Jacobs School Bulletin
Courses offered by the Music Education Department are listed below. Please check the Schedule of Classes for course offerings each semester. The letter "P" identifies prerequisites for the course listed.
MUS E130 - Introduction to Music Learning
Introduction to the philosophy, sociology, and psychology of music. Survey of careers in music, including teaching (school and private), performing, scholarship, publishing, and technical fields. This course fulfills the pedagogy requirement for BM degrees.
MUS E131 - Freshman Colloquium in Music Education
C: EDUC M101 Laboratory/Field Experience. Introduction to the development of instructional materials and professional artifacts through observations, peer teaching, and the application of technological resources. A grade of C+ or higher is required.
MUS E231 - General Music Methods K-12
P: E131 Freshman Colloquium in Music Education; C: EDUC M201 Laboratory/Field Experience. Principles of musical development and curriculum planning applied to the teaching of general music in schools, including special populations. The application of computer technologies to the teaching of general music and music appreciation is examined. A grade of C+ or higher is required.
MUS E232 - Inclusive Participatory Music Practices
P: E130 Introduction to Music Learning or E131 Freshman Colloquium in Music Education. C: EDUC M201 Laboratory/Field Experience. An examination of various avenues for learning music in contemporary culture. Includes an overview of informal music making practices such as garage bands and singing circles, learning and engagement with music from diverse places throughout the world, and using technology for creative music making. Contains a service learning component. A grade of C+ or higher is required.
MUS E241 - Introduction to Music Fundamentals
Designed to aid elementary majors in the School of Education in learning to sing and read music.
MUS E312 - Arranging for Instrumental and Vocal Groups
P: T252 Music Theory and Literature IV and T232 Musical Skills III, or equivalent for all students, and F205 Introduction to Instrumental Techniques for BME Choral Teaching and General Music Teaching students. Scoring for orchestra, band, and chorus.
MUS E400 - Undergraduate Readings in Music Education
MUS E410 - Topics in Music Education and Pedagogy
P: Junior standing in the Jacobs School of Music or consent of instructor. This upper-level undergraduate course will focus on theory and research in music education and pedagogy. The course is directed toward students enrolled in BM or BSOF degree programs. Readings will be drawn from the professional literature.
MUS E467 - Techniques of String Class Teaching
Current pedagogical practices, procedures, and materials for string teaching for both class and private instruction.
MUS E480 - Methods and Materials for Teaching String Music
P: F261 String Class Techniques. String teaching materials, methods, and techniques for use with K-12 students.
MUS E481 - Methods and Materials for Teaching Instrumental Jazz
P: T152 Music Theory and Literature II. Instrumental jazz materials, methods, and techniques for teaching K-12 students. A short survey of jazz history, including seminal recordings, and an introduction to teaching improvisation will be included.
MUS E482 - Methods and Materials for Teaching Vocal Jazz
P: T152 Music Theory and Literature II. Strategies for teaching the basic principles of vocal jazz. Areas of study include historical perspective, landmark recordings, repertoire, improvisation, scat syllables, swing, accompaniment, amplification, auditioning, and sequence of instruction. No previous jazz experience necessary.
MUS E491 - Senior Seminar in Music Education
P: EDUC M482 Student Teaching. Issues in the profession of music education, synthesis of student teaching experiences, and the development of a plan for personal growth as a teacher.
MUS E502 - The Practice of Music Teaching
An overview of learning theories and curriculum design related to specific music education fields. Includes an investigation of general learning theories and application of these to choral, general, and instrumental music teaching situations. Field experience component will provide opportunities for observation of area teachers and implementation of curriculum with area students.
MUS E517 - Sociology of Music
Discussions and informal lectures on aspects of the sociology of music viewed from the perspective of process.
MUS E518 - Foundations of Music Education
Interdisciplinary approach, including aspects of philosophy, psychology, aesthetics, and sociology.
MUS E520 - Reading and Writing Research in Music Education
P or C for MME Students: E518 Foundations of Music Education and E598 Practicum/Thesis Proposal in Music Education. Required of master’s degree and certificate students in music education. An overview of research techniques in music education, culminating in a written literature review and topic proposal for a master’s thesis or practicum for MME students or an action research plan for certificate students.
MUS E521 - The Children's Chorus
Vocal and choral techniques, literature, and organizational practices appropriate to children’s choral ensembles.
MUS E522 - Music in Early Childhood
A survey of research literature in musical development and applications to the selection of materials and teaching methods for the preschool- and kindergarten-aged child.
MUS E523 - Music in Special Education
Methods and materials for the musical education of learners with special characteristics. Emphasis on adaptive procedures for mainstream education students.
MUS E524 - Exploratory Teaching in General Music K-12
For graduate students in music education who have teaching experience. Comprehensive study of the general music program, including new techniques, materials, and literature.
MUS E527 - Advanced Instrumental Methods
Application of current teaching techniques to group instrumental instruction. Designed for students with previous teaching experience.
MUS E528 - Advanced Choral Methods and Materials
Advanced choral methods for the practicing teacher or advanced student. Literature survey for secondary school environment. Resources and methodology leading to a comprehensive choral curriculum.
MUS E530 - Learning Processes in Music
Descriptive and prescriptive conditions of musical learning and development. Included are interdisciplinary studies of learning involving musical, psychological, physiological, cultural, and sociological factors.
MUS E533 - Research in Music Education
P: consent of instructor. Independent research in music education.
MUS E535 - Measurement, Evaluation, and Guidance in Music
Standardized tests, classroom or studio marking, auditioning, and adjudication; evaluation of aptitude in light of professional and educational criteria; and use of data in counseling.
MUS E540 - Topics in General Music
For graduate students in music education with some teaching experience in general music. Topics include creativity, technology, and arts integration. Philosophies of music teaching, learning theories, curricular approaches, research, and classroom content, as they relate to teaching K-12 general music.
MUS E545 - Guided Professional Experiences
P: Consent of instructor. Further development of professional skills in teaching, supervision, and administration by means of laboratory techniques and use of Jacobs School of Music facilities and resources. Evidence required of competency to carry out independent work.
MUS E561 - Special Topics in Choral Methods
MUS E568 - Administration of Instrumental Groups
Supervision of school bands and orchestras: student personnel, financing, program construction, rehearsal techniques, festival participation, physical plant, and repair of instruments.
MUS E571 - Kodály Concept I
Methods, analysis, and solfege; materials and curriculum development. Primary.
MUS E572 - Kodály Concept II
Methods, analysis, and solfege; materials and curriculum development. Intermediate.
MUS E573 - Kodály Concept III
Methods, analysis, and solfege; materials and curriculum development. Advanced.
MUS E580 - Methods and Materials for Teaching String Music
String teaching materials, methods, and techniques for use with K-12 students. This course will cover the skills and knowledge that will enable students to successfully teach public school string classes from the beginning though advanced levels. Knowledge of various pedagogical approaches as well as practical application of those concepts in this course.
MUS E581 - Methods and Materials for Teaching Instrumental Jazz
Instrumental jazz materials, methods, and techniques for teaching K-12 stduents. A short survey of jazz history including seminal recordings, and an introduction to teaching improvisation will be included. A review of jazz research leading to a research paper and presentation.
MUS E582 - Methods and Materials for Teaching Vocal Jazz
Strategies for teaching the basic principles of vocal jazz. Areas of study include historical perspective, landmark recordings, repertoire, improvisation, scat syllables, swing, accompaniment, amplification, auditioning, and sequence of instruction. No previous jazz experience necessary. A review of jazz research leading to a research paper and presentation.
MUS E598 - Practicum/Thesis Proposal in Music Education
P: Consent of instructor. Enrollment required prior to or concurrent with E520 Reading and Writing Research in Music Education. Development of practicum or thesis methodology and analysis procedures.
MUS E599 - Practicum in Music Education
Research-based practical or creative project or investigation (may be a phase of a cooperative study or an independent project). This course is eligible for deferred (R) grading.
MUS E600 - Thesis in Music Education
Quantitative or qualitative scholarly research document. This course is eligible for deferred (R) grading.
MUS E616 - Curriculum in Music Education
P: E518 Foundations of Music Education. Purpose, problems, development, and current trends in music curricular structures in elementary, secondary, and higher education.
MUS E618 - History and Philosophy of Music Education
P: E518 Foundations of Music Education. The interaction of the theory and practice of music education with historical and philosophical developments in the European/ American tradition.
MUS E619 - Psychology of Music
Functions of the musical mind; factors in the development of musical skills and maturity.
MUS E631 - Quantitative Research in Music Education
Nature of research and scientific method; application to problems of music research. Critique of research studies.
MUS E632 - Advanced Quantitative Research in Music Education
P: E631 Quantitative Research in Music Education. Problem definition; development of research design. Probability and sampling procedure. Techniques for the location, collection, quantification, and treatment of data. Research report required.
MUS E635 - College Music Teaching
Theory of teaching, philosophic assumptions, aesthetic theories, approaches to education, implications for teaching music education, music history and literature, and music theory courses.
MUS E640 - Qualitative Research in Music Education
Basic sociological, anthropological, and historical backgrounds from which qualitative research in music education is drawn and the principal theories that govern qualitative research. Factors related to the design, collection of data, and analysis for field-based research. A hands-on approach to data collection and analysis strategies applied to research questions.
MUS E645 - Music Teacher Education
Historical perspectives and current theory and practice in music teacher education including the structure and framework of public education, program evaluations, strategies for method classes, field experience, and student teaching. Investigation of current research in music teacher education.
MUS E646 - Seminar in String Research
An overview of current topics in string research. A wide range of pedagogical topics examined through selected readings. Literature review of specific topics leading to a research paper and presentation.
MUS E650 - Music Education Research Colloquium
Research presentations, poster presentations, and lectures by graduate students, faculty, and guest lecturers. Required of doctoral students in music education each semester of full-time enrollment.
MUS E658 - Seminar in Music Education
Advanced professional study in the theory and practice of music education.
MUS E660 - Philosophical Research in Music Education
An examination of the methods used in philosophical research in music education, with a survey of major studies and trends of inquiry.
MUS E661 - Historical Research in Music Education
An examination of the methods used in historical research in music education, with a survey of major studies and trends of inquiry.
MUS E662 - Public Lecture in Music Education
P: Consent of instructor. A presentation made to the university community and submitted for consideration to an appropriate professional conference. The paper presented must be approved by a primary faculty supervisor and a second faculty reader. This course is eligible for deferred (R) grading.
MUS E663 - Public Research Lecture in Music Education
P: Consent of the instructor. A research presentation made to the university community and submitted for consideration to an appropriate professional conference. The paper presented must represent new, doctoral-level research and be approved by a primary faculty supervisor and a second faculty reader. This course is eligible for deferred (R) grading.
MUS E665 - Advanced Philosophical Research in Music Education
P: E660 Philosophical Research in Music Education. This course includes advanced and selected readings in the philosophy of music education intended to broaden and deepen students' grasp of this literature. Students will practice conducting philosophical research by undertaking a semester-long writing project.
MUS E700 - Dissertation in Music Education
This course is eligible for deferred (R) grading.
MUS F200 - Music Education Instrumental Laboratory
C: F281 Brass Instrument Techniques or F337 Woodwinds Techniques. Preparing lessons, teaching, and conducting heterogeneous instrumental ensembles.
MUS F205 - Introduction to Instrumental Techniques
For BME Choral Teaching and General Music Teaching students. Techniques and materials for beginning instrumental study. Recommended for sophomores and juniors.
MUS F261 - String Class Techniques
Class instruction and teaching methods for violin, viola, violoncello, and double bass.
MUS F281 - Brass Instrument Techniques
C: F200 Music Education Instrumental Laboratory. Class instruction and teaching methods for trumpet, horn, trombone, and tuba.
MUS F337 - Woodwind Techniques
C: F200 Music Education Instrumental Laboratory. Class instruction and teaching methods for flute, oboe, bassoon, clarinet, and saxophone.
MUS F338 - Percussion Techniques
Instruction in timpani, snare drum, xylophone, bass drum, cymbals, Latin and jazz drums, etc. Laboratory class with an emphasis on teaching techniques.
MUS F411 - Musical Productions for the Choral Director
P: E131 Freshman Colloquium in Music Education. Direction of vocal/choral productions involving staging or movement, including madrigal dinners, musical theatre, vocal jazz, and show choir.
MUS F412 - The Children's Chorus
Vocal and choral techniques, literature, and organizational practices appropriate for children’s choral ensembles.
MUS F413 - Choral Literature for Music Educators
P: E131 Freshman Colloquium in Music Education and P131 Piano Class 3, Music Majors or equivalency by placement. P or C: G370 Techniques for Conducting. Survey of choral music appropriate for secondary school ensembles.
MUS F414 - Music in Early Childhood
P: E131 Freshman Colloquium in Music Education. Methods and materials appropriate to the musical development of children from birth to age five.
MUS F415 - Orff, Dalcroze, Kodály
Principles and practices of music instruction associated with Carl Orff, Emile Jaques-Dalcroze, and Zoltan Kodály.
MUS G390 - String Orchestral Literature
P: T231 Musical Skills II and T251 Music Theory and Literature III. An overview of all levels of string orchestra literature that could be used in a K-12 program. Emphasis will be placed on effective programming for string programs at various levels. Examination and analysis of representative string repertoire as well as rehearsal techniques appropriate for the range of levels and styles of music.
MUS I201 - Master Class in Music Education
Introduction to current topics in music education. For freshman and sophomore music education majors.
MUS I202 - Master Class in Music Education for Student Teaching
C: EDUC M482 Student Teaching. Preparation and support for student teaching experience. Field project and portfolio completion. For music education students during the student teaching semester.
MUS I502 - Music Education Master Class for Student Teaching
C: EDUC M580 Internship in Music. Preparation and support for student teaching experience. Meets three times during the student teaching semester.