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2022-2023 University Catalog 
2022-2023 University Catalog [Archived Catalogue]

PMED 727 Technology for Musical Creativity

3 credits 45.0 hours
700 level graduate course

It has never been easier or more fun for your students to compose, improvise, arrange, and
produce music related projects than with today’s technology. In this class you will experience
technology tools (web and mobile apps, software, keyboards, recording gear, etc.), project ideas,
pedagogical models, and assessment tools for unlocking your student’s creativity. Built around
eight teacher-tested principles, this course will give you some great ideas for fostering
creativity with your students including podcasts, loop-based compositions, sound effect stories,
radio commercials, video scoring, notated compositions that can’t miss, and much more. The
primary focus will be on classroom music (general music, music theory, music production) at all
levels, but with some applications for instrumental and vocal music. This course is
perfect for teachers looking for fresh ways to use the technology tools they already have, and
for those looking for solid reasons to move towards developing the use of technology in their
programs. Other than familiarity with using a personal computer, no specialized software/
hardware knowledge is needed.

This course is not repeatable for credit.