Research in Music Education
Students will investigate the basic concepts and resources associated with research in music education. Students will learn the technique of writing in the discipline using commonly accepted musicological inquiry.
Jazz Pedagogy and Literature for the Educator
This course examines instrumental and choral jazz pedagogy techniques to help the educator develop and maintain a viable jazz component to the school’s music curriculum. Includes a survey of appropriate literature by grade/age level.
Foundations of Music Education, History/Trends
Students will examine historical foundations and current trends of music education in the United States. Focus on practical applications of current trends for the contemporary music classroom will be discussed and examined.
American Music Survey
This seminar course will examine the background and history of American music and its application to current music education programs from the time of the Bay Psalm Book to 21st century.
This course will examine techniques to improve the student’s technical and musical background in conducting. Literature selection and grading will be studied.
Performance Practice and Literature I
Students will examine pedagogical literature, methods and related materials within their specialty area.
Technology for Music Educators
This course will examine various technology tools for improving instruction and will explore methods for integrating technology into the music curriculum, including use of sound reinforcement and recording.
Foundations of Music Education, Psychology/Philosophy
This course will examine the psychological and philosophical foundations of music education. Practical application of concepts to the contemporary music classroom will be emphasized.
Music Theory Analysis for the Educator
This course will examine useful and practical approaches of score analysis, formal
structures, and organizational systems for the benefit of music educators.
General Music Pedagogy
This course will focus on developing effective tools for successful elementary and general music
classrooms. An examination of state and national standards, Orff and Kodaly is included.
School Music Administration
This course will help students advance their ability to effectively organize and administrate the school instrumental/vocal music program. Topics will include; budgeting, recruiting, retention, relationships with external constituencies, policy development and implementation, and organizational structure.
Advanced Rehearsal Techniques
This course will explore the pedagogical intricacies of all wind, brass, percussion, string and vocal teaching. Focus will be on developing and improving sound pedagogical practices in the teaching of these specific areas.
Performance Practice and Literature II
This course is a continuation of pedagogical literature, methods and related materials within a student’s specialty area.
This course will examine techniques for effective curriculum writing and development.
The final project will be a curriculum writing project.
* Additional requirement
In consultation with your academic advisor and graduate committee, you will develop an online portfolio chronicling your graduate-level academic courses and career that you will submit for review and approval by the graduate committee. This portfolio will demonstrate and document your knowledge, skills, understanding, attitude, and individual competencies achieved for program assessment purposes.