UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

NAfME Collegiate 2017

Music Department

Music Education


Upcoming Music Education Events

As we kick off the 2017-2018 academic year, we are excited to announce new events and initiatives in the Music Education program at UWRF. We hope you can join us! Contact Dr. Paul Budde for more information. 

NAfME Collegiate Meetings 

Please see our NAfME Collegiate page for information about meetings and events for our student organization. We have a terrific lineup of guests for the 2017-2018 academic year - please come to learn and grow with us!

Gleason Fall 2017Guest Speaker - Chris Gleason

We are excited to welcome Chris Gleason back to campus on September 15-16, 2017.  Chris is one of four finalists for National Teacher of the Year. On Friday, September 15, Mr. Gleason will meet with UWRF students in several classes throughout the day.  On Saturday, September 16, he will lead a FREE workshop on Comprehensive Musicianship through Performance (CMP) from 8:30 AM until noon.  Please plan to join us!
 

Comprehensive Musicianship Through Performance (CMP) Workshop

We are excited to announce that UW-River Falls will serve as the host for the 2018 Comprehensive Musicianship through Performance (CMP) Workshop, to be held on June 25-29, 2018. Please see the WMEA website for more information about this fantastic event - and help us to spread the word about this opportunity for professional development with some of our state's leaders in the field of music education! 
 



Music Education at UW-River Falls

At the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, teacher education is a primary focus of the Music Department. The courses included within our Music Education degree plans are purposefully designed to ensure that students develop the professional skills and personal attributes needed to be outstanding elementary, middle-school, and high-school music educators, as well as top-notch musicians.

Respect the Past
Music Education faculty at UWRF celebrate the achievements that occur every day in music programs around the world.  We recognize that these accomplishments have been made possible by the outstanding work of music educators who have laid the groundwork for each of us today.  We are honored to have the opportunity to help our future educators build upon these rich traditions in Music Education, so that the children of tomorrow are afforded life-changing musical experiences that parallel what we experienced in our own lives.  

Embrace the Future
At the same time, we continually seek better ways to help our future educators meet the needs of students through the art of music, as we recognize that the world is ever-changing.  Driven by the relentless pursuit of excellence, we question, we re-examine, and we explore new strategies for teaching and learning in an effort to ensure that our current Music Education students are well-equipped to meet the needs of their future students for decades to come.  

Make the Most of Today
The future of Music Education is bright.  We look forward to the adventures ahead, including opportunities to collaborate with K-12 music educators, explore research trajectories that inform teaching and learning, and continually revise our curriculum to better meet the needs of our students.

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