Course Description

This course for band, orchestra, and choir directors focuses on how music educators can leverage technology to effectively & efficiently teach and assess a large number of students. The course is designed to help you make the most of the MusicFirst Classroom content & integrated software geared toward performance ensembles. The course will cover class management, MusicFirst Library, and content creation, and then will move on to more advanced topics, which includes how to use integrated software (PracticeFirst, Sight Reading Factory, Noteflight Learn, AuraliaFirst, & MusitionFirst) to create rich content for students.

Learner Outcomes

By the end of the course, participants will possess necessary skills to manage classes and facilitate student learning with the MusicFirst Classroom platform, with a specific intended use in the ensemble music classroom. Participants will be able to select and schedule content from the MusicFirst Classroom Library, which includes courses for Band, Chorus & Orchestra at the Elementary, Middle School and High School level. They will be able to create new lessons that include multimedia content. Participants will be able to use and assign student work with online software including PracticeFirst, Noteflight Learn, Sight Reading Factory, AuraliaFirst and MusitionFirst.
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Section Title
MusicFirst Certification for Ensemble Directors
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Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition credit (1 units) $154.00
Available for Credit
1 Quarter Credits
Section Notes

This course is offered in collaboration with MusicFirst.

Course is self-paced. Completion time: up to one year from date of enrollment.

Refund Policy: Withdrawals submitted online through SPU within 7 days of enrollment will receive a 95% refund. Withdrawals received after that point will not receive a refund and no withdrawals will be accepted after the completion deadline for the course. Instructions on how to withdraw are located on our website under Students/Withdrawal and Refund Policies.


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