Music Education

School of Music

MUED 206. Instrument Familiarization. 1 credit.

Provides noninstrumental music education majors a functional knowledge of tone production and basic characteristics of woodwind, brass, percussion and string instruments.

MUED 271. Introduction to Music Education. 2 credits.

Overview of music teaching careers in general, the music education curriculum and Virginia’s Standards of Learning. Field trips to observe school music programs will be taken. Fulfills the College of Arts and Letters writing-intensive requirement for the major.

MUED 301-302. Woodwind Techniques. 1 credit each semester.

Instruction in the basic skills of playing and teaching standard woodwind instruments in a heterogeneous class situation. Various methods for woodwind teaching will be studied and materials used in public  school teaching will be examined and performed. MUED 301 each fall; MUED 302 each spring.

MUED 303-304. Brass Techniques. 1 credit each semester.

Instruction in the basic skills of playing and teaching standard brass instruments in a heterogeneous class situation. Various methods for brass teaching will be studied and materials used in public school teaching will be examined and performed. MUED 303 each fall; MUED 304 each spring.

MUED 305-306. Percussion Techniques. 1 credit each semester.

Instruction in the basic skills of playing and teaching standard percussion instruments in a heterogeneous class situation. Various methods of percussion teaching will be studied and materials used in public school teaching will be examined and performed. MUED 305 each fall; MUED 306 each spring.

MUED 307-308. String Techniques. 1 credit each semester.

Instruction in the basic skills of playing and teaching string instruments. Instruction will be on violin, viola, cello and bass in a heterogeneous class situation. Various methods for string teaching will be studied and materials used in public school teaching will be examined and performed. MUED 307, each fall; MUED 308, each spring.

MUED 310. Vocal Techniques. 1 credit.

Class instruction designed to acquaint the instrumental (non-voice) major with fundamentals of vocal and choral techniques including posture, breath support, basic vocal production, physiological functions of the vocal mechanism, singer’s diction, vocal exercises and individual as well as ensemble performances.

MUED 371. Beginning Methods and Materials for Instrumental Music. 2 credits.

Methods and materials for beginning through intermediate instrumental music students. Administrative concerns are included. Prerequisite:  MUED 271, full admission to teacher education and Level 3 in  major applied area.

MUED 372. General Music Practices. 2 credits.

Focuses on broad preparation for teaching the general music courses now found at both middle and high school levels. Prerequisite: MUED 271, full admission to teacher education and Level 3 in major applied area.

MUED 373. Advanced Methods and Materials for Instrumental Music. 2 credits.

Learning experiences related to the career needs of school instrumental music teachers are analyzed, discussed and practiced. Planning and teaching skills are presented for beginning, intermediate and advanced level students. Prerequisites: MUED 271 and MUS 317, full admission to teacher education and Level 4 in major applied area.

MUED 376. Choral Music Materials and Techniques. 2 credits.

Learning experiences of a useful and practical nature related to the career needs of school choral music teachers will be analyzed, discussed and practiced. Skills will be presented such as planning and teaching vocal technique, choosing appropriate music and administering choral music programs. Prerequisites: MUS 317 and MUED 271, full admission to teacher education and Level 4 in major applied area.

MUED 380. Music in the Elementary School. 2 credits.

The general music program in the elementary school presented for future music specialists, K-6. Focus is on the synthesis of current philosophy, learning theories and educational practices for teaching elementary school music. Preparation for organizing music curricula and daily lesson plans is included. Prerequisite: MUED 271, full admission to teacher education and Level 3 in major applied area.

MUED 470. Marching Band Procedures. 2 credits.

Skills and knowledge needed to organize, administer, plan and teach marching band shows including shows for various competitions, parades, football, basketball and festival events; and techniques for developing both marching and playing style through a functional method of fundamental drills. Prerequisite: MUED 271 or permission of the instructor.

MUED 471. School Musical, Jazz and Show Choir Procedures.  2 credits.

Covers skills and concepts needed to organize, administer, plan, teach and perform in musicals, jazz choirs and show choirs. Highlights techniques of commercial and theatrical vocal style, fundamentals of producing a musical and choreography for the show choir. Prerequisites: MUS 317 and MUED 271 or permission of the instructor.

MUED 472. Survey of String Orchestra Repertoire. 2 credits.

An examination of concert repertoire for string and full orchestra appropriate for performance by students in grades seven through 12.  The course will include a study of evaluation and selection of music appropriate for a specific ensemble. Prerequisite: MUED 271 or permission of the instructor.

MUED 473. Jazz Ensemble Procedures and Techniques. 2 credits.

This course addresses all aspects of instrumental jazz instruction (big band and small group) in the public schools. Teaching philosophies, rehearsal techniques and resource materials will be examined; the syllabus includes opportunities to observe and rehearse jazz groups. Enrollment is not limited to traditional jazz instrumentation. Prerequisite: MUED 271 or permission of the instructor.

MUED 482. Orff and Kodály: Literature, Principles and Practices. 1 credit.

Students will study the repertoire employed in the Orff and Kodály approaches to music education. They will develop skills and understanding of the principles related to these approaches. Work with peers and school children will provide the opportunity to develop teaching skills. May be repeated for credit.

 



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