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).

Music For Life
(MUED 69717-31)

A holistic exploration of the functions of music in community, including how various aspects of music creation, music pedagogy, and music learning impact individuals’ motivation 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.

Jazz Pedagogy
(MUED 69718-31)

Music educators often feel unprepared to teach jazz. Jazz Pedagogy is designed to provide novice jazz teachers as well as seasoned jazz teachers with the knowledge, skills, and pedagogical tools to effectively and confidently teach jazz in their elementary, middle, and high school programs. With a balance of music-making, teaching experiences, and research, students will gain experience teaching jazz improvisation, the rhythm section, and the horn section. Chad West, 2.0 credit.

Emerging Practices
(MUED 69719-31)

For music education to thrive in the 21st century, teachers must adapt to rapidly evolving technologies and learningscapes. Tablets, computers, networked-based music interfaces, and other digital tools and spaces for music creation require both adaptive and innovative pedagogic implementation. This course examines emerging practices, exploratory research and available music technologies to help future music educators connect with even more students.Radio Cremata, 2.0 credit.

Curricular Development
(MUED 69720-31)

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 a current document of our profession (Vision 2020), and the Partnership for 21st century skills map, among other sources. Susan Avery, 2.0 credits.