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Minor Music Education (18 credits)

Offered by: Music Research     Degree: Bachelor of Music

Program Requirements

The Minor in Music Education is available to all students, with the exception of students in the concurrent B.Mus.; Major in Music Education/B.Ed.; Major in Music Elementary and Secondary program, subject to the approval of the Schulich School of Music. This Minor will take the place of free electives. The Minor Music Education has limited enrolment. Students must choose complementary courses from one of the three available streams.

Required Courses

Complementary Courses (15 credits)

15 credits selected from one of the following three streams:

Stream I: Studio Teaching

6 credits selected from:

  • MUGT 205 Psychology of Music (3 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    General Music Techniques : A study of the psychology of music.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Joel Wapnick (Fall)

  • MUGT 355 Music in Early Childhood (3 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    General Music Techniques : Organized as a laboratory, this course will explore the musical growth and development of children from birth to age six, with topics including heredity and environment, music skills and concept development, affective development, creativity, and musical activities.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • 3 hours
  • MUGT 358 General Music for Adults and Teenagers (3 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    General Music Techniques : General music approaches and teaching techniques for teens and adults.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Lisa Marie Lorenzino (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: MUTH 210 and MUSP 131; or MUTH 151 and MUSP 141

9 credits selected from courses with a prefix of MUCT, MUGT, MUIT.

Stream II: Elementary Music

6 credits selected from:

  • MUCT 235 Vocal Techniques (3 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Choral Techniques : Development of basic singing skills through group voice lessons, lectures, and Choral Lab performances. Emphasis will be on: text production, breathing, projection, clarity of vowels and consonants, the International Phonetic Alphabet, and definition of voice categories. Simple diagnostic teaching skills will be developed through observation of group voice lessons.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Irene Feher (Winter)

    • 3 hours and 2 hours lab
    • Corequisites: MUTH 110 or MUTH 111 AND MUSP 129 or MUSP 129D1/D2 or MUSP 131 AND MUHL 184 or MUHL 185; or MUTH 151 AND MUSP 140 or MUSP 141 AND MUHL 186 or MUHL 286
  • MUCT 315 Choral Conducting 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Choral Techniques : The fundamental skills of choral conducting, including baton technique, score reading, and rehearsal procedures. Conducting materials will be selected from representative choral works.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • 3 hours and 2 hours lab
    • Prerequisites: MUTH 211, MUSP 229, MUCT 235 and MUGT 215; or MUTH 250, MUSP 240, MUCT 235 and MUGT 215; or permission of instructor
  • MUGT 205 Psychology of Music (3 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    General Music Techniques : A study of the psychology of music.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Joel Wapnick (Fall)

  • MUGT 354 Music for Children (3 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    General Music Techniques : Using child centered approaches such as Orff, Kodaly and Dalcroze, students will explore techniques and philosophies for cultivating musical understanding in children aged 6-12. Research related to musical development and the fostering of creativity will also be investigated. A field experience and curriculum organization component is included.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Helene Boucher (Winter)

    • Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken or are taking MUGT 356 or MUGT 357
  • MUGT 355 Music in Early Childhood (3 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    General Music Techniques : Organized as a laboratory, this course will explore the musical growth and development of children from birth to age six, with topics including heredity and environment, music skills and concept development, affective development, creativity, and musical activities.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • 3 hours
  • MUIT 250 Guitar Techniques (3 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Instrumental Techniques : The fundamental techniques in guitar performance. Basic principles of beginning and intermediate pedagogy, sound production, historical development of the instrument, purchase of new and used instruments, maintenance and repair, and teaching materials and repertoire for solo and ensemble performance.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • 3 hours
    • Corequisites: MUSP 140 or MUSP 141 AND MUTH 150.

9 credits selected from courses with a prefix of MUCT, MUGT, MUIT.

Stream III: Secondary Music

6 credits selected from:

  • MUCT 235 Vocal Techniques (3 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Choral Techniques : Development of basic singing skills through group voice lessons, lectures, and Choral Lab performances. Emphasis will be on: text production, breathing, projection, clarity of vowels and consonants, the International Phonetic Alphabet, and definition of voice categories. Simple diagnostic teaching skills will be developed through observation of group voice lessons.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Irene Feher (Winter)

    • 3 hours and 2 hours lab
    • Corequisites: MUTH 110 or MUTH 111 AND MUSP 129 or MUSP 129D1/D2 or MUSP 131 AND MUHL 184 or MUHL 185; or MUTH 151 AND MUSP 140 or MUSP 141 AND MUHL 186 or MUHL 286
  • MUCT 315 Choral Conducting 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Choral Techniques : The fundamental skills of choral conducting, including baton technique, score reading, and rehearsal procedures. Conducting materials will be selected from representative choral works.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • 3 hours and 2 hours lab
    • Prerequisites: MUTH 211, MUSP 229, MUCT 235 and MUGT 215; or MUTH 250, MUSP 240, MUCT 235 and MUGT 215; or permission of instructor
  • MUGT 358 General Music for Adults and Teenagers (3 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    General Music Techniques : General music approaches and teaching techniques for teens and adults.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Lisa Marie Lorenzino (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: MUTH 210 and MUSP 131; or MUTH 151 and MUSP 141
  • MUIT 201 String Techniques (3 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Instrumental Techniques : The fundamental techniques in performance of four common stringed instruments, i.e., violin, viola, cello, and bass. Principles of sound production on stringed instruments, historical development of the strings, purchase of new and used instruments, maintenance and repairs, teaching procedures and reference materials.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Kari Keiser (Winter)

    • 3 hours and 2 hours lab
    • Corequisites: MUSP 140 or MUSP 141 AND MUTH 150.
  • MUIT 202 Woodwind Techniques (3 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Instrumental Techniques : The fundamental techniques in performance of five common woodwind instruments, i.e., clarinet, flute, oboe, bassoon, and saxophone. Principles of sound production, historical development of the woodwinds, purchase of new and used instruments, maintenance and repairs, teaching procedures and reference materials.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Peter Freeman (Fall) Peter Freeman (Winter)

    • 3 hours and 2 hours lab
    • Corequisites: MUSP 140 or MUSP 141 AND MUTH 150.
  • MUIT 203 Brass Techniques (3 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Instrumental Techniques : The fundamental techniques in performance of five common brass instruments, i.e., trumpet, horn, trombone, baritone, and tuba. Principles of sound production, historical development of the brass, purchase of new and used instruments, maintenance and repairs, teaching procedures and reference materials.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Trevor Dix (Fall) Trevor Dix (Winter)

    • 3 hours and 2 hours lab
    • Corequisites: MUSP 140 or MUSP 141 AND MUTH 150.
  • MUIT 204 Percussion Techniques (3 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Instrumental Techniques : The fundamental techniques in performance of percussion instruments commonly in use in symphonic bands and orchestras. Principles of sound production, historical development of the percussion, purchase of new and used instruments, maintenance and repairs, teaching procedures and reference materials.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Shawn Eliot Mativetsky (Fall) Shawn Eliot Mativetsky (Winter)

    • 3 hours and 2 hours lab
    • Corequisites: MUSP 140 or MUSP 141 AND MUTH 150.
  • MUIT 250 Guitar Techniques (3 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Instrumental Techniques : The fundamental techniques in guitar performance. Basic principles of beginning and intermediate pedagogy, sound production, historical development of the instrument, purchase of new and used instruments, maintenance and repair, and teaching materials and repertoire for solo and ensemble performance.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • 3 hours
    • Corequisites: MUSP 140 or MUSP 141 AND MUTH 150.
  • MUIT 302 Advanced Wind Techniques (3 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Instrumental Techniques : Continued exploration of brass and woodwind pedagogy. Methods for developing technique and musical sensitivity in beginning and intermediate performers will be explored through in-depth study of heterogeneous and homogeneous instrumental methods. Skill on secondary instruments and diagnostic and prescriptive teaching abilities will be extended through Lab performances and individual coaching projects.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Peter Freeman, Trevor Dix (Winter)

    • 3 hours and 2 hours lab
    • Prerequisites: MUIT 202, MUIT 203.
  • MUIT 315 Instrumental Conducting (3 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Instrumental Techniques : The fundamental skills of instrumental conducting, including baton technique, score analysis, and rehearsal procedures; conducting materials are selected from representative orchestral works.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Alain Cazes (Fall)

    • 3 hours and 2 hours lab
    • Prerequisites: MUGT 215, MUIT 201, 202, MUIT 203, MUIT 204, or MUIT 250, or permission of instructor.
    • Restriction: Open to non-music education students with permission of instructor.
  • MUIT 356 Jazz Instruction: Philosophy and Techniques (3 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Instrumental Techniques : Introduction to techniques for the development of school and community-based jazz programs. Topics will include: philosophy of jazz instruction, rhythm section, musical materials, techniques to develop improvisation and aural skills, jazz styles, score preparation, rehearsal techniques, and administration of jazz programs. Will include observation of rehearsals and coaching opportunities.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • 3 hours
    • Corequisite (s): MUGT 215, MUIT 202, MUIT 203, MUIT 204 and MUIT 201 or MUIT 250, or permission of the instructor

9 credits selected from courses with a prefix of MUCT, MUGT, MUIT.

Schulich School of Music—2014-2015 (last updated Feb. 18, 2014) (disclaimer)