GORDON INSTITUTE FOR MUSIC LEARNING
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COURSES
JULY 6-17, 2020
Early Childhood Music Level 1 (MUSPREP0041-013) Participants learn about young children’s early stages of tonal and rhythm music development—preparatory audiation theory, how to recognize its early stages in young children; and develop a diverse repertoire of songs, chants, and activities to expressively engage young children through responsive and inclusive informal guidance. Alison Reynolds (Temple University), Wendy Valerio (University of South Carolina), Natasha Sigmund (Cinnaminson Township, NJ Public Schools)
Early Childhood Music Level 2 (MUSPREP0041-014) Participants advance their study of preparatory audiation theory, expand their interpretations of young children’s stages of tonal and rhythm development—particularly during Imitation and Assimilation, and extend techniques for inclusively and responsively engaging children. Completion of Level 1 & Recommendation to Level 2 required (Contact Alison.Reynolds@temple.edu to apply). Alison Reynolds (Temple University), Wendy Valerio (University of South Carolina), Natasha Sigmund (Cinnaminson Township, NJ Public Schools)
Elementary General Music Level 1 (MUSPREP0041-015) Participants learn inclusive, responsive, creative, improvisatory, and playful techniques and develop a diverse song, chant, and movement repertoire to guide young children through elements of formal music instruction. Sequential development of tonal, rhythm, and harmonic audiation; curriculum mapping, lesson-planning, and differentiated assessment are addressed. Alison Reynolds (Temple University), Beth Bolton (Temple University)
July 6-10 & 13-17, 2020 Temple University Main & Center City Campuses
8:30AM – Noon Audiation and Music Learning Theory
1:00PM – 5:00PM Music Learning Theory in Context (Practical Application)
REGISTRATION opens March 5, 2020. Deadline June 5.
Option 1: Total Fee non-credit participation: $900 (does not include housing)
Temple University Fees: $150 non-refundable processing fee (administrative fees/access to housing registration as needed)
GIML Fees: $750 ($100 non-refundable registration fee includes membership/administrative fees & $650 GIML course fee)
Dr. Alison Reynolds is Professor of Music Education, Chair of the Department of Music Education and Therapy, and Director of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies, Music Education in the Boyer College of Music and Dance at Temple University. She seeks relevant, inclusive, and responsive interactions for all learners, honoring—from at least birth—holistic approaches to musicking. With undergraduate and graduate students, Dr. Reynolds focuses her creative, scholarly, teaching, and service interests on guiding their continued development as early childhood and general music teachers, music teacher educators, and researchers whose engagement with others can continue expanding equity and access for all persons’ music learning and development.
Her first early childhood music teaching experience was in 1984, followed by early childhood and general music teaching K-5th grade in Texas. From 1989-1992, she taught early childhood music at Temple Music Prep; followed by early childhood and/or elementary general music teaching in New Haven (CT), Ashland (OH), Hattiesburg (MS) during the years 1993-2001, and from 2001, in Philadelphia (PA). She is lead co-author and -editor of Music Play 2: Guide for Parents, Teachers, Caregivers, and Children, co-author of Jump Right In: The Music Curriculum and Music Play (GIA), and co-editor of and contributing author to Engaging Musical Practices: A Sourcebook for Elementary General Music. Currently, she facilitates partnerships with Project P.L.A.Y. School in Elkins Park, PA and at the Bok School—including their infant center (Philadelphia, PA). At Project P.L.A.Y. School, she joins its founders, Karen Chayot and Kathy Goldenberg, to prioritize play- and relationship-based learning. With undergraduate, graduate, music-teacher, and music-teacher educator collaborators, she has enjoyed discovering ways to learn to know young children as co-researchers on the topics of music learning and development. An active researcher, presenter, and teacher locally to internationally, Dr. Reynolds has enjoyed being a member of the GIML early childhood and elementary general music faculty since 1995 and 2001, respectively.
Dr. Beth Bolton serves as Associate Dean, Associate Professor of Music Education at Temple University, and curriculum director of Early Childhood Music Foundations at Temple Music Prep. She is a senior author of Jump Right In: The Music Curriculum (GIA) and is a co-author of Music Play (GIA). Many of Dr. Bolton’s 600+ original songs for teachers, children and parents are available in five books: Musicianship, Katangaroo, Crazy Eights, L’albero delle canzoni (forthcoming, Orff Schulwerk Italiano), and Impressions of Spain (in progress). Dr. Bolton is an internationally renowned lecturer and has presented her work in the United States, Australia, Brazil, China, the Dominican Republic, Israel, Italy, Lithuania, Korea, New Zealand, Singapore, and Spain. Dr. Bolton is the honorary president of Musica in Culla (Music in the Crib), an international organization of early childhood music associations in Italy and Spain. She is the founder and a charter member of the international music education consortium One Vision, Many Mirrors, which includes members from the United States, Brazil, Israel, Italy, and Korea. She teaches annually in Spain and in the Italian national didactic course in early childhood music.
Natasha Sigmund devoted the last twenty years to learning and teaching music, from leading early childhood music classes to working with undergraduate students and music education professionals. Presently she teaches general and vocal music at Rush Intermediate School in Cinnaminson, NJ. Prior to immigrating to the US in 1994, Natasha studied music from a very young age at Moscow's Children's Music Conservatory, then pursued her formal music education at Moscow State Teacher's University, majoring in choral conducting and piano.
Natasha continued her journey as a music education student in the US, earning Bachelor of Music Education and Master of Music Education degrees at Temple University, GIML Early Childhood level I and II certifications, GIML Elementary level I certification,and becoming certified as GIML faculty in 2007. Natasha is actively involved with professional development as a presenter at school in-services, GIML Workshops, and GIML summer Certifications courses.
Mrs. Sigmund is a recipient of Presser Foundation award for her work in collecting and adapting authentic Russian music to early childhood and elementary music settings in the United States. Her work with children has been featured on New Jersey Classroom Close-Up television program and One On One with Steve Audubato. Natasha's song collection, "Growing Up With Music", has been implemented by early childhood music professionals in the United States and abroad.
Dr. Wendy Valerio, Ph.D. is Professor of Music Education, Director of Student Teaching, and Director of the Children's Music Development Center (CMDC) at the University of South Carolina (UofSC) School of Music in Columbia, SC where she teaches graduate and undergraduate music methods courses, directs master’s theses and doctoral dissertations, and conducts early childhood music development research. Wendy also teaches early childhood music classes at Bright Horizons at UofSC and elementary music classes St. Peter’s Catholic Elementary School. Her scholarly work is featured in Journal for Research in Music Education, Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, Perspectives: A Publication of the Early Childhood Music and Movement Association, Engaging Musical Practices: A Sourcebook for Elementary General Music (Rowman & Littlefield, 2019), Musicianship-focused Curriculum and Assessment (GIA, 2015), Learning from Young Children: Research in Early Childhood Music (Rowman & Littlefield, 2011), Music Experience in Our Lives: Expanding the Boundaries of Music Education (Rowman & Littlefield, 2009), Listen to Their Voices, Research to Practice: A Biennial Series, Volume 3 (Canadian Music Educators Association, 2007), and The Development and Practical Application of Music Learning Theory (GIA, 2005). She is co-author of Music Play 2 (GIA, in press), Music Play (GIA, 1998), and she was co-editor of Early Childhood Arts Education in the United States: A Special Issue of Arts Education Policy Review (2017).