MUSI 592 - Topics in Music
MUSI 592: Topics in Music. 1-6 credits
MUSI 592 involves the intensive study of selected topics in performance, composition, or conducting. Individual research, group discussions, and participation in related activities. Notes: May be repeated as topics change. Offered by School of Music. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 12 credits.
- Summer Conducting Symposium Wind Band Track - 2 credits
- 609 43449 - All Day, In Person
- Summer Conducting Symposium Orchestral Track - 2 credits
- 610 43450 - All Day, In Person
- Ukes, Buckets and Orff - Oh My! - 1 credit
- 607 43572 - Morning, In Person
- Alexander Techniques - 1 credit
- 608 43448 - Morning, In Person
- Early Childhood Music and Movement - 1 credit
- 611 43451 - Morning, In Person
- Electronique: Exploring Electronic and Digital Media for Elementary Music Making - 1 Credit
- 612 43455 - Morning, In Person
- Process and Play: An Orff Schulwerk Repertoire Class - 1 credit
- 613 43456 - Afternoon, In Person
- Creative Movement - 2 credits
- 614 43488 - Afternoon, In Person
- Brush Up Your Kodály - 2 credits
- 615 43457 - Afternoon, In Person
609 43449 - Summer Conducting Symposium Wind Band Track - 2 credits
Participants will have an opportunity to conduct multiple times throughout the week, receive feedback and guidance from all conducting faculty, participate in group score study sessions, and observe other conducting participants. Each participant is expected to play as an ensemble member when not conducting on the podium. Participants will select one of two tracks for repertoire focus: orchestral or wind band. This is the wind band track.
610 43450 - Summer Conducting Symposium Orchestral Track - 2 credits
Participants will have an opportunity to conduct multiple times throughout the week, receive feedback and guidance from all conducting faculty, participate in group score study sessions, and observe other conducting participants. Each participant is expected to play as an ensemble member when not conducting on the podium. Participants will select one of two tracks for repertoire focus: orchestral or wind band. This is the orchestral track.
607 43572 - Ukes, Buckets and Orff - Oh My! - 1 credit
Ready to rock out on the ukulele or jam out on a bucket? It’s ok if you’ve never played, but are intrigued…So are our kids! All experience levels are welcome! This class will lead you to fostering a symbiotic relationship with your current Orff process. Daily we’ll work on techniques to build an approach that makes it easy to effectively create and facilitate. Through drumming and ukulele we can help guide our students to develop valuable life skills and embrace the joys of music. Communication, team building, active listening, and creativity will be developed through our sing, say, dance, and play. As we spend time In this wild adventure we’ll explore ways to make these instruments accessible to all students using simple modifications. We’ll explore the flexibility for in person and online instruction and how these tools can help bring more joy and excitement to your already existing curriculum.
608 43448 - Alexander Techniques - 1 credit
This introductory Alexander Technique class is for everyone who stands, sits, moves, sings, plays an instrument, conducts an ensemble, gets up and down from the floor, writes on a board, or does any one of a myriad of activities music teachers are called upon to do each day with their students. Learn new ways to adjust to the daily physical (and mental) demands of music teaching, and have less pain and tension at the end of the day. Discover how to make everyday movement more comfortable by gaining deep structural support and developing an increased physical awareness. Explore how it is possible to be relaxed and ready, soft and strong, light and substantial, firm and flexible, awake to the world! Class size limited to 15.
611 43451 - Early Childhood Music and Movement - 1 credit
Learn how to create a strong foundation for musical skill development and lifelong artistry in your youngest students. Participants will experience early childhood activities that utilize song, instruments, dance, props, rhymes, and literature. We will examine lesson planning and share and organize our combined resources.
612 43455 - Electronique: Exploring Electronic and Digital Media for Elementary Music Making - 1 Credit
This exploratory course will focus on elemental music making using a variety of electronic and digital media appropriate for upper elementary and middle school students. Topics will include elemental approaches for digital composition and improvisation within a digital audio workstation/DAW, basic step sequencing, an introduction to sound design, and building bridges to traditional approaches in Orff Schulwerk. Electronic instruments (synths, drum machines, and samplers) will be provided for use during this course but participants will need to have a laptop available for some in-class activities.
It is recommended that participants have completed Orff Schulwerk Level I or higher prior to enrolling in this course.
613 43456 - Process and Play: An Orff Schulwerk Repertoire Class - 1 credit
The primary sources for Orff Schulwerk are a treasure trove of pieces that can inspire artistry and creativity in students and teachers alike. Participants in this course will have the opportunity to learn, perform, and extend repertoire drawn from the Music for Children Volumes and Supplementals while also digging deeper into the processes that make these pieces accessible and appropriate for use with students of all ages.
614 43488 - Creative Movement - 2 credits
If you are tired of trying to get your students to sit still, maybe it’s time to tap into their natural proclivity for movement. Creative movement harnesses wiggles by creating simple structures within which artistry and creativity can flourish. We’ll utilize props, literature, instruments, and the imagination. We will focus on the intimate relationship between movement and music and take time to explore our own artistry as both movers and music makers. Time will be set aside to flesh out projects we wish to bring back to our classrooms, thus benefitting from the collective creativity of all.
615 43457 - Brush Up Your Kodály - 2 credits
“Brush Up Your Kodaly” is broken up into two parts each day. The first half of the afternoon will be spent working on your musicianship skills. The second half of the afternoon will be spent on Pedagogy.
Participants will continue to develop their personal musicianship skills in a classroom setting. This is a fantastic opportunity to refresh your solfege, dictation, and analysis skills, if time has passed since your Kodaly Levels program or a way to be ready and prepared for further summer study.
Kodaly and your “Older Beginners”
Are you interested in how to teach music to your upper elementary/middle school older beginners using a Kodály Sequence? Are you looking for methods and resources geared specifically for this age group? Join us this year as we look at where to start and how to write plans. We’ll give you repertoire and methods for keeping the older beginner engaged in making music, while laying the foundation of music literacy through the pedagogical Kodály sequence.
Prerequisite: Students must have completed at least Kodály Level One.
Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.
Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.
Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.
Schedule Type: Studio
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
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