Music Education Courses
Basic music-reading skills developed through singing and playing of instruments. The course is designed for the prospective elementary school teacher and is a prerequisite for MUE 385.
Techniques associated with teaching music in the public schools. Development of classroom management skills and reflection on the role of the music educator in contemporary classrooms.
Group instruction in and exposure to techniques for working with wind, string, and percussion instruments. This survey course includes lecture, demonstration, and hands-on participation.
Group instruction in and exposure to techniques of teaching and performing on string, and percussion instruments. This survey course includes lecture, demonstration, and hands-on participation.
Survey of standardized instruments and evaluation techniques in music. Admission to Teacher Education Program is required.
Instructional techniques and materials for teaching flute and single reeds.
Instructional techniques and materials for teaching oboe and bassoon.
Designed to provide the instrumental music education major with skills necessary to teach beginning, intermediate, and advanced students of brass wind instruments.
Instructional techniques and materials for teaching intermediate and advanced players.
Examination of vocal pedagogy, diction, and solo vocal literature appropriate for teaching students in a public-school setting.
Examination of the vocal instrument and teaching strategies for working with young voices.
This course prepares future classroom teachers for engaging children in meaningful musical experiences in the early childhood and elementary classroom. Students explore music and movement development in children, and music and movement's role in children's development. Participants design and facilitate musical experiences including preforming (singing and playing), responding (listening, moving and describing), and creating (composing and improvising). Participants examine and create curricular experiences to connect and integrate music across the curriculum.
Comprehensive coverage of the music curriculum in the elementary school, including current methodologies. Teaching techniques and materials are demonstrated and applied in field experiences. Writing proficiency within this discipline is required for a passing grade in this course. Admission to a Teacher Education Program.
Campus- and field-based experiences in public-school music education at several levels. Microteaching and development of teaching techniques are included.