2011-12 Course Descriptions
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 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 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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