Courses

PDGOGY 1250 Brass Techniques: 2 semester hours

Prerequisites: Consent of the Department. The objective of this course is to familiarize students with materials and techniques for teaching all brass instruments including trumpet, horn, trombone, euphonium, and tuba in the school setting.

PDGOGY 1260 Woodwind Techniques: 2 semester hours

Prerequisites: Consent of the Department. The objective of this course is to familiarize students with materials and techniques for teaching all woodwind instruments including flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, and saxophone in the school setting.

PDGOGY 1270 String Techniques: 2 semester hours

Prerequisites: Consent of the Department. The objective of this course is to familiarize students with materials and techniques for teaching all string instruments including violin, viola, cello, and bass in the school setting.

PDGOGY 1280 Percussion Instrumental Techniques: 2 semester hours

Prerequisites: Consent of the Department. The objective of this course is to familiarize students with materials and techniques for teaching all percussion instruments including snare drum, tom-tom, bass drum, cymbals, drumset, timpani, mallet instruments and miscellaneous percussion instruments in the school setting.

PDGOGY 1560 Piano Pedagogy: 2 semester hours

Prerequisite: Equivalent of AP MUS 1450 or permission of instructor. A study of methods, repertoire, and technical problems pertaining to private studio teaching for all levels of performance ability.

PDGOGY 2220 Jazz Pedagogy: 3 semester hours

Students will participate in interactive sessions that will “boost the jazz teaching chops” whether students are seasoned teachers or novices in the field of jazz education. A wide range of jazz teaching methods will be studied, including those that have been successful in the instructor’s nationally recognized jazz camps. Lab groups will be formed for “hands on-minds on” teaching and learning. Students will experience jazz teaching techniques, examine jazz method series, listen to a variety of jazz styles, and examine and perform jazzliterature from different styles.

PDGOGY 4000 Directed Study: Variable Topic: 1-5 semester hours

Prerequisites: Consent of Instructor. Directed independent study of selected topics in music. May be repeated, but no more than 5 hours may be applied toward a degree.

PDGOGY 5110 Graduate Jazz Pedagogy: 3 semester hours

Students will participate in interactive sessions that will dramatically strengthen jazz teaching strategies, introduce new jazz rehearsal techniques, and examine the best in jazz education literature and materials. A wide range of jazz-teaching methods will be studied, including those that have been successful in the instructor's nationally recognized jazz camps. Lab groups will be formed for "hands on-minds on" teaching and learning. Students will experience jazz teaching techniques, examine jazz method series, listen to a variety of jazz styles and examine and perform jazz literature from different styles. The course is for students who are seasoned teachers or novices in the field of jazz education. Student will complete a research paper or a big band arrangement.