Choral/Instrumental Concentration Course Catalog

Choral/Instrumental Concentration Course Catalog

MUS 102 Applied Voice

0.5 Hours

Students will receive one half-hour lesson each week. Significant practice time is required. Participation in a student recital and sememster jury is required. Students may repeat this course up to four times and it partially fulfills requirements leading to K-12 certification in vocal music. An additional fee is required.

MUS 104 Applied Instrument

0.5 Hours

Students will receive one half-hour lesson each week. Significant practice time is required. Participation in a student recital and sememster jury is required. Students may repeat this course up to four times. An additional fee is required.

MUS 330 Vocal Literature & Pedagogy

2 Hours

This course is designed to help students gain a better understanding of the vocal mechanism, its physiology and correct use. Students will learn basic techniques of singing and methods for teaching singing.This course includes a survey of art songs and vocal literature particularly suited for secondary students. This course partially fulfills requirements leading to K-12 certification in vocal music. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

MUS 340 Secondary Choral Methods

2 Hours

Students will learn methods and materials for developing comprehensive musicianship through choral music. Students will consider the changing voice, choral music repertoire and rehearsal techniques, methods for recruiting and organizing choral ensembles, budgeting, and program administration. A minimum of 30 hours of observation in secondary choral music classrooms is required.

MUS 341 String Methods

1 Hours

Students will learn the basic technique of playing stringed instruments with an emphasis on a basic understanding, care, maintenance, and effective teaching of the instruments.

MUS 342 Percussion Methods

1 Hours

Students will learn the basic technique of playing both pitched and unpitched percussion instruments with an emphasis on a basic understanding, care, maintenance, and effective teaching of the instruments.

MUS 343 Brass Methods

1 Hours

Students will learn the basic technique of playing brass instruments with an emphasis on a basic understanding, care, maintenance, and effective teaching of the instruments.

MUS 344 Woodwind Methods

1 Hours

Students will learn the basic technique of playing woodwind instruments with an emphasis on a basic understanding, care, maintenance, and effective teaching of the instruments.

MUS 345 Band/Symphonic Methods

2 Hours

Students will learn methods and materials for developing comprehensive musicianship through instrumental music. Students will consider instrumental pedagogy and philosophy, instrumental repertoire and rehearsal techniques, methods for recruiting and organizing band and orchestral ensembles, budgeting, and program administration. A minimum of 30 hours of observation in secondary instrumental music classrooms is required.

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