The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) has extended its array of online education courses to individuals involved in fine arts programs with the launch of its newest course, Introduction to Music Adjudication.
This free course, available through the NFHS Learning Center at www.NFHSlearn.com, is designed to help and guide interscholastic music adjudicators at any level of proficiency to learn and improve the skills necessary to provide sound feedback to students participating in music events.
In each unit, adjudicators learn important aspects of judging music contests and festivals, such as the role and responsibility of adjudicating and the guidelines and standards of adjudication. The skills taught in this course introduce and reinforce time-tested guidelines and techniques that adjudicators at any level of proficiency have successfully used to adjudicate interscholastic music festivals and contests.
After starting with two courses – Fundamentals of Coaching and First Aid for Coaches – in 2007 through the NFHS Coach Education Program, the NFHS Learning Center now offers 40 online courses – 17 of which are free – and has expanded its reach to contest officials, students and music adjudicators.
“We are pleased to be able to offer a course for individuals involved in adjudicating music events,” said Dan Schuster, NFHS Director of Coach Education. “Our goal is to provide online education courses to as many individuals involved in high school activity programs as possible.”
Since the launch of www.NFHSlearn.com in 2007, the NFHS has delivered almost 3.9 million courses.
Barbara Johnson, CIC, is coordinator of Coach Program Services with the NFHS who works with the NFHS Coaches Association and the NFHS Coach Education Program