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MUE 3210 Music for the Elementary School Teacher . . . . . 2(F,S,SS)
Overview of music program for elementary children. Music methods and instructional materials for elementary music program through activities in singing, listening, playing and moving to music. No previous experience in music necessary. Material and supply fee will be assessed.
MUE 3311 Methods for the Elementary School Music Teacher . . . . . 2(F)
How to teach music in the elementary school. Includes "how to" instruction in teaching general music and how to begin and maintain an elementary choral program. For music majors only.
MUE 3312 Kodaly Method . . . . . 3(CALL DEPT)
Presents specific suggestions for teaching music to pre-K and elementary school students, based on the Kodaly Method as practiced in the United States, Canada and Hungary. Offering background material, general ideas, and specific techniques, will train students to utilize the Kodaly concepts effectively, even if they have not had previous experience with this speech.
MUE 3413 Chamber Music Coaching . . . . . 1(F,S)
Chamber Music Coaching is a class to teach musicians how to prepare small ensembles for performance. The class includes participation in a chamber ensemble and instruction on coaching. It is required of all Music Ed majors and open to all other majors. Permission is required.
MUE 4330 Music in the Middle and Secondary Schools . . . . . 2(CALL DEPT)
The organization and administration of general, choral, and instrumental music in middle and high schools.
MUE 4343 String Methods and Materials . . . . . 2(S)
Designed to teach Music Ed majors how to begin and implement a string program in the school system. It includes strategies for teaching strings in group settings.
MUE 4411 Special Methods/Choral Techniques . . . . . 3(CALL DEPT)
Problems related to choral conducting with practical application of applicable choral techniques at all levels, elementary through high school. Includes choral and full score study, repertoire for various levels and observations in the public schools of choral music classes.
MUE 4451 Woodwind Instrument Methods and Materials . . . . . 2(F)
Woodwind instruments, playing techniques, reed making techniques, instrument maintenance, history methodology, pedagogy, literature for solo and ensemble experiences. Observations of representative public school programs of students planning to practice teach in band programs. Completion of sophomore year program requirements is required.
MUE 4465 Brass Instrument Methods and Materials . . . . . 2(S)
Brass instrument playing techniques, pedagogy, literature and materials. Required of students in music teaching track.
MUE 4475 Percussion Methods and Materials . . . . . 2(F)
Percussion instruments, playing techniques, history, methodology, pedagogy and literature for solo and ensemble experiences. Observations of representative public school programs required of students planning to practice teach in band programs. Completion of sophomore year program requirements is required.
MUE 4481 Jazz Ensemble Directing . . . . . 2(CALL DEPT)
Prerequisite: MUT 2361 and MUT 2362.
Applied conducting and directing techniques of the Jazz Band and program. Identifies standard practices, problems, organization and administration of a public or professional Jazz ensemble.
MUE 4493 Special Methods/Instrumental Techniques . . . . . 3(S)
Prerequisite: MUT 4311.
Problems in organization and administration of school instrumental groups at all levels, elementary through high school including marching bands, jazz bands, and band parent organizations. Advanced conducting of instrumental music; study of baton techniques and score analysis; practical applications to performance. Observation of music programs in public schools with emphasis on large and small performing ensembles.
MUE 4940 Music Education Internship . . . . . 9(F,S)
Music Education Internship is a semester long course allowing the student the opportunity to intern in the local school system under the supervision of an experienced music teacher in their area of study. The student is advised not to take other classes or pursue employment during the semester of internship. Internship assignments will be made by the Music Education Coordinator and will be limited to the Pensacola area. Graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis only. Permission is required.