Undergraduate Music Education
2015 Fall Term
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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 a basic understanding of musical fundamentals, and the skills, understandings and dispositions which will allow them to enrich classroom environments through the incorporation of music into various school settings.
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.
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.
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.
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.