James Madison University School of Music

Workshops & Special Events, 2013 - 2014

Please check the Concert Hotline (540-568-3481) for venue and time changes.

Fall 2013

Master Class
9/16 | Monday - Justin Kolb
Entrepreneurism, Community Engagement, Self Promotion and How the business of teaching and/or performing really works. Open to CVPA faculty and students, free
Forbes Recital Hall, 12:45-2:15 pm and 3:30-5:00 pm

Visiting Scholar - Judy Bowers
9/23 | Monday
Music Education Convocation, Music Building Room 108, 1:25 - 2:15 pm
free and open to the public, required event for all Music Education students
Lecture - Creating Community Service Through University Partnerships
Harrison Hall Room 2105, 7:30 pm, free and open to the public
Connecting university students to a school/community group can create dynamic partnerships that have great impact on both populations: university students gain authentic teaching in field experience and participating school cultures gain valuable support for music programs. Partnerships that connect university music students with one ensemble (Adopt-A-Choir), one school (FSU/Raa Middle School Partnership, Tallahassee, FL), and one district (Middle School Memphis) will be detailed in this session. Transfers for non-music university-school/community partnerships will be

Workshop featuring Amadou Kouyate
9/27 | Friday

The Jazz African Music Connection

Music Building Room 142, 10:10 - 11 AM, free
Performance - noon at The Commons (rain location - Transitions, Warren Hall) outlined and discussed.

Master Class - Phil Vassar
10/4 | Friday
Wilson Hall Auditorium, 1:30 - 2:45 pm, free

Master Class with Guest Artist Sheila Jordan
10/31 | Thursday
Music Building Room 142, 11 am, free and open to the public


Visiting Scholar - Dr. Donald Hodges
1/27 | Monday

Music Education Convocation
- Can Neuroscience Help Music Educators Do a Better Job of Teaching? A discussion of what neuroscientists have to offer those who teach music to our children.
Music Building Room 108, 1:15 pm
- Musician’s Health and Wellness: An overview of hearing, vocal, neuro-musculoskeletal, & mental health issues for performing musicians.
Music Building B 71, 2:30 pm
1/28 | Tuesday
- Music Cognition & Emotional Responses to Music: A presentation on how ‘thinking’ & ‘feeling’ aspects work together to form a complete musical experience.
Music Building Room 108, 9:30 am & 11 am
- Music, The Brain, Brain Research and Healing
Harrison Hall Room 2105, 7:30 pm
All events are free and open to the public.

JMU Audition Clinic for Juniors 2014
4/12 | Saturday
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Spring String Thing
May 16 - 18, 2014

American Liszt Society Festival
June 6 - 8, 2014
Forbes Center for the Performing Arts
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Kodály Teacher Training
Levels I - III
July 13 - 16, 2014


July 11 - 13, 2014

JMU Kodály website - COMING SOON


VMEA - Virginia Music Educators Association; November 20 - 22, 2014
Norfolk, Virginia
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