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ME 510: History of American Music 3 credits

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.

  • Dates: June 6 – July 30
  • Registration closed

ME 610: Writing & Arranging for School Ensembles 2 credits

Supervised composition and arranging of music for school ensembles.

  • Dates: August 31 – December 10
  • Register by: August 17
  • Next offered: January 11, 2017 – April 22, 2017

ME 612: Principles & History of Music Education 3 credits

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.

  • Dates: August 31 – October 22
  • Register by: August 17
  • Additional Course Information: The website to purchase The Brain's Timetable for Developing Musical Skills is http://www.originalmindbrilliance.com/product/the-brains-timetable-for-developing-musical-skills/.

ME 692: 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: August 31 – December 10
  • Register by: August 17

ME 503: Early Childhood Music Education 3 credits

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.

  • Dates: October 24 – December 3
  • Register by: October 10

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 www.onthehub.com/

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

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