World Musics: Asia and Oceania
◆MUEL 2772, 3 semester hours, Section 001, Class No. 17214
MUSC 2772, 3 semester hours, Section 001, Class No. 17215
Session M (Maymester): May 13–31, 2013
Highlights music outside Western art tradition, using current ethnomusicological materials. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. MUEL 2772 is approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: human diversity. Restricted to non-music majors only.
Words and Music
◆MUEL 3822, 3 semester hours, Section 100, Class No. 16137
Session A: June 3–July 5, 2013
Introduces fundamental tools and nomenclature for the analysis of poetry and also music. Robert Pinsky’s The Sounds of Poetry; A Brief Guide (1998) is a masterfully written primer that helps students to refine their own awareness of subtle gradations in the sound and rhythm of words, an aspect that is just as essential to musicians as their meaning. Alongside Pinsky’s survey of metrical and other poetic devices, students are introduced to the wide variety of musical techniques, some of which reinforce the inherent sonorous and semantic aspects of the words, and others of which contradict them. The repertoire will include songs in English, but also excerpts from operas and other genres. The course includes regular writing assignments and a final examination. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: literature and the arts.
Contemporary Topics in Music Education: The Kodaly Approach and Musical Literacy
IMUS 5093, 1 semester hour, Section 501, Class No. 16106
Session E: June 10–14, 2013
In elementary general music, music literacy is a critical skill that helps students make personal connections to the elements of music. Elementary and Middle School teachers can choose from a wide-range of literacy experiences, including instruction units framed by a Kodaly Approach. This workshop will provide an introduction to music literacy, with an emphasis on introducing participants to Kodaly methodology. Topics will include successful teaching processes, management strategies, and age-appropriate experiences for K-8 students. In addition, we have invited experience Kodaly teachers from the greater Denver area to share their experiences. Requirements will include preparation of lesson plan examples, visual aids, and a small group presentation.
Contemporary Topics in Music Education: String Instrument Boot Camp
IMUS 5093, 1 semester hour, Section 503, Class No. 17390
Session E: June 17–21, 2013
This week-long intensive is designed to introduce elementary and secondary instrumental music teachers to the fundamentals of string instrument (violin, viola, cello, and bass) performance technique and pedagogy. In Colorado, a high percentage of public school orchestra programs are taught by band rather than orchestra specialists. While general teaching principles can be applied to various ensemble and heterogeneous class settings, knowledge of the unique and idiosyncratic aspects of string performance technique are needed by orchestra/string teachers in order to promote the development of correct instrument technique. In addition to hands-on experience playing orchestral string instruments, participants will also explore resources, methods, and strategies that assist in teaching string instruments at both elementary and secondary levels. This workshop is open to non-string instrument teachers as well as string specialists who are interested in honing playing technique on their non-major instrument.
Contemporary Topics in Music Education: Instrumental Music–Conducting, Rehearsal Strategies, and Literature
IMUS 5093, 1 semester hour, Section 502, Class No. 16139
Session E: June 24–27, 2013
A four-day experience for secondary instrumental music teachers focusing on rehearsal strategies, conducting techniques, and literature in the large ensemble rehearsal. All participants will observe rehearsals of a nationally known guest clinician with the CU Middle School Summer Band and Orchestra and will engage in seminar discussions focusing on the course topics with instructors and guest clinician. The literature programmed for the CU Middle School Summer Band and Orchestra Camp by the guest clinician will serve as the texts and the basis for discussions.
◆=Arts and Sciences core course