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The University of Toledo Department of Music is offering several workshops this summer, many suitable for a variety of age groups and skill levels.

UTSummerWorkshopsImgMore information and links to online registration are available here.

Below is a listing with brief information on each of the workshops.

Flute Workshop with Joel Tse, June 10-15
Faculty: Joel Tse, principal flute with the Toledo Symphony Orchestra and UT flute instructor; class pianist, Dr. Michael Boyd, UT professor of music; rhythm, Olman Piedra, UT director of percussion studies; music theory, Norm Damschroder, UT senior lecturer of music
Ages: 12 and older
Tracks: Performance, Teacher Audit
Description: Master flutist Tse will head this intense workshop in flute. Students are trained in breathing, technique, rhythm and music theory, as well as provided master class coaching. A concert performed by the students will conclude the workshop on Saturday. Flexible attendance; attend as few or as many days of the workshop as you like.
Cost: Weekly rate $300; daily rate $65 per day
Click here to register and for more information.

Exploring Orff-Schulwerk, June 12-14
Faculty: Dr. Pamela Stover, UT assistant professor of music
Ages: College level and up
Tracks: College credit only — available at the undergraduate (MUS 4980-002) and graduate level (MUS 6980-002)
Description: An introduction to the highly creative and integrative Orff-Schulwerk process of music and movement education for elementary education teachers and students. Designed for beginners to Orff-Schulwerk, experienced teachers who hold Orff levels and want a different perspective also are welcome.
To register: Enroll and register as you would for any other class, or if you are not a UT student, you can register as a guest student to take this workshop. Contact the UT Office of Undergraduate Admission or the College of Graduate Studies for more information.

• Summer Jazz Institute, June 16-22
Faculty: Gunnar Mossblad, UT director of jazz studies and saxophonist; Vic Juris, guitarist; Tad Weed, UT assistant professor of music and jazz pianist; Norm Damschroder, UT senior lecturer of music and bass player; Olman Piedra, UT director of percussion studies and percussionist
Ages: 12 and older
Tracks: Vocal, Instrumental, Teacher-Training, Jazz Appreciation
Description: The UT Summer Jazz Institute is the place where all levels of jazz students can discover and achieve their potential through the study of jazz in one of four programs: instrumental jazz, vocal jazz, teacher training and jazz appreciation.
To register and for more information: SummerJazz.utoledo.edu
Cost: $500 total ($450 tuition plus $50 application fee). If taken for college credit, the workshop tuition will be waived and UT tuition and fees will apply.

• Art Song Festival and Workshops, June 26-30
Faculty: Dr. Denise Ritter Bernardini, UT assistant professor of music and soprano; voice — Nancy Crego, Alexander technique; Timothy Cheek, diction; Karen Lykes, mezzo-soprano; Dr. Sam Savage, tenor; Andrew Walker Schultze, bass-baritone; Michael Sylvester, tenor; piano — Dr. Michael Boyd, UT professor of music; Clara Cheng, Nigel Foster
Ages: High school and older
Tracks: Artist, High School Student
Description: The Art Song Festival and Workshop is dedicated to promoting recital performances as well as to training singers and collaborative pianists in the fine art of recital planning and performance. This festival is packed with master classes, voice lessons, coaching sessions and recital performances, as well as classes geared for the student and emerging professional singer and pianist.
To register and for more information: ArtSongFestival.com
Cost: Adult participant: $680 total ($600 tuition plus $80 application fee, high school participant: $230 ($150 tuition plus $80 application fee)

• Opera Role Study: Così Fan Tutte, July 8-26
Faculty: Dr. Denise Ritter Bernardini, UT assistant professor of music and soprano; Don Bernardini, tenor, stage direction; Robert Mirakian, conductor; Nathanael Leonard, accompanist
Ages: Adult and college
Tracks: Performance
Description: This intensive, nearly monthlong daily workshop will culminate in the performance of Mozart’s beloved comic opera, “Così Fan Tutte.” Due to the performance nature of this workshop, openings are limited. Early registration is suggested.
To register and for more information: Click here.
Cost: UT student: $300 ($250 tuition plus $50 application fee),
non-student: $350 ($300 tuition plus $50 application fee)

• Books to Sing, Dance, Act and Play, Aug. 5-7
Faculty: Dr. Pamela Stover, UT assistant professor of music
Ages: College level and up
Tracks: College credit only — available at the undergraduate and graduate level
Description: A hands-on workshop for librarians and educators on ways to integrate music, literature, drama and art in activities appropriate for preschool through middle school.
To register: Enroll and register as you would for any other class, or if you are not a UT student, you can register as a guest student to take just this workshop. Contact the UT Office of Undergraduate Admission or the College of Graduate Studies for more information.

FORMS: Permission for minors to participate/consent for medical treatment — this form is required for anyone younger than 18. Download, print and have your parent or legal guardian sign it. It can be mailed in advance or brought with you on the first day of the workshop.

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