Undergraduate Music Education
2022 Spring Term
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INTRODUCTION TO TEACHING MUSIC
This required course is intended to prepare pre-service music education majors to teach across varied learning platforms while creating a culturally responsive classroom for an urban or rural setting. Students will learn the foundational skills and understanding of the music profession through field study, exploring education philosophers/theorists and culturally diverse topics. Course assignments are meant to develop strategies for planning to meet student learning needs, gain understanding of assessment of students' learning and applying Universal Design. Using self-reflection and research-based, primary-source materials, students will create a personal music education philosophy and present that philosophy during a MUSED Jury.
VOICE PEDAGOGY FOR INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC EDUCATORS
This course is intended as preparation for instrumental music education majors who may be required to instruct choral ensembles and/or voice lessons as part of their teaching duties. Building on concepts learned in MUSC 177: Class Voice, students will learn about the anatomical, physiological and acoustic elements of singing in order to gain a working knowledge of the vocal mechanism.
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.
TEACHING MUSIC AND ACCOMPANYING FROM THE PIANO
This course is designed to prepare pre-service music teachers to use the piano as a teaching tool in a variety of settings, to use requisite piano and conducting skills to teach a wide range of musical styles, and to develop piano skills to meet the needs of future elementary and secondary music students.
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.
STRING INSTRUMENT TECHNIQUES
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 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.
METHODS OF TEACHING CHORAL MUSIC IN THE MIDDLE/SECONDARY SCHOOL
Required of music education (choral emphasis) 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.
METHODS TEACHING INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC MIDDLE/SECONDARY
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.
Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member.