Certificate in Music - Dalcroze, Orff and Kodaly

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate
Program Director: Melissa McCabe
410-704-5175
mmcabe@towson.edu

The Certificate in Music provides comprehensive training for a music education specialist in an area of professional interest or need. In consultation with the program director and an appropriate faculty mentor, a sequence of courses and experiences totaling 15 to 21 units is identified which helps music educators to understand the rationale and curricula associated with their chosen interest. A sequence of instruction provides core experiences, supporting experiences, elective opportunities and a culminating experience appropriate to the area of interest. The program is designed to assist music educators in securing focused, advanced study in a personal area of choice. The certificate may be earned separately from, or in conjunction with, the Master of Science in Music Education. It does not provide Maryland teaching licensure. Applicants seeking Maryland teaching licensure are required to enroll concurrently in the approved program of post-baccalaureate studies in music education as directed by the program director of music education. Examples of core areas of study within the Certificate in Music include the application of Dalcroze, Orff and Kodaly; conducting (instrumental and vocal); studio pedagogy; and music industry.

1. Integrate and sequence principles of DOK pedagogy into presentations/lesson plans designed to enrich the development of individual student musicianship.
2. Demonstrate basic skills found in Dalcroze, Orff, and Kodaly methodology.
3. Demonstrate musically sophisticated conducting gestures and rehearsal/class planning.
4. Develop a curriculum component emphasizing and incorporating the theoretical and philosophical elements of Dalcroze, Orff, and Kodaly methodologies.

Courses

MUED 601 CURRENT TRENDS IN MUSIC AND MUSIC EDUCATION (3)

Current philosophies and objectives of music scope and sequence of music curricula (vocal and instrumental) in the schools. Prerequisite: Consent of program director.

MUED 617 CHORAL WORKSHOP IN ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOL MUSIC (2)

Observing, conducting and evaluating of rehearsals of the chorus made up of workshop participants. Includes sources and selection of music, audition and classification of voices, pedagogy, rehearsal techniques, choral arranging and program building and programming. Prerequisite: MUSC 327.

MUED 630 DALCROZE-ORFF KODALY FOR THE CLASSROOM I (2)

Principles of Dalcroze eurhythmics, Orff and Kodaly techniques in elementary and middle school programs. Appropriate for vocal-general and instrumental teachers. Prerequisite: Bachelor's degree in Music or Music Education.

MUED 631 DALCROZE ORFF KODALY FOR THE CLASSROOM II (2)

Principles of beginning and intermediate level Dalcroze, Orff and Kodaly techniques in the vocal-general and instrumental music program exploring practical techniques and materials using an eclectic approach to teaching concepts and skills. Prerequisite: MUED 630 or consent of instructor.

MUED 632 DALCROZE PRACTICES (2)

Methods and materials incorporating eurhythmics, solfege, improvisation and basic keyboard improvisatory skills. Prerequisite: MUED 630 or consent of instructor.

MUED 633 ORFF TECHNIQUES (2)

Methods and materials incorporating improvisation, orchestration, mallet technique, speech chants, movement and use of Orff instruments. Prerequisite: MUED 630 or consent of instructor.

MUED 634 KODALY TECHNIQUES (2)

Methods and materials incorporating sight singing exercises, rhythm and movement, folk songs and singing games within an eclectic curriculum. Prerequisite: MUED 630 or consent of instructor.

MUED 635 THEORY, PEDAGOGY AND CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT IN DALCROZE, ORFF, KODALY (3)

Teaching the pedagogy of musical elements and concepts using Dalcroze, Orff and Kodaly techniques and materials. Prerequisites: MUED 631, MUED 632 and MUED 633, MUED 634, or consent of instructor.

MUED 661 SEMINAR IN INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC (3)

Comparative analysis of current methods and materials used in schools and colleges. Instrumental conducting and repertoire. Construction of acoustical properties and basic techniques of instruments. Problems of ensemble and balance. Intonation, precision and interpretation are studied. Materials and music literature for bands, orchestras and small ensembles are evaluated. Prerequisite: Admission to graduate program.

MUED 662 SEMINAR IN CHORAL VOCAL MUSIC (3)

Comparative analysis of current methods and materials used in schools and colleges. Choral conducting and repertoire. Style interpretation, tone quality, diction, rehearsal and conducting techniques are analyzed. Prerequisite: Consent of program director.

MUED 670 WORKSHOPS IN MUSIC EDUCATION (1)

Selected topics in music education. Can be repeated for credit when topics differ. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

MUED 671 WORKSHOPS IN MUSIC EDUCATION (1-3)

Selected topics in music education. Can be repeated for credit when topics differ. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

MUED 672 WORKSHOP IN MUSIC EDUCATION (1-3)

Selected topics in music education. Can be repeated for credit when topics differ. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

MUED 673 WORKSHOP IN MUSIC EDUCATION (1-3)

Selected topics in music education. Can be repeated for credit when topics differ. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

MUED 674 WORKSHOPS IN MUSIC EDUCATION (1-3)

Selected topics in music education. Can be repeated for credit when topics differ. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

MUED 675 WORKSHOP IN MUSC EDUCATION (3)

Selected topics in music education. Can be repeated for credit when topics differ. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

MUED 676 WORKSHOPS IN MUSIC EDUCATION (1-3)

Selected topics in music education. Can be repeated for credit when topics differ. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

MUED 677 WORKSHOP IN MUSIC EDUCATION (1-3)

Selected topics in music education. Can be repeated for credit when topics differ. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

MUED 678 WORKSHOPS IN MUSIC EDUCATION (1-3)

Selected topics in music education. Can be repeated for credit when topics differ. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

MUED 679 WORKSHOPS IN MUSIC EDUCATION (1-3)

Selected topics in music education. Can be repeated for credit when topics differ. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

MUED 680 WORKSHOPS IN MUSIC EDUCATION (1-3)

Selected topics in music education. Can be repeated for additional credit (to a maximum of 6 units) when topics differ. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

MUED 695 RESEARCH METHODS IN MUSIC EDUCATION (3)

The application of research to problems in the field of music education. Prerequisite: Admission to the graduate program in Music Education and consent of instructor.