Music

  • CFA ME 081: Orff Schulw 1
  • CFA ME 082: Orff Schulw 2
  • CFA ME 083: Orff Schulw 3
  • CFA ME 171: Brass Class
    Familiarization of brass instruments (trumpet, trombone, French 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 201: Art of Teaching 1
    This first in the sequence of music education "methods" courses examines the personal attributes and professional skills of music teachers whose work with children is categorized as "artful." Through readings, films, discussions, reflections, and sustained teaching experiences with young children in an urban school, students will be introduced to the many roles that music educators play while simultaneously reflecting on personal motivations for becoming a music teacher. This course emphasizes acquisition of instructional "moves" and strategies as it engages students in becoming astute, analytical, and empathic observers of teachers and students in classroom settings. Issues of poverty and social class as they relate to music teaching and learning are examined. Weekly filed work experiences (sustained internship) help the student to gain confidence in dealing with children in urban elementary school settings. Weekly singing in class on campus will help students become more confident vocalists as they build a repertoire of songs for use in schools. All students will begin construction of an e-portfolio, regularly and independently, adding artifacts produced in this course, in their internships, and through their musical studies. The e-portfolio will be presented for music education faculty and peer review in the latter part of the second semester of this course.
  • CFA ME 202: Art of Teaching 2
    This course is a continuation of ME201/601 Art of Teaching 1 Acquisition of additional instructional skills related to expectations, classroom climate, use of time, classroom space, routines, teaching momentum, and learners with special needs. Principles of learning and classroom behavior management techniques are observed and practiced including introduction to music teaching pedagogy and lesson planning, analysis of teacher attributes, teaching techniques through a sustained internship in a Boston high school, weekly written reflections, and class discussions. Continued examination and analysis of the attributes of artful teaching as portrayed in films about skillful teachers. Weekly fieldwork experiences (sustained internship) help the student to gain confidence in dealing with urban students at the secondary level. Weekly singing in class helps students to become more confident vocalists as they build a repertoire of songs for use in schools. Sophomores will complete e-portfolios, regularly adding artifacts created in this course. Portfolios will be presented before the music education faculty in the latter part of this semester.
  • 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 262: Jazz 2: Performance & Context
    A continued study of the major movements of jazz, with emphasis on the role of jazz in education. 2 cr.
  • CFA ME 303: 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.
  • 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. 4.0 credits.
  • CFA ME 381: Mus for SP Lrnr
  • 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.