Participants are encouraged to interface directly with DESE if they wish to convert their graduate credit earnings to PDPs.