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 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
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GIA Publications, Inc.
ISBN: 1579990274

A Music Learning Theory for Newborn and Young Children: 2013 Edition
Edwin Gordon
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GIA Publications, Inc.
ISBN: 9781579999667

ME 610: Writing & Arranging for School Ensembles

2 credits

Supervised composition and arranging of music for school ensembles.

  • Dates: May 10–Aug. 14, 2021
  • Register by: May 7, 2021
  • Next offered: Jan. 17–Apr. 30, 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 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: June 28–Aug. 14, 2021
  • Register by: June 25, 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 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.

ME 511: World Music

3 credits

Designed specifically for the practicing music educator, the course will provide a broad overview of musical traditions, styles, instruments and cultures from people around the world with the goal of informing curriculum design.

  • Dates: Aug. 30–Oct. 16, 2021
  • Register by: Aug. 27, 2021

Teaching Music Globally – 2004 Edition
Campbell, Patricia Shehan
New York
Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195137804

ME 615: Pedagogy Seminar

3 credits

This course covers the pedagogical sequencing of technique and literature and the development of diagnostic skills and techniques for correcting common performance errors in studio and rehearsal settings. Applications are tailored to the student’s teaching area of interest (instrumental, choral).

  • Dates: Aug. 30–Oct. 16, 2021
  • Register by: Aug. 27, 2021

Instrumental Score Reading Program Workbook – 1979 Edition
Grunow, R.F. & Froseth, J.O.
Chicago
GIA Publications
ISBN: 9781579995799
Note: For students primarily interested in instrumental ensembles (workbook and CD required)

Instrumental Score Reading Program CD – 1979 Edition
Grunow, R.F. & Froseth, J.O.
Chicago
GIA Publications
ISBN: 9781579996277
Note: For students primarily interested in instrumental ensembles (workbook and CD required)

Choral Score Reading Program Workbook – 1985 Edition
Grunow, R.F. & Fargo, M.H.
Chicago
GIA Publications
ISBN: 9781579995805
Note: For students primarily interested in choral ensembles (workbook and CD required)

Choral Score Reading Program CD – 1985 Edition
Grunow, R.F. & Fargo, M.H.
Chicago
GIA Publications
Note: For students primarily interested in choral ensembles (workbook and CD required)

ME 613: Foundational Approaches in Music Education

2 credits

Content and application of Gordon’s Music Learning Theory, and the approaches of Orff, Kodaly and Dalcroze. Emphasizes skill development as advocated by each: audiation, movement, improvisation, solfege, systems of rhythm reading, etc. The student will apply these to the teaching of music within his area of specialization.

  • Dates: Oct. 18–Dec. 11, 2021
  • Register by: Oct. 15, 2021

The ways children learn music: An introduction and practical guide to music learning theory. Revised – 2000 Edition
Bluestine, E.
Chicago
GIA Publications
ISBN: 1579991084

The eclectic curriculum in American music education. Revised
Carder, P.
Reston, VA
Music Educators National Conference.
ISBN: 0940796775

Jump right in: Soprano recorder-recorder book 1 with CD – 1998 Edition
Grunow, R
Chicago
GIA Publications
Note: http://www.giamusic.com/products/P-jumprightinsoprano.cfm or https://www.giamusic.com/store/resource/jump-right-in-student-book-1-soprano-recorder-book-with-cd-book-gj233

Do It! Play Recorder Book 1 + CD + Soprano Recorder
James O. Froseth / Marguerite Wilder
GIA Publications
ISBN: 1579996264

ME 691: Testing & Research in Music Education

3 credits

An introduction to the relevant areas of music education testing and research, including music aptitude testing, music achievement testing, and the standard education research methodologies as applied to the field of music education.

  • Dates: Oct. 18–Dec. 11, 2021
  • Register by: Oct. 15, 2021
  • Additional Course Information: A scientific calculator and access to Statistical Package for Social Sciences 24 Standard (SPSS). Distance students in the Greenville area may access SPSS 24 in FA 11. You may also download and rent SPSS 24 for six months at the link listed with textbook information.

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association – 7th Edition
American Psychological Association
American Psychological Association, 2020
ISBN: 978433832161

Statistical Package for Social Sciences 26 Standard (SPSS)
Note: Rent and download SPSS for 6 months: https://estore.onthehub.com/WebStore/OfferingDetails.aspx?o=c77a0287-0793-ea11-812b-000d3af41938&pmv =304b1dff-5b5d-e911-8115-000d3af41938 but you must register with your student email for the discount.

Scientific calculator like Texas Instruments TI-30X IIS or access to an online scientific calculator
Note: There are online scientific calculators that will suffice (e.g. https://www.desmos.com/scientific).

ME 610: Writing & Arranging for School Ensembles

2 credits

Supervised composition and arranging of music for school ensembles.

  • Dates: Jan. 17–Apr. 30, 2022
  • Register by: Jan. 14, 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