Master of Music Education Course Descriptions

MU507 Graduate Theory. 3 hours. Developing analytical skills that help musicians create an informed interpretation of a piece of music is the focus of this course. This course will also include a review of analytical techniques.

MU514A Advanced Conducting-Choral. 3 hours. The study and refinement of conducting skills is the focus of this course. Attention will be given to exploring musical scores and preparing appropriate gestures.

MU514B Advanced Conducting-Instrumental. 3 hours. The study and refinement of conducting skills is the focus of this course. Attention will be given to exploring musical scores and preparing appropriate gestures.

MU521 Graduate Music History. 3 hours. This course is designed as a survey of music history. Emphasis will be placed on assessing the impact of historical events and culture on music and distinguishing stylistic trends through aural recognition.

MU531 Introduction to Research in Music Education. 3 hours. This course is designed to acquaint students with the process of completing the Master's Report. Special emphasis will be placed on refining editing skills, using APA format, and becoming acquainted with academic music education research.

MU541A Woodwind Pedagogy. 2 hours. The purpose of this course is to examine advanced methods of teaching woodwind musicians.

MU541B Brass Pedagogy. 2 hours. The purpose of this course is to examine advanced methods of teaching brass musicians.

MU541C Percussion Pedagogy. 2 hours. The purpose of this course is to examine advanced methods of teaching percussionists.

MU541D Vocal Pedagogy I. 2 hours. The purpose of this course is to examine advanced methods of teaching vocalists with an emphasis on technical information.

MU541E Vocal Pedagogy II. 2 hours. The purpose of this course is to examine advanced methods of teaching vocalists with an emphasis on practical applications of diction, repertoire selection, and musicianship.

MU557A Literature Analysis-Choral. 3 hours. This course is designed to allow students to develop familiarity with music literature, develop skills in assessing the teaching challenges of a piece, and exploring resources for finding music.

MU557B Literature Analysis-Instrumental. 3 hours. This course is designed to allow students to develop familiarity with music literature, develop skills in assessing the teaching challenges of a piece, and exploring resources for finding music.

MU562A Rehearsal Techniques-Choral. 3 hours. This course is designed to investigate effective methods of organizing an efficient large ensemble rehearsal. Emphasis is placed on effective teaching techniques and planning.

MU562B Rehearsal Techniques-Instrumental. 3 hours. This course is designed to investigate effective methods of organizing an efficient large ensemble rehearsal. Emphasis is placed on effective teaching techniques and planning.

MU570 Organization and Administration of the School Music Program. 3 hours. This course is designed to expand understanding of strategies for developing, organizing, and administering quality music education programs.

MU580 Current Issues. 3 hours. This course is designed to encourage exploration of the current issues relevant to music education. Attention is given to using technology in the music classroom, understanding the role of music in the schools, historical foundations, philosophical debates, and current discussion about curriculum.

MU599 Master's Report. 3 hours. In the academic year following the completion of regular coursework students will prepare the Master's Report. The Master's Report will provide an opportunity for students to demonstrate mastery of the outcomes of every course in the Master of Music Education program. Students will prepare a concert at their home school using the tools they have developed during their course of study at CMU. Concurrently, students will document their preparation. The revised and edited version of this documentation will be the Master's Report. Prerequisite: Completion of all other coursework.

 
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