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MSU 2012-2014 Catalog > Music Education Courses

Course Equivalency Tool (Montana University System Common Course Changes)

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MUSE 123   TECHNIQUES: VOICE

MUSE 130   TECHNIQUES: FLUTE & CLARINET

MUSE 131   TECHNIQUES: SAX, OBOE & BASSOON

MUSE 132   TECHNIQUES: BRASS

MUSE 134   TECHNIQUES: PERCUSSION

MUSE 135   TECHNIQUES: STRINGS

MUSE 140   LABORATORY INSTRUMENTAL ENSEMBLE

MUSE 141   LABORATORY CHORAL ENSEMBLE

MUSE 220   INTRODUCTION TO COMP APP  MUSIC ED

MUSE 290R  UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH

MUSE 291   SPECIAL TOPICS

MUSE 292   INDEPENDENT STUDY

MUSE 294   SEMINAR/WORKSHOP

MUSE 339   CONDUCTING PRACTICUM

MUSE 340   MARCHING BAND TECHNIQUES

MUSE 383   ASSESSMENT IN MUSIC EDUCATION

MUSE 395   TEACHING PRACTICUM: GENERAL MUSIC

MUSE 397   METHODS: GENERAL MUSIC

MUSE 437   INSTRUMENTAL FIELD EXPERIENCE

MUSE 439   CHORAL FIELD EXPERIENCE

MUSE 445   STUDIO TEACHING EXPERIENCE

MUSE 490R  UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH

MUSE 491   SPECIAL TOPICS

MUSE 492   INDEPENDENT STUDY

MUSE 494   SEMINAR/WORKSHOP

MUSE 497   METHODS: INSTRUMENTAL METHODS & LITERATURE 5-12

MUSE 497   METHODS: CHORAL METHODS & LITERATURE 5-12  

MUSE 530   MUSIC, SOCIETY AND EDUCATION

MUSE 532   MUSIC EDUCATION: RESEARCH AND PRACTICE

MUSE 535   TEACHING MUSIC LITERACY

MUSE 542   GRADUATE VOCAL PEDAGOGY

MUSE 545   GEN MUSIC PRACTICUM 

MUSE 588   PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT 

MUSE 590   RESEARCH OR PROFESSIONAL PAPER/PROJECT 

MUSE 591   SPECIAL TOPICS 

MUSE 592   INDEPENDENT STUDY 

MUSE 594   SEMINAR 

MUSE 598   INTERNSHIP 

Course Equivalency Tool (Montana University System Common Course Changes)

MUSE 123 TECHNIQUES: VOICE
F 1 cr. LAB 1
PREREQUISITE: Music Major or consent of instructor.
-- Introductory vocal training and diction for instrumentalists and beginning singers. Students develop voice production and performance skills for solo and small group singing through a lab setting.

MUSE 130 TECHNIQUES: FLUTE & CLARINET
F 1 cr. LAB 1
-- Teaching techniques, materials and basic playing approaches for flute and clarinet. For music education students.

MUSE 131 TECHNIQUES: SAX, OBOE & BASSOON
S 1 cr. LAB 1
-- Teaching techniques, materials, and basic playing approaches for saxophone, oboe, and bassoon. For music education students.

MUSE 132 TECHNIQUES: BRASS
S 1 cr. LAB 1
-- Teaching techniques, materials, and basic playing approaches for brass instruments. For music education students.

MUSE 134 TECHNIQUES: PERCUSSION
S 1 cr. LAB 1
-- Teaching techniques, materials, and basic playing approaches for percussion. For music education students.

MUSE 135 TECHNIQUES: STRINGS
F 1 cr. LAB 1
-- Teaching techniques, materials, and basic playing approaches for strings. For music education students.

MUSE 140 LABORATORY INSTRUMENTAL ENSEMBLE
F 1 cr. LAB 1 May be repeated, Maximum 8 cr.
-- Repertoire suitable for beginning and advanced secondary school ensembles (band and/or orchestra) will be reviewed. Students are asked to play their secondary instrument.

MUSE 141 LABORATORY CHORAL ENSEMBLE
S 1 cr. LAB 1 May be repeated, Maximum 8 cr.
-- Repertoire suitable for beginning and advanced secondary school vocal ensembles will be reviewed. The ensemble will present a recital at the end of the semester under the direction of student conductors.

MUSE 220 INTRO TO COMP APP MUS ED
F 2 cr. LEC 1 LAB 1
-- An introduction to computer applications in music, including music notation, marching band and basic music notation, marching band and basic musicianship software programs, as well as audio recording. This course is particularly geared toward music education majors.

MUSE 290R UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
F,S 1-6 cr. IND may be repeated
-- Directed undergraduate research/creative activity which may culminate in a written work or other creative project. Course will address responsible conduct of research.

MUSE 291 SPECIAL TOPICS
On Demand 1 - 4 cr. Maximum 12 cr.
PREREQUISITE: None required but some may be determined necessary by each offering department.
-- Courses not required in any curriculum for which there is a particular one-time need, or given on a trial basis to determine acceptability and demand.

MUSE 292 INDEPENDENT STUDY
On Demand 1 - 3 cr. IND Maximum 6 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Consent of instructor and approval of department head.
-- Directed research and study on an individual basis.

MUSE 294 SEMINAR/WORKSHOP
On Demand 1 cr. SEM Maximum 4 cr.
-- Topics offered which are not covered in regular courses. Students participate in preparing and presenting discussion materials.

MUSE 339 CONDUCTING PRACTICUM
F,S 1 cr. LAB 1
COREQUISITES: MUSI 335 (fall) or MUSI 336 (spring).
-- Leadership of ensemble, opportunity to apply rehearsal techniques and conducting skills learned in MUSI 335 or MUSI 336. Experience teaching in small ensemble setting.

MUSE 340 MARCHING BAND TECHNIQUES
On Demand 2 cr. LEC 2
PREREQUISITE: MUSI 206.
COREQUISITE: MUSI 155.
-- Organization, administration, and creative skills necessary for directing a successful public school marching band.

MUSE 383 ASSESSMENT IN MUSIC EDUCATION
S 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: EDU 222 or EDU 223.
-- Fundamental concepts of differentiated educational assessment for music teachers including the alignment of assessment to curriculum standards and essential understandings, quality of assessment, principles of item construction, evaluation of student responses, interpretation of results, and improvement of techniques.

MUSE 395 TEACHING PRACTICUM: GENERAL MUSIC
F 1 cr. Lab 1.
COREQUISTIE: MUSE 397.
-- Students will be assigned to school classrooms to observe children, teachers, and teaching strategies and to serve as teacher aides. Students will teach lessons in subject areas corresponding to the methods classes in which they are currently enrolled.

MUSE 397 METHODS: GENERAL MUSIC
F 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: MUSI 241, MUSI 206, MUSI 231, MUSE 383, and good standing in Teacher Education Program.
COREQUISITE: MUSE 395.
-- Elementary music methods for the music education majors; in-depth study and application of elementary music methods using singing, listening, instrument playing, creating, and movement; materials, management, sequencing, planning, and assessment for K-6 music classes.

MUSE 437 INSTRUMENTAL FIELD EXPERIENCE
S 1 cr. LAB 1
COREQUISITE: MUSE 497.
-- A field experience in secondary (grades 5-12) instrumental music situations prior to student teaching. Observations, interviews, and brief teaching experiences with music ensembles at the secondary level.

MUSE 439 CHORAL FIELD EXPERIENCE
F 1 cr. LAB 1
COREQUISITE: MUSE 497
-- A field experience in secondary (grades 5-12) choral music situations prior to student teaching. Observations, interviews, and brief teaching experiences with music ensembles at the secondary level.

MUSE 445 STUDIO TEACHING EXPERIENCE
F,S 2 cr. IND 2 May be repeated, Maximum 4 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Senior standing and one of the following: MUSI 438, MUSI 442, MUSI 432.
-- Supervised teaching in student's performance area.

MUSE 490R UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
F,S,Su 1 - 6 cr. IND May be repeated. Max 12 cr.
-- Directed undergraduate research/creative activity which may culminate in a research paper, journal article, or undergraduate thesis. Course will address responsible conduct of research.

MUSE 492 INDEPENDENT STUDY
On Demand 1 - 3 cr. IND Maximum 6 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing, consent of instructor and approval of department head.
-- Directed research and study on an individual basis.

MUSE 494 SEMINAR/WORKSHOP
F,S,Su On Demand 1 cr. SEM 1 Maximum 4 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing and as determined for each offering.
-- Topics offered at the upper division level which are not covered in regular courses. Students participate in preparing and presenting discussion material.

MUSE 497 METHODS: INSTRUMENTAL METHODS & LITERATURE 5-12
S 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: MUSI 335, MUSI 206, MUSI 232.
COREQUISITE: MUSE 437.
-- Rehearsal techniques, materials, literature, strategies for classroom management and the administration of the instrumental program for the middle school band and orchestra teacher.

MUSE 497 METHODS: CHORAL METHODS & LITERATURE 5-12
F 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: MUSI 336, MUSI 206, MUSI 232.
COREQUISITE: MUSE 439.
-- Rehearsal techniques, materials, literature, strategies for classroom management and the administration of the choral program for the middle school and high school choral instructor.

MUSE 530 MUSIC, SOCIETY AND EDUCATION
Su alternate years, to be offered odd years 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: EDU 495.
-- Philosophical, historical, psychological and social foundations of music education. Music in public education, music curricula, aesthetics, and music learning theory.

MUSE 532 MUSIC EDUCATION: RESEARCH AND PRACTICE
S alternate years, to be offered odd years 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: EDU 495
-- Examination and close study of research in music education and its implications for practice.

MUSE 535 TEACHING MUSIC LITERACY
On demand 2 cr. LEC 2
PREREQUISITE: MUSE 397.
-- Analysis of the foundations of music literacy, contemporary trends in music reading and writing instruction and research related to these issues.

MUSE 542 GRADUATE VOCAL PEDAGOGY
F alternate years, to be offered even years.
PREREQUISITE: MUSI 442.
COREQUISITE: Must be an active music educator.
-- Online/Seminar delivery centers around classroom application of vocal methodologies in the studio and classroom. Course content will include the study of vocal physiology and acoustics.

MUSE 545 GEN MUSIC PRACTICUM
S alternate years, to be offered even years 3 cr. RCT 3
-- Current issues and developments, teaching-learning systems, materials, media, strategies, and research relevant to K-8 general music education. Practical application of course content to one's own teaching situation through online readings, research, discussions, and presentations.

MUSE 588 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
On Demand 1 - 3 cr. May be repeated; maximum 3 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing, teaching experience and/or current employment in a school
organization, consent of instructor and Dean of Graduate Studies.
-- Courses offered on a one-time basis to fulfill professional development needs of in service educators. A specific focus is given to each course which is appropriately subtitled.

MUSE 590 RESEARCH OR PROFESSIONAL PAPER/PROJECT
F,S,Su 1 - 4 cr. IND Maximum 6 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing.
-- A research or professional paper or project dealing with a topic in the field. The topic must have been mutually agreed upon
by the student and his or her major advisor and graduate committee.

MUSE 591 SPECIAL TOPICS
On Demand 1 - 4 cr. Maximum 12 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Upper division courses and others as determined for each offering.
-- Courses not required in any curriculum for which there is a particular one time need, or given on a trial basis to determine
acceptability and demand before requesting a regular course number.

MUSE 592 INDEPENDENT STUDY
On Demand 1 - 3 cr. IND Maximum 6 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing, consent of instructor, approval of Department Head and Dean of Graduate Studies.
-- Directed research and study on an individual basis.

MUSE 594 SEMINAR
On Demand 1 cr. SEM 1 Maximum 4 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing or seniors by petition. Course prerequisites as determined for each offering.
-- Topics offered at the graduate level which are not covered in regular courses. Students participate in preparing and presenting discussion material.

MUSE 598 INTERNSHIP
On Demand 2 - 12 cr. IND Maximum credits unlimited
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing, consent of instructor and Department Head.
-- An individualized assignment arranged with an agency, business or other organization to provide guided experience in the field.

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