The following has been approved as a General Education course in the domain of Artistic and Literary Perspectives: 2621, Music Literature and Appreciation.
*2611. Computer Applications in Music Education. An overview of basic computer applications as they relate to the music educator, including principles of the Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI), and emphasizing music software packages for computer-based notation, automatic accompaniment and composition (sequencing). Additional discussions and projects aimed at applying the above in a classroom-style experience, using computer-based hardware and software in real-time situations. 2 s.h.
2621. Music Literature and Appreciation. The development of listening techniques applicable to Western and non-Western music through the comparison and contrast of the music of significant historical periods. For non-music majors. 3 s.h.
3721. Music Education for Elementary Teachers. The development of an understanding of the theoretical aspects of music through discussion and demonstration of repertoire and techniques for teaching music in the elementary school. Prereq.: Upper-division status in the College of Education. 3 s.h.
3722. Music in Early Childhood. Fundamental skills, repertoire, materials, and techniques for teaching music to pre-school and kindergarten children. For non-music majors. 3 s.h.
5814. Selected Topics in Music Education. Course title will be listed each semester in the Schedule of Classes. May be repeated for credit with different topics. Prereq.: MUSED 4823 or 4825. 2 s.h.
Topics may include: 1.) Vocal Ensembles in the High School. A study of methods and materials for small vocal groups at the high school level including madrigals, swing choirs, and other small chamber ensembles. 2.) Orff and Kodaly for the Classroom. A study of the philosophies, materials, and methods of Carl Orff and Zoltan Kodaly with applications to the elementary school classroom. 3.) Music and the Related Arts. Techniques and materials for teaching humanities or related-arts classes at the elementary or secondary level. Relationships among music, art, architecture, literature, drama, and film. 4.) Marching Band Arranging. A study of the instrumentation, suitable instrumental ranges, and scoring procedures for attaining the sound power for outdoor performance. 5.) Instrument Repair. Practical experience in the basic skills needed by the prospective instrumental teacher in repairing string, brass, woodwind, and percussion instruments. 6.) Jazz Ensemble in the Secondary School. Organizing, scheduling, and rehearsing the jazz ensemble, and a study of suitable jazz materials for the secondary school with emphasis on interpretation, style characteristics, and improvisation procedures.
4823. Music Teaching in Early Childhood (Pre-K-4). A study of the role of music in the life of the child. An examination of principles, repertoire, and techniques of teaching music to children (ages pre-k through third grade). Prereq.: Upper-division status in the College of Education. 3 s.h.
4824. Music Teaching in the Middle School. Music materials and methods of instruction in middle schools with emphasis on understanding the physiological and psychological development of early adolescents in the context of the general music class. Course content includes managing the learning environment, motivating students, developing music curricula, planning musical experiences and assessing musical behaviors. Prereq.: Upper-division status in the College of Education. 2 s.h. 4825. Music Teaching in the High School. Methods of organizing, administering, and conducting music in the high schools. Study to include instructional methods, library organization, scheduling, curriculums, philosophy, technology, classroom management, festivals and competitive events. Includes two hours field experience per week. Prereq.: Upper-division status in the College of Education and concurrent enrollment in MUSED 4826 or 4827. 2 s.h.
4826. Instrumental Music Education. Materials, methods, and literature for use in teaching and administering elementary, middle school, and high school instrumental music programs. Emphasis on curriculum design, pedagogy, and learning theories related to concert band, marching band, and orchestra. Prereq.: Upper-division status in the College of Education and concurrent enrollment in MUSED 4825. 2 s.h.
4827. Choral Music Education. Development of students' knowledge of choral music appropriate for effective music learning in the schools including pedagogical issues relevant to adolescent voices. Students also explore the historical development of show choir along with pedagogical methods for movement and voice instruction. Prereq.: Upper-division status in the College of Education and concurrent enrollment in MUSED 4825. 2 s.h.
*5841. Music Workshop. For students and teachers in service; topics may vary from year to year. Specific topics are announced each time the workshop is offered. May be repeated with different topic. 1-3 s.h.
5858. Piano Pedagogy. Methods and materials involved in teaching piano in private and classroom settings. Fundamentals of technique as well as repertoire. Supervised practice teaching. Prereq.: Two years of applied keyboard. 3 s.h.
5880. Vocal Pedagogy. A comparative study of physiological and psychological approaches to voice instruction and their application to private and class instruction. Prereq.: Two years of applied voice classes. 1 s.h.