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ME 610: Writing & Arranging for School Ensembles 2 credits

Supervised composition and arranging of music for school ensembles.

  • Dates: January 11 – April 22
  • Register by: December 28

ME 691: Testing & Research in Music Education 3 credits

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.

  • Dates: January 11 – March 4
  • Register by: December 28
  • Number of Proctored Tests in Course: 1
  • Additional Course Information: Students will need a statistical calculator and access to Statistical Package for Social Sciences 22.1 (SPSS). Distance students in the Greenville area may access SPSS 22 in FA 11. You may also download and rent SPSS 22 for six months at

ME 693: Graduate Seminar in Music Education 1 credit

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.

  • Dates: January 11 – April 22
  • Register by: December 28

ME 502: Music Business 2 credits

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.

  • Dates: March 6 – April 22
  • Register by: February 20

ME 511: World Music 3 credits

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.

  • Dates: June 5 – July 29
  • Register by: May 22

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