Grad Music Course Catalog 2023

Students in this intensive course will sample audio, video, print, electronic and human resources with the aim of learning as well as developing an understanding of ways to teach music of the world’s cultures. Attention will be given to learning culture through songs, movement and dance experiences, instrumental music and contextualized cultural components. Participants will be guided through recordings and curricular materials from the Smithsonian Folkways archives that fit the needs of students in knowing music and knowing culture through music. Musical experiences will be tailored for use at various levels, including in classes for children, youth and adults in university and community settings with occasional small group sessions to decipher and discuss applications for particular teaching contexts and aims. Enrolled participants will join together to share particular means of teaching world music and will receive documentation from the Smithsonian Institution that certifies their specialized study in world music pedagogy. TEACHING GUITAR AND UKULELE GMUS 544-05 (1 credit) Chris Kachian, DMA July 31-August 4 | 1:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m. CRN: 30033 Preparation for starting or continuing a class guitar and ukulele program. Topics include acquiring and maintaining instruments, reviewing available texts and related materials and age-appropriate pacing of pedagogical materials and approaches. Special focus on teaching musical notations and stylistic genres common to the guitar. Designed for the middle and high school teacher. EXPLORING ASSESSMENT IN MUSIC EDUCATION GMUS 698 (1 credit) Douglas C. Orzolek, PhD July 31-August 4 | 9:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. CRN: 30303 Class participants will learn: to develop teaching and assessment skills for a variety of performance tasks; to discover how to improve our students’ understanding of what we want them to do, how well they should do it and how to get it done; to explore tools that will help demonstrate to teachers, administrators, parents, and students the results of music study; to discuss various means of assessing and tracking progress. THE STUDENT CENTERED ENSEMBLE GMUS 544-03 (1 credit) Anthony De Quattro, DMA July 10-14 | 9:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. CRN: 30031

A student centered ensemble tasks students with creating an ensemble arrangement, along with the accompanying parts, from nothing more than a lead sheet. Students will need to analyze the music and make decisions about instrumentation and arrangement. This method focuses students’ critical thinking, creativity, and communication skills. As part of this course, each participant will bring a lead sheet or sketch of any musical work to the class. The members of the class will then collaborate to create an original arrangement of the work that can be performed at the end of the course. GOSPEL MUSIC GMUS 544-01 (1 credit) Adrian Davis, PhD June 26-30 | 900 a.m.-11:30 a.m. CRN: 30029 Participants in this course will explore music from the black gospel traditions and its context within an historical overview of African American music. Students will learn to produce vocal timbres and style nuances appropriate for this music as strategies for arranging, teaching, and learning gospel music. CHORAL GLOBAL MUSIC TRADITIONS FOR CHOIR GMUS 652 (2 credits) Karen Howard, PhD June 12-23 (No Class June 19) | 1:30-4:45 p.m. CRN: 30232 Participants will experience singing and choral traditions from a wide variety of musical cultures. Emphasis will be placed on musical characteristics and healthy vocal techniques to achieve particular culturally specific timbres and styles. The music will hail from a variety of countries including (but not limited to) Bulgaria, Macedonia, Tahiti, Ghana and Tanzania. This course is appropriate for singers and choral directors with a particular focus on upper elementary through secondary choral settings.

Graduate Programs in Music Education


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