Summer 2024 Certification Courses

Course Details & Registration

Level 1 – SongWorks in Action
Level 2 – SongWorks for Musicality

The University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
July 8-12, 2024

Registration Deadline: July 8, 2024

Registration Deadline: June 20, 2023

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Course Description

Instruction will utilize the SongWorks principles and practices for engaging learners. During the course, participants will: 

  • experience interactive music activities that focus on playfulness, song games, and building social skills while highlighting student choice
  • explore bridge notation strategies that utilize the sound to symbol approach
  • observe children in action with a master SongWorks teacher
  • reflect on shared learning experiences and assigned readings
  • practice personal music skills
  • document understanding through daily written assignments
  • synthesize learning with a final written assignment

Eligibility

This course is open to anyone who is interested in learning about the SongWorks approach to teaching music and children. SongWorks principles and practices are applicable in both music education and general education settings.

Students who have previously completed the course are also welcome to re-enroll at a reduced fee for continued professional growth.

Course Description

Instruction will utilize the SongWorks principles and practices for teaching music. During the course, participants will build upon learning experiences from SongWorks in Action as they:

  • focus on preserving musicality in every aspect of making and learning music
  • further explore and apply the connections between SongWorks bridge notation strategies and the sound to symbol approach
  • gain a deeper understanding of the song analysis process and how to use it when shaping instruction
  • observe children learning from a master SongWorks teacher
  • engage in the types of learning experiences recommended for students: embodiment of music learning through moving, singing, and playing
  • examine research and publications that support the SongWorks approach to teaching
  • further develop skills in communicating about SongWorks through discussion, daily reflection assignments, and a final written synthesis

Eligibility

This course is open to anybody who has successfully completed SongWorks Certification Level 1: SongWorks in Action.

Students who have completed the course are also welcome to re-enroll at a reduced fee for continued professional growth.

Tuition & Fees

Course Tuition: $550

Payment Options

A variety of payment options are available for this summer’s courses:

  • Deposit: $100; $450 balance by July 1
  • Pay in Full: $550 (after July 1)
  • Refresher Course: $250 ($100 deposit; $150 balance by July 1) – for students who have previously completed the course

Contact Betty Phillips (betty@songworkseducators.com) if you have questions or would like to arrange an alternate payment method.

Financial Assistance

Limited financial assistance for tuition and fees is available. To inquire, contact Betty Phillips (betty@songworkseducators.com) by April 10, 2024.

Approval notification will be given by May 1. A $100 deposit will be required for all financial assistance recipients.

Refund Policy

Full refunds on course registration are available until June 10. If the course needs to be cancelled at any time, full refunds will be issued.

Course Credits

Optional credits are available through Seattle Pacific University. If you are planning on enrolling for course credit, please contact Betty Phillips (betty@songworkseducators.com) before registering through our website.

  • 3.0 Quarter Credit Hours: $165
  • 3 CEUs: $120

Housing, Dining, and Transportation

**All housing, meal, and transportation costs are due by July 1, 2024. Once you have registered, you can pay for those separately after April 1.**

Housing

Dormitory housing is available on campus at The University of Utah. Daily classes take place in the Marriott Honors Community Residence Hall. Students registering by Feb 10, will be housed in the Marriott Honors Community building, while those registering after Feb. 10 will reside next door in the Kahlert Village Residence Hall.

Dorm rates are $52/night (single or double) and linens are included:

  • 5 nights (Sunday – Thursday): $260
  • 6 nights (Sunday – Friday): $312

Dining

Meals at the Kahlert Village Dining Hall:

  • 5 lunches (Monday – Friday): $67 (optional)

The remaining meals will be on your own. There are full kitchens available in the Marriott Honors Community dorm, while there are kitchenettes available on each floor of Kahlert Village. Additional dining options are available on and around campus, and grocery stores are located within approximately 2 miles of campus.

Transportation

The University of Utah is located approximately 10 miles (20 minutes) from Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC). There are a variety of public and private transportation options for getting to the university campus, including the TRAX light rail system.

If you are bringing a car to campus, a weekly pass is available for $35, which can be purchased with other Housing & Dining costs.

Housing, Dining, and Transportation

**All housing, meal, and transportation costs are due by July 1, 2024. Once you have registered, you can pay for those separately after April 1.**

Housing

Dormitory housing is available on campus at The University of Utah. Daily classes take place in the Marriott Honors Community Residence Hall. Students registering by Feb 10, will be housed in the Marriott Honors Community building, while those registering after Feb. 10 will reside next door in the Kahlert Village Residence Hall.

Dorm rates are $52/night (single or double) and linens are included:

  • 5 nights (Sunday – Thursday): $260
  • 6 nights (Sunday – Friday): $312

Dining

Meals at the Kahlert Village Dining Hall:

  • 5 lunches (Monday – Friday): $67 (optional)

The remaining meals will be on your own. There are full kitchens available in the Marriott Honors Community dorm, while there are kitchenettes available on each floor of Kahlert Village. Additional dining options are available on and around campus, and grocery stores are located within approximately 2 miles of campus.

Transportation

The University of Utah is located approximately 10 miles (20 minutes) from Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC). There are a variety of public and private transportation options for getting to the university campus, including the TRAX light rail system.

If you are bringing a car to campus, day passes are available for a variety of parking lots, ranging from $11-16/day.

Housing, Dining, and Transportation

**All housing, meal, and transportation costs are due by July 1, 2024. Once you have registered, you can pay for those separately after April 1.**

Housing

Dormitory housing is available on campus at Old Dominion University. Daily classes take place in the Diehn Center for the Performing Arts. Dorm rates are $45/night (single) or $40/night (double) + $20/week Linen Fee (includes a pillowcase, two flat sheets, two towels, a washcloth, pillow, and comforter):

Single

  • 5 nights (Sunday – Thursday): $225
  • 6 nights (Sunday – Friday): $270

Double

  • 5 nights (Sunday – Thursday): $200
  • 6 nights (Sunday – Friday): $240

Optional: Small refrigerator for your room: $25

Dining

Meals at the Broderick Dining Commons:

  • 5 lunches (Monday – Friday): $75 (optional)

The remaining meals will be on your own. Broderick Dining Commons will be open, but you will pay as you go. There is a full kitchen available in the common room of each dorm floor. Several food vendors are located on campus in the Webb Center, and numerous restaurants are within walking distance or a short drive from campus. Grocery stores, including Food Lion and The Fresh Market are located approximately one mile away.

Transportation

Old Dominion University is located approximately 8 miles (20 minutes) from Norfolk International Airport (ORF). There are a variety of transportation options for getting to the ODU campus.

If you are bringing a car to the ODU campus, you may need to purchase a parking pass.

  • Daily Parking: $5/day
  • Weekly Parking $20/week

Limited free parking is available at BCM Sandford Hall parking lot, 1410 W 49th Street (across from the Diehn Center for the Performing Arts).

**All housing, meal, and shuttle costs are due by July 1, 2022. Once you have registered, you can pay for those here, at your convenience.**

Required Texts

Level 1 – SongWorks in Action

Bennett, Peggy D. & Bartholomew, Douglas R. (1997). SongWorks 1: Singing in the Education of Children. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth, Reprinted 2014 by SongWorks Press.

Level 2 – SongWorks for Musicality

Bennett, Peggy D. & Bartholomew, Douglas R. (1999). SongWorks 2: Singing from Sound to Symbol. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth, Reprinted 2014 by SongWorks Press.

These texts are available through SongWorks Press for $40/each (+$5 Shipping and Handling) or $70 (+$8) for a bundle of both books.

We hope to see you this summer! Have questions? Email Betty Phillips at betty@songworkseducators.com.