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The Holistic Conductor: Artist, Teacher, Leader
Choral Conducting Symposium    June 27-30, 2021

Clinicians: Jabarie Glass, James M. Meaders and Alicia W. Walker

This three day workshop for choral conductors includes conducting master classes, score study and performance practice sessions, reading sessions, and a lab recital.
CEU's and graduate credit are available.
Detailed information and registration information.  

Music Education, Special Needs, Label-Free

Summer 2020 – Undergraduate and Graduate Music Education

3 credits or CEUs
Online - completely asynchronous
MUED 554 Workshop in Music Education
CRN 74730 Registration is open.

Guest Lecturer

Dr Alice Hammel photoDr. Alice Hammel, Virginia Music Educator Association Outstanding Educator (2018) and current President Elect of the Virginia Music Educators Association, is a widely known music educator, author, and clinician whose experience in music is extraordinarily diverse. She is a member of the faculty of James Madison University, and has many years of experience teaching instrumental and choral music in public and private schools. Dr. Hammel has put these varied experiences to great use while compiling a large body of scholarly work. She is a co-author for four texts: Teaching Music to Students with Special Needs: A Label-free Approach, Teaching Music to Students with Autism, Winding It Back: Teaching to Individual Differences in Music Classroom and Ensemble Settings, and Teaching Music to Students with Special Needs: A Practical Resource. Dr. Hammel is President of the Council for Exceptional Children – Division for Visual and Performing Arts Education.

Course Description

Online - completely asynchronous
In this course you will examine, experience, integrate and develop a label-free approach to music education for students with special needs in general music, band, orchestra and choral settings.

Course Schedule

(Online - Completely asynchronous)
May 11–July 3
8 online modules

Registration and Fees

This course is available for graduate credit, undergraduate credit or CEUs. Graduate Credit (3) or Undergraduate Credit (3) register for MUED 554 Music Education, Special Needs, Label-Free on Self Service Carolina at

Graduate Credit Fee
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Undergraduate Credit Fee
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CEU Workshop Fee
(No graduate/undergraduate credit)
Visit to pay your fee of $670.

For more info, contact: Dr. Wendy Valerio, 803-777-5382 or

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