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MUS 253: Elementary Music In Action (3 credits)

Course Description

Deals with musical concepts, philosophy & pedagogy; the use of media, singing, movement, and instruments; and resources for an active elementary classroom. Presents correlation between music and brain development in early childhood. Intended for Education majors. Music is a vital stimulus to the developmental process and contributes to the emergence of positive self-esteem. Elementary education candidates learn to apply appropriate strategies in order to provide music making as part of everyday classroom activities. (3 hours lecture)

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Identify and write the basic components of Western music notation.
  • Apply basic theoretical components of Western music notation to written examples of music.
  • Notate and read basic rhythm and melodic patterns, both in simple and compound meters.
  • Apply basic knowledge of basic theoretical concepts to performance on various instruments.
  • Teach a mini model lesson, demonstrating a grade-appropriate musical concept.
  • Harmonize simple melodies.

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