Music Education Courses

We are excited about the prospect of your taking courses through SCOPE. Formal admission to BJU is not required to take a course by distance learning, and approval to take a distance learning course does not imply admission to BJU or to a particular degree program.

ME 510: History of American Music

3 credits

Designed specifically for the practicing music educator, the course will explore the history of American music through style, historical context, structure, social significance and political impact. Students will complete a final project which connects their own teaching experiences and/or pedagogical concerns to a topic covered in the course.

  • Dates: Jan. 18–Mar. 6, 2021
  • Registration closed

Americas Musical Life: A History – 2005 Edition
Crawford, Richard
ISBN: 9780393327267

ME 610: Writing & Arranging for School Ensembles

2 credits

Supervised composition and arranging of music for school ensembles.

  • Dates: Jan. 18–May 1, 2021
  • Registration closed
  • Next offered: June 28–Aug. 13, 2021

The Technique of Orchestration – 6th Edition
Kent Kennan and Donald Grantham
Upper Saddle River, NJ
Prentice-Hall, 2002
ISBN: 0130407712
Note: You will need access to the following book during the second half of the course. Michael Allen, Robert Gillespie – Essential Elements for Strings, Book 1, Violin and Cello (Hal Leonard, 1994). ISBN: 0793543061

ME 614: Psychology of Music

3 credits

A comprehensive overview of human music behaviors from a psychological perspective. Psychoacoustics, music perception, affective and aesthetic responses to music, and the function of music in society are systematically investigated through research methodologies and literature.

  • Dates: Jan. 18–Mar. 6, 2021
  • Registration closed

The psychological foundations of musical behavior – 1997; 5th ed. Edition
Racody, R. E., & Boyle, J. D.
Springfield
Charles C. Thomas
ISBN: 9780398088040

ME 695: Graduate Seminar in Music Education

3 credits

An exploration of contemporary topics and challenges in music education with an emphasis on engaging issues from a biblical worldview. Action research projects, group discussion, and presentations provide opportunities to link research to students’ current teaching situations and professional development needs. This is the capstone course and should be the last course taken. It includes the comprehensive exam.

  • Dates: Jan. 18–Mar. 6, 2021
  • Registration closed
  • Next offered: June 28–Aug. 14, 2021
  • Note: There is no textbook for this course.

There is no textbook for this course.

ME 502: Music Business

2 credits

An examination of the design, implementation and operation of a professional music business (e.g., the traditional and Internet-based private studio, music academy, recording studio, retail and freelance work). Topics include business planning, licensure, budgeting, technology, marketing, grant writing, publishing and copyright law. Students will develop and defend a business plan for their chosen music business.

  • Dates: Mar. 8–May 1, 2021
  • Register by: Mar. 5, 2021

Start Your Own Business – 7th Edition
Markman, Marla, editor
Canada
Entrepreneur Media, 2010
ISBN: 9781599186290

ME 611: Music Curriculum

3 credits

Processes and approaches to music curricula, including planning, scope and sequence; writing behavioral objectives and instructional outcomes; and evaluation techniques. Also covers integrating learning theories and a scriptural philosophy with music content and methodology.

  • Dates: Mar. 8–May 1, 2021
  • Register by: Mar. 5, 2021

Course Design: A Guide to Curriculum Development for Teachers – 7th Edition
Posner, G. J., & Rudnitsky, A. N.
New York, NY
Pearson Education, Inc.
ISBN: 0205457665

ME 503: Early Childhood Music Education

3 credits

A survey of child development theories and the music acquisition process, birth to age nine. The influence of environment, play and movement on music acquisition will be studied through the examination of recent research, developmentally appropriate curricula, field observations and laboratory experiences.

  • Dates: May 10–June 26, 2021
  • Register by: May 7, 2021

Music Play A major curriculum for early childhood music!
Wendy Valerio
http://bit.ly/1kyXSgt
GIA Publications, Inc.
ISBN: 1579990274

A Music Learning Theory for Newborn and Young Children: 2013 Edition
Edwin Gordon
http://bit.ly/1kyXTAT
GIA Publications, Inc.
ISBN: 9781579999667

ME 612: Principles & History of Music Education

3 credits

An introduction to the history of American school music education from the European antecedents through the present. Emphasis will be placed on the underlying philosophies of music and the historical justifications for music teaching.

  • Dates: May 10–June 26, 2021
  • Register by: May 7, 2021

Foundations of Music Education – 2nd Edition
Abeles, Harold; Charles Hoffer, and Robert Klotman
New York
Schirmer Books, 1994
ISBN: 9780028700113

Music Matters: A New Philosophy of Music Education
Elliot, David J.
New York
Oxford University Press, 1995
ISBN: 9780195091717

Philosophy in a New Key: A Study in the Symbolism of Reason, Rite, and Art – 3rd Edition
Susanne K. Langer
Cambridge, MA
Harvard University Press, 1957
ISBN: 0674665031

Contemporary Music Education (Recommended) – 4th Edition (optional)
Mark, Michael and Madura, Patrice
New York
Schirmer Books, 1996
ISBN: 9781133956303

Foundations and Principles of Music Education (Recommended) – 2nd Edition (optional)
Leonhard, Charles and House, Robert
New York
McGraw-Hill, 1972

Music Education: Source Readings from Ancient Greece to Today (Recommended) – 2nd Edition (optional)
ed. Michael Mark
New York
Routledge, 2002
ISBN: 9780415936798

ME 610: Writing & Arranging for School Ensembles

2 credits

Supervised composition and arranging of music for school ensembles.

  • Dates: June 28–Aug. 13, 2021
  • Register by: June 25, 2021

The textbook information for this course is not yet available. Please check back later.

ME 695: Graduate Seminar in Music Education

3 credits

An exploration of contemporary topics and challenges in music education with an emphasis on engaging issues from a biblical worldview. Action research projects, group discussion, and presentations provide opportunities to link research to students’ current teaching situations and professional development needs. This is the capstone course and should be the last course taken. It includes the comprehensive exam.

  • Dates: June 28–Aug. 14, 2021
  • Register by: June 25, 2021
  • Note: There is no textbook for this course.

There is no textbook for this course.