Courses

e.g. AR or AR-211
e.g. Film or "Bass Lab"

ME-383

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Cecil Adderley
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: MUED majors
Electable by: MUED and MTHE majors
Prerequisites: None
Department Code: MUED

A survey for music education majors of choral literature for and/or performed by solo, small, and large ensembles in the elementary and secondary public schools. This course is recommended to be taken concurrently with ME-321.

ME-385

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Cecil Adderley
Semesters Offered: Fall Only
Required of: None
Electable by: MUED majors
Prerequisites: None
Department Code: MUED

An overview of basic marching band techniques. Emphasis on the study of commands and maneuvers, color guard techniques, and charting procedures necessary for the development of half-time shows.

ME-387

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Cecil Adderley
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Required of: None
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: None
Department Code: MUED

This course will address instrument repair for brass, woodwind, string, and percussion instruments used in traditional ensembles.

ME-431

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Cecil Adderley
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: MUED majors
Electable by: MUED majors
Prerequisites: None
Department Code: MUED

An overview of the instrumental instruction program in the K-12 schools. Detailed examination of teaching techniques for beginning instrumental students. Survey of appropriate methods books for instrumental instruction.

ME-475

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Cecil Adderley
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Required of: MUED majors
Electable by: MUED majors
Prerequisites: ISKB-322, ME-211, ME-311, and written approval of course chair. NOTE: Passing score on MUED proficiency and MTEL Communication Skills are required.
Department Code: MUED

Assigned practical experience in elementary and secondary schools of the Greater Boston area. Minimum of 45 hours field work at the site. Evaluation of teaching experiences through group discussion at seminar meetings. Guest lecturers from the teaching profession. Final written report required.

ME-495

6 credit(s)
Course Chair: Cecil Adderley
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Required of: MUED majors
Electable by: MUED majors
Prerequisites: ME-475 and written approval of course chair. NOTE: Passing scores on both MTEL Communication Skills and Music exams are required.
Department Code: MUED

Student teaching experience in elementary or secondary schools. A minimum of 450 clock hours practice teaching in kindergarten to grade 12 is required. Critique and evaluation of problems encountered in student teaching certification assignments in the public schools. Weekly seminar meetings are supervised by the Music Education Department chair.

ME-P332

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Cecil Adderley
Semesters Offered: Fall Only
Required of: None
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: ME-211
Department Code: MUED

This course will introduce students to music education for young children, from birth through the first five years of life. Early childhood cognitive, physical, and social development will be discussed. Age-appropriate skills, concepts, and activities will be a primary focus. Practical strategies for working with young children and their parents will be addressed. Issues pertaining to the development of a well-rounded, comprehensive, and effective curriculum for preschool age children will be central to the course.

ME-P342

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Cecil Adderley
Semesters Offered: Fall Only
Required of: None
Electable by: MUED majors
Prerequisites: ME-152 and ME-326
Department Code: MUED

The study of composition is fundamental to understanding the expressive qualities of music. It provides an ideal framework for exploration and experimentation with the basic materials of music. MENC recognizes the role of creativity and the importance of composition by including composing and arranging as one of the nine National Standards for Music Education (Standard #4). Collaborative and creative music composition can be facilitated in the classroom using music production and notation software. This course focuses on ideas and concepts for individual and group composition projects in the K-12 music classroom, as well as teaching and assessment strategies. DAW, notation, and instructional software, as well as myriad online resources, will be discussed and explored to create age-appropriate composition activities. In addition, special emphasis will be placed on how other media elements, such as text, graphics, audio, and video, as well as web-based tools, can enhance the music composition process for K-12 students.

ME-P388

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Cecil Adderley
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Required of: None
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: ME-387
Department Code: MUED

Part two of ME-387, this course addresses the rebuilding of woodwind, brass, string, and percussion instruments, especially those needing significant work.

ME-P389

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Cecil Adderley
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Required of: None
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: ME-387
Department Code: MUED

Part three of ME-387 and ME-P388, this course covers keyboard instrument repair, including minor tuning of standard pianos.

MEDM-P498

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Matthew Nicholl
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Required of: Mediterranean music minors
Electable by: Mediterranean music minors
Prerequisites: Written approval of course chair
Department Code: CWP

Individualized instruction in a specific area of Mediterranean music designed to provide students in the Mediterranean music minor the opportunity for highly focused, in-depth study in their particular area of interest. Students will select an instructor whose experience is most relevant to their area of interest and, in collaboration their instructor, determine the specific work and outcome of the course.

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