Music Education Doctoral Student from Czech Republic Visits NSU

ABERDEEN, S.D. –The Northern State University Music Department has invited Martina Švandrlíková, a music education doctoral student from Jan Evangelista Purkyně University in Usti nad Labem, Czech Republic, to campus.

Švandrlíková will be staying in Aberdeen from Oct. 3 to Nov. 14 to study current trends, methods and structure of music education in the United States. 

During her appointment at NSU, Švandrlíková will attend and present at the South Dakota Music Teachers Conference in Brookings on Nov. 2; assist with events at NSU’s Johnson Fine Arts center; attend classes, lessons, the Oct. SDMEA conference in Rapid City, S.D., and a variety of other faculty and student activities; as well as visit local music teachers' studios and K-12 schools in the area. 

Švandrlíková is currently associate-principal of the Fundamental School of Fine Arts, in Klášterec nad Orlicí in the Czech Republic, and this experience will fulfill the educational internship requirement for her doctoral degree. 

Dr. Marcela Faflak, professor of music and piano literature at NSU, arranged for her invitation, planned her program, and serves as her advisor here.

"While this is very special opportunity for Martina–to experience American education hands-on during her internship at NSU,” said Faflak, “her visit will also greatly benefit all of our faculty and students she would be collaborating with, during the class time, library research and various university events she will participate in."

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