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Holy Family College Blog

8 FAQs about the 2020 Kodály Summer Graduate Music Program

Posted by Rachel Ware Carlton on 3/10/20 9:34 AM

Holy Family College (formerly Silver Lake college of the Holy Family) was the first to offer a master’s degree in Kodály education and has since enjoyed a coveted reputation in excellence. Music educators can earn a Master of Music in Music Education with a Kodály emphasis in just four summers. 

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Topics: Music Education

4 reasons you should pursue a BSN to launch your nursing career

Posted by Brianna Neuser on 2/28/20 9:46 AM

It’s no secret — there is currently a major nursing shortage and any licensed registered nurse (RN) should not have trouble finding employment, but that does not mean that all nursing degrees are created equal.

When it comes to your nursing education, you have a choice: you can pursue an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) or a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN).

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Topics: Nursing

Valuable Resources for Music Educators

Posted by Rachel Ware Carlton on 2/27/20 8:50 AM

Taught by some of the best music educators in the country, Holy Family College's various graduate Music Education programs are designed to support practicing music educators in enhancing their musical and pedagogical skills to become leaders in the classroom and in the field of music education. 

Allow us to showcase some informative resources for music educators in addition to a few of the extraordinary thought leaders who

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Topics: Music Education

New Scholarship Opportunities for Orff Schulwerk Certification at Holy Family College

Posted by Rachel Ware Carlton on 2/7/20 11:13 AM


Holy Family College’s Graduate Music program is expanding its offerings with the addition of its Orff Schulwerk Level I Certification program. This program isn’t the only thing that is new — scholarships are now also available for Orff Schulwerk Level I Certification program.  

This program offers its students an informative, joyful and life changing experience of music education at its finest. Keep reading to learn more about this certification program and new ways that you can make this certification a financial possibility.

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Topics: Music Education

Holy Family College’s Dr. Franklin Gallo Is Named Chamber Ensemble Director by OAKE

Posted by Rachel Ware Carlton on 1/30/20 8:57 AM



Holy Family College has long been recognized as a center of excellence in music education, particularly for the Kodály method. Our program’s success is due in large part to the high quality faculty and practitioners who teach and lead the next generation of musicians and music educators in our courses.

One of our esteemed faculty, Dr. Franklin “Frank” Gallo, was recently recognized for his achievements in the field of music education with a role as Chamber Ensemble Director at this year’s Organization of American Kodály Educators (OAKE) Conference.

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Topics: Music Education

How and why Holy Family College developed the new LOD graduate program

Posted by Dr. James Begotka on 8/5/19 8:03 AM

Holy Family College is excited to launch the new Leadership and Organizational Development (LOD) program in the fall. This graduate-level program will provide students with the training and education required to meet the rapidly growing demand for leaders in organizations across Wisconsin and the nation.

We’re answering three common questions you may have about this new program. Read on to discover how Holy Family College developed the new Leadership and Organizational Development graduate program – and why a Master of Science in Leadership and Organizational Development could benefit your career!

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Topics: Business & Leadership

Top 5 Leadership skills — Myth or Reality?

Posted by Dr. James Begotka on 7/18/19 9:10 AM

According to Google analytics, users search for terms around leadership more often than management.

More specifically, today, search queries like the "dichotomy of leadership" and "leadership in turbulent times" are very common.

Since the industrial age with its studies focused on the first generations of great leaders, incomprehensible dollars have been spent researching leadership. Many quests have been made to find the elusive and illusive set or combinations of traits and skills that contribute most to a person developing into a successful and effective leader.

And yet, to this day, human kind has not come up with a definitive response to the question, "What are the essentials skills of the most successful and effective leaders?"

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Topics: Business & Leadership

3 Reasons to File Your FAFSA Applications Early

Posted by Jamie Grant on 7/3/19 7:28 AM

Scanning the cafeteria menu in the crowded line, Sarah overheard two fellow students talking about filling out financial aid forms for college. She wondered why the students were relieved to have the FAFSA application process completed so early. Wasn’t there plenty of time for filling out the college FAFSA forms? Sarah pulled out her phone and Googled Free Application For Federal Student Aid, in order to research the FAFSA application process with more scrutiny. Surprisingly, she discovered that there is not an unlimited supply of money for students seeking financial aid, the directives on the FAFSA website noted that there may be limited funds for a few Federal Student Aid programs. The key is to apply as soon as possible when trying to secure the best possible funding sources. Grateful for the time-sensitive discovery, Sarah filled out her FAFSA application with the help of her parents later that evening.

Now, Sarah’s story is only based on a true story, but what is entirely accurate is that often students (and their parents!) don't realize -- until it's too late -- the importance of submitting their FAFSA forms earlier than normal.

Note: Holy Family College knows that considering a higher education can be stressful and overwhelming. That’s why HFC has put together a College Admissions Resource Library to help answer some of your questions and concerns.

Here are three reasons to get ahead and file your FAFSA applications early:

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Topics: FInancial Aid

Deadline Extended: There's Still Time to Apply for Our Orff-Schulwerk Certification Program

Posted by Rachel Ware Carlton on 6/18/19 8:45 AM

We have some exciting news for all those who are passionate about music education.

Registration for our new Orff-Schulwerk Level I Certification Program has been extended by one week! The new deadline for application is Monday, June 24th.

This summer's Orff-Schulwerk Level I Certification Program is prepared to make history as we bring Orff-Schulwerk Certification training back to the state of WI. This program will offer its students an informative, joyful and life changing experience of music education at its finest.

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Topics: Music Education

Coming Soon to Wausau: We’re Expanding Our Graduate Programs to New Areas of Wisconsin

Posted by Amy Hanson on 5/30/19 11:33 AM

Have you considered getting a graduate degree from Holy Family College?

This could be your moment. Our excellent, student-centric and values-based graduate programs are now available in more locations across the state of Wisconsin.

Holy Family College’s Leadership and Organizational Development program and graduate education degree programs are expanding to include cohorts in Wausau, Wisconsin in addition to existing cohort groups in Chippewa Falls and Pulaski.

Keep reading to learn more about this exciting expansion and how this new cohort location could open up the door to your future graduate education and career.

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Topics: Business & Leadership, Graduate School, masters in education, graduate degree in education

About This Blog

Deciding where, when and by what means to go to college can be a difficult decision process. We want to help! The Holy Family College Blog is intended to be a resource as you navigate these choices, from what type of school to choose to how to finance your education. Watch this space for helpful tips. 

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