Music Education


Fernando IX University
Fernando IX University

ME 202: Notation in Music Technology 

Fundamentals of music typesetting including an overview of standard notation programs for the computer, with emphasis on Finale.

Prerequisite: Ed 381.

ME 211: Violin/Viola Class 

An introduction to each instrument with emphasis on practical playing experience. Materials and techniques for elementary and intermediate levels. Students enrolled in this class will also enroll in a one-hour, no-credit lab practicum which meets once each week. Open to Music Education majors only.

Corequisite: ME 391.

ME 212: Cello/Bass Class 

An introduction to each instrument with emphasis on practical playing experience. Materials and techniques for elementary and intermediate levels. Students enrolled in this class will also enroll in a one-hour, no-credit lab practicum which meets once each week. Open to Music Education majors only.

Corequisite: ME 391.

ME 213: Clarinet Class 

An introduction to the instrument with emphasis on practical playing experience. Materials and techniques for elementary and intermediate levels. Students enrolled in this class will also enroll in a one-hour, no-credit lab practicum which meets once each week. Open to Music Education majors only .

Corequisite: ME 392.

ME 214: Flute Class 

An introduction to the instrument with emphasis on practical playing experience. Materials and techniques for elementary and intermediate levels. Students enrolled in this class will also enroll in a one-hour, no-credit lab practicum which meets once each week. Open to Music Education majors only.

Corequisite: ME 392.

ME 215: Cornet Class 

An introduction to the instrument with emphasis on practical playing experience. Materials and techniques for elementary and intermediate levels. Students enrolled in this class will also enroll in a one-hour, no-credit lab practicum which meets once each week. Open to Music Education majors only.

Corequisite: ME 392.

ME 216: Trombone Class 

An introduction to the instrument with emphasis on practical playing experience. Materials and techniques for elementary and intermediate levels. Students enrolled in this class will also enroll in a one-hour, no-credit lab practicum which meets once each week. Open to Music Education majors only.

Corequisite: ME 392.

ME 217: Percussion Methods Class 

An introduction to each instrument with emphasis on practical playing experience. Materials and techniques for elementary and intermediate levels. Students enrolled in this class will also enroll in a one-hour, no-credit lab practicum which meets once each week. Open to Music Education majors only.

Corequisite: ME 392.

ME 219: Guitar Class 

The fundamentals of guitar playing techniques useful in music classes; reading tablature notation, accompanying singing by ear and strumming patterns. Open to Music Education majors only.

ME 301: Voice Methods for Choral Directors 

Philosophy and methods for teaching vocal technique in a choral rehearsal. Topics include vocal pedagogy, choral blend and balance, rehearsal techniques and choral diction. Extensive in-class conducting.

Prerequisite: MT 205.

ME 312: Double Reed Class 

An introduction to the instrument with emphasis on practical playing experience. Materials and techniques for elementary and intermediate levels. Students enrolled in this class will also enroll in a one-hour, no-credit lab practicum which meets once each week. Open to Music Education majors only.

Corequisite: ME 392.

ME 313: Saxophone Class 

An introduction to the instrument with emphasis on practical playing experience. Materials and techniques for elementary and intermediate levels. Students enrolled in this class will also enroll in a one-hour, no-credit lab practicum which meets once each week. Open to Music Education majors only .

Corequisite: ME 392.

ME 314: Euphonium/Tuba Class 

An introduction to each instrument with emphasis on practical playing experience. Materials and techniques for elementary and intermediate levels. Students enrolled in this class will also enroll in a one-hour, no-credit lab practicum which meets once each week. Open to Music Education majors only.

Corequisite: ME 392.

ME 315: Horn Class 

An introduction to the instrument with emphasis on practical playing experience. Materials and techniques for elementary and intermediate levels. Students enrolled in this class will also enroll in a one-hour, no-credit lab practicum which meets once each week. Open to Music Education majors only .

Corequisite: ME 392.

ME 391: Lab Orchestra 

Practical application of techniques and performance skills developed in string instrument classes. Students study and perform music from current string methods as well as beginning- and intermediate-level string ensemble literature. Open to Music Education majors only.

ME 392: Lab Band 

Practical application of techniques and performance skills developed in brass, woodwind and percussion instrument classes. Students study and perform music from current band methods as well as beginning- and intermediate-level band literature. Open to Music Education majors only.

ME 401: Instrumental Director Methods 

Techniques needed by the band and orchestra director to establish and maintain the school instrumental program: recruiting, program organization, band budgeting and finance, instrument purchasing and repair, rehearsal procedure, concert programming, and planning physical facilities. Integrated laboratory experience in Lab Band or Lab Orchestra.

ME 402: Choral Director Methods 

Techniques of choral ensemble development, organization and administration with attention to recruiting singers, audition procedures, rehearsal planning, developing ensembles, motivation and discipline, and promoting the values of choral participation to parents and administrators.

ME 501: MIDI & Digital Audio Production Techniques 

Advanced Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) sequencing techniques and an introduction to digital audio editing and production in Logic and Pro Tools environments.

Prerequisite: Ed 381.

ME 502: Music Business 

An examination of the design, implementation and operation of a professional music business (e.g., the traditional and Internet-based private studio, music academy, recording studio, retail and freelance work). Topics include business planning, licensure, budgeting, technology, marketing, grant writing, publishing and copyright law. Students will develop and defend a business plan for their chosen music business.

ME 503: Early Childhood Music Education 

A survey of child development theories and the music acquisition process, birth to age nine. The influence of environment, play and movement on music acquisition will be studied through the examination of recent research, developmentally appropriate curricula, field observations and laboratory experiences.

ME 505: Instrument Repair for School Musicians 

A practical study of the tools, supplies, parts, techniques and resources used in the maintenance and repair of woodwind, brass and percussion instruments.

ME 510: History of American Music 

Designed specifically for the practicing music educator, the course will explore the history of American music through style, historical context, structure, social significance and political impact. Students will complete a final project which connects their own teaching experiences and/or pedagogical concerns to a topic covered in the course.

ME 511: World Music 

Designed specifically for the practicing music educator, the course will provide a broad overview of musical traditions, styles, instruments and cultures from people around the world with the goal of informing curriculum design.

ME 522: Music for Exceptional Learners 

A study of the characteristics of exceptional learners in order to determine the best possible music learning experiences within the boundaries of their exceptionality. Particular emphasis is given to research literature on exceptional learners. Musical activities are suggested and explored, and a practicum is required for each student.

ME 610: Writing & Arranging for School Ensembles 

Supervised composition and arranging of music for school ensembles.

ME 611: Music Curriculum 

Processes and approaches to music curricula, including planning, scope and sequence; writing behavioral objectives and instructional outcomes; and evaluation techniques. Also covers integrating learning theories and a scriptural philosophy with music content and methodology.

ME 612: Principles & History of Music Education 

An introduction to the history of American school music education from the European antecedents through the present. Emphasis will be placed on the underlying philosophies of music and the historical justifications for music teaching.

ME 613: Foundational Approaches in Music Education 

Content and application of Gordon's Music Learning Theory, and the approaches of Orff, Kodaly and Dalcroze. Emphasizes skill development as advocated by each: audiation, movement, improvisation, solfege, systems of rhythm reading, etc. The student will apply these to the teaching of music within his area of specialization.

ME 614: Psychology of Music 

A comprehensive overview of human music behaviors from a psychological perspective. Psychoacoustics, music perception, affective and aesthetic responses to music, and the function of music in society are systematically investigated through research methodologies and literature.

ME 615: Pedagogy Seminar 

This course covers the pedagogical sequencing of technique and literature and the development of diagnostic skills and techniques for correcting common performance errors in studio and rehearsal settings. Applications are tailored to the student's teaching area of interest (instrumental, choral).

ME 691: Testing & Research in Music Education 

An introduction to the relevant areas of music education testing and research, including music aptitude testing, music achievement testing, and the standard education research methodologies as applied to the field of music education.

ME 692: Graduate Seminar in Music Education 

An exploration of contemporary topics in music education with an emphasis on engaging issues from a biblical worldview. Guest lecturers, group discussion, and presentations will provide students with exposure to a wide range of current trends.

ME 693: Graduate Seminar in Music Education 

An exploration of contemporary topics in music education with an emphasis on engaging issues from a biblical worldview. Guest lecturers, group discussion, and presentations will provide students with exposure to a wide range of current trends.

ME 694: Graduate Seminar in Music Education 

An exploration of contemporary topics in music education with an emphasis on engaging issues from a biblical worldview. Guest lecturers, group discussion, and presentations will provide students with exposure to a wide range of current trends.

ME 695: Graduate Seminar in Music Education 

An exploration of contemporary topics in music education with an emphasis on engaging issues from a biblical worldview. Guest lecturers, group discussion, and presentations will provide students with exposure to a wide range of current trends.

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