Music Education Summer 2014

All courses must meet minimum enrollments to be offered. The Ball State University Music Education Department cannot guarantee that all of the following classes will meet this requirement. Early registration helps us provide accurate information to all graduate students.

2014 GRADUATE DEGREE CLASSES


Online

  • MUSE 610 Music Teaching and Learning (3 credits)
    Dr. Kimberly Inks, Instructor
    Learning theories, their application to the music classroom, and curricula in music education. Students will complete projects in their areas of teaching specialization.
    May 12 – July 18
    Registration Information:
      MUSE 610, Section 800; Course Reference #33508
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  • MUSE 660 Advanced Studies in Instrumental Music Education (3 credits)
    Dr. Shawn Vondran, Instructor
    Details TBA
    Registration Information:  MUSE 660, Section 800; Course Reference #33505
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  • MUSE 668 Research in Music Education (3 credits) 
    Dr. Kevin Gerrity, Instructor
    Analysis of paradigms and methods in music education research, sources of research information, and challenges facing contemporary music education researchers and users of research. A major research study/paper is required.
    May 12 – July 18
    Registration Information:
      MUSED 668, Section 800; Course Reference #33511
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On Campus

  • MUSE 640 Advanced General Music Methods (3 credits)
    Dr. Kevin Gerrity, Instructor
    Dr. Kimberly Inks, Instructor
    Strategies and techniques for the development and maintenance of quality general music education programs at the elementary and/or secondary levels. Topics may include: approaches and methodologies, national and state standards, technology, assessment, listening strategies, and music creation.
    June 9 – June 20, MTWRF, 1:00-4:45 pm
    Registration Information:
      MUSE 640, Section 1; Course Reference #33649
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  • MUSE 650 Advanced Choral Music Methods (3 credits)
    Dr. Don Ester, Instructor 
    Strategies and techniques for the development and maintenance of quality choral music education programs. Topics include: selecting/adapting quality literature, structuring rehearsals that result in significant music learning and expressive performances, maximizing teaching effectiveness and student motivation via varied rehearsal strategies, developing music literacy skills, building vocal technique, and assessing student learning.
    Note: a one-credit hour complementary workshop is offered 11:45a-1:00p each day; this workshop focuses on developing the musical and pedagogical skills necessary for the effective teaching of music literacy. See Sound Connections Workshop below.
    June 9 – June 20, MTWRF, 8:00-11:45 am
    Registration Information:  MUSE 650, Section 1; Course Reference #33650
    Note: Please register or contact Don Ester to indicate your interest by April 15. Depending on  enrollment at that time, rescheduling and/or reconfiguration of this course may occur.
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SPECIAL TOPIC WORKSHOPS

Online

  • Special Topics: Sociology of Music  (3 credits)
    Dr. Karin Hendricks, Instructor
    Music is both a container and a transmitter of social systems, values, norms, and perceptions. This course is designed to expand awareness of the interactions between music and society as they relate to various aspects of “difference” within American, educational, and world cultures.  Students will engage in activities that increase awareness of their own biases and assumptions, and become more reflective in their music making and teaching.
    June 9 – July 18
    Registration Information:
     
    MUSE 592, Section 801; Course Reference #33517
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  • Content Reading In Music (3 credits)
    Dr. Kevin Gerrity, Instructor 
    In the current era of educational accountability, reading in all content areas has become increasingly important. As such, teachers of all disciplines, including music, would benefit from a course that explores strategies for teaching reading. Specifically, this course explores issues related to integrating reading and music and provides various teaching strategies which can be utilized for this purpose, ultimately providing students with a blueprint for meeting reading expectations without compromising the integrity of the music curriculum.
    June 9 – July 18
    Registration Information: 
    MUSE 592, Section 800; Course Reference #30155
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  • Music For All Director's Academy  (1 credit)
    June 23 – June 28
    Details and Registration

On Campus

  • Sound Connections Workshop: A Comprehensive Approach To Teaching Music Literacy (1 credit)
    Dr. Don Ester, Instructor
    This workshop will focus on strategies and materials for helping students develop music literacy skills as required by national music content standard #5. Based on established learning theory and research, the approach emphasizes pedagogical approaches that are effective with all ages and in all settings - elementary, choral, and instrumental. The rhythm and tonal systems allow for a seamless transition from the general music class to beginning choir, band, and orchestra. Workshop participants will be actively involved in reading and aural dictation activities, both from a learning and a teaching perspective. Participants are encouraged to register for this workshop by June 1. For more information, contact Don Ester, dester@bsu.edu or 765-285-5406.
    June 9 – June 20, MTWRF, 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
    Registration Information:
     
    MUSE 593, Section 1; Course Reference #33648
    Note: Please register or contact Don Ester to indicate your interest by April 15. Depending on  enrollment at that time, rescheduling and/or reconfiguration of this course may occur.
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