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MUSIC EDUCATION, METHODS,
AND MATERIALS (MUE)
 
MUE 102 Elementary Class Piano 1 cr
Functional keyboard playing. Prerequisites: Open to music majors and minors only. No previous knowledge in piano necessary. To be taken in sequence. Fee.
 
MUE 103 Elementary Class Piano 1 cr
Functional keyboard playing. Open to music majors and minors only. Prerequisites: MUE 102 or instructor permission. Fee.
 
MUE 120 Elementary Class Voice 1 cr
Beginning voice instruction emphasizing the fundamentals of singing and the vocal mechanism. This is the first semester of a two semester sequence.
 
MUE 121

Intermediate Class Voice

1 cr
This course is a continuation of MUE 120. Vocal fundamentals and the mechanics of singing will be emphasized. More advanced vocal exercises, diction, and interpretation will be stressed. Prerequisite: MUE 120.
 
MUE 141

String Methods Class

1 cr
The techniques of teaching the string instruments in class situations and the development of some proficiency on each string instrument.
 
MUE 170 Elementary Class Percussion 1 cr
Beginning percussion instruction with emphasis on development of sight-reading, concert style/mallet techniques and basic concepts of percussion instruments.
 
MUE 182

Elementary Class Guitar

1 cr
Beginning guitar instruction with the development of proficiency in sight reading and correct right and left hand techniques. Prerequisites: No previous knowledge in guitar is necessary. Open to any University student excluding guitar majors. To be taken in sequence. Fee.
 
MUE 183

Elementary Class Guitar

1 cr
Beginning guitar instruction with the development of proficiency in sight reading and correct right and left hand techniques. Prerequisite: MUE 182 or instructor permission. Fee.
 
MUE 202

Intermediate Class Piano

1 cr
A continuation of elementary class piano including sight-reading and keyboard harmony. Prerequisite: MUE 103 or instructor permission. Open to non-piano music majors and minors only. Fee.
 
MUE 203

Intermediate Class Piano

1 cr
A continuation of elementary class piano including sight-reading and keyboard harmony. Open to music majors and minors only. Prerequisite: MUE 202 or instructor permission. Fee.
 
MUE 212

Advanced Keyboard Musicianship I

1 cr
MUE 212 is the first of four courses required of all concentration level and performance level piano majors. During the course students develop sight-reading ability, read lead sheets, learn accompanying strategies and practice systematic piano technique. Class piano pedagogy is also addressed. Prerequisite: Piano major or concentration. Fee.
 
MUE 213

Advanced Keyboard Musicianship II

1 cr
MUE is the second of four courses required of all concentration level and performance level piano majors. During the course, students develop sight-reading ability, read lead sheets, learn accompanying strategies and practice systematic piano technique. Class piano pedagogy is also addressed. Prerequisite: MUE 212 or consent of instructor. Fee.
 
MUE 241

Woodwind Methods Class

1 cr
The techniques of teaching the woodwind instruments in class situations and the development of some proficiency on each of the main woodwind instruments.
 
MUE 301

Music for Elementary

3 cr
 

Classroom Teachers I

 
The fundamentals of music, music reading, and classroom instrument experience in the light of the needs of the classroom teacher. Prerequisites: Not open to music majors or those with previous music-theory credit.
 
MUE 312

Advanced Keyboard Musicianship III -

1 cr
 

Vocal Accompaniment

 
MUE 312 is the third of four courses required of all concentration and performance level piano majors. Students will develop sight-reading ability, read lead sheets, learn accompanying strategies and practice systematic piano technique. Vocal accompanying workshops and class piano pedagogy are included. Prerequisite: MUE 213 or consent of instructor. Fee.
 
MUE 313

Advanced Keyboard Musicianship IV -

1 cr
 

Instrumental Accompaniment

 
MUE 313 is the fourth of four courses required of all concentration and performance level piano majors. During the course, students develop sight-reading ability, read lead sheets, learn accompanying strategies and practice systematic piano technique. Instrumental accompanying workshops and class piano pedagogy are included. Prerequisite: MUE 312 or consent of instructor. Fee.
 
MUE 342

Brass Methods Class

1 cr
The techniques of teaching the brass instruments in class situations and the development of some proficiency on each of the main brass instruments.
 
MUE 345

Percussion Methods Class

1 cr
The techniques of teaching percussion instruments and the development of some proficiency on all percussion instruments.
 
MUE 346

Marching Band Techniques

1 cr
The techniques of organization, administration, instruction, and rehearsal of the marching band. Prerequisite: Music major.
 
MUE 411

Woodwind Pedagogy

2 cr
A survey of the teaching techniques, instruments, accessories and pedagogical materials for woodwind instruments. Prerequisite: Upper division studio study in woodwinds or permission of instructor.
 
MUE 412

Brass Pedagogy

2 cr
This course is intended as a technique course specific to high and low brass instruments. Topics of study will include: development of technique, etudes, performance preparation, pedagogical literature, and performance anxiety. Upper division studio study in brass or permission of instructor.
 
MUE 413

Percussion Pedagogy

2 cr
A comprehensive study of methods and materials used to teach percussion instruments. Upper division studio study in percussion or permission of instructor.
 
MUE 414

Guitar Pedagogy

2 cr
A survey of the teaching techniques, instruments, accessories and pedagogical materials for guitar. Prerequisite: Upper division studio study in guitar or permission of instructor.
 
MUE 444

Elementary/ School Music (W)

3 cr
Music program, methods, music literature, and teaching aids for elementary and middle school students. Prerequisites: Junior level or above in music education concentration, admission to candidacy, completion of two-thirds of teaching field.
 
MUE 446

Piano Pedagogy

2 cr
Methods and materials for the private lesson. Lab practice in teaching included. Offered in alternate years. Prerequisite: Piano major or piano concentration.
 
MUE 448

Vocal Pedagogy

2 cr
Theory and practice of the art of teaching singing as it relates to Voice Science, with regard to both current and historical practices, physiology, function, acoustics, observations, and hands-on experience. Prerequisite: Upper division or above in vocal studio studies.
 
MUE 455

Teaching Music in Middle

3 cr
 

and Secondary Schools

 
Assists the student in organizing materials and in developing methods of teaching music in middle and secondary schools. Prerequisites: Junior level or above in music education concentration, admission to candidacy, completion of two-thirds of teaching field.
 
MUE 494 Directed Studies 1-3 cr
An individual project concerned with the student's special interests in music education. May be repeated for a maximum of six hours. Prerequisite: Department Chair permission.
 
MUE 501

Instrumental Music Education

3 cr
Study of the organization, development, appraisal, role and future trends of instrumental programs in the public schools.
 
MUE 590

Special Topics

1-3 cr
Special topics in music education designed to meet specific needs and special interests, and to explore current issues in the field. May be repeated for a maximum of nine hours credit when content varies
 
 

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