Course DescriptionStudents in this course will extend their knowledge of lesson planning from Level II, with a focus on grades 4-6, using a variety of materials from Western and non-Western musical traditions. Participants will also complete a system for the storage, use and retrieval of music for classroom teaching purposes. Musicianship skills will expand through analysis, sight-reading, part-work, and dictation. Conducting skills will develop to include strategies for working with a small orchestra and children's choir. Each Level III conductor will prepare, rehearse, and conduct a piece for the final performance.
Each participant will be able to demonstrate an understanding of Kodály philosophy and educational principles through demonstration and written assignments including:
- Rote teaching of songs and games
- The development of lesson plans (yearly, monthly, daily)
- Methodological sequencing of musical concepts and elements for upper primary grades
- The development of children's singing abilities and part-work stills leading to development of choral ensemble abilities
- Peer-teaching practicum and development of age-appropriate repertoire
Each participant will be able to demonstrate an increasing level of competence on a daily basis in aural and written music skills.
Each participant will demonstrate an understanding for the analysis, use and retrieval of folk music for use in the classroom.