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Undergraduate Music Education

2012 Fall Term

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3 Units

FUNDAMENTALS OF MUSIC (GA)

Music Education 111

A required course in basic musical skills - notational, keyboard, and vocal - necessary for Early Childhood, Elementary and Middle School education majors. A prerequisite to MUSED 322 and MUSED 323.


2 Units

TECHNOLOGY MUSIC EDUCATORS

Music Education 290

Aspects of music technology essential to music educators, such as the use of music software in notation and composition, MIDI-based sequencing and sampling, digital recording and production, basic live sound techniques, and basic technology grant-writing strategies.


2 Units

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL MUSIC METHODS

Music Education 323

Elementary/Middle School Music Methods is designed to prepare elementary/middle school education majors to enhance and support music education through awareness of the role of music in children's lives and the goals and processes necessary for musical development. Preservice teachers gain skills, understandings and dispositions which will allow them to enrich classroom environments through the incorporation of music into various school settings.


3 Units

STRING INSTRUMENT TECHNIQUES

Music Education 362

Students will learn fundamentals of both right and left hand technique including tone production, various bowing styles, intonation, shifting, and vibrato. Students will also learn pedagogical strategies for teaching string instruments in school settings.


2 Units

WOODWIND TECHNIQUES I

Music Education 363

Woodwind Techniques I provides music education students seeking licensure, functional instruction on non-primary woodwind instruments. The course emphasizes the development of pedagogical and performance level on the clarinet and flute and diagnose and solve the problems of embouchure, breathing, posture, tone production, hand position, technique and basic musicianship.


2 Units

ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE SCHOOL INSTRUMENTAL METHODS

Music Education 437

This course prepares the instrumental music teacher to deal with the problems of teaching instrumental music in the elementary/middle school. Specific areas covered in the course include recruiting and selection of elementary/middle school band students, class organization, scheduling, and teaching procedures.


4 Units

PEDAGOGY AND PRACTICE FOR TEACHING GENERAL MUSIC K-12

Music Education 452

This course provides an introduction to pedagogical approaches, instructional and assessment strategies, and materials for teaching in the K-12 general music classroom. Topics include musical growth, skill and conceptual development, and synthesis of materials and methods into curricular practice through investigation of textbook series, supplementary materials, and technology resources.

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