Feb 22, 2024  
2023-2024 University Catalog 
2023-2024 University Catalog

STME 628 Popular Music, Songwriting, and Technology in the K-12 Music Classroom

3 credits 42 hours
600 level graduate course

Making musical connections through popular music can unlock students’ understanding of music fundamentals, provide avenues for deep listening and analysis, and provide direct connection to creating and performing. This course will explore different approaches to incorporating popular music in the classroom and look at a variety of computer and cloud-based music creation applications and resources that can be used to facilitate listening and responding, creating, and performing. Applications explored in the class will include Noteflight, Soundtrap, and Ableton Live, as well as myriad online resources. This course is designed for middle school and high school general music, but all grade levels are welcome.

This course may be completed 2 times for credit.