Summer Graduate Music Session

2014 Music Education Electives

Electives in music education and other selected courses may be taken by nondegree students on a space available basis. Please contact the chair of graduate studies in music, Les Black, for more information (lblack@ithaca.edu).

Assessment and Evaluation Practices in Music
(MUED 69716-31)

S Avery

Music Education for Learners with Special Needs
(MUED 69717-31)

E Mason

Beginning Jazz Pedagogy
(MUED 69718-31)

While music educators value school jazz programs, many feel unprepared to effectively teach jazz. Beginning Jazz Pedagogy is designed to provide teachers the knowledge, skills, and pedagogical tools to effectively and confidently teach jazz in their elementary and middle school band programs. This course is structured to include a balance of music-making, hands-on teaching experiences, and research to address the teaching of jazz improvisation, jazz literature, the rhythm section, and the horn section. While this course is specifically focused on the teaching of elementary and middle school jazz band, many of the same principles apply across settings and age groups. 2.0 credits. C West