Music Education Summer Workshops Registration

Thank you for your interest in UK's continuing music education programs!  Please complete the form below if you plan on attending any of our 2020 sessions.

Online Payment available for 2020! Those choosing to pay online must pay the full amount due at time of registration. Online registration with pay-by-check option is still available for employer payment, those who wish to avoid using cards online, and those who must pay in installments. A $75 down payment is required as soon as possible to hold your place. You will receive a confirmation email with a copy of your registration.  If you or your employer are paying by check, please print that email and include it with the mailed tuition check for identification purposes.

Checks should be mailed to:
April Robinson
College of Fine Arts Integrated Business Unit
305 Fine Arts Building
465 Rose Street
Lexington, KY 40506-0022

Make all workshop fee checks payable to either "UK School of Music Orff", "UK School of Music Dalcroze", or "UK School of Music Modern Band". Graduate Tuition is not paid through this system or the College of Fine Arts. See the TUITION, FEES, HOUSING, & DEADLINES section below, or the Credits & Certifications page.

Please contact Dr. Martina Vasil ( to ask any questions. To request an Orff-Dalcroze combo discount code, please email A code is required at checkout to received the discount, it does not apply automatically and cannot be added retroactively to completed registrations.

All participants must agree to the College of Fine Arts Audio/Video Recording and Broadcast Release.

Class & Information Quick Reference


For music teachers, arts administrators, music therapists, superintendents, principals, community music leaders, and music students.

Modern Band is a new school based music program that utilizes popular music as its central canon. Modern band teaches students to perform the music they know and love and to compose and improvise.

Those who have already paid for their registration will receive a full refund, and any checks currently in transit will be voided on arrival. Thank you for your understanding, stay safe, and we hope to see you next year!

March 21-22, 2020
$150 fee
PD hours available; cannot be taken for graduate credit.
Registration Deadline: March 1, 2020


For Music Teachers, Level 1, 2, 3
Course content follows the curriculum approved by the American Orff Schulwerk Association. All levels meet for 6.5 hours each day for 10 weekdays. Daily sessions will focus on ensemble playing, lessons and pedagogy, recorder techniques, dance and movement, and special topics.

Completing the prior level is required to register for upper level classes.

June 22–July 3, 2020
$575 fee
2 - 4 graduate credits available with additional tuition costs.
Registration Deadline is May 15, 2020


For musicians, dancers and music specialists. Levels 1, 2, and 3.

Participants will be immersed in the principal subjects of the Dalcroze approach: eurhythmics, solfège, and piano improvisation. In eurhythmics, participants work through kinesthetic musical experiences in movement to arrive at intellectual understanding about music. Dalcroze solfège, which differs from “traditional” solfège, emphasizes aural flexibility within the tonal language. Piano improvisation provides a venue for spontaneous musical expression, fusing the prior two subjects. Additional topics will include practical pedagogical discussions and playing for eurhythmics classes.

Completion of the prior level is required to register for upper level classes.

July 13–24, 2020
$575 fee
2 - 4 graduate credits available with additional tuition costs.
Registration Deadline is June 15, 2020.



Workshop Fees:

These fees cover the instructor, space, and material costs for the Music Education department to run our summer programs. Prices do not include housing or optional graduate credit tuition; see the sections below for more information on housing and tuition.

  • Modern Band: $150
  • Orff Schulwerk: $575
  • Dalcroze Institute: $575

Tuition for Graduate Credit:

 University graduate credit is an additional tuition cost paid to the UK Graduate School. University credit is ONLY available for Orff and Dalcroze training, and optional for those not currently pursuing a graduate degree or certificate. Attendees opting to receive graduate credit pay in-state tuition at $726/credit. For questions contact


Option 1: North Campus Dormitories. Two private rooms with doors that lock and a shared common area and bathroom. Rooms come with a closet, desk, and chair. Common area has a mini-fridge, microwave, and sinks. Attendees are paired with a same-gendered participants unless a specific roommate is requested. UK Housing cannot be booked for only M-F for each week of the course.  The weekend must be included.  For reservations and questions contact
12 nights @ $45/night with linens= $540
12 nights @ $35/night no linens= $420

Option 2:
If you do not want to use the dorms, please consider airbnb. Past participants have found success staying at people’s homes through this service. You can often rent entire homes and split the cost among several people.


  • Modern Band: March 1
  • Orff Schulwerk: May 15
  • Dalcroze Institute: June 15


Please check all that apply.

Please state when and where the training occurred.

Workshop Selection*

Please remember that you cannot register for upper level classes without completing lower level courses. Registering unqualified for classes may complicate or delay your application and payment processing.
Some classes cannot be taken together, as they overlap.  PLEASE READ THE CLASS INFORMATION ABOVE CAREFULLY SO AS NOT TO DOUBLE BOOK.
Please keep in mind Modern Band CANNOT be taken for graduate credit.

If your employer is sending a check, a purchase order can also be sent to us along with a printout of this application.  Please pass along payment instructions to your finance office.

Housing Options

See TUITION, FEES, HOUSING, & DEADLINES above for more information.


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