Courses

 

The Pennsylvania State University

Music Technology (Coming Spring, 2018)

Demonstrate the use of 1) Word processing programs for academic writing; 2) Spreadsheet and database programs for data processing; 3) Electronic mail client programs for communication; 4) Browser programs for research; 5) Multimedia programs for presentations (i.e. PowerPoint or Keynote), 6) Music writing programs for composition and arranging; 7) Accompanying programs for music performance and improvisation; 8) and the ability to develop an electronic portfolio using video development programs, recording software, and website programs.

University of Kentucky

MUC 187: Concert Band

The objective is to rehearse and perform outstanding band literature with musical understanding and artistic intent. The repertoire is selected from the most significant works for large groups of wind and percussion composed from the Renaissance to present.

MUC 190: Athletic Bands (click links for syllabi)

2016 WMB Handbook

Basketball Band Syllabus (Spring 2014_Revised 1.8.15)

MUS 358 (Conducting and Wind Repertoire)

Course Objectives & Goals:

After completion of this course, the student will have:

  1. An understanding of the fundamental motor skills required for conducting.
  2. The ability to express musical concepts through effective conducting gestures.
  3. Developed an understanding of the role and responsibilities of the conductor.
  4. Increased confidence in leading a musical ensemble.
  5. Conduct basic pattern and communicate phrasing.
  6. Define common score markings and conduct changes in meter, tempi, and dynamics.
  7. Demonstrate effective conducting postures and hand positions.
  8. Demonstrate independence between the right and left hands.
  9. Use their acquired knowledge of conducting fundamentals to evaluate other conductors as well as their own conducting skill through the use of video.
  10. Demonstrate an understanding of music periods and styles.

Texas A & M – Commerce

MUS 310: Music Technology

Demonstrate the use of 1) Word processing programs for academic writing; 2) Spreadsheet and database programs for data processing; 3) Electronic mail client programs for communication; 4) Browser programs for research; 5) Multimedia programs for presentations (i.e. PowerPoint or Keynote), 6) Music writing programs for composition and arranging; 7) Accompanying programs for music performance and improvisation; 8) and the ability to develop an electronic portfolio using video development programs, recording software, and website programs.

MUS 102: Jazz History

Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to understand a wider scope of American popular music and it’s history from the roots of Jazz to the music of today. Students will also be able to discuss musical characteristics in terms of melody, rhythm, harmony, instrumentation, and style.

MUS 100B.011(Symphonic Band)

Symphonic Band is a one-credit course designed primarily for music majors, both graduate, and undergraduate. The course goal is to provide members a performance experience with a broad range of repertoire of the highest level, including both large ensemble works and chamber music. Upon successful completion of Ensemble Performance (Instrumental) MUS 100B the student will be able to:

  1. Exhibit accurate individual, sectional and ensemble intonation, and rhythm along with fundamental and advanced instrumental techniques while performing a varied repertoire of music within the ensemble.
  2. Perform expressively a varied repertoire of music representing diverse styles and cultures within the ensemble.
  3. Utilize standard musical terminology to describe intervals, music notation, chord structure, rhythm/meter, harmonic texture, form, and music symbols and terms referring to dynamics, tempo, and articulation.
  4. Utilize problem-solving skills to identify and correct problems with pitch, rhythm/meter, articulation, phrasing, and dynamics within a rehearsal setting.

MUS 100B: Concert Band

Concert Band is a large ensemble that performs significant repertoire for wind and percussion instruments. Though primarily comprised of music majors, it is open to all qualified undergraduate and graduate students, regardless of major, through an audition process. The ensemble offers students a performance experience with a broad range of wind band literature.

Music 404: Marching Band Techniques

Course Objectives:

  1. Clearly articulate your philosophy of music education with respect to the marching band.
  2. Display an understanding of the organization, administration, and operation of a public school marching band program.
  3. Systematically analyze and evaluate marching band performances with respect to musical and visual components.
  4. Display an understanding of the concepts of marching band show design and demonstrate the ability to recognize design flaws and design a marching band show.
  5. Demonstrate a vocabulary or modern marching band terminology and the ability to develop and execute lesson plans for a public school marching band