Music Education Courses

AR-313

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Cecil Adderley
Semesters Offered: Fall Only
Required of: None
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: CM-212 or both CM-252 and CP-210
Department: MUED
Location: Boston Campus

This course analyzes orchestration for wind, string, and percussion groups as used at the secondary school level. Students explore principles of score layout and arranging for concert band and high school orchestra. Students apply this principles to the scores they create for instrumental ensembles at the secondary school level.

 

COND-221

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Cecil Adderley
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: MUED majors; MTHE majors not taking COND-222
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: None
Department: MUED
Location: Boston Campus

This course introduces fundamental beat patterns, basic conducting technique, phrasing and articulation, and problems of tempo. Students discuss and study applicable terminology. Additionally, students participate in lab sessions for choral application of classroom skills, which are geared to the needs of public school music educators.

COND-222

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Cecil Adderley
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: MUED majors; MTHE majors not taking COND-221
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: COND-221
Department: MUED
Location: Boston Campus

This course introduces students to fundamental beat patterns, basic conducting technique, phrasing, articulation, and problems of tempo. Students discuss and study score analysis and take part in lab sessions for instrumental application of classroom skills. This course is geared to the needs of public school music educators.

COND-321

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Cecil Adderley
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: MUED majors
Electable by: MUED majors
Prerequisites: COND-221
Department: MUED
Location: Boston Campus

This course is designed to prepare students to effectively design, lead, and assess choral rehearsals. It examines vocal repertoire for school music groups with extensive analysis and application of rehearsal techniques for specific elementary, middle, and high school ensemble settings. As part of the course, students develop score analysis and rehearsal techniques as they apply skills and knowledge in lab sessions.

COND-322

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Cecil Adderley
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: MUED majors
Electable by: MUED majors
Prerequisites: COND-222
Department: MUED
Location: Boston Campus

This course is designed to prepare students to effectively design, lead, and assess instrumental rehearsals. It examines instrumental repertoire for school music groups with extensive analysis and application of rehearsal techniques for specific elementary, middle, and high school ensemble settings. As part of the course, students develop score analysis and rehearsal techniques as they apply skills and knowledge in lab sessions. Note: performance on secondary instrument(s) is required.

COND-341

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Cecil Adderley
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Required of: None
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: COND-221; and COND-222 or COND-211
Department: MUED
Location: Boston Campus

The ability to analyze and dissect musical scores is an essential skill for the instrumental music educator. This course will focus on techniques for analyzing scores and using this information to develop structured and sequential rehearsal plans for the repertoire studied. The application of musically appropriate conducting gestures that effectively convey the intended artistic interpretation will also be covered. 

 

ENVC-361

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

This Concert Choir ensemble focuses on materials and literature for secondary school music (i.e., choral ensembles for students in grades 6-12). It is designed for those preparing to be music educators as well as singers interested in studying repertoire and vocal techniques for adolescent musicians. This ensemble prepares a program and performs in music education department recitals.

ISBR-221

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Cecil Adderley
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: MUED majors not taking ISBR-231
Electable by: MUED majors
Prerequisites: None
Department: MUED
Location: Boston Campus

This course provides a functional study of the trumpet and French horn. Students master technical fundamentals of classroom instruction in trumpet and French horn. They also learn representative elementary and secondary school methods and materials for trumpet and French horn.

 

ISBR-231

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Cecil Adderley
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: MUED majors not taking ISBR-221
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: None
Department: MUED
Location: Boston Campus

This course provides a functional study of the trombone, euphonium, and tuba. Students master technical fundamentals of classroom instruction in trombone, euphonium, and tuba. They also learn representative elementary and secondary school methods and materials for trombone, euphonium, and tuba.

 

ISKB-221

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

This course is a graduated piano study for beginning keyboard students. Students learn note reading, rhythm, and technique. Students practice materials that range from separate hand studies to simple two-voice pieces. They also learn simple melodies with chordal accompaniment. Students are introduced to harmonization. They also learn techniques that involve scales and coordination studies with fingering for various two-hand patterns.

 

ISKB-222

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Cecil Adderley
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: MUED and MTHE majors
Electable by: MUED and MTHE majors
Prerequisites: ISKB-221
Department: MUED
Location: Boston Campus

This course introduces coordination studies for keyboard students. Students learn a simple chorale style as well as transposition of simple melodies with accompaniment (major keys). Students deepen their knowledge of scale studies and chordal patterns relating to harmonization.

 

ISKB-321

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Cecil Adderley
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: MUED majors
Electable by: MUED majors
Prerequisites: ISKB-222
Department: MUED
Location: Boston Campus

This course further develops the techniques necessary for functional piano playing in public school teaching. Students master full chorale style with the aid of graduated coordination studies. Students also master rhythmicized accompaniment patterns and transposition of material based on standard school music (major keys with secondary dominants). Students also learn chorale-type accompaniments based on various styles.

 

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