Music

  • CFA ME 171: Brass Class
    Familiarization of brass instruments (trumpet, trombone, horn, baritone, trombone and tuba). Basic performance skills as well as pedagogical techniques for teaching brass instruments to beginners will be developed. Knowledge of methodologies and maintenance of brass instruments will also be developed. Music reading skills required. 1 cr.
  • CFA ME 172: Percussion Class
    Familiarization of percussion instruments (snare drum, marimba, timpani, auxiliary percussion instruments). Basic performance skills as well as pedagogical techniques for teaching percussion instruments to beginners will be developed. Knowledge of methodologies and maintenance of percussion instruments will also be developed. Music reading skills required. 1 cr.
  • CFA ME 173: Woodwind Class
    Familiarization of the woodwind instruments (clarinet, flute, oboe, bassoon, and saxophone). Basic performance skills, as well as pedagogical techniques for woodwind instruments to beginners will be developed. Knowledge of methodologies and maintenance of woodwind instruments will also be developed. Music reading skills required. 1.0 credit.
  • CFA ME 174: String Class
    Familiarization with string instruments. Basic performance skills as well as pedagogical techniques for teaching string instruments to beginners will be developed. Knowledge of methodologies and maintenance of the instruments will also be developed. Music reading skills required. 1 cr.
  • CFA ME 203: Introduction to Music Learning and Teaching
    Development of a personal orientation to music teaching and learning through course readings, discussions, observations of varied music teaching contexts, and peer teaching experiences. Critical exploration of contemporary music education practices includes an exploration of music teacher identity and an overview of the historical, philosophical, psychological, and sociological foundations of music education. Open to all students majoring in music at CFA or CAS. 2 credits.
  • CFA ME 261: Jazz 1: Performance & Context
    Open to non-music majors and music majors for elective credit with advisor approval. Introduction to the American musical art form through recordings, videos, discussion, concerts and workshops; also an introduction to the role of jazz in education. 2 cr.
  • CFA ME 304: Secondary Methods
    Philosophical foundations and objectives of music programs in grades 5 through 12. Development of teaching materials and presentation of representative lessons; techniques of analysis and evaluation. Includes weekly observations cr 4.0
  • CFA ME 405: Choral Methods
    Survey and analysis of music for large and small ensembles including boys' and girls' glee clubs, mixed chorus, and choir of all levels of performance. Emphasis is placed on conducting and teaching music of the various style periods. 2.0 credits.
  • CFA ME 406: Instrumental Methods
    Study of techniques employed in the teaching of instruments; analysis of sequential experiences for beginning and intermediate instrumental students in homogeneous and heterogeneous classes; development, adaptation, and composing of materials and literature for instrumental instruction. 2.0 credits.
  • CFA ME 407: Music Technology in Schools
    Function and use of music education technology; development and use of computer, audio, video, and visual materials for the teaching of music. 2.0 credits.
  • CFA ME 410: Practicum Seminar
    Required for undergraduate and graduate Music Education students registered for Practicum. First semester seminar topics will include development of an educational philosophy, resume preparation, job interviewing, and classroom behavior management. Second semester seminar topics include a refresher on job interviewing, assessment, public and parental relations, and music program advocacy. Case study sessions will help seniors analyze complicated classroom situations. Students will be guided through the teacher licensure process and readied for entry into the music education job market. 0 cr. 2 semesters.
  • CFA ME 411: Practicum 1 K-5
    Pre-K-5. Supervised student teaching in grades K-5, weekly seminar, individual conferences with University supervisor. Six weeks; minimum 150 hours required. 4 cr. each semester.
  • CFA ME 412: Practicum 2 5-8
    Supervised student teaching in 5-8; weekly seminar, minimum of 150 clock hours; weekly seminar; individual conferences with University supervisor. 4 cr. each semester.
  • CFA ME 413: Practicum 3 8-12
    Supervised student teaching in grades 8 through 12; six weeks, minimum of 150 clock hours; weekly seminar; individual conferences with University supervisor. 4 cr. each semester.
  • CFA ME 499: Independent Study: Undergraduates
    Prereq: approval of advisor, the faculty member who is to supervise study, and department chairman. Plans must be submitted in advance of registration. (A maximum of 8 semester hours may be counted toward the degree). Open only to undergraduate students. 2-3 cr.
  • CFA ME 603: Elementary Methods
    Philosophy and goals of the general music program from kindergarten through grade 9. Techniques and experiences employed to implement the development of musical concepts and skills; activities and teaching materials related to the musical development of the child. Includes weekly observation cr 4.0
  • CFA ME 604: Secondary Methods
    Philosophical foundations and objectives of music programs in grades 5 through 12. Development of teaching materials and presentation of representative lessons; techniques of analysis and evaluation. Includes weekly observation. Includes weekly observations. cr 4.0
  • CFA ME 605: Choral Methods
    Choral music and teaching methods for large and small school ensembles including children's choirs, adolescent choirs, and mixed and single-gender choirs. Vocal attributes and ranges of all age groups. Development of age-appropriate vocal warm-ups, head voice, and healthy vocal production techniques. Choral literature studied will include unison, SA, SSA, SAB, TTBB, and SATB repertoire. Emphasis on ensemble development, literature selection, concert presentation, and development of a sequential choral program from elementary through high school. 2 cr.
  • CFA ME 606: Instrumental Methods
    Study of techniques employed in the teaching of instruments and instrumental ensembles in school settings. Comparative analysis of instrumental method series and scores for beginning students in homogeneous and heterogeneous class settings. Extension of lesson and ensemble instruction to middle and high school levels. Emphasis on ensemble development, literature selection, concert presentations, and development of a sequential instrumental program from elementary through high school. 2 cr.
  • CFA ME 607: Music Technology in Schools
    Function and use of music education technology; development and use of computer, audio, video, and visual materials for the teaching of music. Graduate students only.