Note: Non-Music majors must receive approval from the appropriate Department Chair before registering for any music courses.
0050. Percussion (1 s.h.) F S
Required of all music education majors. Teaching the instruments of the percussion family to beginning students. Advanced literature and methods for assisting young musicians who participate in large school ensembles. Students perform percussion ensemble literature and consider problems of purchasing, maintenance, and repair.
0051. Woodwinds I (1 s.h.) F S
Required of all music education majors. Teaching the instruments of the woodwind family in schools. Assembling, holding, and maintaining these instruments; embouchure and tone production, transposition, fingerings, and range; problems in teaching young players, examination of methods and materials for each instrument; makes of instruments, quality, prices, etc. Students required to develop a fundamental playing knowledge of two single-reed woodwind instruments.
0052, 0053. Upper Strings; Lower Strings (1 s.h. each) F S
Required of all instrumental music education majors. Those in the performance medium: voice, piano, or organ programs may take either 0052 or 0053 (0052 is recommended). Teaching the instruments of the string family in the schools. Problems in teaching young players; methods and materials for each instrument, fingering and bowing patterns, shifting, vibrato, and tone production. Students required to develop a fundamental playing knowledge of at least one of the stringed instruments.
0054. Brass I (1 s.h.) F S
Required of all music education majors. Teaching brass instruments in the school systems: two selected in consultation with instructor. Assembling, holding, and maintenance of these instruments; embouchure and tone production, transposition, fingerings, and range; problems in teaching young players, examination of methods and materials for each instrument; makes of instruments, quality, prices, etc. Students required to develop a fundamental playing knowledge of both instruments.
0055. Classical Guitar (1 s.h.) F S
Non-music majors only. A general elective for undergraduate students.
0056. Brass II (1 s.h.) S
Required of all instrumental music education majors. An advanced study of teaching brass instruments in the schools. Performance on two brass instruments (not student's own instrument), and an examination of brass, standard brass literature, brass mutes, and basic repairs. Specific problem analysis and correcting procedures.
0057. Woodwinds II (1 s.h.) F
Required of all music education majors, who are instrumentalists (no keyboard or voice). Teaching double reed instruments (oboe and bassoon) in the schools. Assembling, holding, and maintenance of these instruments, embouchure and tone production, transposition, fingerings, and range; problems in teaching young players, examination of methods and materials for each instrument; makes of instruments, quality, prices, etc. Students required to develop a fundamental knowledge of both instruments.
0058. Guitar I (1 s.h.) F
Prerequisite: Open only to music education and therapy majors. Presumes a background in musicianship including reading and aural skills.
Carefully sequenced developmental technical exercises designed to achieve competency with basic chord formations in all keys.
0059. Guitar II (1 s.h.) S
Prerequisite: Open only to music education and therapy majors.
A continuation of Music Education 0058 in which skills are further developed to include positions and more advanced folk and popular accompaniment techniques.
0220. Teaching Music to Exceptional Children (2 s.h.) F S
A foundation for understanding the characteristics of exceptional children and the implications of these characteristics to music education. A variety of music materials especially designed or adaptable for teaching music to handicapped children discussed in terms of their practical use for classroom instruction.
W230. Teaching General Music (3 s.h.) F S. Core: WI.
The principles, practices, and materials central to the general music program in elementary and secondary education.
0247. Functional Voice (1 s.h.) F S
The first of a two semester sequence for music therapy majors only. Students will learn: how to use their voices appropriately and safely in clinical situations; how to sing standard clinical repertoire by memory; how to elicit singing responses from various client populations.
0248 Functional Voice (1 s.h.) F S
Prerequisite: Music Education 0247.
The second of a two semester sequence for music therapy majors only. Students will learn: how to use their voices appropriately and safely in clinical situations; how to sing standard clinical repertoire by memory; how to elicit singing responses from various client populations.
0257. Functional Piano (1 s.h.) F
Students will develop functional skills and repertoire for leading and accompanying vocal and instrumental activities in the music therapy setting.
0258 Functional Piano (1 s.h.) S
Prerequisite: Music Education 0257.
Second semester is a continuation.
0267 - 0268. Functional Guitar (1 s.h.) F S
Students will develop functional singing and accompanying skills on guitar using the music therapy song literature. Second semester is a continuation.
0310. Curricular Options in Secondary School Music (3 s.h.) F S
Pedagogy; development of skills; materials appropriate for the successful instruction of elective courses and ensembles in the secondary school.
0331. Technology for Education in Music (3 s.h.)
Introduction to use of the personal computer and MIDI synthesizer to produce musical examples in notation and sequenced formats. Course provides a basic understanding of computer operations using a graphical user interface. Final project demonstrates student's ability to create a complete musical production. History and principles of music notation are discussed and evaluation of final projects reflects both technical and musical considerations.
0332. Interactive Multimedia I (3 s.h.)
This course is designed to teach students how to create interactive multimedia applications using authoring software, multimedia hardware, and multimedia elements such as sound files, digital video, standard MIDI files, and clip art. Students will complete a final project demonstrating their ability to effectively use the hardware and software in creating a useful interactive multimedia application for education.
0333. Interactive Multimedia II (3 s.h.)
Prerequisite: Music Ed 0332, Interactive Multimedia I.
Students will be able to create multimedia objects using graphics, digital audio, digital video, and MIDI hardware and software. Each student will complete a final project demonstrating his or her ability to effectively use multimedia hardware and software in creating a useful application for education. The final project will be deployed on the world wide web.
0334. Instrumental Repair: Band Director (3 s.h.) SS
This workshop is designed to give hands-on experience in proper cleaning of instruments and repair basics, including: pad and cork replacement, spring replacement, pad seating, key adjustment, and stuck mouthpieces/tuning slides and more. Fee, payable on first day of class, covers materials needed. Workshoppers are asked to bring a clarinet, flute, trumpet, and saxophone if possible.
0335. Music Learning Theory (3 s.h.) F S
A basic course in learning theory applied to the teaching of music. Skill, content, and pattern learning sequences; implications drawn for vocal, instrumental, and general music instruction.
0340. Assessment of Music Learning (2 s.h.) F S
Students learn to measure music learning (achievement), skill-based and cognitive-based, and to measure music potential (aptitude) across a range of ages. They write achievement tests, which they evaluate subjectively and statistically, and learn to evaluate the quality and appropriateness of standardized tests of music achievement and music aptitude.
0341. Senior Student Teaching Seminar
Seminar for senior music education majors enrolled in Music Education 0351 and/or 0352.
0343. Music Therapy Field Work Seminar (1 s.h.) F S
Academic supervision of clinical experiences in music therapy with various client populations. To be taken concurrently with Field Work in Music Therapy 0362.
0350. Teaching Instrumental Music (3 s.h.) S
For the prospective teacher of instrumental music in the elementary and secondary schools. A synthesis of all previous work in instrumental music courses. Emphasis on conducting an efficient rehearsal; developing musical and technical skills of students within both large and small ensembles and the private lesson; recruiting and auditioning; repertoire and programming; performance planning and execution; administration and evaluation. Required of music education majors in the instrumental concentration.
0351. Student Teaching - Elementary (3 s.h.) F S
Field experience in elementary grades for senior music education majors.
0352. Student Teaching - Secondary (3 s.h.) F S
Field experience in secondary grades for senior music education majors.
0354. Music Therapy Applications (3 s.h.) F
A survey of the literature on how music therapy is used with various client populations. Topics include diagnostic classifications, clinical and musical characteristics of each population, and goals and methods of music therapy.
0356. Music Therapy Applications (3 s.h.) S
A continuation of 0354.
0357. Music Therapy Assessment (3 s.h.) F S
Methods for observing and analyzing client responses within different models of music therapy are examined. Practice is given in conducting and writing assessments.
0362. Field Work in Music Therapy (1 - 3 s.h.) F S
Supervised field placements where students learn how to plan and conduct music therapy sessions with different client populations.
W364. Music Therapy Research (3 s.h.) F S. Core WI.
A survey of music therapy research provides a foundation for developing skills in formulating research questions, reviewing the literature, designing a study, analyzing and interpreting data, and writing reports. Ethical issues are considered.
0368. Performance Anxiety (1 - 2 s.h.) F S
Designed for performers who want to understand and prevent performance anxiety. The course will survey research on the topic and provide opportunities for students to learn a variety of anxiety-reduction strategies such as: progressive and autogenic relaxation, biofeedback, systematic desensitization, meditation, and music imaging.
0371. Music Therapy Methods I (3 s.h.) F
An examination of the therapeutic uses of musical improvisation with various populations. Laboratory training is given in how to engage clients in various types of improvisatory experiences. Existing models and techniques are surveyed.
0372. Music Therapy Methods II (3 s.h.)
An examination of therapeutic uses of music performance with various populations. Laboratory training is given in how to engage clients in singing, instrument playing, and other forms of structured musical activity. Methods and materials are surveyed.
0373. Music Therapy Methods III (3 s.h.)
An examination of the therapeutic uses of music listening with various populations. Laboratory training is given in how to plan and conduct various types of listening experiences. Clinical procedures are surveyed.
0374. Music Therapy Ethics (1 - 2 s.h.)
An examination of ethical issues in music therapy practice, research, education, and supervision.
0376. Music Therapy Internship (2 - 7 s.h.) F S
The student works in a clinical agency under the guidance of academic and field supervisors, and learns to assume the full range of responsibilities of a professional music therapist. Weekly seminars with other interns are required.
0380. Basic Skills in Music Technology (3 s.h.) SS
The objective of basic skills in music technology is to impart practical skills and knowledge to in-service teachers (ISTS) to allow them to integrate technology effectively into teaching and learning. The course covers basic skills in music notation software, music sequencing software, and use of electronic musical instruments. ISTS will also learn the basics of MIDI theory and will leave with the necessary knowledge to make critical judgments about the appropriateness of selected music hardware and software for particular educational applications. The format of course alternates presentations with class activities, many of which serve to assess student progress.
0381. Basic Skills in Communication and Digital Media (3 s.h.) SS
In-Service Teachers (ISTS) who complete this course will know how to incorporate a variety of digital media and computer-assisted teaching and learning tools in support of their music curricula. Participants will learn to connect to and use the internet, including accessing electronic mail, browsing and searching the world wide web, and up-and down-loading files. Participants will learn to manipulate text, graphics, video sound, and music in the digital domain. Students will also learn to author simple web pages. Various approaches to multimedia products and interactive learning software will be explored. Issues of computer-assisted instruction will be examined as well as by students in out-of-class practice sessions. Participantsí progress will be assessed through written homework, completion of class assignments, and the submission of a final production project demonstrating techniques learned in class.
0391, 0392. Independent Study (1 - 3 s.h each) F S
Prequisite: Special Authorization required.
The area of study may be selected by the student with the approval of the supervising teacher.
0393. Special Problems in Music Education (1 - 4 s.h.) F S
Prerequisite: Permission of department chairperson.
Registration by special course authorization.