Music Education and Pedagogy Courses
E130 Introduction to Music Learning (2 cr.) Introduction to the philosophy, sociology, and psychology of music. Survey of careers in music, including teaching (school and private), performing, scholarship, publishing, and technical fields. This course fulfills the pedagogy requirement for B.M. degrees.
E131 Freshman Colloquium in Music Education (2 cr.) C: EDUC M101 Field Experience. Introduction to the development of instructional materials and professional artifacts through observations, peer teaching, and the application of technological resources. A grade of C+ or higher is required.
E230 Teaching Music through Performance (2 cr.) P: E130 Introduction to Music Learning or E131 Freshman Colloquium in Music Education. Preparation of lecture/demonstrations in music, including selection of topics and literature, administration, and evaluation. Ensembles composed of students enrolled in the class perform productions at community sites such as schools, hospitals, and service clubs.
E231 General Music Methods K-12 (2 cr.) P: E131 Freshman Colloquium in Music Education; C: EDUC M201 Laboratory/Field Experience (0 cr.), which requires 15 hours of fieldwork. Principles of musical development and curriculum planning applied to the teaching of general music in schools, including special populations. The application of computer technologies to the teaching of general music and music appreciation is examined. A grade of C+ or higher is required.
E241 Introduction to Music Fundamentals (2- 3 cr.) Designed to aid elementary majors in the School of Education in learning to sing and read music.
E303 Violin/Viola Pedagogy I(2 cr.)
E304 Violin/Viola Pedagogy II(2 cr.) P: E303 Violin/Viola Pedagogy I.
E306 Cello Pedagogy (2 cr.)
E312 Arranging for Instrumental and Vocal Groups (2 cr.) P: T252 Music Theory and Literature IV and T232 Musical Skills III, or equivalent for all students, and F205 Introduction to Instrumental Techniques for choral and general music education majors. Scoring for orchestra, band, and chorus.
E400 Undergraduate Readings in Music Education (cr. arr.)*
E410 Topics in Music Education and Pedagogy (3 cr.) P: Junior standing in the Jacobs School of Music or consent of instructor. Focus on aspects of music education and pedagogy relevant to students enrolled in the degree programs, Bachelor of Music or Bachelor of Science in Music; the course is not intended to fulfill Bachelor of Music Education requirements. E410 emphasizes theory and research in music education and pedagogy. The scope of topics will include music teaching in private and small group settings, the role of music in society, women in music, research in music pedagogy, philosophy, psychology, and sociology of music. May be repeated for different topics.
E420 String Pedagogy (2 cr.) String teaching materials, methods, and techniques for use with K-12 students.
E459 Instrumental Pedagogy (1-3 cr.) Pedagogy classes pertaining to the individual instruments.
E467 Techniques of String Class Teaching (3 cr.) Current pedagogical practices, procedures, and materials for string teaching for both class and private instruction.
E470 Pedagogy of Jazz (2 cr.) Techniques and methods of teaching jazz studies, including the training of jazz bands.
E489 Organ Pedagogy (3 cr.) Pedagogical practices, procedure, and materials for organ teaching.
E491 Senior Seminar in Music Education (3 cr.) P: EDUC M482 Student Teaching. Issues in the profession of music education, synthesis of student teaching experiences, and the development of a plan for personal growth as a teacher.
E493 Piano Pedagogy (2 cr.) Required of senior piano majors. Methods and materials for teaching individuals and classes of both children and adults. Two hours of demonstration and two hours of teaching each week.
E494 Vocal Pedagogy (3 cr.) Principles of voice production. Quality, diction, range, breathing, vocalization, dynamics, agility, and vocal hygiene as bases for an approach to voice teaching.
E502 The Practice of Music Teaching (3 cr.) An overview of learning theories and curriculum design related to specific music education fields. Includes an investigation of general learning theories and application of these to choral, general, and instrumental music teaching situations. Field experience component will provide opportunities for observation of area teachers and implementation of curriculum with area students.
E503 Violin/Viola Pedagogy I(2 cr.) Learning the skills to teach beginning violin or viola students through lectures, observation of private and group lessons, and teaching children under the supervision of the instructor. Paper on a topic from the course.
E504 Violin/Viola Pedagogy II(2 cr.) P: E503 Violin/Viola Pedagogy I. Learning to teach shifting, vibrato, and bow strokes, and exploring the repertoire of young violinists and violists. Course includes lectures, observation of private and group lessons, and teaching children under the supervision of the instructor. Paper on a topic from the course.
E505 Violin/Viola Pedagogy III (2 cr.) P: E503 Violin/Viola Pedagogy Iand E504 Violin/Viola Pedagogy II. Extended work and independent projects in violin and viola pedagogy. Paper and lecture on a topic from the course.
E506 Cello Pedagogy (2 cr.) Comparisons of cello methods and materials, study of right-hand and left-hand techniques, observation of teaching, and practical experience teaching private and class lessons. Paper on a topic from the course.
E507 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.
E509 Horn Pedagogy (1 cr.) Observation of two private lessons per week taught by major teachers. Term paper required.
E510 Trumpet and Cornet Pedagogy (1 cr.) Observation of two private lessons per week taught by major teachers. Term paper required.
E511 Trombone Pedagogy (1 cr.) Observation of two private lessons per week taught by major teachers. Term paper required.
E512 Tuba Pedagogy (1 cr.) Observation of two private lessons per week taught by major teachers. Term paper required.
E513 Harp Pedagogy (3 cr.) A survey of teaching materials and methods for the harp and texts on basic musicianship. Observation of private lessons and class instruction.
E514 Applied Harp Pedagogy (3 cr.) A supervised series of private and class harp lessons.
E515 Double Bass Pedagogy (2 cr.) Study of techniques, practitioners, and scope of double bass pedagogy from the 18th century to the present. Weekly discussion topics; two papers required.
E516 Instructional Programs and Learning in Music (3 cr.) The application of theories of musical learning to the selection and sequencing of content in a variety of learning settings.
E517 Sociology of Music (1-3 cr.) Discussions and informal lectures on aspects of the sociology of music viewed from the perspective of process.
E518 Foundations of Music Education (3 cr.) Interdisciplinary approach, including aspects of philosophy, psychology, aesthetics, and sociology.
E519 Psychology of Music (3 cr.) Functions of the musical mind; factors in the development of musical skills and maturity.
E520 Seminar in Music Education for Master’s Degree Students (2 cr.) P or C: E518 Foundations of Music Education. Required of master’s degree students in music education. Two meetings a week. Reports on research by students or faculty members.
E521 The Children’s Chorus (3 cr.) Vocal and choral techniques, literature, and organizational practices appropriate to children’s choral ensembles.
E522 Music in Early Childhood (3 cr.) A survey of research literature in musical development and applications to the selection of materials and teaching methods for the preschool- and kindergarten-aged child.
E523 Music in Special Education (3 cr.) Methods and materials for the musical education of learners with special characteristics. Emphasis on adaptive procedures for mainstream education students.
E524 Exploratory Teaching in Elementary School Music (3 cr.) For graduate students in music education who have teaching experience. Comprehensive study of the elementary music program, including new techniques, materials, and literature.
E525 Supervision of Music in the Public Schools (1-3 cr.) Functions and techniques of music supervision; problems of music consultants; in-service training for classroom teachers; and administration of school music programs.
E526 Exploratory Approaches to Music in Junior and Senior High School (1-3 cr.) Contemporary philosophy, music theory, and practice for use in classes in general music, music appreciation, music history, allied arts, and music theory. Techniques for working with adolescents and their problems of interest, changing voice, and capability.
E527 Advanced Instrumental Methods (3 cr.) Application of current teaching techniques to group instrumental instruction. Designed for students with previous teaching experience.
E528 Advanced Choral Methods (3 cr.) Application of current teaching techniques to a variety of choral ensemble types. Designed for students with previous teaching experience.
E529 Special Topics in Music Education (2-3 cr.) Selected topics in music education practice and research, including instructional methods; historical, philosophical, psychological, and social foundations; and contemporary issues in music education. The course may be repeated under different topic designations.
E530 Learning Processes in Music (3cr.) Descriptive and prescriptive conditions of musical learning and development. Included are interdisciplinary studies of learning involving musical, psychological, physiological, cultural, and sociological factors.
E531-E532 Research Methods in Music I-II (3- 3 cr.) I. Nature of research and scientific method; application to problems of music research. Critique of research studies. II. Problem definition; development of research design. Probability and sampling procedure. Techniques for the location, collection, quantification, and treatment of data. Research report required.
E533 Research in Music Education (cr. arr.)* P: E532 Research Methods in Music II or consent of instructor.
E534 Practicum in Music Education (1-3 cr.)* Research techniques and procedures. Practical or creative project or investigation required (maybe a phase of a cooperative study or an independent project).
E535 Measurement, Evaluation, and Guidance in Music (3 cr.) P: E519 Psychology of Music or consent of instructor. Standardized tests, classroom or studio marking, auditioning, and adjudication; evaluation of aptitude in light of professional and educational criteria; and use of data in counseling.
E536 Special Workshop in Music Education (cr. arr.)
E545 Guided Professional Experiences (cr. arr.) P: Consent of instructor. Further development of professional skills in teaching, supervision, and administration by means of laboratory techniques and use of Jacobs School of Music facilities and resources. Evidence required of competency to carry out independent work.
E551 Seminar in Instrumental Teaching (3 cr.) Principles of the pedagogy of individual instruments applied to private and group instruction. Members of the performance faculty will participate in discussions.
E557 Band Arranging for Graduate Students (3 cr.) P: Consent of instructor. Practical arranging of music for concert, marching, and pep bands. Transcriptions of appropriate selections from piano, organ, or orchestral literature.
E559 Instrumental Pedagogy (1-3 cr.) P: Graduate standing. Pedagogy classes pertaining to the individual instruments.
E561 Choral Methods and Materials (3 cr.) Advanced choral methods for the practicing teacher or advanced student. Literature survey for secondary school environment. Resources and methodology leading to a comprehensive choral curriculum.
E568 Administration of Instrumental Groups (3 cr.) Supervision of school bands and orchestras: student personnel, financing, program construction, rehearsal techniques, festival participation, physical plant, and repair of instruments.
E570 Pedagogy of Jazz (2 cr.) Techniques and methods of teaching jazz studies.
E571-E572-E573 Kodály Concept I-II-III (3-3-3 cr.) Methods, analysis, and solfege; materials and curriculum development. I. Primary. II. Intermediate. III. Advanced.
E574-E575-E576 Orff Program Development III-III (3-3-3 cr.) Methods and materials, movement, singing and playing skills; curriculum development. I. Primary. II. Intermediate. III. Advanced.
E589 Organ Pedagogy (3 cr.) An overview of historical organ method books, organ pedagogy, and supporting material. Course consists of some lecture as well as the individual student doing actual teaching (observed by the instructor) with follow-up conferences.
E593 Piano Methods (2 cr.) Elective for master’s degree candidates in piano. Two lectures a week. Four instructors for four weeks each.
E594 Vocal Pedagogy (3 cr.) P: Voice major or consent of instructor. Processes in voice production: respiration, phonation, articulation, and resonance. Psychological, physiological, and acoustical problems including voice classification, quality, diction, and registration will be discussed. A major paper on a related subject will also be required. Assignment of students to members of the class for supervised teaching. A study of studio procedure and practical subjects related to studio and class voice instruction.
E596 Research in Music (cr. arr.)*
E600 Thesis in Music Education (3 cr.)*
E616 Curriculum in Music Education (3 cr.) P: E518 Foundations of Music Education and consent of instructor. Purpose, problems, development, and current trends in music curricular structures in elementary, secondary, and higher education.
E618 History and Philosophy of Music Education (3 cr.) P: E518 Foundations of Music Education. The interaction of the theory and practice of music education with historical and philosophical developments in the European/American tradition.
E625 Administration of Music in Higher Education (3 cr.) Administration problems, curricular content, securing of teaching personnel and equipment, planning of music buildings, and other duties attendant upon the administrator of a music department or school of music.
E635 College Music Teaching (3 cr.) Theory of teaching, philosophic assumptions, aesthetic theories, approaches to education, implications for teaching music education, music history and literature, and music theory courses.
E658 Music Education Doctoral Seminar I(2 cr.) Required of doctoral students in music education. Two meetings a week. Reports on research by students or faculty members.
E659 Music Education Doctoral Seminar II(2 cr.) P: Consent of instructor. Advanced professional study in the theory and practice of music education, with application of all previous course material for the doctoral degree.
E660 Philosophical Research in Music Education (2 cr.) An examination of the methods used in philosophical research in music education, with a survey of major studies and trends of inquiry.
E661 Historical Research in Music Education (2 cr.) An examination of the methods used in historical research in music education, with a survey of major studies and trends of inquiry.
E662 Public Lecture (1 cr.) A presentation made to the university community and submitted for consideration to an appropriate professional conference. The paper presented must represent new, doctoral-level research, and be approved by a primary faculty supervisor and a second faculty reader.
E690 Seminar in Piano Pedagogy and Instructional Materials I (cr. arr.) P: Consent of instructor. Teaching approaches: rational practicing, beginner’s methods, and group teaching.
E691-E692 Seminar in Piano Pedagogy and Instructional Materials II-III (cr. arr.) P: E690 Seminar in Piano Pedagogy and Instructional Materials I or consent of instructor. II. Technique, mechanics of the instrument, physiology and psychology of playing. III. Teaching repertoire, schools of pianism, memorization, and sight reading.
E694 Applied Comparative Voice Pedagogy (3 cr.) P: E594 Vocal Pedagogy. Supervised individual performance of technical principles and terminology employed in vocal teaching, 1700 to the present. Concepts of breathing, phonation, resonance, and range. Diction is sung and discussed by each class member. Vocal examples from song literature.
E695 Seminar in Vocal Pedagogy Research (3 cr.) P: Consent of instructor. For advanced students in voice and voice pedagogy. Formal research paper required.
E700 Dissertation in Music Education (cr. arr.)*
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