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Music Education

MUSI 5315 (3-3-0) History of Music in the 18th and 19th Centuries

A comprehensive survey of the music of the eras comprising the Viennese classical period (Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven), Romanticism, and the Romantic period (Schubert to Brahms). The course emphasizes listening, analysis, and critical interpretation and will engage students with the cultural contexts of the music. A specific emphasis will be placed on major choral works of these periods. 

Requisites: None.

Offered: Online.

MUSI 5316 (3-3-0) Performance Practices of Baroque and Rococo

This course focuses on the performance practices of the Baroque and Rococo eras. Focus will be on vocal performance practices with attention given to the major performance practice treatises and other primary source materials.  Learners will be able to apply this knowledge in the middle school, high school, and/or collegiate choral program and in working with solo vocalists.

Requisites: None.

Offered: Online.

MUSI 5317 (3-3-0) Infusion of African Music in American Music History

This course will focus on the history of African Music and its influence on the beginning of American Music genres. Study of the impact and importance of African musical influence on Blues, Jazz, and other popular music will reveal the influence from these cultures on American music. 

Requisites: None.

Offered: Online.

MUSI 5325 (3-3-0) Research in Music Education

The purpose of this course is to equip graduate music education students with the knowledge and skill to be able to locate, read, understand, and evaluate the research literature in music education, applying it to their practice. In addition, students will learn to design research studies to explore questions systematically related to music teaching and learning. 

Requisites: None.

Offered: Online.

MUSI 5326 (3-3-0) Foundations of Pedagogy and Curricula in Music Education

Through inquiry and evaluation, this course will help students develop a method in music education for teaching at the elementary and secondary classroom levels. Emphasis on pedagogical and curricular models will include philosophy, process, and goals and objectives for age-appropriate activities. In addition, the course will focus on aspects of integrity worthy of pursuit in the classroom setting. This course will enable students to clarify the most efficient and effective ways of teaching music that are best suited to teacher talents, teaching style, and teaching situation. 

Requisites: None.

Offered: Online.

MUSI 5327 (3-3-0) History and Philosophy of Music Education in the United States

This course will examine the historical and philosophical development of music education in America, tracing its roots in biblical times and continuing through recent historical events and trends. Readings and discussions will highlight specific topics, including Ancient Greek music philosophy and aesthetics, music education in medieval times, the influences of humanism and the Enlightenment, musical aesthetics related to 19th and 20th-century educational thought, and current trends highlighting pragmatic music education philosophies. 

Requisites: None.

Offered: Online.

MUSI 5328 (3-3-0) Current Trends and Issues in Music Education

In this course, students will research the current problems and innovations in music education. Students will read current articles in peer-reviewed journals to address the needs facing music educators in present situations across the country.  

Requisites: None.

Offered: Online.

MUSI 5335 (3-3-0) Pedagogy of Music Theory

A study in the best practices of teaching Music Theory at the high school and collegiate levels including analysis, composition, and aural skills. The course will cover curriculum design, assessment, philosophical and historical backgrounds of music theory instruction, classroom instruction, with special attention given to the A.P. Music Theory curriculum and assessment tools.  

Requisites: None.

Offered: Online.

MUSI 5336 (3-3-0) Choral Music Analysis for Score Preparation

Review and refine music theory analytical techniques and aural error detection for the purpose of improving rehearsal and performance preparation. Historical performance practice will guide the study of compositions from each of the major style periods, focusing on the improvement of analytical skills and aural perception.  

Requisites: None.

Offered: Online.

MUSI 5337 (3-3-0) Study of Orchestration Techniques

This course helps students hone the craft of instrumental score analysis and aural analysis of orchestration for the purpose of mastery of both open score reading and instrumentation methods. This course will represent various historical stylistic periods pertaining to music for orchestra. Learners will analyze instrumental music in the following ways: historical style and genre, timbre and texture, compare and contrast, score preparation for conducting. Attention will be given to contemporary instrumental music as well as arranging for a limited ensemble as these issues may present themselves in middle and high school instrumental music programs. 

Requisites: None.

Offered: Online.