2013 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 (email@example.com).
- Creating Culturally Affirming Music Education
- CAI and Internet Resources in Music Education
- Developing Vernacular Musicianship
- Teaching Music Through GarageBand
- Curricular Design and Development
- Advanced String Methods and Techniques
- Web Development: Podcast and Related Resources
Creating Culturally Affirming Music Education
An investigation of the different music of the world in the context of cultural values and identities, with a focus on how to teach them to students in the public school setting. 1.0 credit. Baruch Whitehead.
CAI and Internet Resources in Music Education
This course has been developed as an advanced course for music educators. The goal is to help in-service teachers learn how to evaluate and implement various technological resources in their teaching (both hardware and software). Class work will focus on the review and evaluation of a wide variety published resources. The objective of the course is to help in-service teachers understand how to implement various aspects of technology as an effective teaching tool within their curriculum. Through the course, the student will: learn how US Copyright Law effects how certain resources may be used, learn how to evaluate the usefulness of different web-based resources, learn how to evaluate published music learning software, learn how they can effectively use computer-based resources in their teaching, learn what types of hardware resources are available and what their uses and limitations might be. 1.0 credit. Tim Nord.
Developing Vernacular Musicianship
Contemporary calls for reform in music education have challenged educators to expand beyond the traditional curriculum. This course is designed to allow students the opportunity to explore informal music learning practices, contemporary ensembles, and the development of vernacular musicianship. Students will gain experience covering, arranging, and composing their own songs and using garage band technology. Creativity and improvisation will be emphasized throughout the course. The course will include a combination of lecture, discussion, modeling, and small group performances. 2.0 credits. Dan Isbell.
Teaching Music Through GarageBand
This course provides the opportunity to produce contemporary music and apply these skills to music teaching and learning. This course redefines the role of the music teacher as a music producer. The responsibilities of a contemporary music producer will be examined and applied to the K-12 music classroom. Students will have an opportunity to share their work and collaborate with others to produce original music with GarageBand sequencing and recording software. Topics include: rationale of teaching with technology, the role of the music producer, sequencing MIDI, recording real audio, podcasting, building a classroom studio and marketing. 2.0 credits. Matthew Clauhs.
Curricular Design and Development
2.0 credits. Susan Avery.
Advanced String Methods and Techniques
This course is targeted for both string and non-string players and will cover a multitude of topics for teaching string classes and conducting orchestras in and out of the public schools. Class participants will learn (or review) basic performance techniques on the string instruments (no experience necessary) and discuss various pedagogical approaches for teaching string-specific skills to a variety of ages and abilities. 2.0 credits. James Mick.
Web Development: Podcast and Related Resources
This course has been developed as an advanced course for music educators interested in learning how to design and create a web site for their music program. Class work will focus on design issues and techniques as well as content creation. Students learn HTML, work with different web design applications and work to development different types of audio and video resources. 2.0 credits. Tim Nord