Ithaca College

School of Music

Music Education Courses

MUED-10100-MUED-10200 through MUED-20100-MUED-20200 Music Field Experience NLA

Four semesters of observation or participation in music teaching in a variety of settings and student developmental levels accompanied by seminars. Prerequisites: MUED-10100 for MUED-10200; MUED-10200 for MUED-20100; MUED-20100 for MUED-20200. 0.5 credit. (Y)

MUED-24600 Classroom Instruments NLA

Techniques and materials for teaching children to play classroom instruments, including Orff instrumentarium, soprano recorder, autoharp, and guitar. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing, MUED-10200. 1 credit. (F-S,B)

MUED-26700 Music Education for Children NLA

Emphasis is placed on planning, implementing, and evaluating an eclectic curriculum based on conceptual pedagogy. Study of the influences of Dalcroze, Orff, and Kodály. Projects in designing materials for large group, small group, and individualized instruction of pre-kindergarten through grade 6. Survey of adaptations necessary for the special learner in music in mainstreamed and inclusive settings. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing; MUED-10200. 2 credits. (F-S)

MUED-30100-MUED-30200 Choral Conducting NLA

A course designed to develop proficiency in manual and aural skills. The second semester is a continuation of those goals with special emphasis placed on rehearsal techniques. Prerequisites: Junior standing; MUTH-22100 or MUTH-22101. 2 credits. (F-S)

MUED-30300-MUED-30400 Instrumental Conducting NLA

A course designed to develop proficiency in manual and aural skills. The second semester is a continuation of those goals with special emphasis placed on rehearsal techniques. Prerequisites: Junior standing; MUTH-22100 or MUTH-22101. 2 credits. (F-S)

MUED-34700 String Pedagogy NLA

Pedagogical techniques and field experience for teaching string instruments in private, small group, and large ensemble settings. A synthesis of pedagogical concepts introduced in secondary instrument classes. Prerequisites: Junior standing; secondary instruments through sophomore year. Corequisites: MUED-37100. 2 credits. (F)

MUED-35600 Laboratory Band NLA

A survey of elementary and junior high school ensemble materials. Students perform on instruments other than their major one and may, at the discretion of the instructor, be given opportunities to conduct rehearsals. Class meeting: Two hours per week. Prerequisites: Junior standing; MUED-30100 or MUED-30300. 1 credit. (F,B)

MUED-35700 Laboratory Orchestra NLA

A survey of elementary and junior high school ensemble materials. Students perform on instruments other than their major one and may, at the discretion of the instructor, be given opportunities to conduct rehearsals. Class meeting: Two hours per week. Prerequisites: Junior standing; MUED-30100 or MUED-30300. 1 credit. (S,O)

MUED-36100 Teaching Vocal-General Music NLA

Taught in tandem with the junior vocal student teaching experience at Immaculate Conception School. The pedagogical principles, philosophical issues, and the state and national standards that were introduced during the prerequisite courses are continued at a more advanced level and applied with children from preschool through grade 8 in the music classroom. Prerequisites: Junior standing; MUED-24600; MUED-26700. Corequisites: MUED-36900. 1 credit. (F)

MUED-36200 Teaching Instrumental Music NLA

Emphasis is placed on implementing a successful school instrumental music program including philosophical issues, national and state standards, administration, evaluating, assessment, recruitment techniques, ensemble classroom management, and advocate/parent relations. Also a forum for field experience questions and issues. Prerequisites: Junior standing; secondary instruments through the sophomore year. Corequisites: MUED-37200. 1 credit. (S)

MUED-36800 General and Choral Music in the Secondary
School NLA

The study and practical application of materials and techniques for teaching general and choral music in middle school, junior high, and high school. Special consideration is given to music for the changing-voice choir. Prerequisites: Junior standing; MUED-20200. 2 credits. (F-S)

MUED-36900 Student Teaching: Vocal NLA

Junior year. Observation of experienced teachers, followed by biweekly teaching experience under supervision in a local parochial school (Immaculate Conception School). Prerequisites: Junior standing; MUED-20200; MUED-24600; MUED-26700. Corequisites: MUED-36100. 2 credits. (F)

MUED-37000 Student Teaching and Seminar: Vocal NLA

Junior year. Observation of experienced teachers, followed by weekly teaching experience under supervision in a local parochial school (Immaculate Conception School). Prerequisites: Junior standing; MUED-36900. 2 credits. (S)

MUED-37100 Student Teaching: Instrumental NLA

Junior year. Observation of experienced teachers, followed by weekly teaching experience under supervision in area elementary schools. Prerequisites: Junior standing; secondary instruments through sophomore year; MUED-20200. Corequisites: MUED-37500 or MUED-34700. 2 credits. (F)

MUED-37200 Student Teaching and Seminar: Instrumental NLA

Junior year. Observation of experienced teachers, followed by weekly teaching experience under supervision in area elementary schools. Prerequisites: Junior standing; MUED-37100; secondary instruments through sophomore year. Corequisites: MUED-36200. 2 credits. (S)

MUED-37500 Wind Instrument Pedagogy NLA

Pedagogical techniques and field experience for teaching woodwind and brass instruments in private, small group, and large ensemble settings. A synthesis of pedagogical concepts introduced in second instrument classes. Prerequisites: Junior standing; secondary instruments through sophomore year. Corequisites: MUED-37100. 2 credits. (F)

MUED-40100 Advanced Choral Conducting NLA

The study of conducting choral music with a variety of styles and interpretive techniques. Students have the opportunity to conduct several visiting high school or college choirs during class session. Prerequisites: MUED-30200 or MUED-30400. 2 credits. (F-B,O,S-B)

MUED-40200 Advanced Instrumental Conducting NLA

Studies and practices aimed toward improved clarity of basic stick technique through the use of unequal motions (rhythmic and melodic). Practical exploration of rehearsal techniques with an emphasis placed on clarity and efficiency in solving problems of balance, ensemble, intonation, and phrasing. Prerequisites: MUED-30400. 2 credits. (F-B,E,S-B)

MUED-41000 Multicultural Perspectives in Music Education LA

An investigation of world musics, including inherent cultural values and identities, with a focus on American public school curricula and pedagogies. Prerequisites: MUED-36100, MUED-37500, or MUED-34700. 2 credits. (S-B)

MUED-44000 Materials for Band Music Education NLA

The study and evaluation of materials appropriate for teaching elementary, junior high, and senior high school band. Included is the examination of method books, instructional materials, and music for concert band, marching band, and jazz ensemble. Prerequisites: Junior standing; MUED-30300. 2 credits. (S)

MUED-44900 Marching Band Techniques NLA

A study of techniques employed by high school and college marching bands, including arranging, fundamentals, and charting procedures. Each student is required to chart an entire field band show. Extensive use is made of film and videotape. Prerequisites: Junior standing; MUED-37500 or MUED-35600, or permission of instructor. 2 credits. (S-B)

MUED-46800 Senior Block Student Teaching: Vocal NLA

Senior year. A diversified half-semester, full-time teaching experience in a carefully selected public school emphasizing the junior and senior high school levels. Prerequisites: Senior standing; MUED-37000; see "prerequisites/eligibility" for the music education senior student teaching experience (listed in this catalog and the Music Education Student Teacher Handbook). 6 credits. (F-S)

MUED-46900 Senior Block Student Teaching: Instrumental NLA

Senior year. A diversified half-semester, full-time teaching experience in a carefully selected public school emphasizing the secondary school levels. Prerequisites: Senior standing; MUED-37200; see "prerequisites/eligibility" for the music education senior student teaching experience (listed in this catalog and the Music Education Student Teacher Handbook). 6 credits. (F-S)