Music Education Courses

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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: Jan. 20–Mar. 7, 2020
  • Register by: Jan. 17, 2020
  • Additional Course Information: The website to purchase The Brain’s Timetable for Developing Musical Skills is http://www.originalmindbrilliance.com/product/the-brains-timetable-for-developing-musical-skills/.

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

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

The Brain’s Timetable for Developing Musical Skills
Coulter, Dee Joy
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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  Amazon  Ebay

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

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

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

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.

  • Dates: Jan. 20–Mar. 7, 2020
  • Register by: Jan. 17, 2020
  • Next offered: June 29–Aug. 15, 2020

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

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: May 11–June 27, 2020
  • Register by: May 8, 2020

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

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: May 11–June 27, 2020
  • Register by: May 8, 2020

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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: May 11–June 27, 2020
  • Register by: May 8, 2020

Instrumental Score Reading Program Workbook – 1979 Edition
Grunow, R.F. & Froseth, J.O.
Chicago
GIA Publications
ISBN: 9781579995799  Amazon  Ebay
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  Amazon  Ebay
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  Amazon  Ebay
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 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: May 11–June 27, 2020
  • Register by: May 8, 2020
  • Number of Proctored Tests in Course: 1
  • Additional Course Information: Students will need a statistical 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 www.onthehub.com/spss.

Inquiry in music education: Concepts and methods for the beginning researcher
Froehlich, H. and Frierson-Campbell, S.
New York
Routledge, 2013
ISBN: 9780415896405  Amazon  Ebay

ME 610: Writing & Arranging for School Ensembles

2 credits

Supervised composition and arranging of music for school ensembles.

  • Dates: June 29–Aug. 15, 2020
  • Register by: June 26, 2020

The Technique of Orchestration – 6th Edition
Kent Kennan and Donald Grantham
Upper Saddle River, NJ
Prentice-Hall, 2002
ISBN: 0130407712   Amazon  Ebay
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: June 29–Aug. 15, 2020
  • Register by: June 26, 2020

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

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.

  • Dates: June 29–Aug. 15, 2020
  • Register by: June 26, 2020

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