SUMMER 2016 Schedule:

  Course # Course Instructor 
Dates/Time  Location  Credits
MME 890.02  Introduction to Marching
Band Drill Design
 Dr. Christopher Heffner     
 6/30/2016-7/1/2016
7/5/2016-7/7/2016
9am-4pm 
BMC 23 
3
Description: In this course, we will examine fundamental drill writing techniques for marching band. Students will learn to write drill using Pyware drill-writing software. For a fee of $75.00 students will be able to obtain temporary access to the program for six months. During our week of class, students will learn to select music, conduct phrase analysis, design shows, plan movement and staging, and write drill.  
Requirements:  Laptop computers and additional Textbook.


  Course # Course Instructor 
Dates/Time  Location  Credits
MME 890.03       Music for All: Teaching
Music to Students with Exceptionalities
Dr. Sharon Davis    
 7/18/2016-7/22/2016
9am-4pm 
BMC 19  
3
Description: This one week intensive course will cover a range of topics pertaining to the teaching of music to K-12 learners with exceptionalities (special needs). Topics include the study of the exceptionalities currently recognized by law for special services, IDEA, Individualized Education Plan (IEP), Section 504, assistive technology, inclusion, self-determination, universal design, least restrictive environment (LRE), accommodations and curriculum modifications, Response to intervention (RTI), and the history of special education.


  Course # Course Instructor 
Dates/Time  Location  Credits
MME 890.04         Ethnic Music in the         
Choral Classroom
 Dr. Matthew Erpelding 
7/25/2016-8/5/2016
8am-12noon
BMC 19 
3
Description: Ethnicity is defined as “relating to large groups of people classed according to common racial, national, tribal, religious, linguistic, cultural origin or background.” This course will explore choral music from a number of different ethnicities, each bearing unique challenges and possible educational benefits. Students will also explore specific pedagogical practices related to the study and practice of ethnic within a choral setting. Specific attention will be given to issues of ethical responsibility and authenticity when programming, rehearsing, and performing ethnic music, as well as acquiring skills and resources to find new repertoire. Lastly, students will practice both research and pedagogical techniques, investigating and exploring a representative sample of choral music specifically compiled for future use in a middle or high school setting.


  Course # Course Instructor 
Dates/Time  Location  Credits
MME 804.01  Psychology of Music Learning

 Dr. Barry Hill    
 7/25/2016-8/5/2016
1pm-5pm   
BMC 19 
3

Description: An investigation and discussion of theories of learning as they relate to the teaching of music. This course includes the study of specific teaching strategies and the nature of musical response. A core course.


2016 FALL SCHEDULE:


  Course # Course Instructor 
Dates/Time  Location  Credits
MME 890.91             
        Practical Applications: Comprehensive Musical Theater Education in Middle & High Schools
Dr. Bethany Stiles
8/29/16 - 10/22/16
Online
3
Description: This course is designed to familiarize participants with a variety of topics related to a well-rounded Musical Theater education for 6th-12th grade students. We will examine vocal pedagogy of musical theater techniques, methodologies of teaching, available vocal literature, selecting appropriate literature, basic choreography principles, dramatic/theatrical elements, producing a staged musical start to finish, and resources for educators. Online interactive format.


  Course # Course Instructor 
Dates/Time  Location  Credits
MME 802.91   
Research Methods in Music Education      
Mr. Michael Slechta
10/24/16 - 12/17/16
Online
3
Description: A study in the organization, presentation, interpretation, and documentation of research that makes use of encyclopedias, indices, databases, and other aids. A core course.