In partnership with the Baldwin Wallace University School of Education, the BW Community Arts School offers professional development opportunities for certified educators and teaching artists. With the University campus only being minutes from the airport and with modern on-campus living arrangements, participants around the world seek out opportunities to come to BW in the summer to learn from highly credentialed faculty. The portfolio of offerings is typically made available in January.
Institute for Music Teaching & Learning
Providing high-quality professional development for music educators in workshops coordinated with Ohio Standards and contextualized for the music educator.
All programs are offered for-credit for both graduate and undergraduate students.
International students may register as a not-for-credit student and must call the Community Arts School office at (440) 826-2365 to pay for their course between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday – Friday. International students are responsible for attaining their own visas.
The three-tiered, 9-day course of LoVetri’s method, Somatic Voicework™, is comprehensive but accessible to everyone from singers not yet teaching to those with decades of experience. Vocal function is clearly explained, and the exercises presented are designed to empower teachers to create solutions for a wide variety of pedagogical needs. Since 21st-century music continues to diversify, the need to understand vocal function, vocal health and voice science has never been greater, and new tools are needed to supplement those that were used for the past two hundred years.