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Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music
John Chiego, M.M.
Room 123B, Music Building

FIELDS OF ENDORSEMENT FOR TEACHING: For students in the Music Education Concentration of the Bachelor of Music in Music degree, endorsement may be obtained in Instrumental/General Music and in Choral/General Music. Normally, a student can expect to be recommended in only one of these areas. Choral Music applicants should be able to play piano accompaniments of moderate difficulty, should possess an adequate solo voice for school music purposes, and should participate in a variety of choral ensembles. Instrumental Music applicants should study one instrument of major emphasis and participate in large instrumental ensembles. Successful completion of a Junior recital is required in both areas.

In addition to the courses below, the department may offer the following Special Topics courses: 
MUSE 4260-69. Special Topics in Music Education. (1-3). Topics are varied and in online class listings.

MUSE 1101 - Class Inst Brass (1)
Basic performance skills and teaching techniques on trumpet, trombone, French horn, baritone horn and tuba for those who intend to teach instrumental music in schools. (SP)

MUSE 1103 - Class Inst Percussion (1)
Basic performance skills and teaching techniques on snare drum, timpani, and keyboard percussion instruments for those who intend to teach instrumental music in schools. (F)

MUSE 1104 - Class Inst Woodwinds (1)
Basic performance skills and teaching techniques on clarinet, flute, saxophone, oboe, and bassoon for those who intend to teach instrumental music in schools. (SP)

MUSE 1112 - Class Inst Voice (1)
Fundamentals of vocal production useful for all music teachers.

MUSE 1116 - Class Instr Strings (1)
Basic performance skills and teaching techniques on violin, viola, cello, or double bass for those who intend to teach instrumental music in schools. (F)

MUSE 1119 - Guitar/Music Teacher (1)
Basic guitar technique, chording and folk style accompaniments; prepares students for effective teaching in general music classes.

MUSE 2002 - Foundations Music Ed (2-3)
Development of philosophical foundation for music education professionals; values, attitudes and work habits of the effective teacher will be stressed; field experiences and techniques of observation.

MUSE 3101 - Functional Keyboard Skills (1)
Functional keyboard harmony and sight reading skills designed for keyboard majors. PREREQUISITE: MUTC 1009, 1011. (SP-odd years)

MUSE 3700 - Basic Conducting (2)
Development of conducting skills; basic baton principles, rhythmic analysis, expressive techniques, phrasing, and multimetered problems; class meetings require performing as instrumentalist or vocalist as well as conductor. Three class hours per week. (F). PREREQUISITE: MUTC 1009/1011.

MUSE 4201 - Individual Study Music Educatn (1-3)
Individual study of problems and opportunities faced by person who teaches music in schools; for classroom teachers, music teachers, supervisors, principals, and administrators. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours credit, but not for the purpose of changing original grade.

MUSE 4205 - Marching Band Technique (2)
Organizing and conducting marching band; gridiron charting; marching procedures; study of precision drill, formation, pageantry. PREREQUISITE: permission of instructor.

MUSE 4208 - Band Literature (3)
History and evolution of wind instruments and wind instrument playing and the history and development of the wind band and its literature, with general background material on the specific composers involved. (SP)

MUSE 4209 - Piano Tuning/Repair (2)
Concentrated study of basic techniques involved in piano tuning and adjustment. Some basic tools required.

MUSE 4211 - Vocal Diction I (2)
Phonetic study of English and Italian languages in detail; introduction and basic rules of Latin pronunciation; International Phonetic Alphabet transcription of songs and arias. Open to collaborative pianists only or by permission of instructor . (Alternate years)

MUSE 4212 - Vocal Diction II (2)
Phonetic study of Italian, French, and Spanish in detail, including IPA transcription of songs and arias and class performance. Other languages (Russian, Hebrew, etc.) may be covered as time permits. (Alternate years)

MUSE 4213 - Mat/Method/Elementary Music (3)
(4203). Philosophy, methods and materials for teaching music classes in secondary schools, grade K-6; demonstration and simulation of classroom teaching at this level. TEP Restricted. PREREQUISITE: MUSE 2002. (F)

MUSE 4215 - Jazz Ensemble Technique (1)
Jazz phrasing, articulation; ensemble settings; repertoire selection; administration of school jazz program. PREREQUISITE: permission of instructor.

MUSE 4251 - Guitar Pedagogy (3)
Principles of and materials for teaching classical guitar.

MUSE 4403 - Material/Meth Inst Musc 9-12 (3)
Designed to prepare the instrumental music teacher to teach music concepts to intermediate and advanced players in mixed instrumental group settings. Instruction methodologies and materials, objectives, evaluation, motivation, and administration stressed. (F) PREREQUISITE: MUSE 2002 and junior standing in music.

MUSE 4405 - Matrl/Method Choral Mus 7-12 (3)
Selected materials and methods of practical concern to the vocal-choral music specialist; consideration of music series, scheduling techniques, voice class development, choral publishers, units of study. (F) PREREQUISITE: MUSE 2002 and junior standing in music. COREQUISITE: MUSE 4406.

MUSE 4501 - Piano Pedagogy I (2)
Training teachers for beginning through intermediate level piano instruction. Establishing strong artistic, musical and technical foundations. (F) PREREQUISITE: permission of instructor.

MUSE 4503 - Piano Pedagogy II (2)
Training teachers for advanced piano instruction; extensive readings from renowned artist-teachers and performers; development of ideation and memorization skills; observations and supervised practice teaching. (SP) PREREQUISITE: MUSE 4501 or permission of instructor.

MUSE 4505 - Collab Piano Technique (2)
Performance class involving practical study of instrumental and vocal standard repertory and the problems of ensemble playing; facility in sight-reading and ability to assimilate music rapidly; score reading, transposition, and figured bass realization introduced as skills necessary to well rounded musicianship. (SP) PREREQUISITE: permission of instructor.

MUSE 4506 - Suzuki String Pedagogy I (3)
Required of students who plan to serve as apprentice string teachers in U of M Suzuki Talent Education program. Basic instruction in Suzuki philosophy; participation with parents and children in Suzuki string classes.

MUSE 4508 - Prin of Suzuki Piano (3)
Suzuki philosophy applied to development of the child's abilities and role of teacher and parent. Students will analyze technical and musical instruction of beginning piano student. (F) PREREQUISITE: upper division piano skills.

MUSE 4509 - Suzuki String Pedagogy II (3)
Literature and technique taught in Suzuki Violin School; fundamental technique, development of posture, tone and listening ability in beginning students; analysis of pedagogical material. Required of students who plan to serve as apprentice teachers in U of M Suzuki String Program. PREREQUISITE: MUSE 4506.

MUSE 4510 - Suzuki String Pedagogy III (3)
Literature and technique taught in Suzuki Violin School; emphasis on development of advanced student; laboratory experience in U of M Suzuki String Program. Required of students planning to be apprentice teachers in U of M Suzuki String Program. PREREQUISITE: MUSE 4509.

MUSE 4511 - Class Piano Pedagogy (3)
Group instruction techniques in teaching of beginning, intermediate, and early advanced piano. Emphasizes observation and practical application. For the piano major and/or prospective piano teacher. (SP - even years) PREREQUISITE: upper division level in keyboard or permission of instructor.

MUSE 4513 - Suzuki String Pedagogy IV (3)
Analysis of pedagogical materials and techniques introduced in volumes five and six of Suzuki Violin School. PREREQUISITE: MUSE 4509.

MUSE 4514 - Brass Pedagogy (3)
Examination of current literature, principles, methods and psychology in brass playing and teaching. Students will participate in videotaped teaching assignments which will be used to improve one-to-one teaching skills in the studio setting. (SP - even years)

MUSE 4520 - Percussion Pedagogy (3)
Basic principles of and materials for teaching percussion instruments. (SP - even years)

MUSE 4521 - Woodwind Pedagogy (3)
Principles of and materials for teaching flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and saxophone.

MUSE 4523 - Vocal Pedagogy (2)
Basic principles of and materials for teaching young singers.

MUSE 4601 - Integrative Arts (3)
(MUHL 4601). Cultural activities in their interrelation with each other and with corresponding historic and economic events. Open without prerequisite to non-music majors of junior and senior standing.

MUSE 4700 - Instrumental Conducting (2-3)
Various problems encountered in preparation and conducting of instrumental scores; individual practice with opportunity for each student to conduct instrumental groups. Three class hours per week. PREREQUISITE: MUSE 2002, 3700, MUTC 2008/2010.

MUSE 4701 - Choral Conducting (2-3)
Various problems encountered in preparing and conducting traditional and contemporary vocal scores; rehearsal techniques; individual practice with laboratory groups. Three class hours per week. PREREQUISITE: MUSE 2002, 3700 MUTC 2008/2010.

MUSE 4802 - Level I Orff-Schulwerk (1-3)
Basic Orff-Schulwerk techniques including body movement, soprano recorder, percussion, vocal performance, improvisation and arranging. PREREQUISITE: junior standing in music education or equivalent experience.

MUSE 4901 - Residency I (5)
Residency I focuses on implementing various methodologies, assessing students, classroom management, and classroom discipline in the PreK-12 school and inclusionary settings. This course interfaces specifically with the content area of music. Requires admission to TEP.

MUSE 4911 - Residency II (9)
Full-time planned and supervised teaching experience in music providing opportunities to synthesize knowledge and skills and demonstrate professional competencies in educational settings. PREREQUISITE: MUSE 2002 and approval of music education faculty. COREQUISITE: MUSE 4999.

MUSE 4999 - Professional Seminar (3)
Seminar to be taken concurrently with student teaching requiring student to analyze practices, solve problems and review timely material pertinent to the field of music education; emphasis on addressing concerns and questions arising in student teaching settings. PREREQUISITE: MUSE 2002. COREQUISITE: MUSE 4911.