Music Education Courses

Scoring for Instrumental Ensembles in the Secondary School

Course Number
AR-313
Credits
2
Course Chair
Cecil Adderley
Semesters Offered
Fall Only
Required Of
None
Electable By
All
Prerequisites
CM-212 or both CM-252 and CP-210
Department
MUED
Location
Boston Campus
Description

This course analyzes orchestration for wind, string, and percussion groups as used at the secondary school level. Students explore principles of score layout and arranging for concert band and high school orchestra. Students apply this principles to the scores they create for instrumental ensembles at the secondary school level.

 

Choral Conducting for Music Education Majors

Course Number
COND-221
Credits
2
Course Chair
Cecil Adderley
Semesters Offered
Fall, Spring, Summer
Required Of
MUED majors; MTHE majors not taking COND-222
Electable By
All
Prerequisites
None
Department
MUED
Location
Boston Campus
Description

This course introduces fundamental beat patterns, basic conducting technique, phrasing and articulation, and problems of tempo. Students discuss and study applicable terminology. Additionally, students participate in lab sessions for choral application of classroom skills, which are geared to the needs of public school music educators.

Instrumental Conducting for Music Education Majors

Course Number
COND-222
Credits
2
Course Chair
Cecil Adderley
Semesters Offered
Fall, Spring, Summer
Required Of
MUED majors; MTHE majors not taking COND-221
Electable By
All
Prerequisites
COND-221
Department
MUED
Location
Boston Campus
Description

This course introduces students to fundamental beat patterns, basic conducting technique, phrasing, articulation, and problems of tempo. Students discuss and study score analysis and take part in lab sessions for instrumental application of classroom skills. This course is geared to the needs of public school music educators.

Choral Rehearsal Techniques for Music Education Majors

Course Number
COND-321
Credits
2
Course Chair
Cecil Adderley
Semesters Offered
Fall, Spring, Summer
Required Of
MUED majors
Electable By
MUED majors
Prerequisites
COND-221
Department
MUED
Location
Boston Campus
Description

This course is designed to prepare students to effectively design, lead, and assess choral rehearsals. It examines vocal repertoire for school music groups with extensive analysis and application of rehearsal techniques for specific elementary, middle, and high school ensemble settings. As part of the course, students develop score analysis and rehearsal techniques as they apply skills and knowledge in lab sessions.

Instrumental Rehearsal Techniques for Music Education Majors

Course Number
COND-322
Credits
2
Course Chair
Cecil Adderley
Semesters Offered
Fall, Spring, Summer
Required Of
MUED majors
Electable By
MUED majors
Prerequisites
COND-222
Department
MUED
Location
Boston Campus
Description

This course is designed to prepare students to effectively design, lead, and assess instrumental rehearsals. It examines instrumental repertoire for school music groups with extensive analysis and application of rehearsal techniques for specific elementary, middle, and high school ensemble settings. As part of the course, students develop score analysis and rehearsal techniques as they apply skills and knowledge in lab sessions. Note: performance on secondary instrument(s) is required.

Studies in Instrumental Score Analysis

Course Number
COND-341
Credits
2
Course Chair
Cecil Adderley
Semesters Offered
Fall, Spring
Required Of
None
Electable By
All
Prerequisites
COND-221; and COND-222 or COND-211
Department
MUED
Location
Boston Campus
Description

The ability to analyze and dissect musical scores is an essential skill for the instrumental music educator. This course will focus on techniques for analyzing scores and using this information to develop structured and sequential rehearsal plans for the repertoire studied. The application of musically appropriate conducting gestures that effectively convey the intended artistic interpretation will also be covered. 

 

Music Education Concert Choir

Course Number
ENVC-361
Credits
1
Course Chair
Cecil Adderley
Semesters Offered
Fall, Spring
Required Of
MUED majors
Electable By
All
Prerequisites
None
Department
MUED
Location
Boston Campus
Description

This Concert Choir ensemble focuses on materials and literature for secondary school music (i.e., choral ensembles for students in grades 6-12). It is designed for those preparing to be music educators as well as singers interested in studying repertoire and vocal techniques for adolescent musicians. This ensemble prepares a program and performs in music education department recitals.

High Brass for Music Education Majors: Trumpet/French Horn

Course Number
ISBR-221
Credits
1
Course Chair
Cecil Adderley
Semesters Offered
Fall, Spring, Summer
Required Of
MUED majors not taking ISBR-231
Electable By
MUED majors
Prerequisites
None
Department
MUED
Location
Boston Campus
Description

This course provides a functional study of the trumpet and French horn. Students master technical fundamentals of classroom instruction in trumpet and French horn. They also learn representative elementary and secondary school methods and materials for trumpet and French horn.

 

Low Brass for Music Education Majors: Trombone/Euphonium/Tuba

Course Number
ISBR-231
Credits
1
Course Chair
Cecil Adderley
Semesters Offered
Fall, Spring, Summer
Required Of
MUED majors not taking ISBR-221
Electable By
All
Prerequisites
None
Department
MUED
Location
Boston Campus
Description

This course provides a functional study of the trombone, euphonium, and tuba. Students master technical fundamentals of classroom instruction in trombone, euphonium, and tuba. They also learn representative elementary and secondary school methods and materials for trombone, euphonium, and tuba.

 

Keyboard Class 1 for Music Education Majors

Course Number
ISKB-221
Credits
1
Course Chair
Cecil Adderley
Semesters Offered
Fall, Spring, Summer
Required Of
MUED and MTHE majors
Electable By
MUED and MTHE majors
Prerequisites
None
Department
MUED
Location
Boston Campus
Description

This course is a graduated piano study for beginning keyboard students. Students learn note reading, rhythm, and technique. Students practice materials that range from separate hand studies to simple two-voice pieces. They also learn simple melodies with chordal accompaniment. Students are introduced to harmonization. They also learn techniques that involve scales and coordination studies with fingering for various two-hand patterns.

 

Keyboard Class 2 for Music Education Majors

Course Number
ISKB-222
Credits
1
Course Chair
Cecil Adderley
Semesters Offered
Fall, Spring, Summer
Required Of
MUED and MTHE majors
Electable By
MUED and MTHE majors
Prerequisites
ISKB-221
Department
MUED
Location
Boston Campus
Description

This course introduces coordination studies for keyboard students. Students learn a simple chorale style as well as transposition of simple melodies with accompaniment (major keys). Students deepen their knowledge of scale studies and chordal patterns relating to harmonization.

 

Keyboard Class 3 for Music Education Majors

Course Number
ISKB-321
Credits
1
Course Chair
Cecil Adderley
Semesters Offered
Fall, Spring, Summer
Required Of
MUED majors
Electable By
MUED majors
Prerequisites
ISKB-222
Department
MUED
Location
Boston Campus
Description

This course further develops the techniques necessary for functional piano playing in public school teaching. Students master full chorale style with the aid of graduated coordination studies. Students also master rhythmicized accompaniment patterns and transposition of material based on standard school music (major keys with secondary dominants). Students also learn chorale-type accompaniments based on various styles.

 

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