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Course Syllabus

Course: MUSC 3160

Division: Fine Arts, Comm, and New Media
Department: Music
Title: Instrumental Pedagogy and Methods

Semester Approved: Fall 2016
Five-Year Review Semester: Fall 2021
End Semester: Fall 2022

Catalog Description: This course focuses on fundamental principles and specific techniques of music teaching. Students will reinforce, acquire and apply principles, techniques, methods, and philosophies of instrumental music performance. Required for instrumental performance majors.

Semesters Offered: TBA
Credit/Time Requirement: Credit: 3; Lecture: 3; Lab: 0

Prerequisites: MUSC 2120

Justification: This course is required for students seeking teaching licensure in music. Course content dealing with ensemble management and rehearsal techniques are useful to students in the bachelor of music program as an elective credit


Student Learning Outcomes:
Students will demonstrate competence in rehearsal management Students will be as sessed through written assignments, course presentations, tests and exam.

Students will demonstrate an understanding of programming and repertoire selection. Students will be assessed through written assignments, course presentations, tests and exams.

Students will demonstrate an understanding of the administrative aspects of instrumental music education. Students will be assessed through written a ssignments, course presentations, tests and exams

Students will demonstrate an understanding of methods of teaching rhythm and intonation. Students will be assessed through written assignments, course p resentations, tests and exams.

Students will demonstrate an understanding of various methods of teaching the acquisition of rhythm, tonality, and melody and sensitivity to intonation. Students w ill be assessed through written assignments, course presentations, tests and exams.

Students will demonstrate an understanding of music curriculum planning, execution, and asessment. This will be assessed though field observation journals.


Content:
Week One
Sound to symbol. Teaching rhythm and rhythm reading. Feldman and Contzius, pp. 146

Week Two
Tonality, melody and singing. Improvisation and composition. Feldman and Contzius, pp. 47-62.

Week Three
History and philosophy of instrumental music education. Instructional design. Feldman and Contzius, pp. 63-76.

Week Four
Classroom Management. Feldman and Contzius, pp. 77-99.

Week Five
Curriculum, Assessment, and Grading. pp. 100-133

Week Six
MUSC 3160
Repertoire, pp. 135-156

Week Seven
Repertoire continued. Score study. Mid-Term Exam

Week Eight
Ensemble set-up, Rehearsals. pp. 172-214
Intonation. pp. 215-236

Week Nine
Other ensembles. Motivation pp. 237-261

Week Ten
Recruitment and Organization. pp. 263-297

Week Eleven
Concert planning and management, Promotion and advocacy pp. 298-325.

Week Twelve
Communication, Budget. pp. 326-347

Week Thirteen
Copyright. pp. 348-354

Week Fourteen
Health issues, leadership issues. pp. 355-365

Week Fifteen
Review. Projects due.

Key Performance Indicators:
1. Exams and Tests (20%-30%)
2. Class Presentations (20%-30%)
3. Assigned Written Work (20-30%)
4. Field Observation Journals (20-30%)

Exams and Tests 20 to 30%

Class Presenations  20 to 30%

Assigned Written Work 20 to 30%

Field Observation Journals 20 to 30%


Pedagogy Statement:


Maximum Class Size: 20
Optimum Class Size: 15