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2016-2017

FALL SEMESTER 2016

SEPTEMBER

Tuesday Classes
September 20 & 27

(6:15pm - 9:15pm)

Sound Voice and Music Technique: Core Classes

Silvia Nakkach and Guest Teachers

Saturday & Sunday
September 24-25
(10am-6:30pm)

Medicine Melodies: The Use of Music in Shamanic and Psychotherapy Practice

Silvia Nakkach

OCTOBER

Tuesday Classes
October 11, 18, & 25
(6:15pm - 9:15pm)

Sound Voice and Music Technique: Core Classes

Silvia Nakkach & Guest Teachers

Saturday & Sunday
October 8-9
(10am - 5:30pm)

Nada Yoga & The Harmonic Voice

Baird Hersey

Saturday & Sunday
October 22-23
(10am - 5:30pm)

Cross-Cultural Music Healing and the Tomatis Method

Pat Moffitt Cook

NOVEMBER

Tuesday Classes
November 1, 15, & 29
(6:15pm - 9:15pm)

Sound Voice and Music Technique: Core Classes

Silvia Nakkach & Guest Teachers

Saturday & Sunday
November 5-6
(10am - 5:30pm)

The Science of Sound and the Use of Tuning Forks

John Beaulieu

Saturday & Sunday
November 12-13
(10am - 5:30pm)

Sound Healing Clinic and Practicum

John Beaulieu

DECEMBER

Saturday & Sunday
December 3-4
(10am - 6pm)

The Shamanic Journey & Mid Term Integration

Jurgen Kremer and Silvia Nakkach

SPRING SEMESTER 2017

FEBRUARY

Tuesday Classes
February 7 & 21

(6:15pm - 9:15pm)

Sound, Voice, and Music Techniques and Expression: Core Classes

Silvia Nakkach and Guest Teachers

Saturday & Sunday
February 4-5
(10am - 5pm)

Drumming, Overtone Singing, and Mind-body Synchronization

Glen Velez

Friday
February 10
(7pm)

CIIS House Concert

Thomas Amelio & Silvia Nakkach

Saturday & Sunday
February 11-12
(10am - 5pm)

Energetic Power of Sanskrit Mantras

Thomas Amelio & Silvia Nakkach

Saturday & Sunday
February 26-27
(10am-5pm)

Creative Music Therapy and Clinical Improvisation

Alan Turry

MARCH

Tuesday Classes
March 7, 14, & 28
(6:15pm - 9:15pm)

Sound, Voice, and Music Techniques and Expression: Core Classes

Silvia Nakkach & Guest Teachers

Tuesdays: Guest Teacher
March 7 & 14
(6:15pm - 9:15pm)

Harp Healing and Music as a Companionship

Portia Diwa

Saturday & Sunday
March 18-19
(10am - 5:30pm)

Creating a Vocal Community 

Ysaye Barnwell

APRIL

Tuesday Classes
April 11 & 18
(6:15pm - 9:15pm)

Sound, Voice, and Music Techniques and Expression: Core Classes

Silvia Nakkach & Guest Teachers

Saturday & Sunday
April 1-2
(10am - 5pm)

Music & World Peace; Drum Circles in War Zones

Christine Stevens

Tuesday: Guest Teacher
April 11
(6:15pm - 9:15pm)

Abundance & Organization: Manifesting the Work You Love

Denmo Ibrahim

Saturday & Sunday
April 22-23
(10am - 5pm)

Native America & African Medicine Music 

Valerie Naranjo

MAY

Saturday & Sunday
May 20 & 21
(10am - 6:30pm)

Final Students Presentations and Graduation Celebration

Silvia Nakkach


Please note that the schedule above is subject to change.

Please note that students must complete the entire curriculum, which meets at predetermined times throughout the year, in order to receive the certificate of completion. Should a participant miss one or two classes, he or she will have the option of either attending another class offered by CIIS Public Programs & Performances or completing a special project at an additional cost.

Policy for Missed Classes and Students from Out of Town
If a student misses a class, he or she must make up the class by taking another class that is equivalent of the content in the missed class. The student may take a non-certificate class through Public Programs & Performances at a 15-25 percent discount. In certain cases, the student may find a class elsewhere to fulfill the requirement. All make-up classes must be approved by Silvia Nakkach and the director of Public Programs & Performances. We do everything we can to create solutions for unavoidable schedule conflics, but out of town students must attend most classes locally. It is not possible to complete the program online or remotely.If you live outside of the Bay Area, please contact the Public Programs & Performances office at (415) 575-6175 to address the details of your particular situation.Students can accrue 20 hours for an individual project at an extra cost (to cover advisor and other administrative fees).

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