Summer Music Educators Institute (formerly known as Silver Burdett)

Program Type: 
Summer Music Educators Institute
Program Name: 
Summer Music Educators Institute (formerly known as Silver Burdett)
Jul 13 2020 - Jul 17 2020

Registration coming early 2020!  

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Pearson Education presents 

App State Summer Music Educators Institute

July 13-17, 2020

Graduate and non-credit options available!

Course Title: TBD

Course Numbers: Graduate TBD & Undergraduate MUS TBD

Institute Fee: $TBD (Required of all participants), includes License Renewal Letter.  Academic Credit (3 credit hours) also available.  See below for more information about tuition and fees.  

Information about the 2020 program will be available in January/February 2020.  Below is information related to the 2019 summer program.


2019 Institute Clinicians


General Session Topics:

Creating a Musical Mosaic with Interactive Music with Audrey Cardany 

Creating Community Through Song with Maribeth Yoder-White 

Come and Join the Dance with Sanna Longden

Harmony Handbook: New Elementary Music and Materials with Andy Beck - FRIDAY ONLY


Electives include:

Guitar and Dulcimer with Mary Greene

Get in Step with Technology (requires personal laptop) with Shirley Lacroix

Every Day is Game Day: Using Singing Games and Movement Activities to Develop Musical Independence and Part-Singing with Rochelle Mann

Songs Tell Stories: Imaginative Integration Across the Curriculum with Nan McDonald


Registration Deadlines

For Academic Credit (3 hrs)


Deadlines: April 26

Credit Hours: 3

Cost: $370 + University summer tuition and fees *Note: Beginning in 2018, tuition and fees are now required for any student taking a special summer course/institute for credit at ASU.  The Office of Student Accounts will bill you separately for tuition and fees.  See below for a breakdown of tuition and fees.  

Deadline: June 7

License Renewal Letter Only

Cost: $370 

Appalachian offers three hours of graduate/undergraduate credit to each participant who registers and pays for the institute by April 26. New enrollees must submit the online Graduate Non-Degree application including all the required documentation by May 17. Further application instructions will be emailed. Any institute registrations received after May deadline will be considered for non-credit only.

Tuition and fees are in addition to the Institute registration fee. For 2019, tuition and fees are:

  • In-state Graduate Credit: $597.51

  • Out-of-state Graduate Credit: $1,599.51

  • In-state Undergraduate Credit: $527.05

  • Out-of-state Undergraduate Credit: $1,460.05 

**Student Accounts will bill you separately for the credit fees.

The non-credit option is appropriate for license renewal if a University-issued letter stating the number of hours participated is accepted by your school system. (If uncertain, please check with your school system.)


University Highlights

classroom drummingFor more than eighty years, Appalachian State University has been a center of study for music students throughout the world. The Hayes School of Music at Appalachian offers a combined program of academic studies and professional musical training of unparalleled quality within a university framework. Individual attention, detailed musical and technical development, and the encouragement of each student's artistic potential in performance serve as the foundation of the program in vocal and instrumental studies.


Meals are available for purchase on campus at the Roess Dining Hall. There are also several excellent restaurant options within walking distance.


Housing is available in an Appalachian residence hall. Two bedrooms are connected by a bathroom to make a suite. Each bedroom has 2 twin beds. On the registration pages you have an option of Two per Suite (1 person per bedroom/2 per suite/2 per bathroom). Or you may choose Four per Suite (2 persons per bedroom/4 per suite/4 per bathroom).

Campus residence hall accommodations are from Sunday to Friday and include bed and bath linens, pillow, and a light blanket. Accommodation options included four per suite, two per suite, or one per suite.  For 2019, accommodation rates are as follows:

  • Four per suite: $135 per person
  • Two per suite: $185 per person
  • One per suite: $355 per person 

If you register for Four or Two per Suite, you may choose a suitemate. If you register for Four per Suite, you must have a registered roommate on your form, or you will be changed to Two per Suite and charged the higher rate. 


Check-in will be held the afternoon of Sunday, June 16 from 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Check-out times will be June 21, from 7:00-9:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon-2:00 p.m.


Classes will begin at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, June 17, 2019 and conclude at noon on Friday, June 21 by noon. A complete schedule will be available in Monday's class.


All materials used in the institute will be provided.


You will be most comfortable in casual summer clothing and comfortable shoes that allow freedom of movement.


Full payment (institute fee of $370) must accompany your registration. There is a $25.00 service charge for returned checks. You may cancel your institute registration on or before June 7 for a full refund minus $50 processing fee. After June 7, there will be no refunds.

Evening Highlights

Pearson is sponsoring a cook-out on Tuesday evening for all participants and their guests. Dress is casual. A Pig Pickin' with mountain music and square dancing ($15 per person) is scheduled for Wednesday evening. An evening jam session with local musicians is an option for Thursday.

Registration Conference and Camp Services On-Site Institute Coordinator
Frances Keel
Conference & Camp Services
Frances Keel
Conference & Camp Services
Lisa Runner
Hayes School of Music

Please complete our online registration form whether paying by credit card or check. To pay by check, complete the online registration form and mail in your payment. We recommend registering now with a credit card using our secure server. 


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