Music Education (MUSED)

Courses

MUSED 111   FUNDAMENTALS OF MUSIC (GA)   3 Units

A required course in basic musical skills - notational, keyboard, and vocal - necessary for Early Childhood, Elementary and Middle School education majors. A prerequisite to MUSED 322 and MUSED 323.
PREREQ: DECLARED BSE MAJOR OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

MUSED 160   INTRODUCTION TO TEACHING MUSIC   1 Units

Required of music education students. Investigation of philosophical and psychological principles basic to the teaching of music, development of skills in planning and assessing music learning, and exploration of music's role in the school and in the community. Includes regular laboratory experience.

MUSED 290   TECHNOLOGY MUSIC EDUCATORS   2 Units

Aspects of music technology essential to music educators, such as the use of music software in notation and composition, MIDI-based sequencing and sampling, digital recording and production, basic live sound techniques, and basic technology grant-writing strategies.

MUSED 322   EARLY CHILDHOOD MUSIC METHODS   3 Units

Early Childhood Music Methods is designed to prepare early childhood education majors to enhance and support music education through awareness of the role of music in children's lives and the goals and processes necessary for musical development. Preservice teachers gain a basic understanding of musical fundamentals, and the skills, understanding and dispositions which will allow them to enrich classroom environments through the incorporation of music into various school settings.
PREREQ: PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION ADMISSION, RESTRICTED TO STUDENTS WITH CURRICULUM EARLY CHILDHOOD

MUSED 323   ELEMENTARY SCHOOL MUSIC METHODS   3 Units

Elementary/Middle School Music Methods is designed to prepare elementary/middle school education majors to enhance and support music education through awareness of the role of music in children's lives and the goals and processes necessary for musical development. Preservice a basic understanding of musical fundamentals, and the skills, understandings and dispositions which will allow them to enrich classroom environments through the incorporation of music into various school settings.
PREREQ: PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION ADMISSION; RESTRICTED TO STUDENTS WITH CURRICULUM ELEMENTARY EDUCATION

MUSED 347   STRING PEDAGOGY   2 Units

In this course, intended for students who plan to teach strings, students will compare the philosophies, contributions and teaching techniques of several String Pedagogues. Students will examine string educational method books, string literature of all levels, and will gain practical experience through teaching and through playing on secondary instruments.
PREREQ: MUSED 362

MUSED 362   STRING INSTRUMENT TECHNIQUES   3 Units

Students will learn fundamentals of both right and left hand technique including tone production, various bowing styles, intonation, shifting, and vibrato. Students will also learn pedagogical strategies for teaching string instruments in school settings.
PREREQ: MUSC MAJORS

MUSED 363   WOODWIND TECHNIQUES I   2 Units

Woodwind Techniques I provides music education students seeking licensure, functional instruction on non-primary woodwind instruments. The course emphasizes the development of pedagogical and performance level on the clarinet and flute and diagnose and solve the problems of embouchure, breathing, posture, tone production, hand position, technique and basic musicianship.
PREREQ: MUSC 252

MUSED 364   WOODWIND TECHNIQUES II   2 Units

Woodwind Techniques II provides music education students seeking licensure, functional instruction on non-primary woodwind instruments. The course emphasizes the development of pedogogical and performance skills relative to oboe, bassoon and saxophone. The student will demonstrate a functional performance level on the oboe, bassoon and saxophone, and diagnose and solve the problems of embouchure, breathing, posture, tone production, hand position, technique, and basic musicianship.
PREREQ: MUSED 363

MUSED 366   BRASS INSTRUMENT TECHNIQUES   3 Units

Study of brass instrument pedogogical and performance skills to help prepare instrumental music education majors to teach brass instruments to beginning and intermediate students, and to support more advanced students with a knowledge of pedogogical and performance practices, related materials, and equipment.
PREREQ: MUSIC MAJOR OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

MUSED 368   PERCUSSION TECHNIQUES   Repeatable   2 Units

Study of snare drum, timpani, keyboard percussion, drum set and other percussion instruments. Consideration given to the problems of the beginning percussionist. Repeatable.
PREREQ: MUSC MAJOR OR MINOR OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

MUSED 437   ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE SCHOOL INSTRUMENTAL METHODS   2 Units

This course prepares the instrumental music teacher to deal with the problems of teaching instrumental music in the elementary/middle school. Specific areas covered in the course include recruiting and selection of elementary/middle school band students, class organization, scheduling, and teaching procedures.
PREREQ: ADMISSION TO PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION AND MUSC 356

MUSED 438   METHODS OF TEACHING CHORAL MUSIC IN THE MIDDLE/SECONDARY SCHOOL   2 Units

Required of vocal and combined music majors and special minors. Includes methodology in planning a comprehensive program of music experiences in the middle/secondary school with emphasis on organizing, developing and directing/rehearsing choral groups. Application of the Kodaly method.
COREQ: CIFLD 492 PREREQ: RESTRICTED TO STUDENTS WITH PROFESSIONAL ED ADMISSION

MUSED 439   METHODS OF TEACHING INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC IN THE MIDDLE/SECONDARY SCHOOL   2 Units

Procedures for organizing, planning, and directing middle/secondary instrumental groups of various types are presented. Problems of student retention, concert presentation, music contest, tours, and establishing a unified instrumental program for the entire school system are addressed with solutions offered.
PREREQ: MUSED 437 COREQ: CIFLD 492, RESTRICTED TO STUDENTS WITH PROFESSIONAL ED ADMISSION

MUSED 452   PEDAGOGY AND PRACTICE FOR TEACHING GENERAL MUSIC K-12   4 Units

This course provides an introduction to pedagogical approaches, instructional and assessment strategies, and materials for teaching in the K-12 general music classroom. Topics include musical growth, skill and conceptual development, and synthesis of materials and methods into curricular practice through investigation of textbook series, supplementary materials, and technology resources.
PREREQ: ADMISSION TO PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION AND B OR BETTER IN MUSC 177 OR BM MUSIC EDUCATION CHORAL EMPHASIS

MUSED 466   LITERACY AND ASSESSMENT STRATEGIES FOR THE MUSIC TEACHER   3 Units

This course is designed for music education majors to learn how to implement literacy strategies and measurement theory and assessment into middle and secondary music education courses.
PREREQ: EDFOUND 212, ONE OF THE FOLLOWING METHODS COURSES (MUSED 437, 438, 439, OR 452) AND PROFESSIONAL ED ADMISSION

MUSED 467   JAZZ PEDAGOGY I   1 Units

An intensive study of the methodologies for teaching jazz. Focus areas include jazz history, jazz theory, jazz improvisation, and jazz program resources.
PREREQ: MUSC 252 OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

MUSED 468   MARCHING BAND TECHNIQUES   1 Units

An intensive study of numerous pedagogical and administrative methods necessary to create and educational marching band experience. Topics include fundamentals of drill design, music selection, comprehensive show planning, teaching methodologies, auxiliary groups, and marching percussion.
PREREQ: MUSC 252 OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

MUSED 498   INDEPENDENT STUDY   3 Units

Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member.