Undergraduate Music Education
2023 Fall Term
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TECHNOLOGY FOR 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.
INSTRUMENTAL PEDAGOGY FOR CHORAL MUSIC EDUCATORS
This course is intended as preparation for choral music education majors who may be required to instruct instrumental ensembles and/or lessons as part of their teaching assignment as per the comprehensive Wisconsin music educator license.. Students will learn about the anatomical, physiological and acoustic elements of playing and teaching brass, percussion, string and woodwind instruments in order to gain a working knowledge of the mechanics of performance. Emphasis is placed on application of pedagogy to instrumental ensemble and private lesson instruction, and on providing students with the tools and resources to aid them in their teaching career.
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 I
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.
MUSIC EDUCATION PEDAGOGY WITH FIELD OBSERVATION
This course is to prepare choral and instrumental music education students to successfully teach and administer an elementary and/or middle school choral or instrumental performance program. A wide variety of topics will be covered, representing the diversity of roles and expectations placed upon the public-school choral or instrumental music educators. Readings will be drawn from various text sources, Anderson Library reserve materials and instructor's personal library. Any student with special needs and who wishes assistance should contact the instructor at the end of class.
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.
PEDAGOGY AND PRACTICE FOR TEACHING GENERAL MUSIC K-12
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.
LITERACY AND ASSESSMENT STRATEGIES FOR THE MUSIC TEACHER
This course is designed for music education majors to learn how to implement literacy strategies and measurement theory and assessment into middle and secondary music education courses.
Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member.