Grad Music Course Catalog 2023

INSTRUMENTAL INSTRUMENTAL MUSICIANSHIP PEDAGOGY GMUS 665 (3 credits) Douglas C. Orzolek, PhD June 26-July 7 (No Class July 4) | 9 a.m.-1:15 p.m. CRN: 30302 Examination of issues related to teaching instrumental music such as application of music learning theory to instrumental rehearsals for all levels, comprehensive musicianship, pedagogical development of the ensemble, demonstrated rehearsal techniques, long-term and short- term lesson planning and literature review. ADVANCED INSTRUMENTAL CONDUCTING GMUS 690 (3 credits) Matthew George, DMA June 12-23 (No Class June 19) | 9 a.m.-1:15 p.m. CRN: 30305 Intensive, laboratory seminar of conducting concepts and mechanics. Instruction in advanced score analysis as it relates to physical gesture and rehearsal/performance application, stylistic interpretation, rehearsal pacing and podium communication. Daily opportunity to conduct an instrumental ensemble during the second week of the course. Prerequisite: GMUS 687 Advanced Instrumental Score Study and Literature. AFRICAN MUSIC ENSEMBLE GMUS 671 (2 credits) Sowah Mensah June 20-23 (No Class June 19) | 9 a.m.-2 p.m. CRN: 30092 Study of traditional African music (Ghanaian culture) through music performance. Performance of chants, songs, music for social and festive occasions, and other vocal and instrumental examples selected from a variety of styles. Classes will focus on learning the music so that students will be able to teach it to their own students. Instrumental music will include drumming, xylophone (gyil or Orff) music and adenkum (gourd stamping tube). All instruments provided except flute and CDs, which can be purchased in class. 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

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.


The Kodály Institute at the University of St. Thomas offers a certificate program endorsed by the Organization of American Kodály Educators (OAKE). Coursework provides high quality, intensive studies in musicianship, conducting and ensemble to enable personal growth in musicianship; materials, analysis, classification and retrieval systems to assist students in gathering and systematizing repertoire for their personal teaching situations; and curriculum, pedagogy and instructional techniques to further students’ understanding of and practical experience in designing spiral curricula for literacy-based music education programs using inquiry- based teaching techniques. KODALY LEVELS I-III Faculty: Casey Barker, Becca Buck, Leigh Ann Garner, EdD and Dan LeJeune KODALY LEVEL I GMUS 741 (3 credits) July 10-21 | 8:00 a.m.-4:45 p.m. CRN: 30099 Kodály Level I study in musicianship and choral ensemble; materials, analysis, classification and retrieval systems; and curriculum, pedagogy and instructional techniques. Emphasis is placed on teaching grades K and 1. KODALY LEVEL II GMUS 742 (3 credits) July 10-21 | 8:00 a.m.-4:45 p.m. CRN: 30100

Preparation for starting or continuing a class guitar and ukulele program. Topics include acquiring and

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