Undergraduate Music Education
2016 Spring Term
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INTRODUCTION TO TEACHING MUSIC
Required of music education students. Investigation of philosophical and psychological principles basic to the teaching of music, development of skills in planning and assessing music learning, and exploration of music's role in the school and in the community. Includes regular laboratory experience.
TECHNOLOGY MUSIC EDUCATORS
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.
EARLY CHILDHOOD MUSIC METHODS
Early Childhood Music Methods is designed to prepare early childhood 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 a basic understanding of musical fundamentals, and the skills, understanding and dispositions which will allow them to enrich classroom environments through the incorporation of music into various school settings.
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL MUSIC METHODS
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.
In this course, intended for students who plan to teach strings, students will compare the philosophies, contributions and teaching techniques of several String Pedagogues. Students will examine string educational method books, string literature of all levels, and will gain practical experience through teaching and through playing on secondary instruments.
WOODWIND TECHNIQUES II
Woodwind Techniques II provides music education students seeking licensure, functional instruction on non-primary woodwind instruments. The course emphasizes the development of pedogogical and performance skills relative to oboe, bassoon and saxophone. The student will demonstrate a functional performance level on the oboe, bassoon and saxophone, and diagnose and solve the problems of embouchure, breathing, posture, tone production, hand position, technique, and basic musicianship.
BRASS INSTRUMENT TECHNIQUES
Study of brass instrument pedogogical and performance skills to help prepare instrumental music education majors to teach brass instruments to beginning and intermediate students, and to support more advanced students with a knowledge of pedogogical and performance practices, related materials, and equipment.
Study of snare drum, timpani, keyboard percussion, drum set and other percussion instruments. Consideration given to the problems of the beginning percussionist. Repeatable.
METHODS OF TEACHING CHORAL MUSIC IN THE MIDDLE/SECONDARY SCHOOL
Required of vocal and combined music majors and special minors. Includes methodology in planning a comprehensive program of music experiences in the middle/secondary school with emphasis on organizing, developing and directing/rehearsing choral groups. Application of the Kodaly method.
METHODS OF TEACHING INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC IN THE MIDDLE/SECONDARY SCHOOL
Procedures for organizing, planning, and directing middle/secondary instrumental groups of various types are presented. Problems of student retention, concert presentation, music contest, tours, and establishing a unified instrumental program for the entire school system are addressed with solutions offered.
JAZZ PEDAGOGY I
An intensive study of the methodologies for teaching jazz. Focus areas include jazz history, jazz theory, jazz improvisation, and jazz program resources.
MARCHING BAND TECHNIQUES
An intensive study of numerous pedagogical and administrative methods necessary to create and educational marching band experience. Topics include fundamentals of drill design, music selection, comprehensive show planning, teaching methodologies, auxiliary groups, and marching percussion.