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Instrumental Music Education

If you're interested in teaching band or orchestra, MTSU is the place to study. With faculty members that excel both in instrumental performance and teaching techniques, MTSU's School of Music offers preparation for future directors and conductors—equipping them to teach students to perform on different instruments along with inspiring the delicate blend of leadership and teamwork that is the hallmark of successful performance programs.  Hands-on experience in schools begins during your first year. Performance groups have been invited all over the world, and the Wind Ensemble has produced commercial recordings. In addition to performing with our outstanding wind bands and orchestral and chamber groups, majors in Instrumental Music Education also participate in MTSU's prestigious Band of Blue marching band.

Director guides Franklin band to national success

Director guides Franklin band to national success

David Aydelott, an MTSU graduate, is director of Franklin High School's marching band which won a Bands of America regional championship in Jacksonville last fall and was a 2012 Grand National Semifinalist. The Franklin band also was awarded Grand Champion at MTSU's 51st annual Contest of Champions, the oldest consecutive marching band competition in the country. In March, Franklin's Wind Ensemble performed in the national adjudicators' Music for All National Concert Festival in Indianapolis, one of only 13 invited from across the nation. Aydelott was listed among “50 Directors Who Make a Difference” by School Band and Orchestra magazine in 2010.

All-Steinway School a key draw in piano program

All-Steinway School a key draw in piano program

The School of Music at MTSU has cemented its international reputation for excellence in the past decade as one of only 140-plus “All-Steinway Schools” in the world. The University now owns 60 of the renowned vertical and grand pianos after becoming the state's first All-Steinway school in 2002. The status puts MTSU in the company with other esteemed music educators such as The Juilliard School, Oberlin College Conservatory, Beijing's China Conservatory of Music, the Yale School of Music, and the University of Melbourne (Australia) Faculty of Music. Full-time technician Chris Purdy receives advanced training twice a year from Steinway.

Instrumental Music Education majors primarily continue their music careers as band teachers and directors in public schools. MTSU alumni also are being accepted into major graduate schools of music including Indiana and Michigan. Some go into music—or music education—related fields such as instrument sales/repair or other businesses that assist music educators. Some future job possibilities include

  • Band director/leader
  • Church musician/worship leader
  • Composer/arranger/orchestrator
  • Instrument salesperson/repair technician
  • Instrumental performer
  • Marketer
  • Music critic/journalist
  • Music editor and publisher
  • Music educator
  • Music librarian
  • Musicologist
  • Songwriter
  • Studio/private teacher
  • Talent agent
  • University professor

Employers of MTSU alumni include

  • Bedford County Schools
  • Benton County Schools
  • Crowley (Texas) Independent School District
  • DeKalb County Schools
  • Fairfax County (Va.) Schools
  • Jolley & Associates concepts for contemporary ensembles
  • Knox County Schools
  • Metro-Nashville Public Schools
  • Rutherford County Schools
  • Sumner County Schools
  • Tipton County Schools
  • Williamson County Schools

MTSU’s School of Music offers an undergraduate major in Music leading to Bachelor of Music (B.M.) degree in the following concentrations:

Undergraduate minors in Music, American Music Studies, and Music Industry are also available.

Teacher Licensure

Students seeking a license to teach music in the public schools must complete (1) a major in Music following the concentration in either Instrumental Music Education or Vocal/General Music Education K–12, (2) minor in Secondary Education, (3) the General Education Program, and (4) additional teacher licensure requirements.

Graduate programs offered by the School of Music include the Master of Music (M.M.) degree with specializations in collaborative piano; conducting; jazz studies; music composition; music composition for contemporary media; music education; musicology; or performance.

There is a graduate minor in Music.

Music, Instrumental Music Education Concentration, B.M.

School of Music 
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To be admitted into the Bachelor of Music degree program, all entering students must pass an audition before the faculty on their major instrument or voice. Students who do not pass the audition may be allowed, at the discretion of the faculty, to enroll in private music lessons or class instruction for one semester only. At the end of the semester the student must reaudition for admission into the program.

In addition, all prospective new or transfer undergraduate majors and minors are required to take the Music Theory and Aural Skills Diagnostic Exam to determine appropriate placement in the music theory program. For additional information and to schedule a time for the exam, contact the School of Music Office. Students may not enroll in any music theory course until the exam is taken.

Students seeking a Bachelor of Music degree should refer to The School of Music Undergraduate Student Handbook that serves as the official document of the school concerning specific additional degree requirements and school policies and procedures. It is essential that all music majors consult their advisors each semester.

NOTE: Students must take and pass the Praxis I exam during their first thirty semester hours at MTSU if their ACT score is below 22 or SAT score is below 1020.

Bachelor of Music Concentration Requirements

General Education Requirements (41 hours)

Curricular listings include General Education requirements in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences categories.

Music Core Curriculum (26 hours)

All music majors must take class piano or private piano instruction until they pass the piano proficiency examination prescribed by their degree programs. Students should see their advisors for details.

Students must earn a grade of C- or higher in MUTH 1110, MUTH 1120, MUTH 2110, MUTH 2120 (music theory sequence) and MUHL 1610, MUHL 3010, MUHL 3020 (music history sequence).

  • MUS 1010 - Recital Attendance  0 credit hours  (6 semesters)

    MUS 1010 - Recital Attendance

    0 credit hours

    Attendance at a minimum number of recitals and concerts given by students, faculty, and guest artists. Six semesters required for undergraduate music majors (see School of Music handbook for details). May be repeated multiple times. Pass/Fail.

  • MUTH 1110 - Theory and Aural Skills I

    4 credit hours

    Prerequisite: MUTH 1000 with grade of C- or higher or satisfactory score on theory diagnostic exam. Harmonic tonality and fixed-do solfège through chorale analysis and harmonizations of given bass lines. Major and minor scales and harmonizations through secondary function. Meets for five hours per week.

  • MUTH 1120 - Theory and Aural Skills II

    4 credit hours

    Prerequisite: MUTH 1110. Harmonic tonality and fixed-do solfège through chorale analysis and harmonizations of given bass lines. Modal scales, harmonization, and analysis through the augmented sixth. Meets for five hours per week.

  • MUHL 1610 - The World of Music

    2 credit hours

    Prerequisite: MUTH 1000 with a grade of C- or better or satisfactory score on theory diagnostic exam. The first required music history course for music majors. Surveys the basic elements of music, world music cultures, American vernacular music, and Western art music. Establishes foundation of further music study.

  • MUTH 2110 - Theory and Aural Skills III

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: MUTH 1120. Harmonic tonality and twentieth-century vocabularies. Nineteenth-century chromaticism. Meets for four hours per week.

  • MUTH 2120 - Theory and Aural Skills IV

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: MUTH 2110. Continued study of harmonic tonality and twentieth-century vocabularies. Twentieth-century practices. Meets for four hours per week.

  • MUHL 3010 - History of Western Art Music I

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: MUHL 1610 with grade of C- or better. Second required music history course for Music majors. A survey of Western art music from antiquity through the eighteenth century, including Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque periods.

  • MUHL 3020 - History of Western Art Music II

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: MUHL 1610 and MUTH 1110 with grade of C- or better. Third required music history course for music majors. A survey of Western art music of the eighteenth through twenty-first century, including Classical, Romantic, Modern, and Postmodern periods.

  • MUTH 4130 - Orchestration and Arranging

    2 credit hours

    Prerequisite: MUTH 2120. Compass and tonal qualities of band and orchestra instruments; transposition. Fundamentals of arranging for various instrumental groupings.

  • MUS 3140 - Basic Conducting  2 credit hours  

    MUS 3140 - Basic Conducting

    2 credit hours

    Prerequisites: MUTH 2120. Interpretation of scores, fundamental diagrams with and without baton, terminology, and stage deportment.

Jury Examinations

All music majors and minors are required to participate in jury examinations in their primary performing areas. Non-music majors registered for private lessons may be required to perform a jury examination at the discretion of the instructor. Jury examinations are held to measure the student’s progress at the conclusion of each semester. Those students who have presented and passed their senior recitals during the semester may be excused from jury examinations.

Undergraduate Music majors must pass a upper-division jury to qualify for applied music study at the MUAP 3000 level. A Music major must take his or her upper-division jury no later than the end of the sixth semester and if not passing must take an upper-division jury again the next semester. A third attempt must be accompanied by extraordinary circumstances and must carry the approval of the studio teacher and director of the School of Music.

Class Piano/Theory and Aural Skills

All undergraduate music majors (except keyboard principals) must take class piano every semester as indicated on the advising check sheets until the required piano proficiency exam is successfully completed. Concurrent enrollment in Class Piano I and Theory and Aural Skills I is required, with the following exceptions: (1) The student successfully passed either Class Piano I or Theory and Aural Skills I, but not both, or (2) the student successfully passed one or more levels of Class Piano by examination. Students should see their advisors for details.

Students wishing to continue piano after successfully completing the required class piano sequence may audition for piano applied lessons.

Keyboard principals must take MUS 2550, Keyboard Skills for Pianists I, and MUS 2560, Keyboard Skills for Pianists II, in lieu of class piano.

Teacher Licensure

Students seeking a license to teach music in the public schools must complete (1) a major in Music following the concentration in either Instrumental Music Education or Vocal/General Music Education K–12, (2) minor in Secondary Education, (3) the General Education Program, and (4) additional teacher licensure requirements. Students must contact a Secondary Education minor advisor for additional details and requirements relating to Teacher Licensure (see College of Education).

NOTE: Please see the Secondary Education minor located in the Womack Family Educational Leadership Department for requirements.

Concentration Requirements (34 hours)

 

  • MUED 1310 - Woodwind Techniques I  1 credit hour credit hours  

    MUED 1310 - Woodwind Techniques I

    1 credit hour credit hours

    For music majors beginning the study of a minor instrument in woodwinds and open to general college students desiring to learn a musical instrument.

  • MUED 1320 - Percussion Techniques  1 credit hour credit hours  

    MUED 1320 - Percussion Techniques

    1 credit hour credit hours

    Building performance ability on snare drum in all styles of playing. Introduces performance on principal percussion instruments, including ethnic percussion groups.

  • MUED 1330 - Brass Techniques  1 credit hour credit hours  

    MUED 1330 - Brass Techniques

    1 credit hour credit hours

    Designed for music majors beginning the study of a minor instrument in brass and open to the general college student desiring to learn a musical instrument.

  • MUED 1410 - String Techniques  1 credit hour credit hours  

    MUED 1410 - String Techniques

    1 credit hour credit hours

    Instruction in the elements of stringed instrument playing. The student will select one instrument of the string group and continue its study through one semester.

  • MUS 1510 - Class Voice I  1 credit hour credit hours  

    MUS 1510 - Class Voice I

    1 credit hour credit hours

    Basic vocal techniques including posture, breath control, tone quality, and diction. Italian and English diction, Vaccai studies, and moderately easy song repertory.

  • MUS 1530 - Class Piano I  1 credit hour credit hours  *

    MUS 1530 - Class Piano I

    1 credit hour credit hours

    Acquaints beginning piano students with the keyboard. Includes such skills as note reading, basic chords for harmonization of melodies, improvisation, basic exercises for development of coordination and technique, transposition, repertory, and sight reading.

    NOTE: All undergraduate music majors (except keyboard principals) must take class piano every semester as indicated on the advising check sheets until the required piano proficiency exam is successfully completed. Concurrent enrollment in Class Piano I and Theory and Aural Skills I is required with the following exceptions: (1) The student successfully passed either Class Piano I or Theory and Aural Skills I, but not both, or (2) the student successfully passed one or more levels of Class Piano by examination. Students should see their advisors for details.

    Students wishing to continue piano after successfully completing the required class piano sequence may audition for piano applied lessons. Keyboard principals must take MUS 2550 and MUS 2560 in lieu of class piano.

  • MUS 1540 - Class Piano II  1 credit hour credit hours  *

    MUS 1540 - Class Piano II

    1 credit hour credit hours

    Prerequisite: MUS 1530. Continuation of skills and concepts taught in MUS 1530. Emphasis on standard piano repertory in addition to sight reading and functional piano skills.

    NOTE: All undergraduate music majors (except keyboard principals) must take class piano every semester as indicated on the advising check sheets until the required piano proficiency exam is successfully completed. Concurrent enrollment in Class Piano I and Theory and Aural Skills I is required with the following exceptions: (1) The student successfully passed either Class Piano I or Theory and Aural Skills I, but not both, or (2) the student successfully passed one or more levels of Class Piano by examination. Students should see their advisors for details.

    Students wishing to continue piano after successfully completing the required class piano sequence may audition for piano applied lessons. Keyboard principals must take MUS 2550 and MUS 2560 in lieu of class piano.

  • MUED 2000 - Philosophy and Introduction to Music Education

    2 credit hours

    First course in the music education curriculum for students working toward vocal-general or instrumental K-12 teacher licensure. Organization and curriculum of American music education as well as the place of music education in the total program of the school explored.

  • MUED 2320 - Instrumental Music Lab  1 credit hour credit hours  (1+1)

    MUED 2320 - Instrumental Music Lab

    1 credit hour credit hours

    Two semesters of Instrumental Lab required of all Instrumental Music Education majors. Study and rehearsal of public school materials and repertoire not covered in other music classes. Provides opportunities to explore various methodologies and apply pedagogical skills in a clinical environment. Also provides upper-division music education students opportunities to conduct and teach in an experimental/laboratory setting.

  • MUED 3200 - Music in the Elementary Grades for Music Majors

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: MUED 2000. Focuses on the need for music in the classroom, provides experiences in current methods of music education, and seeks to establish a logical framework of the structure and nature of music as a discipline and an art.

  • MUED 3230 - Instrumental Materials

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: MUED 2000 and MUS 3140 and successful admission into upper division. Examines materials suitable for public school instrumental music programs. Practice in classifying, grading, and programming. Development of music education philosophy for the control of those procedures.

 

  • MUED 3250 - Band Organization and Marching Band Techniques  3 credit hours  (winds, percussion, brass) OR

    MUED 3250 - Band Organization and Marching Band Techniques

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: MUED 2000 and successful admission into upper division. Basic drill, principles of showmanship, and show planning for the band.

  • MUED 3260 - Orchestra Organization and Techniques  3 credit hours  (string instruments)

    MUED 3260 - Orchestra Organization and Techniques

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: MUED 2000 or permission of instructor. Development of rehearsal management, score preparation, educational string arranging, and performance skills. Examines materials and resources suitable for public and private school strings and orchestra programs. Development of concert production skills and logistical/organizational skills necessary for contests, festivals, and tours.

 

  • MUED 3310 - Woodwind Techniques II  1 credit hour credit hours  

    MUED 3310 - Woodwind Techniques II

    1 credit hour credit hours

    Prerequisite: MUED 1310. Instruction in the principles and problems of teaching woodwind instruments. Emphasis on problems found in performance by school students.

  • MUEN 3- - -  - Ensembles (9 hrs. participation required) **
  • MUAP 2- - -   - Private Instruction (4 credit hours required)
  • MUAP 4- - -  - Private Instruction (3 credit hours required)
  • MUPD 3050 - Jazz Pedagogy  2 credit hours  

    MUPD 3050 - Jazz Pedagogy

    2 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Techniques and methods of teaching jazz studies including the training of jazz ensembles and combos.

  • MUS 3150 - Advanced Instrumental Conducting

    2 credit hours

    Prerequisites: MUED 2320 and MUS 3140. Further development of techniques, especially those relevant to choral and instrumental conducting. Laboratory experiences with large musical groups; conducting with records to develop awareness of musical texture, form, and general musicianship in all areas as related to conducting.

  • MUTH 4110 - Form and Analysis

    2 credit hours

    Prerequisite: MUTH 2120. Binary and tenary forms, simple rondos and sonatinas progressing to sonata form, large rondos, theme and variations, art song, and free forms. Stylistic analysis and study of devices and materials from early to contemporary periods.

  • MUAP 4800 - Partial Senior Recital  0 to 1 credit hour credit hours  (0 credit hours required)

    MUAP 4800 - Partial Senior Recital

    0 to 1 credit hour credit hours

    Prerequisite: Two semesters of upper-division private study. Corequisite: Private lesson in major area of performance. Required of all Bachelor of Music majors with a concentration in Vocal/General Music Education, Instrumental Music Education, and Music Industry. Constitutes approximately 30 minutes of music with appropriate repertoire as assigned by the private instructor. Students must receive permission to present a partial senior recital by giving a pre-recital hearing before the faculty at least two weeks before the scheduled recital. Recital performance graded by a faculty committee; must be passed with a grade of C or better.

  • MUED 4680 - Music Education Seminar

    0 credit hours

    Corequisite: YOED 4020. Synthesis of contemporary music education methods and observing/teaching experiences during the Residency I internship. Pass/Fail.

**Ensembles

 

Primary Instrument: Brass, Woodwind, Percussion

 

3 hours from:

 

  • MUEN 3100 - The Band of Blue Marching Band  0 to 1 credit hour credit hours  

    MUEN 3100 - The Band of Blue Marching Band

    0 to 1 credit hour credit hours

    Participation in all phases of the band, including rehearsals and appearances.

4 hours from:

 

  • MUEN 3110 - Symphonic Band  0 to 1 credit hour credit hours  

    MUEN 3110 - Symphonic Band

    0 to 1 credit hour credit hours

    Preparation and public performance of concert and repertoire. Open by audition.

  • MUEN 3120 - Wind Ensemble  0 to 1 credit hour credit hours  

    MUEN 3120 - Wind Ensemble

    0 to 1 credit hour credit hours

    Preparation and public performance of concert band and wind band repertoire. Open by audition.

  • MUEN 3300 - Symphony Orchestra  0 to 1 credit hour credit hours  

    MUEN 3300 - Symphony Orchestra

    0 to 1 credit hour credit hours

    Participation in all phases of the orchestra, including rehearsals and appearances.

  • MUEN 3140 - Concert Band  0 to 1 credit hour credit hours  

    MUEN 3140 - Concert Band

    0 to 1 credit hour credit hours

    Preparation and public performance of concert and repertoire.

1 hour from:

  • MUEN 37-0 - (chamber ensemble)

1 hour from:

  • MUEN 3- - -  - (elective ensemble)

Primary Instrument: Orchestral Strings

 

5 hours from:

 

  • MUEN 3300 - Symphony Orchestra  0 to 1 credit hour credit hours  

    MUEN 3300 - Symphony Orchestra

    0 to 1 credit hour credit hours

    Participation in all phases of the orchestra, including rehearsals and appearances.

2 hours from:

 

  • MUEN 3700 - Mixed Chamber Ensemble  1 credit hour credit hours  

    MUEN 3700 - Mixed Chamber Ensemble

    1 credit hour credit hours

    Preparation and public performance of music literature appropriate to the ensemble.

  • MUEN 3740 - String Chamber Ensemble  1 credit hour credit hours  

    MUEN 3740 - String Chamber Ensemble

    1 credit hour credit hours

    Preparation and public performance of appropriate chamber music. Open by audition.

1 hour from:

  • MUEN 37-0 - (chamber ensemble)

1 hour from:

  • MUEN 3- - -  - (elective ensemble)

Primary Instrument: Piano

 

4 hours from:

 

  • MUEN 3000 - Accompanying  1 credit hour credit hours  

    MUEN 3000 - Accompanying

    1 credit hour credit hours

    Both solo and ensemble vocal and instrumental repertory with emphasis on the role of the piano in these combinations. Performance required.

    NOTE: Non-piano majors must complete an audition and receive the permission of the instructor to enroll in the class. In the audition, the student will be required to perform two memorized solo piano pieces, play all major and minor scales, and sight read a short piece or excerpt that will be handed to them. The audition may take place one or two days before the beginning of each semester before the first day the class meets. If a student fails the audition, s/he will not be allowed to enroll in the class.

2 hours from:

 

  • MUEN 3730 - Piano Chamber Ensembles  1 credit hour credit hours  

    MUEN 3730 - Piano Chamber Ensembles

    1 credit hour credit hours

    Preparation and public performance of appropriate chamber music. Open by audition.

3 hours from:

  • MUEN 3- - -  - (elective ensemble)

Primary Instrument: Guitar

 

4 hours from:

 

  • MUEN 3720 - Guitar Chamber Ensembles  1 credit hour credit hours  

    MUEN 3720 - Guitar Chamber Ensembles

    1 credit hour credit hours

    Preparation and public performance of appropriate chamber music. Open by audition.

1 hour from:

  • MUEN 37-0 - (chamber ensemble)

3 hours from:

  • MUEN 3- - -  - (elective ensemble)

Total hours in program: 128

 

Academic Map

Following is a printable, suggested four-year schedule of courses:

Music, Instrumental Music Education, B.M., Academic Map  

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Music Education

MUED 1310 - Woodwind Techniques I
1 credit hour credit

For music majors beginning the study of a minor instrument in woodwinds and open to general college students desiring to learn a musical instrument.

MUED 1320 - Percussion Techniques
1 credit hour credit

Building performance ability on snare drum in all styles of playing. Introduces performance on principal percussion instruments, including ethnic percussion groups.

MUED 1330 - Brass Techniques
1 credit hour credit

Designed for music majors beginning the study of a minor instrument in brass and open to the general college student desiring to learn a musical instrument.

MUED 1410 - String Techniques
1 credit hour credit

Instruction in the elements of stringed instrument playing. The student will select one instrument of the string group and continue its study through one semester.

MUED 2000 - Philosophy and Introduction to Music Education
2 credit hours

First course in the music education curriculum for students working toward vocal-general or instrumental K-12 teacher licensure. Organization and curriculum of American music education as well as the place of music education in the total program of the school explored.

MUED 2210 - Instrumental Techniques for Music Classroom
2 credit hours

Prerequisite: MUED 2000. Learning to play the recorder, guitar, autoharp, and basic mallet and other percussion instruments with teaching application to school music.

MUED 2310 - Choral Music Lab
1 credit hour credit

Two semesters of Choral Music Lab required of all Vocal/General Education majors. Study and rehearsal of public school materials and repertoire not covered in other music classes. Provides opportunities to explore various methodologies and apply pedagogical skills in a clinical environment. Also provides upper-division music education students opportunities to conduct and teach in an experimental/laboratory setting.

MUED 2320 - Instrumental Music Lab
1 credit hour credit

Two semesters of Instrumental Lab required of all Instrumental Music Education majors. Study and rehearsal of public school materials and repertoire not covered in other music classes. Provides opportunities to explore various methodologies and apply pedagogical skills in a clinical environment. Also provides upper-division music education students opportunities to conduct and teach in an experimental/laboratory setting.

MUED 3190 - General Music in the Middle and Senior High School
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: MUED 2000. Required for students working toward vocal-general or instrumental K-12 teacher licensure. Introduces vocal/general music education majors to methods and materials available for teaching general music to students in grades 6-12.

MUED 3200 - Music in the Elementary Grades for Music Majors
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: MUED 2000. Focuses on the need for music in the classroom, provides experiences in current methods of music education, and seeks to establish a logical framework of the structure and nature of music as a discipline and an art.

MUED 3210 - Music in the Elementary Grades for Non-Music Majors
3 credit hours

Materials and methods appropriate for elementary grade general music, including a comparison of available music series and recordings; care of the child voice; beginning experience in pitched and non-pitched percussion; and simple wind instruments. Pedagogical trends and methods; analysis for understanding and appreciation.

MUED 3220 - Choral Music in the Middle and Senior High School
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: MUED 3200 and MUS 3140. Rehearsal techniques, choral materials, organization of ensembles, classification of voices including changing voice, general music methods, and materials.

MUED 3230 - Instrumental Materials
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: MUED 2000 and MUS 3140 and successful admission into upper division. Examines materials suitable for public school instrumental music programs. Practice in classifying, grading, and programming. Development of music education philosophy for the control of those procedures.

MUED 3250 - Band Organization and Marching Band Techniques
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: MUED 2000 and successful admission into upper division. Basic drill, principles of showmanship, and show planning for the band.

MUED 3260 - Orchestra Organization and Techniques
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: MUED 2000 or permission of instructor. Development of rehearsal management, score preparation, educational string arranging, and performance skills. Examines materials and resources suitable for public and private school strings and orchestra programs. Development of concert production skills and logistical/organizational skills necessary for contests, festivals, and tours.

MUED 3310 - Woodwind Techniques II
1 credit hour credit

Prerequisite: MUED 1310. Instruction in the principles and problems of teaching woodwind instruments. Emphasis on problems found in performance by school students.

MUED 4210 - General Music Program K-6
2 credit hours

Prerequisite: MUEN 3200. The role of music and music teaching in elementary education; its objectives, methods, materials, and procedures; innovative trends and exemplary practices; evaluative techniques.

MUED 4670 - Music for the Young Child
3 credit hours

Music fundamentals, materials, and methods appropriate for preschool through grade three; pantomime, role playing, improvisation, rhythm, movement, listening, and singing.

MUED 4680 - Music Education Seminar
0 credit hours

Corequisite: YOED 4020. Synthesis of contemporary music education methods and observing/teaching experiences during the Residency I internship. Pass/Fail.

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