2017 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Woodwind Performance and Pedagogy
- Music For Life
- Popular Music Pedagogy
- Curricular Design and Development
- Music Education for the Learner with Special Needs
- Teaching Music through Garage Band
Matt Clauhs, 1.0 credit.
A holistic and student-centered exploration of the functions of music in community, including how various aspects of music creation, music pedagogy, and music learning impact individuals' motivations and ability to make music a significant pursuit "for life." This seminar will include discussion on related topics, hands-on projects and learning, and direct application. Keith Kaiser, 1.0 credit.
Popular music is an important component of any music class that seeks to incorporate culturally relevant and culturally responsive teaching practices. This course will span a wide range of popular music methods and will engage students in hands-on strategies for integrating popular music into the curriculum. The course not only teaches popular pedagogical approaches, but will incorporate hands-on experience with modern band instruments including guitar, bass, keyboard, drum set, vocals and technology. Bryan Powell, 1.0 credit.
After close examination of curriculum concepts and process of design in education and music education, this course culminates with students creating a detailed curriculum for their chosen area/specialty of music education. That curriculum will align with parts of the new national music standards along with the most current document of our profession (Vision 2020), and the Partnership for 21st century skills map, among other sources. Susan Avery, 2.0 credits.
This course is designed to assist music teachers in accommodating the special needs of exceptional children in music settings. Strategies and relevant information for teaching music to students with special needs in K-12 musical settings will be addressed, including information regarding legal foundations, mainstreaming/inclusion, categories of disabilities, and classroom adaptations. Approaches to develop an inclusive music classroom environment will be informed by current methodologies and research. Mara Culp, 2.0 credits.
This course engages participants in contemporary music production through the lens of music teaching and learning. We redefine the role of the music teacher as a music producer and examine strategies for facilitating learner-led project-based activities. Participants will have an opportunity to share their work and collaborate with others to produce original music with GarageBand sequencing and recording software and iPad apps. Topics include: rationale of teaching with technology, the role of the music producer, sequencing MIDI, recording real audio, podcasting, building a classroom studio, and apps for music learning. Matt Clauhs. 2.0 credits