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2021-22 University Catalog 
2021-22 University Catalog [Archived Catalogue]

MMED 780 Creativity & Composing in Elementary Music Education

3 credits 45.0 hours
700 level graduate course

Music activities and lesson plans for children in grades K-6 with an emphasis on creativity, improvisation, and composition within the constraints of meeting with many children for limited time periods. This course will explore ways to include opportunities for creative growth through the use of ear training and improvisation exercises, development of group and individual song writing, arranging simple accompaniments, and creating original musical playlets and dances. A variety of songs, dances, and games, which include opportunities for students to make musical choices and to evaluate their own work will also be included.

This course is not repeatable for credit.