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First Graduate Cohort Update

Three of the music graduate students Three of the music graduate students, Kendra Aylor, Teri Kidd and Maya Miller Neely, enjoying a moment before the curriculum class with Dr. Gerry Sokol

The progress report on Longwood’s first graduate cohort in music is excellent!

The required and elective music courses are finished, and currently the cohort members are working on their individual research and finishing the four required education classes. About half of the cohort will finish their research during this academic year and the rest will do so next year. And, four of these students have been on the fast track and will graduate in May ’08. Yeah, Cohort!!!

The Longwood Department of Music would like to share the fruits of the graduate research with all our friends and alumni. Please mark March 28-29 for the public presentations of the first six research projects. Four of the presentations will report research done in the teachers’ own classrooms, one will be a lecture/recital, and one a thesis. Please check the departmental calendar closer to that time and join us for this groundbreaking event. It will be presented as a professional conference, and the presenters and audience can enjoy lunch together on campus.

This program, Master of Education: Curriculum and Instruction / Music, was designed specifically for the practicing music teachers. All the music courses are offered during the summer, and the education courses are available on a convenient schedule. Members of the First Cohort teach in schools from the Eastern Shore to Martinsville, from Charlottesville to the North Carolina border.

The next cohort may begin as early as May 2009. If you are interested in joining the mailing list for the second cohort, please send a note to music@longwood.edu.