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MUED 206. Instrument Familiarization. (Fall Semester). 1 credit.

Introduces non-instrumental music majors to the tone production and basic characteristics of the woodwind, brass, percussion and string instrument families. No skill development in playing most of the instruments is attempted, but beginning skills on the guitar are emphasized.

MUED 271. Introduction to Music Education (Spring Semester). 2 credits.

Overview of music teaching careers in general, the music education curriculum, the National Teacher Examination and Virginia's Standards of Learning. Field trips to observe school music programs will be taken, and plans for a summer practicum prior to the junior year will be made.

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, bass and guitar 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. (Fall Semester). 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 372. General Music Practices (Fall Semester). 2 credits.

Focuses on broad preparation for teaching the general music courses now found at both middle and high school levels.

MUED 373. Instrumental Music Materials and Techniques (Spring Semester). 3 credits.

Learning experiences of a useful and practical nature related to the career needs of school instrumental music teachers will be analyzed, discussed and practiced. Skills will be presented such as planning and teaching beginning, intermediate and advanced level students, working with booster clubs and administering instrumental music.

MUED 376. Choral Music Materials and Techniques (Spring Semester). 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.

MUED 380. Music in the Elementary School (Fall Semester). 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: PSYC 160 and 270. Music majors only.

MUED 470. Marching Band Procedures (Spring Semester). 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; techniques for developing both marching and playing style through a functional method of fundamental drills.

MUED 471. Jazz and Show Choir Procedures (Spring, Odd Years). 2 credits.

Covers skills and concepts needed to organize, administer, plan, teach and perform in jazz or show choirs. Techniques of commercial vocal style and choreography for the show choir will be highlighted.


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