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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 610: Writing & Arranging for School Ensembles

2 credits

Supervised composition and arranging of music for school ensembles.

  • Dates: Aug. 26–Dec. 10, 2022
  • Register by: Aug. 23, 2022

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: Aug. 26–Oct. 15, 2022
  • Register by: Aug. 23, 2022

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

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: Oct. 14–Dec. 10, 2022
  • Register by: Oct. 11, 2022

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