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1141 DICTION FOR SINGERS I Requirement for all BM vocal performance and vocal track music education majors. Pronunciation skills in German and Italian as encountered in the standard repertory of vocal music. Study of the aural and written phonetic, spelling, and articulation skills necessary to successfully study, perform, or teach the literature of the vocal and choral singing instrument. Teaching procedures include lecture, listening, motor and aural exercises, and classroom and individual presentation. Fall.

1142 DICTION FOR SINGERS II Required for all BM vocal performance and vocal track music education majors. Pronunciation skills in French, Spanish, English, and Russian. Study of the aural and written phonetic, spelling, and articulation skills necessary to successfully study, perform, or teach the literature of the vocal and choral singing instrument. Teaching procedures include lecture, listening, motor and aural exercises, and classroom and individual presentations. Prerequisite: MUS 1141. Spring.

2150 STRING CLASS Required of all BM education instrumental music majors. Elective for BM performance instrumental majors or BA music majors who want to learn to play a string instrument other than their major instrument. Pedagogy course which introduces students to the teaching and performing of all standard string instruments, string pedagogy, string terminology, knowledge of the instruments, and their maintenance and purchase. Method of instruction includes diagnostic and corrective procedures. Prerequisite: None for BM education majors, consent of the instructor for BM performance or BA music majors. Fall, spring.

2170 BRASS CLASS I Required for all BM education instrumental majors. Course emphasizes learning basic performance skills and pedagogical techniques for the five major brass instruments in preparation for teaching, with a concentration on the upper brass instruments. Method of instruction includes diagnostic and corrective procedures. Students are required to perform on instruments, to participate in teaching exercises, and to accumulate a permanent file of information. Fall.

2171 BRASS CLASS II A continuation of Brass Class I, with a concentration on lower brass instruments. Spring.

2180 WOODWIND CLASS I Required for all BM education instrumental majors. Course emphasizes learning basic performance skills and pedagogical techniques for the five major woodwind instruments in preparation for teaching with a concentration on single reeds and flute. Method of instruction includes diagnostic and corrective procedures. Students are required to perform on instruments, to participate in teaching exercises, and to accumulate a permanent file of information. Fall.

2181 WOODWIND CLASS II A continuation of Woodwind Class I, with a concentration on double reeds. Spring.

2199 PERCUSSION CLASS Required of BM education instrumental major. The course introduces students to the teaching, maintaining, purchasing, and performing of percussion instruments. Emphasis is placed on the knowledge of instruments, their literature, and their pedagogy. The course is presented through lecture, performance demonstration, and lab teaching. Spring.

3201 CHORAL AND INSTRUMENTAL CONDUCTING Required of all BM music education and performance majors, upper division elective for BA music majors. Introduces students to the basic requirements of the conductor of both choral and instrumental ensembles. Presented in lecture and laboratory format. Prerequisite: Upper-division status. Fall.

3205 ADVANCED CONDUCTING METHODS FOR THE SCHOOL BAND Elective for BM brass/woodwind/percussion music education majors. Includes wind band repertoire, advanced instrumental conducting techniques, and advanced technology applications as they relate to educational issues in the school band setting. Course content is divided into three learning wheels: music repertoire and selection for the school band, conducting/error detection/score study, and advanced technology and rehearsal techniques for the school band. Prerequisite: MUS 3201. May be repeated for credit. Spring.

3251 CONCEPTS OF MUSIC IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION Methods of instruction and materials available for use in elementary school. Students with little or no background in music fundamentals are encouraged to enroll in MUS 1300.

3304 SECONDARY INSTRUMENTAL METHODS IN MUSIC EDUCATION Required of all BM music education instrumental majors. The course provides the skills to successfully organize and administer a school band program from beginning band through high school band. Learning strategies include lecture, research, microteaching practicums, and observations in the local schools. Prerequisite: Upper division status, admission to the teacher education program, Undergraduate conducting is recommended prior to this class. Spring.

3305 ELEMENTARY METHODS OF MUSIC EDUCATION Required of all BM education majors. Philosophy, materials, techniques, and methods of instruction for an elementary general music program appropriate for grades K-6. Methods of instruction include lecture, demonstration, listening, and laboratory. Prerequisite: Upper division status, admission to the teacher education program. Fall.

3306 SECONDARY CHORAL METHODS IN MUSIC EDUCATION Required of all BM education vocal music majors. Philosophy, materials, techniques, and methods of instruction in choral and general music courses in the junior and senior high school music program. Prerequisite: MUS 3305 and admission to the teacher education program. Spring.

3308 ORCHESTRAL METHODS AND MATERIALS Required of BM education majors who plan to conduct orchestral studies in the public schools. Orchestral and string material including administration, auditioning, recruiting, and repertoire selection for elementary, middle school, and high school orchestras. Methods of instruction include lecture, demonstration, listening, and laboratory. Open to string majors and minors only and other music education majors by request. On demand.

4140 INTERNSHIP I Students will gain experience in organizing instruction, in creating a productive learning environment, in teaching for student learning and skill building, and in achieving professional behaviors for the discipline of teaching vocal, choral and instrumental music. It requires time in the public school setting. Students must be concurrently enrolled in either MUS 3304, 3306 or 3308. Prerequisites: Admission to teacher education and completion of designated professional education and specialty courses. Spring.

4160 VOCAL PEDAGOGY Required of all BM vocal music majors, performance and education emphasis. Physiological and psychological aspects of voice teaching techniques considered from a historical, evolutionary, and comparative point of view. Diagnostic and corrective procedures. Methods of instruction include lecture, discussion, observation, and guided student teaching. Fall.

4202 PIANO PEDAGOGY Required of all BM piano majors, performance and education emphasis. Through lecture and reading, the course introduces the student to piano teaching methods and issues relating to learning the craft of teaching beginning through advanced piano students. Students will do observed student teaching in class. Fall.

4204 INSTRUMENTAL PEDAGOGY AND REPERTOIRE Required of BM performance instrumental majors. Includes a survey of pedagogical materials, repertoire, and schools of instrumental performance and instruction in the student's major instrument. Presented in lecture and laboratory format by applied music instructors. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing. On demand.

4206 MARCHING BAND TECHNIQUES General education elective for the BM education instrumental major. Program development, teaching strategies, drill design, and computerized drill as performance to the school marching band. Learning strategies include lecture, guided projects, computerized instruction, and discussion. Spring.

4690 INTERNSHIP II This course involves teaching under supervision in a public school setting. It requires full day involvement and seminars. It is taken concurrently with MUS 4691 Internship II. Prerequisites: Admission to teacher education and successful completion of MUS 4140 Internship I. Fall, spring.

4691 INTERNSHIP II This course involves teaching under supervision in a public school setting. It requires full day involvement and seminars. It is taken concurrently with MUS 4690 Internship II. Prerequisites: Admission to teacher education and successful completion of MUS 4140 Internship I. Fall, spring.