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Music (MUSIC)

MUSIC 154 Woodwind Techniques I (1) Performance and teaching techniques for woodwind instruments.

MUSIC 154 Woodwind Techniques I (1)

(BA) This course meets the Bachelor of Arts degree requirements.

This course is designed for students pursuing a degree in music education. Principles of teaching public school students to begin to play woodwind instruments will be covered and applied to the five woodwind instruments. Students will have the opportunity to perform on each instrument, and teach their peers using the principles of woodwind pedagogy and instrument-specific techniques. This course is part of a block of courses covering all band and orchestra instruments traditionally offered in public school music programs. Students can elect to take more courses with more in-depth instruction on each instrument in order to further prepare them to teach the instruments in the public schools. Students will be advised to take such courses if their career goals include teaching band and/or orchestra in the public schools.

Students will observe teaching techniques for teaching instrument-specific pedagogy through being students themselves. They will keep a journal of observed teaching techniques and instrument resources for future reference as a teacher. They will perform playing tests on their instrument to demonstrate proficiency on the instrument, and engage in peer-teaching activities to demonstrate understanding of pedagogical techniques.

Music education majors will take this course as part of a sequence of music education courses. This course is offered as one of the early music education courses, and serves as a model and introduction for the pedagogical techniques and concepts the students will master in future courses.

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: Arts
Effective: Fall 2007

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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