SUMMER 2016 Schedule:

Dr. S. Alex Ruthmann, visiting faculty, June 20-24.
S. Alex Ruthmann is Associate Professor of Music Education and Music Technology at NYU Steinhardt where he teaches courses at the intersection of music, education, technology, design and entrepreneurship. He leads the NYU Music Experience Design Lab, which connects students and faculty with community and industry partners in researching and designing new technologies and experiences for music making, learning and engagement. At New York University Ruthmann co-developed the Play With Your Music, MOOC in collaboration with the MIT Media Lab and P2PU. He works collaboratively with student and faculty researchers in the NYU Music and Audio Research Lab on applying user and experience design methods to music technology applications. Active in social media, you can follow his curated posts on music learning, teaching and technology as @alexruthmann on Twitter.

  Course # Course Instructor 
Dates/Time  Location  Credits
MME     890.01   
        Designing Musical Experiences   For & With Students Dr. S. Alex Ruthmann
6/20/2016- 6/24/2016
BMC 19
3
Description: In this course students will be introduced to emerging trends in music technology and education, especially related to web- and mobile-based musical experiences and principles of making music with new media. Innovations in and applications of music production, musical interaction, technology design, musical experience design, user-centered design and engagement, scaffolded learning, musical metadata, pedagogies of play and making, and music entrepreneurship will also be explored.This course also meets the MME 803 core requirement.


  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
Music Education 
 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.