2011-12 Course Descriptions

MUSE - Music Education
Department of Music (CAS)
 

MUSE 110 Concepts of Percussion (2-0-1), spring, odd years. Survey of percussion performance practices and literature. 

MUSE 115 Concepts of High Brasses (2-0-1), fall, odd years. Survey of performance practices, literature, and history of trumpet and French horn. 

MUSE 116 Concepts of Clarinet and Saxophone (2-0-1), spring, odd years. Survey of performance practices, literature, and history of clarinet and saxaphone. 

MUSE 117 Concepts of Low Brasses (2-0-1), spring, even years. Survey of performance practices, literature and history of trombone, euphonium and tuba. 

MUSE 118 Concepts of Flute and Double-Reeds (2-0-1), fall, even years. Survey of performance practices, literature and history of flute, oboe and bassoon. 

MUSE 119 Concepts of Strings (2-0-1), spring, even years. Survey of performance practices, literature, and history of stringed instruments. 

MUSE 211 Concepts of Jazz and Improvisation (1-1-1), fall, even years. A survey of Jazz from 1890 to the present with special emphasis on improvisational skills. 

MUSE 221 Jazz Pedagogy (2-0-2) fall, even years. Explores the various skills and techniques used in teaching jazz and running a jazz program at the secondary and college level. 

MUSE 235 Instrumental Concepts (1-1-1), fall, odd years. A study of teaching, playing and care of orchestra/band instruments for the vocal music education major. Instrument groups included will be strings, woodwind, brass and percussion. 

MUSE 236 Vocal Concepts (1-1-1), fall, odd years. A study of the pedagogical aspects of the human voice, diction for singers and choral techniques for the instrumental music education major. 

MUSE 330 Music Education for Elementary Teachers (3-0-3).  Instruction in music fundamentals and the integration of music into the elementary classroom curriculum.  Designed for elementary education majors.  Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education Program.

MUSE 332 Elementary Music Techniques and Literature (3-0-3), spring. Survey and evaluation materials and methods used in teaching music in the elementary school. Prerequisite: 12 hours of music. Satisfies requirement for EDUC 431. 

MUSE 333 Secondary Music Methods: Choral Organization and Administration (3-0-3), spring, odd years. Organizational skills and management techniques necessary for the maintenance of a vocal choral organization. Special emphasis on literature for the large ensembles. Satisfies requirement for EDUC 412. 

MUSE 334 Beginning Conducting (2-0-2), fall. Techniques of conducting both choral and instrumental groups. Supervised laboratory experience. Prerequisite: 12 hours of music. 

MUSE 335 Concepts of Piano Performance (3-0-3), fall, even years. The elements of successful piano teaching at all levels, including literature, technique, musicianship, and style. 

MUSE 336 Concepts of Vocal Performance (3-0-3), fall, even years. Methods and pedagogical procedures in vocal instruction. 

MUSE 337 Intermediate Conducting (1-0-1), spring. Advanced techniques of conducting, rehearsal methods, and score study of field-specific literature. Supervised lab experience. Choral and instrumental sections taught separately. Prerequisite: MUSE 334. 

MUSE 338 Band Methods: Marching Techniques and Wind Literature (2-0-2), fall, even years. Students will learn the methods and techniques of organizing and directing a school band program by focusing on the planning, writing, and rehearsing of a marching band drill as well as historical and performative aspects of wind literature. Prerequisites: MUSE 334 and MUST 332. 

MUSE 339 Secondary Music Methods - Instrumental (3-0-3), spring, odd years. Organizational skills and management techniques necessary for the maintenance of a large performance ensemble. Prerequisite: MUSE 338. 

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