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Continuing Education

Music Department

Department Contact:

Dr. Peter Gries
Professor/Chair of Music



Music Department Website:

Course Offerings


  1. Qualifications to teach

    1. New lecturers must have a master's degree in Music or equivalent credentials to teach Cornerstone courses.
    2. New lecturers must be approved by the Music department chair and the academic dean of the College of Arts and Humanities.
    3. Policies for Approval of Lecturers
    4. Application for Lecturers
  2. On-going Professional Development Requirements

    • Orientation:

      Upon approval the music faculty will provide orientation and teaching materials currently used in the course(s) to new CWU Cornerstone lecturers, through: on campus visit, electronic communication and/or high school visit. Textbook, syllabus criteria, appropriate activities and projects will be covered.

    • Professional Development:

      Once a year instructors will be brought to campus for workshops and other training relevant to on-going instruction and development of course materials. On-campus annual training will consist of:

      • Sessions including material such as pedagogy, activities, grading, project development and similar topics will be presented.
      • Classroom attendance in the on-campus course with discussion following regarding the classroom climate with on campus instructor(s) and strategies to create a similar climate at the participating school.
      • Site visit to high school by department liaison.

*This ongoing interaction is intended to build collegiality and ensure consistency of instructions between CWU faculty that teach on campus and those who teach through the CWU Cornerstone program.