Workshops in Music Education

The Simpson College Music Department provides unique experiences for Simpson College music students with the presentation of one Music Education Workshop every semester, each led by successful music educators from across the country.

Teachers and graduate students from the community are also invited to attend, and should register using the link listed below.

These Workshops are interactive opportunities to learn about different methods, philosophies, and ideas of teaching in the field of music, and helps equip our students with many different ideas and skills to become fantastic and versatile music educators.

Join us for this year’s
Workshop in Music Education:

“How Sweet the Sound:  Ukulele and Dulcimer as Instructional Tools” and “Lights, Camera, PLAY:  Programs in the Elementary General Music Classroom that Entertain and Instruct”

January 20, 2018

Presented by Thomas Michalek

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. & 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Lekberg Hall, Amy Robertson Music Center, Simpson College Click for Campus Map


Pre-registration is required for non-Simpson attendees.
Registration is now closed.

Deadline for online registration is 12:00 Noon on Thursday, January 18.
After that time, please call the Music Office (515-961-1637) for late registration assistance.

Download and mail the registration form – pdf

Pricing is as follows:
Non-Simpson student with ID: $10 per workshop
Teachers: $37.50 per workshop OR attend both for $65

Graduate Credit Available

Teachers who attend both the September and January workshops are eligible to receive one (1) Graduate Credit.  Simply pay the registration amount of $65 to attend the workshops plus an additional charge of $150.00 graduate credit tuition.  (Your total cost will be $215.)
Registration is now closed.
Download and mail the registration form – pdf

Past Clinicians featured in
Simpson’s Workshops in Music Education:

Peter & Mary Alice Amidon
Eunice Boardman
Pam Bradford
Angela Broeker
Jay Broeker
Nyssa Brown
Susan Brumfield
Dee Coulter
Paul Cribari
John Feierabend
Lillie Feierabend
Dr. Leigh Ann Garner
Virginia Giglio
Helen Kemp
Cynthia Lilley
Sanna Longden
Ellen McCullough-Brabson
Linda McEachran
Andrew McMahan
Aileen Miracle
Joy Nelson
Sarah Richardson
Martha Riley
Teresa Schroepfer
Julie Scott
Wendy Sims
Robyn Swanson
Jill Trinka
Marilyn Wood
Sister Lorna Zemke