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Course Description

Students 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.

Learner Outcomes

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.

Notes

This course can either be taken for credit or clock hours. Clock hours are available under CEU 2480.

Prerequisites

Prerequisite: Kodály Certificate Program Level II from SPU or permission from instructor
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