American Band College

When are the 3 special group promect courses offered during my 3 summers in Ashland?

There are 3 courses under MUS 611.002 Seminar: Mus Ed that change content each summer and that ALL ABC masters candidates are required to take. This course is always offered June 28 and 29.

ABC on site classes start on June 20. Known as Session A, it ends with the concert on June 26. June 27 is a day of rest with special course online activity and class information set for June 28 and June 29.

The current rotation of content is expected to be chosen from the following topics:

  1. Jazz Pedagogy
  2. Breathing Gym Gymnastics in the Classroom (course for 2021)
  3. Leadership Training and Advocacy
  4. Percussion Semniar

The course concludes with major group projects that are to be completed and uploaded to Central Washington University's (online) system by midnight June 30. Instructors specify groups and provide required direction for the projects.

A candidate who, for any reason, skips a year of attendance may run into a problem if the instructor and content for the year he or she returns is the same as that taken by that candidate in a previous year.