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Fall 2012

Announcing: SONG LIBRARY Is Now Online!

The Come Children Sing Institute announces the online launch of its renowned SONG LIBRARY. More than 500 new songs for children of all ages can now be accessed online, complete with notation, piano recordings, print and search capabilities. $15 Subscriptions to the SONG LIBRARY offer access to all songs and to the abundant resources of the Online Teacher Education Center (OTEC).

The SONG LIBRARY has been available as a CD-ROM since 2003, touted by music educators for the quality of songs and for the technology. The online version offers new, bold features in addition to those teachers have valued with the CD-ROM, plus additional materials. The comprehensive resource of songs composed by Mary Ellen Pinzino includes many songs in modes and unusual meters, art songs for young children, songs for choral performance, songs for musicals and much more. Song lyrics include folk rhymes from 27 differentSong Library Logo cultures, haiku, and poems of 45 distinguished poets. Easy to use features include search capabilities by difficulty, tonality, meter, and vocal range, plus aids in lesson planning. The critically acclaimed SONG LIBRARY has been recommended by recognized leaders from all facets of music education. More

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White Line CCS Online Coursework Approved for ECMMA Certification

The Early Childhood Music and Movement Association (ECMMA) has approved online coursework of the Come Children Sing Institute Online Teacher Education Center (OTEC) for the ECMMA certification program. The international organization requires 30 hours of coursework to meet educational requirements for ECMMA Level 1 Certification, all of which can now be fulfilled through OTEC. In addition, OTEC courses and workshops can serve requirements for ECMMA Certification Levels 2 and 3. The Early Childhood Music and Movement Association, in their terms, “seeks to promote developmentally appropriate practices for all early childhood music and movement specialists, positively impacting the lives of all children.” Red Line

Online Teacher Workshops

Our Online Teacher Education Center (OTEC) now offers not only 10 hour courses for professional development hours, CEUs, or graduate credit, but also 1-5 hour online teacher workshops for professional development hours and CEUs. The workshops provide an opportunity for teachers to earn professional development hours or CEUs online from their own homes, on their own schedules. Workshops of varying lengths can be combined to earn CEUs through Indiana University/Purdue University, Indianapolis. Current offerings include the 5 hour workshop, Foundations, Curriculum Materials and Practice. A 5 hour workshop, Songs for Early Childhood and a variety of 1 hour workshops using the newly launched SONG LIBRARY are in progress. More.

New Alliance with Webster University

Graduate courses offered by our Online Teacher Education Center (OTEC) are now offered for graduate credit through Webster University. The private, nonprofit, accredited liberal arts university based in St. Louis, claims to be one of the most diverse and global universities, with its many locations around the world. CCS courses offered for graduate credit include Come Children, Sing!, applicable to children 0-8, with one section for music teachers and another for non-musician early childhood specialists, and Giving Voice to Children’s Artistry, applicable to children 7-13. More. Red Line

Free CCS Classes to Children with Special Needs

Come Children, Sing! continues to provide free CCS classes for children with special needs. Advanced CCS classes are also provided for these children for no charge, providing as much as four years of music instruction. Tell parents of children with special needs and their support organizations to contact us about free online classes. Contact Us

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Free CCS Classes to Children of Military Families

Come Children, Sing! continues to provide free CCS classes to children of military families with one parent deployed. Tell parents of these children and their support organizations to contact us about free online classes. Contact Us

Series of Articles for Teachers

Mary Ellen Pinzino continues to lead the way both in music learning and in the application of technology for music learning. A series of six articles for the Early Childhood Music and Movement Association (ECMMA) offered dialogue between Mary Ellen Pinzino and Dr. Rick Townsend, Managing Director of ECMMA, for the ECMMA website. Three of the articles focused on young children’s artistry, while the other three addressed online teacher education. Articles can be found here or at ECMMA. Red Line

From the Podium...

Online teaching of both children and teachers has dominated the work of the Come Children Sing Institute for the last seven years. It has been fed by decades in the live classroom with students of all ages. 2012 brought a new reason for Mary Ellen Pinzino to return to the live classroom once a week. Grand Prairie Choral Arts (GPCA), of the South Suburbs of Chicago, invited her to develop a new children’s chorus for children in grades 1-4. The “live bait” for the ongoing Children’s Choral Workshop was the joy of having her first grade grandson in the chorus.


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