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ME 202: Notation in Music Technology 2 credits

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

Prerequisite: Ed 381.

Sec Days Time Room
1TTH1:00–1:50FA 17

ME 211: Violin/Viola Class 1 credit

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.

Sec Days Time Room
1M9:00–9:50FA119

ME 212: Cello/Bass Class 1 credit

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.

Sec Days Time Room
1W9:00–9:50FA119

ME 213: Clarinet Class 1 credit

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.

Sec Days Time Room
1M2:00–2:50FA120

ME 214: Flute Class 1 credit

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.

Sec Days Time Room
1W2:00–2:50FA120

ME 215: Cornet Class 1 credit

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.

Sec Days Time Room
1M2:00–2:50FA119

ME 216: Trombone Class 1 credit

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.

Sec Days Time Room
1W2:00–2:50FA119

ME 217: Percussion Methods Class 1 credit

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.

Sec Days Time Room
1M2:00–2:50FA122

ME 219: Guitar Class 1 credit

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.

Sec Days Time Room
1T3:00–3:50FA 11

ME 301: Voice Methods for Choral Directors 2 credits

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.

Sec Days Time Room
1TTH2:00–2:50FA120

ME 312: Double Reed Class 1 credit

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.

Sec Days Time Room
1W2:00–2:50FA230

ME 313: Saxophone Class 1 credit

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.

No sections offered in the fall semester…

ME 314: Euphonium/Tuba Class 1 credit

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.

No sections offered in the fall semester…

ME 315: Horn Class 1 credit

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.

Sec Days Time Room
1W2:00–2:50FA232

ME 391: Lab Orchestra 0 credits

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.

Sec Days Time Room
11F9:00–9:50FA119

ME 392: Lab Band 0 credits

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.

Sec Days Time Room
1F2:00–2:50FA119

ME 401: Instrumental Director Methods 2 credits

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.

Sec Days Time Room
1TTH9:00–9:50FA120

ME 402: Choral Director Methods 2 credits

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.

No sections offered in the fall semester…

ME 501: MIDI & Digital Audio Production Techniques 2 credits

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.

No sections offered in the fall semester…

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.

This course is not offered this academic year.

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.

This course is not offered this academic year.

ME 505: Instrument Repair for School Musicians 2 credits

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

This course is not offered this academic year.

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.

This course is not offered this academic year.

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.

This course is not offered this academic year.

ME 522: Music for Exceptional Learners 2 credits

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.

Sec Days Time Room
1MW8:00–8:50FA 11

ME 610: Writing & Arranging for School Ensembles 2 credits

Supervised composition and arranging of music for school ensembles.

No sections offered in the fall semester…

ME 611: Music Curriculum 2 credits

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.

No sections offered in the fall semester…

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.

This course is not offered this academic year.

ME 613: Foundational Approaches in Music Education 2 credits

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.

No sections offered in the fall semester…

ME 614: Psychology of Music 3 credits

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.

No sections offered in the fall semester…

ME 615: Pedagogy Seminar 3 credits

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).

No sections offered in the fall semester…

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.

This course is not offered this academic year.

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.

This course is not offered this academic year.

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.

This course is not offered this academic year.

ME 694: 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.

No sections offered in the fall semester…

ME 695: 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.

This course is not offered this academic year.