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Undergraduate Bulletin 2017-2018 PDF

Music Education

MUED 253 - Music in the School

3 hours

Music in the School is a class that focuses on the practical aspects of teaching music in a diverse classroom setting.  Catering to the both elementary and secondary concentration areas, this course covers learning and teaching styles, theories and strategies and the ability to engage students in a mixed classroom environment.  Students will also engage in activities designed to sharpen critical thinking as well as acquaint themselves with current trends in the discipline of music education.  This course will help prepare beginning teachers to understand different aspects of diversity and how they can address these differences in their teaching. (Fall)

MUED 275 - Diction for Singers

2 hours

Must be enrolled simultaneously in MUPF 131 or MUPF 331 (Applied Voice Lessons)

Introduction to proper pronunciation necessary for singers. Students will learn the International Phonetic Alphabet as well as the basic principals of Italian, French, German and English diction. (Fall)

MUED 280 - Basic Conducting

2 hours

Prerequisite: MUCT 151

The study and drill of basic conducting patterns and coordination of hand and baton techniques. (Fall)

MUED 390 - Instrumental Conducting and Literature

3 hours

Prerequisite: MUED 280

Conducting patterns applied to elements of interpretation. Emphasis on score reading, rehearsal techniques, and conducting problems. Practical application in active musical organizations & literature study.

MUED 391 - Choral Conducting and Literature

3 hours

Prerequisite: MUED 280

The study of choral repertoire from all periods as well as emphasis on score reading, rehearsal techniques, and conducting problems with regard to choral ensembles. (Spring)

MUED 475 - Ensemble Management and Administration

1 hour

To be taken with Student Teaching & Classroom Management.

The study of ensemble development, recruitment, concert planning, marketing, touring, rehearsing and other logistics in both choral and instrumental settings. (Spring)

MUED - Technique and Pedagogy

2 hours

Prerequisite: MUCT 151

An introduction to teaching and performing through intermediate level. Performance techniques, pedagogical methods and materials, maintenance and practical teaching experience. (Offered on alternating years)

MUED 310 – Voice Methods & Pedagogy

MUED 320 – Piano Methods & Pedagogy

MUED 321 – Piano Accompanying

MUED 340 – String Methods & Pedagogy

MUED 350 – Brass Methods & Pedagogy

MUED 356 – Percussion Methods & Pedagogy

MUED 358 – Woodwind Methods & Pedagogy

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