Jun 10, 2023  
2019-2020 University Catalog 
2019-2020 University Catalog [Archived Catalogue]

MMED 628 Priorities in the Secondary Choral Classroom

3 credits 45.0 hours
600 level graduate course

This course serves to empower those who work with singers in grades 7-12 with an understanding of what students discover and come to value in the artistic choral experience. It serves to encourage conductor-teachers by rekindling the spark that first brought them to the podium, equipping them with a wide variety of teaching strategies that will promote positive, meaningful relationships with students, and promote choral excellence. Conductor-teachers are confronted with building successful programs and ensembles while balancing the variety of demands placed upon them. The ability to effectively monitor student discipline, create budgets, schedule events, and to arrange transportation are logistical and programmatic needs facing choral directors each day. In addition, they must also focus on the musical foundations of the vocal music classroom and how to teach tone quality, intonation, musicianship, and music appreciation. This practical course is geared towards secondary choral music educators. Through interactive sessions, choral educators will experience and create teaching strategies that will empower their singers to achieve choral excellence and help them to build and maintain exemplary programs.

This course is not repeatable for credit.