Spring 2024 Professional Development Course for Music Educators
Designed to help participants correct and refine their body map in order to sing and play music with healthy, efficient movement. This course will not provide information about technique but will give students the information they need to put their technique on a firm somatic foundation.
We all have ideas in our brains about how we are built and how we function. These ideas, called body maps, are learned over time. Our body maps govern our movement. If our maps are adequate and accurate, our movement is efficient and healthy. If our maps are inaccurate, our movement is awkward and can cause injury. This is especially true for musicians, who make repetitive movements for a living. In this class, we will cultivate beautifully expressive and efficient movement in music making through correcting and refining our body maps.
Choose Graduate or Undergraduate Option
Undergraduate version of course = MUS 423-600
Graduate version of course = MUS 523-600
This course is graded satisfactory / unsatisfactory: syllabus for both courses
Level of Study
- Undergraduate = MUS 423-600
- Graduate = MUS 523-600
UNC Campus (Campus Commons Rehearsal Hall) + Follow-up quizzes
Workshop dates: Jan. 13–14, 2024 (9 a.m.–noon & 1-4 p.m. each day)
Online quizzes due: Jan. 26, 2024
Add/Register by: Jan. 25
Drop by: Jan. 25
Withdraw by: Jan. 27
Dr. Melissa Malde
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