Elementary Music – ELMU

ELMU 208 – Knowing Early Childhood Music and Movement (1)

Introduces students to the basic concepts needed for the early childhood general music classroom. Students will master information in the textbooks, and in related articles and websites, as they prepare for the skill-based Early Childhood Music and Movement course. (1 credit hour) Offered as needed.

ELMU 209 – Knowing Middle Childhood Music and Movement (1)

Introduces students to the basic concepts needed for the middle childhood general music classroom. Students will master information in the textbooks, and in related articles and websites, as they prepare for the skill-based Middle Childhood Music and Movement course. (1 credit hour) Offered as needed.

ELMU 211 – Introduction to Winds (2)

Students observe 5th and 6th grade students learning to play recorder and/or band instruments through an aural based methodology, developing preliminary skills in teaching tonal and rhythmic audition skills as a foundation for instrumental achievement. This is the introductory instrumental methods course and serves as prerequisite to all other instrumental skills teaching courses. Course doubles as Sophomore Fieldwork within the education department. Prerequisite: Piano Proficiency. (2 credit hours) Offered as needed.

ELMU 231 – Knowing Woodwinds (1)

An online course dedicated to acquiring detailed knowledge of the history, characteristics, physical structures, acoustic principles, and appropriate literature for the following families of instruments: Flute, Clarinet, Oboe, English horn, Bassoon, and Saxophone. (1 credit hour) the Classroom Methods series is a course in which students will experience aural instrumental teaching methods while learning to play and teach wind and percussion instruments at an intermediate level. Students will develop introductory aural-based teaching skills based on Edwin Gordon’s Music Learning theory, and leading Orff, Kodaly, Dalcroze, Suzuki, and Phyllis Weikert strategies. Offered Spring semester of even-numbered years.

ELMU 232 – Woodwind Classroom Methods Flute

The Classroom Methods series is a course in which students will experience aural instrumental teaching methods while learning to play and teach wind and percussion instruments at an intermediate level. Students will develop introductory aural-based teaching skills based on Edwin Gordon’s Music Learning theory, and leading Orff, Kodaly, Dalcroze, Suzuki, and Phyllis Weikert strategies. Offered every semester.

ELMU 233 – Woodwind Class Method Single Reed

The Classroom Methods series is a course in which students will experience aural instrumental teaching methods while learning to play and teach wind and percussion instruments at an intermediate level. Students will develop introductory aural-based teaching skills based on Edwin Gordon’s Music Learning theory, and leading Orff, Kodaly, Dalcroze, Suzuki, and Phyllis Weikert strategies. Offered every semester.

ELMU 241 – Knowing Brass (1)

An online course dedicated to acquiring detailed knowledge of the history, characteristics, physical structures, acoustic principles, and appropriate literature for the following families of instruments: Trumpet/Cornet, French horn, Baritone/Euphonium, Trombone, and Tuba. (1 credit hour) Offered Spring semester of even-numbered years.

ELMU 242 – Brass Classroom Methods

The Classroom Methods series is a course in which students will experience aural instrumental teaching methods while learning to play and teach wind and percussion instruments at an intermediate level. Students will develop introductory aural-based teaching skills based on Edwin Gordon’s Music Learning theory, and leading Orff, Kodaly, Dalcroze, Suzuki, and Phyllis Weikert strategies. Offered every semester.

ELMU 251 – Knowing Percussion (1)

An online course dedicated to acquiring detailed knowledge of the history, characteristics, physical structures, acoustic principles, and appropriate literature for the broad family of pitched and unpitched percussion instruments. (1 credit hour) Offered Spring semester of even-numbered years.

ELMU 252 – Percussion Classroom Methods

The Classroom Methods series is a course in which students will experience aural instrumental teaching methods while learning to play and teach wind and percussion instruments at an intermediate level. Students will develop introductory aural-based teaching skills based on Edwin Gordon’s Music Learning theory, and leading Orff, Kodaly, Dalcroze, Suzuki, and Phyllis Weikert strategies. Offered Spring semester of odd-numbered years.

ELMU 311 – Early Childhood Music and Movement (1)

Principles and methods for presenting music to infants, toddlers, and pre-school children. This course is designed to provide theoretical rationale, conceptual frameworks, methodological processes, and strategies resulting in appropriate developmental sequencing of music instruction for this critical time of music learning. Prerequisites: concurrent enrollment in ELMU 3111. (1 credit hour) Offered every Spring semester.

ELMU 315 – Middle Childhood Music and Movement (2)

Music teaching principles and methods through sixth grade. Includes thorough study of current theories, content, and practices in the elementary classroom. The course consists of a balanced blending of music learning theory, Kodaly, Dalcroze, and Orff methodologies, computer-assisted instruction, and comprehensive musicianship strategies, with extensive application of those methodologies through in-class practice teaching, assignments, and fieldwork experiences. Prerequisites: Guitar Proficiency or Piano Proficiency, FIMU 1125, and enrollment in FIMU 115. (2 credit hours) Offered every Spring semester.

ELMU 338 – String Methods (1)

A study of philosophies, principles, and strategies of music teaching. Theoretical and practical performance concepts/skills are presented. Methods and literature are evaluated. (1 credit hour) Offered as needed.

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