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Moravian to host Yamaha Summer Technology Institute

One of six colleges nationwide to host program for music educators

Bethlehem, Pa—Moravian College will host the Yamaha Summer 2004 Technology Institute from July 27 to July 30. More than 30 music educators from the region and beyond will attend the program, which is designed to promote the integration of technology in music education.

The technology institute at Moravian is made possible through the sponsorship of Jacobs Music Company, one of the largest piano retailers in America and the pre-eminent dealer for the Philadelphia area. Jacobs Music Company nominated Moravian College as a site for the technology institute. Moravian is one of only six colleges across the country to host the program. Others include University of Arizona, Sonoma State University, and Purdue University.

“The selection of Moravian College is a credit to the Music Department,” said Mark J. Love, senior vice president of development, Jacobs Music Company. “Moravian’s commitment to the use of technology in music education helped in Yamaha’s site selection process. The College’s Clavinova Lab (Yamaha digital pianos) which provides students with advanced instrumentation to learn and create music is just one example.”

The program will focus on a variety of new teaching materials and strategies in music education. Classes will be held to expand music educators’ skills with arranging music, using the keyboard for percussion, and improvising with technology.

Yamaha clinicians Dennis Stanfill and Susan Ogilvy will demonstrate the Clavinova’s vast capabilities. A number of sessions will provide a hands-on look at the Clavinova and its functions including sequencing, recording, and computer related topics.

Moravian College is a private, coeducational, selective liberal arts college located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Tracing its founding to 1742, it is recognized as America's sixth-oldest college. Visit the Web site at www.moravian.edu.