UNI to offer summer workshops for music teachers

UNI to offer summer workshops for music teachers

UNI summer 2023 music workshops! Enhance your teaching skills and earn credit by participating in our workshops: audio engineering for educators, RockShop I Modern Band, RockShop II Reunion Tour

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa is now accepting enrollments for three music education workshops scheduled over this summer: Audio Engineering for Educators, RockShop I Modern Band and a new RockShop II Reunion workshop.

Each workshop is designed for practicing teachers to enhance learning and instruction in their music classrooms. One hour of undergraduate or graduate credit is available for each workshop.

Audio Engineering for Educators, held June 22-23, will teach participants the skills that audio engineers use to capture the best performances from their students. This course allows educators to learn how to use different forms of audio equipment, including reinforcement gear and computerized digital recording. Teachers will learn about microphones, microphone techniques, mixing boards and digital audio. Participants can complete this workshop in-person on the UNI campus or entirely online.

The RockShop I Modern Band workshop, held June 26-27 on the UNI campus, will teach participants how to play a variety of instruments and discover the tools and resources necessary to bring student-centered, culturally-responsive and inclusive music education to students. This workshop is designed to teach the skills and curriculum needed to successfully run a modern band program at any grade level or classroom.

In addition to these workshops, a new workshop entitled, RockShop II: The Reunion, will be held on June 28. This in-person workshop will allow previous RockShop I participants to further their skills and knowledge in modern band pedagogy while focusing on learning next-level techniques on guitar, bass, keyboard, drum set and vocals. 

All workshops will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. To learn more about each workshop and to enroll, visit the UNI Professional Development for Music Educators webpage

For information about additional online programs available visit online.uni.edu or call 319-273-7206.