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USA Undergraduate/Graduate Bulletin 2014-2015

MUSIC EDUCATION, METHODS,
AND MATERIALS (MUE)

MUE 102 Elementary Class Piano 1 cr

Functional keyboard playing. Pre-requisites: Open to music majors and minors only. No previous knowledge in piano necessary. To be taken in sequence. Fee.

MUE 103 Elementary Class Piano 1 cr

Functional keyboard playing. Open to music majors and minors only. Pre-requisites: MUE 102 or instructor permission. Fee.

MUE 120 Elementary Class Voice 1 cr

Beginning voice instruction emphasizing the fundamentals of singing and the vocal mechanism. This is the first semester of a two semester sequence.

MUE 121

Intermediate Class Voice

1 cr

This course is a continuation of MUE 120. Vocal fundamentals and the mechanics of singing will be emphasized. More advanced vocal exercises, diction, and interpretation will be stressed. Pre-requisite: MUE 120.

MUE 170 Elementary Class Percussion 1 cr

Beginning percussion instruction with emphasis on development of sight-reading, concert style/mallet techniques and basic concepts of percussion instruments.

MUE 182

Elementary Class Guitar

1 cr

Beginning guitar instruction with the development of proficiency in sight reading and correct right and left hand techniques. Pre-requisites: No previous knowledge in guitar is necessary. Open to any University student excluding guitar majors. To be taken in sequence. Fee.

MUE 183

Elementary Class Guitar

1 cr

Beginning guitar instruction with the development of proficiency in sight reading and correct right and left hand techniques. Pre-requisite: MUE 182 or instructor permission. Fee.

MUE 202

Intermediate Class Piano

1 cr

A continuation of elementary class piano including sight-reading and keyboard harmony. Pre-requisite: MUE 103 or instructor permission. Open to non-piano music majors and minors only. Fee.

MUE 203

Intermediate Class Piano

1 cr

A continuation of elementary class piano including sight-reading and keyboard harmony. Open to music majors and minors only. Pre-requisite: MUE 202 or instructor permission. Fee.

MUE 212

Advanced Keyboard Musicianship I

1 cr

MUE 212 is the first of four courses required of all concentration level and performance level piano majors. During the course students develop sight-reading ability, read lead sheets, learn accompanying strategies and practice systematic piano technique. Class piano pedagogy is also addressed. Pre-requisite: Piano major or concentration. Fee.

MUE 213

Advanced Keyboard Musicianship II

1 cr

MUE is the second of four courses required of all concentration level and performance level piano majors. During the course, students develop sight-reading ability, read lead sheets, learn accompanying strategies and practice systematic piano technique. Class piano pedagogy is also addressed. Pre-requisite: MUE 212 or consent of instructor. Fee.
MUE 240 String Methods Class 1 cr
The techniques of teaching the string instruments in class situations and the development of some proficiency on each string instrument.

MUE 241

Woodwind Methods Class

1 cr

The techniques of teaching the woodwind instruments in class situations and the development of some proficiency on each of the main woodwind instruments.
MUE 242 Brass Methods Class 1 cr
The techniques of teaching the brass instruments in class situations and the development of some proficiency on each of the main brass instruments.
MUE 243 Percussion Methods Class 1 cr
The techniques of teaching percussion instruments and the development of some proficiency on all percussion instruments.

MUE 301

Music for Elementary

3 cr

Classroom Teachers I

The fundamentals of music, music reading, and classroom instrument experience in the light of the needs of the classroom teacher. Pre-requisites: Not open to music majors or those with previous music-theory credit.

MUE 312

Advanced Keyboard Musicianship III -

1 cr

Vocal Accompaniment

MUE 312 is the third of four courses required of all concentration and performance level piano majors. Students will develop sight-reading ability, read lead sheets, learn accompanying strategies and practice systematic piano technique. Vocal accompanying workshops and class piano pedagogy are included. Pre-requisite: MUE 213 or consent of instructor. Fee.

MUE 313

Advanced Keyboard Musicianship IV -

1 cr

Instrumental Accompaniment

MUE 313 is the fourth of four courses required of all concentration and performance level piano majors. During the course, students develop sight-reading ability, read lead sheets, learn accompanying strategies and practice systematic piano technique. Instrumental accompanying workshops and class piano pedagogy are included. Pre-requisite: MUE 312 or consent of instructor. Fee.

MUE 346

Marching Band Techniques

1 cr

The techniques of organization, administration, instruction, and rehearsal of the marching band. Pre-requisite: Music major.

MUE 411

Woodwind Pedagogy

2 cr

A survey of the teaching techniques, instruments, accessories and pedagogical materials for woodwind instruments. Pre-requisite: Upper division studio study in woodwinds or permission of instructor.

MUE 412

Brass Pedagogy

2 cr

This course is intended as a technique course specific to high and low brass instruments. Topics of study will include: development of technique, etudes, performance preparation, pedagogical literature, and performance anxiety. Pre-requisite: Upper division studio study in brass or permission of instructor.

MUE 413

Percussion Pedagogy

2 cr

A comprehensive study of methods and materials used to teach percussion instruments. Pre-requisite: Upper division studio study in percussion or permission of instructor.

MUE 414

Guitar Pedagogy

2 cr

A survey of the teaching techniques, instruments, accessories and pedagogical materials for guitar. Pre-requisite: Upper division studio study in guitar or permission of instructor.

MUE 444

Elementary/ School Music (W)

3 cr

Music program, methods, music literature, and teaching aids for elementary and middle school students. Pre-requisites: Junior level or above in music education concentration, admission to candidacy, completion of two-thirds of teaching field.

MUE 446

Piano Pedagogy

2 cr

Methods and materials for the private lesson. Lab practice in teaching included. Offered in alternate years. Pre-requisite: Piano major or piano concentration.

MUE 448

Vocal Pedagogy

2 cr

Theory and practice of the art of teaching singing as it relates to Voice Science, with regard to both current and historical practices, physiology, function, acoustics, observations, and hands-on experience. Pre-requisite: Upper division or above in vocal studio studies.

MUE 455

Teaching Music in Middle

3 cr

and Secondary Schools

Assists the student in organizing materials and in developing methods of teaching music in middle and secondary schools. Pre-requisites: Junior level or above in music education concentration, admission to candidacy, completion of two-thirds of teaching field.
MUE 494 Directed Studies 1-3 cr
An individual project concerned with the student's special interests in music education. May be repeated for a maximum of six hours. Pre-requisite: Department Chair permission.

MUE 501

Instrumental Music Education

3 cr

Study of the organization, development, appraisal, role and future trends of instrumental programs in the public schools.
MUE 512 Foundations of Music Education 4 cr
Sequential study of major philosophies guiding music teaching and the history of music education that have led to contemporary issues and problems in Music Education. Major philosophies including Pestalozzi, Reimer, and the praxial approach of Mark and history from perspectives of sociology, psychology, philosophy, curriculum, history and comparative curricula, including emerging trends in the profession.
MUE 513 Curriculum and Assessment
in Music Education 4 cr
Critical evaluation of current literature, research, and assessment tools used in the curriculum and teaching of music. This course examines the relationship between curriculum theory and philosophy of music education. Through the study of traditional and contemporary models of curriculum development and evaluation, students broaden their understanding of curriculum as it impacts the learning process. Field experience required.
MUE 520 Advanced Studies in
Early Childhood/Elementary Music 4 cr
Music supervision and administration, program development, conducting children's choirs, inclusion, instructional materials and innovative teaching techniques for early childhood and elementary music programs, including Kodaly, Orff, Dacroze and Gordon.
MUE 534 Keyboard, Voice, Guitar
in Music Education/Therapy 3 cr
The study of music literature, note reading, and the effective practice of incorporating keyboard, voice, and guitar through music education and music therapy.
MUE 536 Integrating Arts in Education 1-3 cr
This course examines arts integration as a philosophical approach to increasing the effectiveness of learning and content retention in the PK-12 classroom.
MUE 540 Advanced Studies in Teaching
Choral Music 4 cr
Focus of the course is to enhance the student's knowledge of rehearsal techniques and instructional strategies, strengthening the role of the conductor, techniques for analytical preparation of choral music, and organization of choral programs. Emphasis will also be given to expanding knowledge of choral repertoire and resources for the choral conductor.
MUE 560 Advanced Studies in
Teaching Instrumental Music 4 cr
The purpose of this course is to help the student develop teaching materials, gain greater familiarity with instrumental music repertoire, and develop instructional strategies for instrumental music. Emphasis will be placed on rehearsal procedures, analytical techniques, organizational structure, instrumental music program management, and advanced instrumental conducting.
MUE 585 Practicum in Music Education 1-4 cr
Observation and involvement in the teaching of undergraduate music courses at the college level with opportunities for individual research and teaching experiences.
MUE 589 Reading and Conference 1 cr
Guided study in preparation of the portfolio - video recording and self-critique, pedagogical project and research paper - which should be taken in conjunction with preparation of the final portfolio.

MUE 590

Special Topics

1-3 cr

Special topics in music education designed to meet specific needs and special interests, and to explore current issues in the field. May be repeated for a maximum of nine hours credit when content varies
Department of Music
College of Arts and Sciences

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