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MSU 2010-2012 Catalog > Music Education Courses

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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 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
PREREQUISITE: MTEC Major status.
-- 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
F,S,Su 3 cr. RCT 3
PREREQUISITE: EDCI 208 or EDCI 209.
-- Fundamental concepts of differentiated educational assessment for classroom 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
S 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.

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