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John Armstrong Music Literacy: Session 2

Mount Mercy University partners with Composer and Conductor John Armstrong to present two music literacy sessions for teachers as part of Mount Mercy’s Summer Music Academy.

June 17 - 18
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Graduate and Professional Development Credit Available

Music educators and students may earn one graduate credit per session at an additional cost—up to two credits in four days! Professional Development credit through Mount Mercy is also available.

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Session 2: Choral Practicum I, II, and III

Open to students and teachers who have completed Bel Canto Solfeggio or any other Armstrong Music Literacy course.

Learn how to integrate handsign/solfeggio in actual rehearsal mode! John will rehearse the class as a choir, taking selected works from first read-through to concert-level performance. We will practice the Bel Canto process while incorporating each step along the music literacy continuum. You will experience the complete learning cycle from start to finish.

About John Armstrong's Approach

John Armstrong has degrees from the Crane School of Music and Ithaca College. He has worked extensively with music teachers and choral directors to raise music literacy standards at all levels throughout the Northeast and Midwest and frequently appears as a guest conductor and clinician. After 35 years of teaching, John has perfected unique and appealing ways for singers of all ages to have fun while they learn.

Contact Dr. Gerald Kreitzer, director of music activities at or 319-363-1323 x1226 for more information.

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