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Music (MUSIC)

MUSIC 445W Emphasis in High School Band (3) Examination and application of teaching strategies and materials for students planning to teach high school bands.

MUSIC 445W Capstone Experiences in High School Band (3)

This course is intended to prepare pre-service teachers to teach high school band. Students will observe, analyze, and discuss the teaching techniques, methods, and materials used by public school teachers in high school band instructional settings. Students will prepare and implement rehearsal plans including assessments, in-depth investigation of appropriate repertoire for use in high school bands and concert programming. Students will develop score analysis skills necessary to plan and guide music making and learning in the band rehearsal. Students will develop materials and strategies that strengthen the connection of instrumental performance to the public school curriculum. Students will develop a written philosophy of music education and the role instrumental performance in band within the music education of high school students. Students will consider practical matters associated with teaching in the public schools such as: scheduling, interaction with parents/teachers/administrators, parental support organizations (music boosters), advocacy, community/school support, and long-range instrumental music program development plans.

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Spring 2011
Prerequisite: MUSIC 345, MUSIC 395B

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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