Department of Music Education

Courses

Jacobs School Bulletin

2014-2015
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Courses offered by the Music Education Department are listed below. Please check the Schedule of Classes for course offerings each semester. The letter "P" identifies prerequisites for the course listed.

MUS  E130 - Introduction to Music Learning

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.

MUS  E131 - Freshman Colloquium in Music Education

C: EDUC M101 Laboratory/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.

MUS  E230 - Teaching Music through Performance

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.

MUS  E231 - General Music Methods K-12

P: E131 Freshman Colloquium in Music Education; C: EDUC M201 Laboratory/ Field Experience. 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.

MUS  E232 - Inclusive Participatory Music Practices

P: E130 Introduction to Music Learning or E131 Freshman Colloquium in Music Education. C: EDUC M201 Laboratory/Field Experience. An examination of various avenues for learning music in contemporary culture. Includes an overview of informal music making practices such as garage bands and singing circles, learning and engagement with music from diverse places throughout the world, and using technology for creative music making. Contains a service learning component. A grade of C+ or higher is required.

MUS  E241 - Introduction to Music Fundamentals

Designed to aid elementary majors in the School of Education in learning to sing and read music.

MUS  E312 - Arranging for Instrumental and Vocal Groups

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.

MUS  E400 - Undergraduate Readings in Music Education

MUS  E410 - Topics in Music Education and Pedagogy

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.

MUS  E467 - Techniques of String Class Teaching

Current pedagogical practices, procedures, and materials for string teaching for both class and private instruction.

MUS  E480 - Methods and Materials for Teaching String Music

P: F261 String Class Techniques. String teaching materials, methods, and techniques for use with K-12 students.

MUS  E481 - Methods and Materials for Teaching Instrumental Jazz

P: T152 Music Theory and Literature II. Instrumental jazz materials, methods, and techniques for teaching K-12 students. A short survey of jazz history, including seminal recordings, and an introduction to teaching improvisation will be included.

MUS  E482 - Methods and Materials for Teaching Vocal Jazz

P: T152 Music Theory and Literature II. Strategies for teaching the basic principles of vocal jazz. Areas of study include historical perspective, landmark recordings, repertoire, improvisation, scat syllables, swing, accompaniment, amplification, auditioning, and sequence of instruction. No previous jazz experience necessary.

MUS  E491 - Senior Seminar in Music Education

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.

MUS  E502 - The Practice of Music Teaching

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.

MUS  E517 - Sociology of Music

Discussions and informal lectures on aspects of the sociology of music viewed from the perspective of process.

MUS  E518 - Foundations of Music Education

Interdisciplinary approach, including aspects of philosophy, psychology, aesthetics, and sociology.

MUS  E520 - Seminar in Music Education for Master’s Degree Students

P or C: E518 Foundations of Music Education and E598 Practicum/Thesis Proposal in Music Education. Required of master’s degree students in music education. Two meetings a week. Reports on research by students or faculty members.

MUS  E521 - The Children’s Chorus

Vocal and choral techniques, literature, and organizational practices appropriate to children’s choral ensembles.

MUS  E522 - Music in Early Childhood

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.

MUS  E523 - Music in Special Education

Methods and materials for the musical education of learners with special characteristics. Emphasis on adaptive procedures for mainstream education students.

MUS  E524 - Exploratory Teaching in General Music K-12

For graduate students in music education who have teaching experience. Comprehensive study of the general music program, including new techniques, materials, and literature.

MUS  E525 - Supervision of Music in the Public Schools

Functions and techniques of music supervision; problems of music consultants; in-service training for classroom teachers; and administration of school music programs.

MUS  E527 - Advanced Instrumental Methods

Application of current teaching techniques to group instrumental instruction. Designed for students with previous teaching experience.

MUS  E528 - Advanced Choral Methods and Materials

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.

MUS  E530 - Learning Processes in Music

Descriptive and prescriptive conditions of musical learning and development. Included are interdisciplinary studies of learning involving musical, psychological, physiological, cultural, and sociological factors.

MUS  E533 - Research in Music Education

P: consent of instructor.  Independent research in music education.

MUS  E535 - Measurement, Evaluation, and Guidance in Music

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.

MUS  E540 - Topics in General Music

For graduate students in music education with some teaching experience in general music. Topics include creativity, technology, and arts integration. Philosophies of music teaching, learning theories, curricular approaches, research, and classroom content, as they relate to teaching K-12 general music.

MUS  E545 - Guided Professional Experiences

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.

MUS  E561 - Special Topics in Choral Methods

MUS  E568 - Administration of Instrumental Groups

Supervision of school bands and orchestras: student personnel, financing, program construction, rehearsal techniques, festival participation, physical plant, and repair of instruments.

MUS  E571 - Kodály Concept I

Methods, analysis, and solfege; materials and curriculum development. Primary.

MUS  E572 - Kodály Concept II

Methods, analysis, and solfege; materials and curriculum development. Intermediate.

MUS  E573 - Kodály Concept III

Methods, analysis, and solfege; materials and curriculum development. Advanced.

MUS  E574 - Orff Program Development I

Methods and materials, movement, singing and playing skills; curriculum development. Primary.

MUS  E575 - Orff Program Development II

Methods and materials, movement, singing and playing skills; curriculum development. Intermediate.

MUS  E576 - Orff Program Development III

Methods and materials, movement, singing and playing skills; curriculum development. Advanced.

MUS  E580 - Methods and Materials for Teaching String Music

String teaching materials, methods, and techniques for use with K-12 students. This course will cover the skills and knowledge that will enable students to successfully teach public school string classes from the beginning though advanced levels. Knowledge of various pedagogical approaches as well as practical application of those concepts in this course.

MUS  E581 - Methods and Materials for Teaching Instrumental Jazz

Instrumental jazz materials, methods, and techniques for teaching K-12 stduents. A short survey of jazz history including seminal recordings, and an introduction to teaching improvisation will be included. A review of jazz research leading to a research paper and presentation.

MUS  E582 - Methods and Materials for Teaching Vocal Jazz

Strategies for teaching the basic principles of vocal jazz. Areas of study include historical perspective, landmark recordings, repertoire, improvisation, scat syllables, swing, accompaniment, amplification, auditioning, and sequence of instruction. No previous jazz experience necessary. A review of jazz research leading to a research paper and presentation.

MUS  E598 - Practicum/Thesis Proposal in Music Education

P: Consent of instructor. Enrollment required prior to or concurrent with E520 Seminar in Music Education for Master's Degree Students. Development of Practicum or Thesis methodology and analysis procedures.

MUS  E599 - Practicum in Music Education

Research-based practical or creative project or investigation (may be a phase of a cooperative study or an independent project).  This course is eligible for deferred (R) grading.

MUS  E600 - Thesis in Music Education

Quantitative or qualitative scholarly research document. This course is eligible for deferred (R) grading.

MUS  E616 - Curriculum in Music Education

P: E518 Foundations of Music Education. Purpose, problems, development, and current trends in music curricular structures in elementary, secondary, and higher education.

MUS  E618 - History and Philosophy of Music Education

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.

MUS  E619 - Psychology of Music

Functions of the musical mind; factors in the development of musical skills and maturity.

MUS  E625 - Administration of Music in Higher Education

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.

MUS  E631 - Quantitative Research in Music Education

Nature of research and scientific method; application to problems of music research. Critique of research studies.

MUS  E632 - Advanced Quantitative Research in Music Education

P: E631 Quantitative Research in Music Education. Problem definition; development of research design. Probability and sampling procedure. Techniques for the location, collection, quantification, and treatment of data. Research report required.

MUS  E635 - College Music Teaching

Theory of teaching, philosophic assumptions, aesthetic theories, approaches to education, implications for teaching music education, music history and literature, and music theory courses.

MUS  E640 - Qualitative Research in Music Education

Basic sociological, anthropological, and historical backgrounds from which qualitative research in music education is drawn and the principal theories that govern qualitative research. Factors related to the design, collection of data, and analysis for field-based research. A hands-on approach to data collection and analysis strategies applied to research questions.

MUS  E645 - Music Teacher Education

Historical perspectives and current theory and practice in music teacher education including the structure and framework of public education, program evaluations, strategies for method classes, field experience, and student teaching. Investigation of current research in music teacher education.

MUS  E646 - Seminar in String Research

An overview of current topics in string research. A wide range of pedagogical topics examined through selected readings. Literature review of specific topics leading to a research paper and presentation.

MUS  E650 - Music Education Research Colloquium

Research presentations, poster presentations, and lectures by graduate students, faculty, and guest lecturers. Required of doctoral students in music education each semester of full-time enrollment.

MUS  E658 - Seminar in Music Education

Advanced professional study in the theory and practice of music education.

MUS  E660 - Philosophical Research in Music Education

An examination of the methods used in philosophical research in music education, with a survey of major studies and trends of inquiry.

MUS  E661 - Historical Research in Music Education

An examination of the methods used in historical research in music education, with a survey of major studies and trends of inquiry.

MUS  E662 - Public Lecture

P: Consent of instructor. 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. This course is eligible for deferred (R) grading.

MUS  E665 - Historical and Philosophical Readings in Music Education

P: E660 Philosophical Research in Music Education or E661 Historical Research in Music Education. This course includes advanced and selected readings in the history and philosophy of music education. These readings are intended to broaden and deepen students' grasp of these literatures preparatory to undertaking research in these areas.

MUS  E700 - Dissertation in Music Education

This course is eligible for deferred (R) grading.

MUS  F200 - Music Education Instrumental Laboratory

C: F281 Brass Instrument Techniques or F337 Woodwinds Techniques. Preparing lessons, teaching, and conducting heterogeneous instrumental ensembles.

MUS  F205 - Introduction to Instrumental Techniques

For B.M.E. voice and piano concentrations. Techniques and materials for beginning instrumental study. Recommended for sophomores and juniors.

MUS  F261 - String Class Techniques

Class instruction and teaching methods for violin, viola, violoncello, and double bass.

MUS  F281 - Brass Instrument Techniques

C: F200 Music Education Instrumental Laboratory. Class instruction and teaching methods for trumpet, horn, trombone, and tuba.

MUS  F302 - Classroom Instrument Techniques

Instruction in recorder, guitar, lap dulcimer, autoharp, and classroom Orff Instrument (pitched and non-pitched).

MUS  F337 - Woodwind Techniques

C: F200 Music Education Instrumental Laboratory. Class instruction and teaching methods for flute, oboe, bassoon, clarinet, and saxophone.

MUS  F338 - Percussion Techniques

Instruction in timpani, snare drum, xylophone, bass drum, cymbals, Latin and jazz drums, etc. Laboratory class with an emphasis on teaching techniques.

MUS  F411 - Musical Productions for the Choral Director

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.

MUS  F412 - The Children’s Chorus

Vocal and choral techniques, literature, and organizational practices appropriate for children’s choral ensembles.

MUS  F413 - Choral Literature for Music Educators

P: E131 Freshman Colloquium in Music Education and P131 Piano Class 3, Music Majors or equivalency by placement. P or C: G370 Techniques for Conducting. Survey of choral music appropriate for secondary school ensembles.

MUS  F414 - Music in Early Childhood

P: E131 Freshman Colloquium in Music Education. Methods and materials appropriate to the musical development of children from birth to age five.

MUS  F415 - Orff, Dalcroze, Kodály

Principles and practices of music instruction associated with Carl Orff, Emile Jaques-Dalcroze, and Zoltan Kodály.

MUS  G390 - String Orchestral Literature

P: T231 Musical Skills II and T251 Music Theory and Literature III. An overview of all levels of string orchestra literature that could be used in a K-12 program. Emphasis will be placed on effective programming for string programs at various levels. Examination and analysis of representative string repertoire as well as rehearsal techniques appropriate for the range of levels and styles of music.

MUS  I201 - Master Class in Music Education

Introduction to current topics in music education. For freshman and sophomore music education majors.

MUS  I202 - Master Class in Music Education for Student Teaching

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.

MUS  I502 - Music Education Master Class for Student Teaching

C: EDUC M580 Internship in Music (10 cr.). Preparation and support for student teaching experience. Meets three times during the student teaching semester.