This October, teachers from across the region gather at IUP for two courses in Modern Band. The Modern Band movement is a national phenomenon in music education that focuses on creative music skill acquisition through popular forms of music that students already know and love.
IUP Choral Music Education faculty member Craig Denison taught the first level in early October 2019 to 30 music educators from around the region. Denison serves as higher education representative to the Pennsylvania Department of Education and the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association Modern Band Implementation Team.
At the end of October, IUP will conduct the second level course led by Scott Burstein, a national leader in Modern Band.
Department of Music