Graduate Catalog 2019-2021

MUSC - Music

MUSC 5045 Graduate Improvisation

Prerequisite: Admission to the M.M.Ed. program. A course designed to provide the graduate student in music education with experience in improvising music in the jazz and contemporary settings and to provide ideas on how to incorporate improvisation into other disciplines. This course is repeatable for credit.

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MUSC 5430 Graduate Vocal Pedagogy

Prerequisite: Admission to the MMEd program. Students will learn advanced techniques for teaching voice, including study of vocal anatomy. Emphasis will be on the selection of appropriate vocal literature and the correction of vocal faults. The course includes supervised teaching.

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MUSC 5470 Grad Adv Choral Conducting/Lit

This course aims to take the conducting skills and experience of each student to new levels using music analysis and self-evaluation. In this course students will be able to evaluate their conducting effectiveness and to reflect and comment on the extent to which they have achieved their musical goals. They will be able to work as a team by cooperation and singleness of purpose in order to perform at their highest level of musicianship and artistry.

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MUSC 5480 Grad Adv Instru Conduct & Lit

Prerequisite: Admission to the M.M.Ed program. Graduate level conducting techniques and study of the history and repertory of wind instruments in the orchestra, band and wind ensemble. This course will also cover advanced score study.

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MUSC 5650 Jazz History

Prerequisite: Admission to the MMEd program. A survey of jazz history, including music styles, artists, and major innovations in the various eras of jazz history, with special emphasis on social and cultural context. Students will relate this information to other disciplines, and will learn to design and assess student progress in a lecture course.

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MUSC 5660 American Music

Prerequisite: Admission to MMEd program. A survey of the personalities, compositions, and aesthetic issues that define America’s contribution to the musical mainstream of Western music.

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MUSC 5800 Studies in World Music

Prerequisite: Admission to MMEd program. This course is designed to lead and direct students on an excursion of musical-cultural practices of various ethnic peoples of the world. It can be used as an elective for senior level music majors and beginning graduate students in music-based fields (music education, music therapy). The course will include a lecture component as well as a seminar style (team) student presentation component. The focus of the class is on the music and its aesthetic and cultural meanings. We will also discuss the cross-influences of these different music cultures in the world today, and talk about what each system has to offer today’s world in terms of philosophy, aesthetics, social structure, instruments and behaviors.

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MUSC 6100 Graduate Theory & Analysis

Prerequisite: Admission to the MM.Ed. program. A course designed to provide the graduate student in music education with a review of music theory and analysis techniques as well as advanced study in multiple techniques for analysis of music of the common-practice period and the 20th - and 21st - centuries.

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MUSC 6509 Elementary Musical Performance

Prerequisite: Admission to the MMEd or MAT in Music Education program. This course will include the study of children’s vocal and motor control development, and issues relating to the development of age-appropriate musical performance opportunities for elementary aged children. This semester we will focus particularly on creating performance opportunities that enhance the typical elementary music education curriculum and meet the National Standards (NS) and the Georgia Performance Standards (GPS). Students will develop and improve their skills in performance technology (such as soundboards and microphones), performance logistics (such as sets, costumes and staging), and teaching performance (such as singing, moving/dancing, and acting).

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MUSC 6519 Choral Literature and History

Prerequisite: Admission to the MMEd program. This course will include an in-depth study into a select number of core works in the choral canon. Furthermore, students will review and create lists of quality works in various difficulty levels that can immediately be taken back to their classrooms. Additionally, the course will include a survey into the history of choral singing from medieval sacred music to contemporary choral repertoire. Students will be able to use this historical knowledge to improve their score preparation, rehearsal planning, and teaching.

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MUSC 6529 Wind Band Lit & History

Prerequisite: Admission to the MMEd program. This course will include an in-depth study into a select number of core works in the wind band repertoire. Furthermore, students will review and create lists of quality works in various grade levels that can immediately be taken back to their classrooms. Additionally, the course will include a survey into the history of bands from medieval tower ensembles to contemporary symphonic bands and wind ensembles. Students will be able to use this historical knowledge to improve their score preparation, rehearsal planning, and teaching.

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MUSC 6650 Jazz History

Prerequisite: Admission to the MMEd or MAT Music Education program. A survey of jazz history, including music styles, artists, and major innovations in the various eras of jazz history, with special emphasis on social and cultural context. Students will relate this information to other disciplines, and will learn to design and assess student progress in a lecture course.

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