Workshops and Presentations 2014


NAfME (Nashville 2014) Special Learners Pre-Conference

Bernstorf and Hansen 

Music and Literacy: Adaptations for Special Learners

Powerpoint and Handout and Differentiation Chart


ISME (International Society for Music Education)

2014 Brazil, Porto Alegre:  Bernstorf, Kobialka, Jones and Jones:  Layering Music, Language, and Literacy for Inclusion

Additional handouts:  Kobialka Listening TemplateBernstorf Differentiation Chart; Bernstorf KMR Article on Differentiation


REGISTRATION for CREDIT is an ONLINE registration process and requires admission to the graduate school either as a degree bound or non-degree student. Click here to apply to the WSU graduate school. If you have questions about the workshop content, contact the person listed on the workshop description.   Costs for Summer 2013 Workshop Credit vary according to location and fees.   Offerings and costs are subject to change. For graduate admission assistance contact:  Mark Foley, Graduate Coordinator mark.foley@wichita.edu, or John Paul Johnson, Summer Workshop Coordinator johnpaul.johnson@wichita.edu

Please try to be admitted as soon as possible if you plan to take summer workshops.  Then, try to enroll before the workshops begin.   If that is not possible, we may be able to help you enroll on site but it may delay posting to your transcript. 

NON-CREDIT registration is $60.00 (with the exception of the Kodaly program) payable to WSU School of Music Workshops.  Offerings and costs are subject to change.  Contact johnpaul.johnson@wichita.edu workshop graduate program questions or the contact person listed below for each individual workshop.


June Workshops: 2014

For information on Kodaly Certification Courses-- see www.wichita.edu/kodaly

Kodaly Applications June 2-13.  MUS E 767 (CRN# 34685)  2 credit hours.  NOTE:  Only students who have completed the Kodaly Certification levels may participate in this workshop. Contact: steve.oare@wichita.edu

Kodaly Children's Choir June 2-8. MUS E 750P (CRN# 34686)  1 credit hour.
Participants may observe Elaine Quillichini in her work with the children's choir for 15 hours during the choir week by arrangement.  Contact: steve.oare@wichita.edu

Marching Band Drill & Design Workshop:  June 16-18. (CRN# 34703)   This 3 day workshop is aimed at band teachers who do it all in marching band. Presenters Michael Berryhill & Heath Hopper teach bands in Mississippi and have scored highly in Bands of America competitions. Participants will engage in numerous activities aimed at designing drill and developing marching technique to create a show that is musically, visually, and educationally relevant for their students. Participants will leave this workshop with:

  • A toolbox of strategies for teaching marching technique, along an understanding of why, when, and how to use them. Exercises will focus on developing basics of marching technique and developing efficient and effective rehearsals.
  • Increased awareness and understanding of designing a contemporary drill that matches the style of music to create an educationally valid marching experience for students.
  • Teachers are encouraged to bring their fall marching music to help build a visual concept that will enhance their fall marching show.
  • Topics of discussion will include analysis of the score, color guard integration, role of sections on the field, and selection of music that matches the ensemble’s marching persona.
  • Instruction in operation of the Pyware drill writing program will be designed to meet participants needs.

Contact: steve.oare@wichita.edu

Guitar Workshop Levels One and Two:   2015 Tentative Dates : June 20-24. M-Th 8:30-4:30 and 8:30-1:30 at Senseney Music, 2300 E. Lincoln, Wichita.   This is the famous NAfME guitar workshop.  Co-sponsored by NAMM and Senseney Music.  See http://www.guitaredunet.org/apply/ to pre-register and for details.  Our own WSU alumnus Matt Gerry is assisting  Seneney's Jim Hill with the arrangements.  Location is scheduled to be held at Senseney. Housing can be arranged at WSU residence hall if needed.   Contact:  elaine.bernstorf@wichita.edu.  Note:  I will work with you to take additional 1, 2 and 3 or credit hour options if you want WSU credits but this will require separate tuition payments beyond the $379 fee collected by the Guitar Workshop group. Full disclosure-- the workshop includes an option for credits from Vandercook university.

Hillside Connection Arranged by contract for June. MUSE 750U (CRN#34698) 1 credit hour
The Hillside Connection is designed for music educators attending a special conference or workshop.  The Hillside Connection will help participants apply what they have learned to their individual school setting.  WSU faculty will consult with participants individually.  Contact: elaine.bernstorf@wichita.edu

Teaching Middle School Choirs:  Being Successful with Adolecent Singers  MUSE 750AG (CRN 34864) June 16 and 17 9:00-4:00; June 18  8am-12pm.   Gretchen Grace Harrison: Choir Director, Frontier Trail Middle School, Olathe, KS. Director, Vivo, Allegro Community Children's Choir program. Nathan Dame: Harpool Middle School, Denton, TX and instructor KU.  Two directors nationally recognized for their abilities with adolecent singers.  Topics: understanding the voice, vocal techniques, vocalization, changing voic, sight-sining, choosing music, curriculum development and more.

The Comprehensive Choral Director: June 25 1:00-5:00p.m. June 26-27 9:00-4:00.  (CRN 34702) Tom Wine, Michael Hanawalt, JohnPaul Johnson and Jeanne Vance- WSU Choral Faculty.  15 one-hour presentations on topics such as:  Teaching Cycles, Score Study, Warm-ups, Sight-sining; Spiritual Performance Practice, History/stylisic awareness, IPE and Choral Diection, Recruiting, Administration/Faculty relations, and more. "Pick the brains" of multiple presenters.  Contact: tom.wine@wichita.edu .

Ann Marie Stanley General Music Workshop: HANDOUTS for attendees are on googledrive. . MUSE 750 (CRN# 33824) Dr. Stanley's work at Eastman School of Music is reknowned.  Enjoy 3 great days of tips, techniques and fun in general music for ALL AGES!  An expert on MOTIVATIOn theory--she has wonderful suggestions for making the most of time with your students. Learn about students' three basic needs:  Competence, Autonomy and Relatedness through interactive collaboration.  Through musical engagements and creating/sharing lesson plans and units we will apply the research in a practical way. Contact: elaine.bernstorf@wichita.edu

July Workshops 

WSU Orchestra Directors's Retreat: Dates July 17-18   MUS E 750AF (CRN34701 ) 2 credits
Guest Clinician: Mary Havenstrite, one of the leading string educators in Texas.  Session topics include intermediate and advanced teaching techniques, the "self-propelling" classroom and strategies to help students overcome bad habits.  Participants are asked to bring two favoriate pieces to read.  Contact mark.laycock@wichita.edu for information.

KBA Kansas Bandmasters July 17-20 MUSE 750D (CRN# 34697)  Contact:  steve.oare@wichita.edu For more information:  www.kansasbandmasters.org

Showchoir Connections   This workshop will NOTbe offered in 2014.  Thanks to Valerie Mack for her great work over the years!   Look at the Comprehensive Choral Director this year!!!

Hillside Connection  Arranged by contract.  MUE 750U (CRN#34699 - July only) 1 credit hour
The Hillside Connection is designed for music educators attneding a special conference or workshop.  The Hillside Connection will help participants apply what they have learned to their individual school setting.  WSU faculty will consult with participants individually.  Contact: elaine.bernstorf@wichita.edu

Kansas ACDA Conference July 11-13 MUSE 751K (CRN# )

July TBA  Contact tom.wine@wichita.edu for information.

KASTA Conference (CRN 33596) Enroll in the Orchestra Director's Retreat 

 ( For information contact selim.giray@wichita.edu or monitor the KASTA website) 2 credit hours

Receive workshop credit for attending the Kansas American String Teachers Association Conference.  Clinics include topics relevant to string and orchestra teachers.  Participants will attend concerts and Chamber Music at the Barn.  Contact: mark.laycock@wichita.edu



WSU Faculty Presentations and Handouts


ISME (International Society for Music Education)

2014 Brazil, Porto Alegre:  Bernstorf, Kobialka, Jones and Jones:  Layering Music, Language and Literacy for Inclusion

Additional handouts:  Kobialka Listening Template; Bernstorf Differentiation Chart; Bernstorf Differentiation KMR article


NAfME (National Association for Music Education)

2014 St. Louis:  Bernstorf and Hansen Session

2012  St. Louis:  Bernstorf and Oare Powerpoint:  Implications of Inclusion: Don't be Outwitted

2012 St. Louis:  Oare and Bernstorf: PDAE


Southwest Division NAfME/TMEC

2011 Dallas:  Bernstorf, Hunt and Johnson Poweroint:  Tattoos, Timecards, and Technology

KMEA (Kansas Music Educators Association)

2014 KMEA Special Learners Sessions: Scott Iseminger 

2014 KMEA Research Poster:  Bernstorf and Kobialka

2013 KMEA Board meeting:  Bernstorf and Brezinkofer: 

2013-2014  Research Session:  Ricketts, McKellar, Bernstorf, Ellsworth:  Relationships Between Instrumental Music Participation and Academic Achievement in Low SES Students

2012  KBA Session:   Oare and Bernstorf:  Integrating Reading:  What's the Score?

2012  Research Session:  Oare and Bernstorf:  PDAE Grant: USD 259 and WSU Kodaly Training


OAKE (Organization of American Kodaly Educators) 

2014  Atlanta:  Bernstorf, Oare, Hirsh, Simmelink, Taylor Session:  Student Teachers and Kodaly

2012  Phoenix Bernstorf Poster Session:  Preschool Music in the US and Kenya

2012 Phoneix  Bernstorf Poster Session:  Accentuating Literacy

2011  Dallas:  Bernstorf and Johnson:  Communication Aritistry through Choral Literacy


School District Professional Development

2012  Bernstorf:  Music and Literacy for Shawnee Mission Kansas School District