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ME 202: Notation in Music Technology

2 cr.

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
1TTH9:00–9:50FA 17

ME 211: Violin/Viola Class

1 cr.

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 cr.

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 cr.

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 cr.

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 cr.

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 cr.

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 cr.

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 cr.

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
1TH2:00–2:50FA 11

ME 301: Voice Methods for Choral Directors

2 cr.

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.

No sections offered in the spring semester…

ME 312: Double Reed Class

1 cr.

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 spring semester…

ME 313: Saxophone Class

1 cr.

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 314: Euphonium/Tuba Class

1 cr.

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
1M2:00–2:50FA139

ME 315: Horn Class

1 cr.

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 spring semester…

ME 391: Lab Orchestra

0 cr.

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 cr.

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
11F2:00–2:50FA119

ME 401: Instrumental Director Methods

2 cr.

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.

No sections offered in the spring semester…

ME 402: Choral Director Methods

2 cr.

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.

Sec Days Time Room
1TTH3:00–3:50FA 11

ME 501: MIDI & Digital Audio Production Techniques

2 cr.

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.

This course is not offered this academic year.

ME 502: Music Business

2 cr.

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 also offered through BJUOnline.

Sec Days Time Room

ME 503: Early Childhood Music Education

3 cr.

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 also offered through BJUOnline.

No sections offered in the spring semester…

ME 505: Instrument Repair for School Musicians

2 cr.

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 cr.

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 cr.

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 also offered through BJUOnline.

No sections offered in the spring semester…

ME 522: Music for Exceptional Learners

2 cr.

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 cr.

Supervised composition and arranging of music for school ensembles.

This course is also offered through BJUOnline.

Sec Days Time Room

ME 611: Music Curriculum

2 cr.

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.

This course is not offered this academic year.

ME 612: Principles & History of Music Education

3 cr.

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 also offered through BJUOnline.

No sections offered in the spring semester…

ME 613: Foundational Approaches in Music Education

2 cr.

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.

This course is not offered this academic year.

ME 614: Psychology of Music

3 cr.

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.

This course is not offered this academic year.

ME 615: Pedagogy Seminar

3 cr.

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).

This course is not offered this academic year.

ME 691: Testing & Research in Music Education

3 cr.

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 also offered through BJUOnline.

Sec Days Time Room

ME 692: Graduate Seminar in Music Education

1 cr.

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 also offered through BJUOnline.

No sections offered in the spring semester…

ME 693: Graduate Seminar in Music Education

1 cr.

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 also offered through BJUOnline.

Sec Days Time Room

ME 694: Graduate Seminar in Music Education

1 cr.

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 695: Graduate Seminar in Music Education

1 cr.

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.