Secondary Music – SEMU

SEMU 333 – Vocal Teaching Techniques (1)

A study of philosophies, principles, and strategies of music teaching. Theoretical and practical performance concepts/skills are presented. Methods and literature are evaluated. The courses may be repeated. Prerequisite: FIVO 135 (1 credit hour) Offered Fall semester of even-numbered years.

SEMU 360 – Knowing Instrumental Classroom Methods (1)

An online course in which Instrumental Music Education majors learn principles and strategies for developing a well-balanced, quality PreK-12 school instrumental program. These include developing various classroom issues such as rehearsal techniques, literature selection, scheduling, festivals, funding, facilities, and other topics. (1 credit hour) Offered as needed.

SEMU 380 – Knowing Choral Pedagogy (1)

An online course in which Choral Music Education majors learn principles and strategies for developing choral classroom warm up and teaching skills for optimum individual development within the choral setting. (1 credit hour) Offered as needed.

SEMU 381 – Choral Pedagogy (2)

A practicum course in which Choral Music Education majors develop their personal skills for teaching choral classroom warm-up and technical vocal skills for optimum individual development within the choral setting. (2 credits hours) Offered Fall semester of even-numbered years.

SEMU 409 – Knowing Choral Classroom Methods (1)

An online course in which Choral Music Education majors learn principles and strategies for developing a well-balanced, quality PreK-12 school choral program. These include developing various classroom issues such as rehearsal techniques, literature selection, scheduling, festivals, funding, facilities, and other topics. (1 credit hour) Offered as needed.

SEMU 410 – Knowing Music Program Administration (1)

An online course in which Music Education majors learn principles and strategies for developing a well-balanced, quality PreK-12 school curriculum. These include developing a Philosophy, Conceptual Framework, Mission Statements, Aims, Course Objectives, Units, and Lesson Plans throughout the curriculum. Other “nuts and bolts” topics will be addressed relating to curricular issues facing the professional music educator. (1 credit hour) Offered as needed.

SEMU 411 – Music Program Administration (2)

Addresses the role of the music administrator in a school or church. Topics include motivation, discipline, recruiting, budgetary procedures, facilities and scheduling, organizing and controlling the music library, public relations, support group organization, and fund raising procedures. To be taken concurrently with SEMU 412 or SEMU 413. Meets 3 days a week. Prerequisites: ELMU 321 and admission into the teacher education program. (2 credit hours) Offered Fall semester of even-numbered years.

SEMU 412 – Instrumental Classroom Methods (1)

Includes aptitude and achievement testing, curricular methods and materials, computer applications, scheduling procedures, course structures, contest/festival preparations, rehearsal and classroom planning, and equipment procurement and maintenance. To be taken by Instrumental Music Education majors in coordination with SEMU 411. (1 credit hour) Offered Spring semester of even-numbered years.

SEMU 413 – Choral Classroom Methods (1)

Includes aptitude and achievement testing, curricular methods and materials, basic vocal production, computer applications, scheduling procedures, course structures, contest/festival preparations, and rehearsal and classroom planning. To be taken by Vocal Music Education majors in coordination with SEMU 411. (1 credit hour) Offered every Fall semester.

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