First Steps Certification

ISU Summer Music Program: First Steps in Music Certification  
June 20 – 24, 2016, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. 
For adults, ages 18 and up
Fee: $500
For resident students, additional charges apply. Please call the office for details. 

Instructor:  Emily Maurek

Coordinator: Julia Heath Reynolds, Indiana State University, Assistant Professor of Music 

During the First Steps in Music course, participants will be introduced to current research findings and the implications of that research on the development of an early childhood music and movement curriculum. Materials and activities will be presented for children from birth to age 7. Collecting materials, designing teaching strategies, lesson plans, and yearly curriculum, as well as developing and promoting an early childhood program, will be covered. Active participation in both music and movement activities will be the basis for most instruction. 

For more info – visit the FAME website -

On-campus residency, meal cards and recreation center usage available for individuals out-of-town. Additional fees apply. For information please call (812) 237-2528. 

The required textbook is First Steps in Music for Preschool and Beyond by John F. Feierabend. It may be purchased directly by students or purchased on the first day of class from the ISU School of Music office.

20 PGP Points are offered for recertification by completing this course, with an additional 5 hours for elective course activities. 

To register, please call the office at (812) 237-2528 or click here to enroll online (credit card only.)