Music conferences, workshops and special programs for professionals
Professional development opportunities for music professionals are offered throughout the year in an exciting array of workshops, educational travel experiences, online classes, and educational video for the classroom and studio.
Browse our special programs for music educators and performers by scrolling through this page or by clicking on the title of the program below.
- Madison Early Music Festival and Workshop (July 7-14, 2012)
- National String Instrument Repair Clinics (Summer, 2013)
- Distance education through Independent Learning
- Noncredit Online Music Classes
- Educational Video Series
Madison Early Music Festival & Workshop
July 7-14, 2012
This workshop provides the opportunity for music teachers and conductors of vocal and instrumental ensembles to participate in a substantial professional development experience focusing on music of the Medieval, Renaissance, and early Baroque periods. Participants in the workshop will have the opportunity to work with guest artists-in-residence in historically informed performances of early works, and to hear world-class performances of early music. The Festival features seven concerts with world-class artists. UW Credit and Continuing Education Unit options available. Visit the Madison Early Music Festival website
Artistic Directors: Paul Rowe, Cheryl Bensman-Rowe
Program Director: Chelcy Bowles
For further details or to request the brochure e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
National String Instrument Repair Clinics
Sponsored by the National String Workshop, these intensive four-day clinics provide hands-on experiences for those interested in learning more about string instrument repair. Participants work on their own projects under the guidance of skilled repair specialists. Four tracks: Basic/Beginning Repair, Intermediate/Advanced Repair (both for violin, viola, cello, bass), Bow Repair, and Fretted Instrument Repair. About the 2011 National String Instrument Repair and Harp Maintenance Clinic .
Program Director: Chelcy Bowles
Distance education through Independent Learning
Independent learning offers the opportunity to study music at your own pace. Start anytime and take up to a year to complete the course. Independent learning courses are available for university level transfer credit.
- Appreciation and History of Music
- Jazz Styles: An Introduction to the History of Jazz
- Legendary Performers
Coordinators: Chelcy Bowles and Jamie Henke
Online Self-paced Music Courses
You can start these noncredit classes anytime. Work one-on-one with your instructor.
- Celtic Music: Regional Cultures and Modern Success
- Music Theory: Create Your Own Course
- Create Your Own Music
- Basic Concepts of Music
Coordinator: Jamie Henke
For further details e-mail: email@example.com
Music Education Video Series
UW–Madison has developed the video series Clinics on Cassettes as a resource to supplement private lessons and for use in music classrooms. Each unique video offers a wealth of information presented by internationally renowned pedagogues. Clinics on Cassettes includes offerings in strings, winds, brass, percussion, piano, voice, and general music education. More about the series.
Series Developer: Richard Wolf
Series Director: Chelcy Bowles
For more information about any of the continuing education programs for professionals in music contact Chelcy Bowles at 608-265-5629 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.