School of Music 2003-2005 Graduate Academic Bulletin
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Music Education Master Class
School of Education Courses
I201 Master Class in Music Education (0 cr.) Introduction to current topics in music education. For freshman and sophomore music education majors.
I202 Master Class in Music Education for Student Teaching (0 cr.) C: EDUC M482 Student Teaching. Preparation and support for student teaching experience. Field project and portfolio completion. For music education students during the student teaching semester.
Education M323 The Teaching of Music in the Elementary Schools (2 cr.) P: MUS E241 Introduction to Music Fundamentals. Not open to music majors. Fundamental procedures of teaching elementary school music, stressing music materials suitable for the first six grades.
Education M342 Methods and Materials for Teaching Elementary Music (3 cr.) P: admission to the Teacher Education Program, MUS E131 Freshman Colloquium in Music Education, and MUS E231 General Music Methods K-12. For field experience credit, students should enroll concurrently in EDUC M301 Laboratory/Field Experience for 0 credit hours. Detailed study of current teaching techniques for the elementary school music class; Dalcroze, Kodály, and Orff techniques; review of current textbooks and other materials; classroom recorder and guitar.
Education M343 Methods and Materials for Teaching Choral Music (3 cr.) P: junior standing; admission to the Teacher Education Program; MUS E131 Freshman Colloquium in Music Education and MUS E231 General Music Methods K-12. For field experience credit, students should enroll in EDUC M301 Laboratory/Field Experience (0 cr.). Organization and development of choral groups; voice production; rehearsal techniques; tone, diction, and phrasing; materials suitable for school choruses at secondary level.
Education M344 Methods and Materials for Teaching Instrumental Music (2-3 cr.) P: junior standing; admission to the Teacher Education Program; MUS E131 Freshman Colloquium in Music Education and MUS E231 General Music Methods K-12. For field experience credit, students should enroll in EDUC M301 Laboratory/Field Experience (0 cr.). Teaching methods and materials; organization of the instrumental curriculum.
Education M434 Administration of School Bands (2 cr.) P: senior standing; EDUC M344 (to be taken during the professional semester). Teaching, organization, and administration of school wind and percussion ensembles. Five meetings per week.
Education M436 Administration of School Orchestras (2 cr.) P: senior standing; EDUC M344 (to be taken during the professional semester). Teaching, organization, and administration of school orchestras. Five meetings per week.
Education M471 Undergraduate Seminar in Music Education (1 cr.) P: consent of instructor; admission to the Teacher Education Program. A practical orientation to the personal and professional problems that accompany the student-teaching experience. On-site visitation.
Education M482 Student Teaching: All Grades (10 cr.) P: senior standing, upper-division hearing, 10 credit hours of instrumental techniques (where required); all required conducting, education, and music education courses with the exception of EDUC M464 Methods of Teaching Reading, which must be completed prior to or during the student-teaching semester. A ten-week, full-time, continuous, and supervised experience.
Education M580 Student Teaching for Graduate Students: All Grades (9 cr.) A nine-week, full-time, continuous, and supervised experience.
F200 Music Education Instrumental Laboratory (1 cr.) C: F281 Brass Instrument Techniques or F337 Woodwinds Techniques. Preparing lessons, teaching, and conducting heterogeneous instrumental ensembles.
F201 Jazz Piano Class (1 cr.) P or C: F321 Jazz Improvisation I, or permission of instructor. Instruction in the use of the piano in the composition, arranging, and accompanying of jazz. Proficiency in each area is examined at the end of the course.
F205 Introduction to Instrumental Techniques (2 cr.) For B.M.E. voice and piano concentrations. Techniques and materials for beginning instrumental study. Recommended for sophomores and juniors.
F261 String Class Techniques (2 cr.) Class instruction and teaching methods for violin, viola, violoncello, and double bass.
F281 Brass Instrument Techniques (2 cr.) C: F200 Music Education Instrumental Laboratory. Class instruction and teaching methods for trumpet, horn, trombone, and tuba.
F302 Classroom Instrument Techniques (2 cr.) Beginning instruction in recorder, guitar, lap dulcimer, autoharp, and classroom Orff Instrument (pitched and non-pitched).
F316 Jazz Arranging I (3 cr.) Jazz instruments and special effects obtainable on each. Scoring of popular songs for the modern dance orchestra.
F317 Jazz Arranging II (3 cr.) P: consent of instructor. Arranging for various combinations of instruments in different styles.
F318 Styles and Analysis of Jazz (2 cr.) Technical features of various styles from the inception of jazz to the present.
F321-F322 Jazz Improvisation I-II (2-2 cr.) Theory and techniques of jazz improvisation with an emphasis on functional harmony, melodic form, special scales, tune studies, ear training, and development of style.
F337 Woodwind Techniques (2 cr.) C: F200 Music Education Instrumental Laboratory. Class instruction and teaching methods for flute, oboe, bassoon, clarinet, and saxophone.
F338 Percussion Techniques (2 cr.) Instruction in timpani, snare drum, xylophone, bass drum, cymbals, Latin and jazz drums, etc. Laboratory class with an emphasis on teaching techniques.
F400 Seminar in Interpretation (2-3 cr.) P: audition by and consent of instructor concerned. Instruction in interpretation by a performance teacher who is not the student's regular instructor.
F403 Scoring Percussion (2 cr.) Nomenclature, calligraphy, spectrum, notation, legend systems, timbre, characteristics, and ranges.
F404 Percussion Master Class (2 cr.) Technical, physical, aesthetic, and logistical factors in preparing solo, chamber, and orchestral repertory.
F405 Percussion Seminar (1-3 cr.) History, languages, and written and improvisational uses of indigenous instruments. Masterworks survey.
F411 Musical Productions for the Choral Director (2 cr.) P: E131 Freshman Colloquium in Music Education. Direction of vocal/choral productions involving staging or movement, including madrigal dinners, musical theatre, vocal jazz, and show choir.
F412 The Children's Chorus (2 cr.) Vocal and choral techniques, literature, and organizational practices appropriate for children's choral ensembles.
F413 Choral Literature for Music Educators (2 cr.) P: E131 Freshman Colloquium in Music Education. Survey of choral music appropriate for secondary school ensembles.
F414 Music in Early Childhood (2 cr.) P: E131 Freshman Colloquium in Music Education. C: EDUC M401 Field Experience. Methods and materials appropriate to the musical development of children from birth to age five.
F415 Orff, Dalcroze, Kodály (2 cr.) Principles and practices of music instruction associated with Carl Orff, Emile Jaques-Dalcroze, and Zoltan Kodály.
F419 Special Topics (1-3 cr.) P: junior standing. A format intended to accommodate special content not necessarily appropriate to a fixed listing. Planned to utilize unique competencies of faculty and special interests of students.
F449 Rudiments of Harp Ensemble Performance (1 cr.) Preparation for performance with mixed instrument ensembles.
F457 Seminar in Performance (1-3 cr.) P: permission of instructor. Basic properties and techniques of orchestral and band instruments. I. Harp. II. Percussion. III. Strings. IV. Brass. V. Woodwinds.
F461-F462 Score Reading I-II (1-1 cr.) P: adequate skill at the keyboard and T232 Musical Skills III. Performance at the piano of graded examples of scores, both vocal and instrumental.
F466 Techniques in Marching Bands (1-2 cr.) P: consent of instructor. For undergraduates and graduates majoring in music education. Techniques for organizing and training marching bands in public schools and at the college level. Planning and charting football shows; rehearsal problems.
F503 Colloquium in Recorder Pedagogy (3 cr.) A survey of historical and modern methods of recorder performance and pedagogy. Students study the changes in the instrument itself as well as its role in solo and ensemble music from the Middle Ages to the twentieth century. Teaching of historically appropriate skills is discussed.
F521 Advanced Improvisational Concepts (3 cr.) P: F322 Jazz Improvisation II or permission of departmental chairperson. Jazz and other contemporary music improvisation with an emphasis on the development of style.
F549 Elements of Harp Ensemble Performance (1 cr.) Study of the techniques and literature for multiple-harp ensembles. F549 may be waived for students with comparable experience; courses in conducting or harp pedagogy may be substituted upon recommendation of the department chair.
F551 Practicum in Transcription for the Guitar (2 cr.) Guided exercises in transcribing works for the guitar originally written for piano, lute, violin, cello, or other instrument or instrumental ensemble.
F603-F604 Seminar in Percussion Performance I-II (2-2 cr.) P: consent of instructor. The technical and physical factors governing the performance of solo, chamber, and orchestral literature.
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