Summer 2023 Sponsored Certification Courses

Course Details & Registration

Level 1 – SongWorks in Action
July 10-14, 2023

Old Dominion University (ODU), Norfolk, VA

Registration Deadline: June 20, 2023

Looking to pay for housing and other fees? You can do so here after April 1.

Tuition & Fees

Course Tuition: $550

Payment Options

  • Deposit: $100 (by June 20; $450 by July 10)
  • Pay in Full: $550 (by June 20)
  • Refresher Course: $100 (by June 20)

Financial Assistance

Limited financial assistance for tuition and fees is available. To inquire, contact Betty Phillips ( by June 15, 2023.

Refund Policy

Full refunds on course registration are available until July 1. 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 ( before registering through our website.

Housing, Dining, and Transportation

**All housing, meal, and transportation costs are due by July 1, 2023. Once you have registered, you can pay for those separately here after April 1.**

**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.**


Dormitory housing is available in Dominion House on campus at Old Dominion University. Daily classes take place in the Diehn Center for the Performing Arts. Dorm rates are $40/night + $10/week Linen Fee (includes a pillowcase, two flat sheets, two towels, a washcloth, pillow, and comforter):

  • 5 nights (Sunday – Thursday): $210
  • 6 nights (Sunday – Friday): $250
  • 7 nights (Saturday – Friday): $290

Optional: Small refrigerator for your room: $25


Meals at the Broderick Dining Commons:

  • 5 lunches (Monday – Friday): $62.50 (optional)

The rest of your 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.


Old Dominion University is located approximately 8 miles from Norfolk International Airport (ORF). There are a variety of transportation options for getting to the ODU campus. We are also offering complimentary airport shuttle service to and from the airport. Send your flight information to

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).

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 in July! Have questions? Email Betty Phillips at