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2019-2020 University Catalog 
2019-2020 University Catalog [Archived Catalogue]

MMED 715 The Complete Band Program

3 credits 42.0 hours
700 level graduate course

This course will focus on the essential elements of a successful concert band school program. Effective ensemble rehearsal strategies, pedagogical foundations, repertoire selection, assessment methods, and how to commission works will comprise the musicianship/musical aspects of the course. Recruitment and retention, staffing, scheduling, budgeting, inventory, and ensemble rehearsal and performance space will comprise the organizational understandings of the course. How to build relationships with music vendors and the selection of high quality instruments for student musicians of all ages will be addressed. Additionally, entrepreneurial strategies, networking, and advocacy resources will complete the awareness-building component of the course to support band directors in visioning, creating, and ultimately deploying the complete band program. Students will be expected to play a band instrument during this course.

This course is not repeatable for credit.