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 or CP-212
Department Code: 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.

 

AR-314

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

This course analyzes arranging for high school vocal groups. Students explore principles of part-writing for various combinations of voices, as well as writing piano accompaniments. Students apply these principles to their own arranging projects.

 

AR-316

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Cecil Adderley
Semesters Offered: Spring Only
Required of: None
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: AR-112
Department Code: MUED
Location: Boston Campus

This course explores principles of writing and arranging for high school jazz ensembles with standard and mixed instrumentation. Students examine range problems and rhythm section parts. They also give special consideration to creating arrangements for high school musicians. Students examine and analyze existing published scores. Students apply the concepts of the course to their own arranging projects.

 

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: MUED and MTHE majors
Prerequisites: None
Department Code: MUED
Location: Boston Campus

This course introduces students to fundamentals of conducting. Students learn beat patterns, basic conducting technique, phrasing and articulation, and problems of tempo. Students also master basic conducting terminology. The course, geared to the needs of public school music educators, includes lab sessions for choral application of classroom skills. Special emphasis is placed on secondary school repertoire. 

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: MUED and MTHE majors
Prerequisites: COND-221
Department Code: MUED
Location: Boston Campus

This course continues the exploration of fundamentals of conducting. Students develop their knowledge of beat patterns, basic conducting technique, phrasing and articulation, and problems of tempo. Students also analyze scores and learn the instrumental application of classroom skills. Geared to the needs of public school music educators, the course includes required application in lab sessions. Students perform on both their primary and secondary instrument(s). 

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 Code: MUED
Location: Boston Campus

This course emphasizes detailed attention to typical vocal repertoire. Students learn extensive analysis and application of rehearsal techniques. Students also learn to apply these techniques to specific public school groups. Geared to the needs of public school music educators, the course requires lab sessions for advanced application of classroom principles.

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 Code: MUED
Location: Boston Campus

This course emphasizes detailed attention to typical instrumental repertoire. Students learn extensive analysis and application of rehearsal techniques. Students also learn to apply these techniques to specific public school groups. Geared to the needs of public school music educators, the course requires lab sessions for advanced application of classroom principles. Students perform on both their primary and secondary instrument(s).

COND-P341

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 Code: 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 Code: MUED
Location: Boston Campus

Concert choir experience with the materials and literature of secondary school music.

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 Code: 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: MUED majors
Prerequisites: None
Department Code: 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.

 

ISWD-221

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

This course provides a functional study of the flute and saxophone. Students master technical fundamentals of classroom instruction in flute and saxophone. They also learn representative elementary/secondary school methods and materials.

 

 

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