summer course descriptions

SUMMER - COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

Pre-Session 2017: May 15 - June 2, 2017
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   for Pre-Session 2017: March 6 - May 14, 2017
First Summer Session 2017: June 5 - July 7, 2017
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   for 1st Summer Session 2017: March 6 - June 4, 2017
8-Week Summer Session 2017: May 15 - July 7, 2017
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   for 1st Summer Session 2017: March 6 - May 14, 2017
Second Summer Session 2017: July 10 - August 10, 2017
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   for 2nd Summer Session 2017: March 6 - July 9, 2017

 

NOTE

Please Check Course Rotation for this Summer's Offerings

Summer 2017 Workshops


Redesigning Music Instruction for Composing/Improvising • MUED 893 CANCELLED

Music Technology and the Cloud: How to Weather the Storm • MUED 893

Diction for Choirs: English & Italian in the Choral Rehearsal • MUED 893

Creative Approaches to Teaching Young Bands• MUED 893
CANCELLED

Show Choir Techniques • MUED 893 CANCELLED

Orff Schulwerk Level I • MUED 893

Orff Schulwerk Level II • MUED 893


Beginning Graduate Studies in Music Education • MUED 832

Psychology & Sociology of Music • MUED 836

Inclusive Music Education • MUED 838

Music in the Lives of People • MUSC 839

Technology Strategies for Composition • MUSC 840

Introduction to Research in Music Education • MUED 843

Historical & Philosophical Foundations of American Music Ed • MUED 845

Comprehensive Analysis • MUSC 861

Choral Literature/Conducting for School Ensembles • MUED 862

Instr Literature & Pedagogy - Brass & Percussion • MUSC 862A

Instr Literature & Pedagogy - Woodwinds • MUSC 862E

Instr Literature & Conducting for the School Ensemble • MUED 863

Introduction to Vocal Pedagogy • MUSC 870

American Popular Music • MUED 896 CANCELLED

Seminar in the Curriculum & Teaching of Music • MUED 928



Redesigning Music Instruction for Composing/Improving• MUED 893 • 1 credit

May 30– June 2, 2017, 1:30-4:20p or offered online CANCELLED

Clinician: Glenn Nierman

Description:

Music educators have always been good at improving students’ performing skills to recreate the music composed by others, but we have not enabled our students to create their own music, as recommended by our National Music Standards. This workshop will focus on instructional strategies to incorporate composing and improvising into general music classrooms and secondary school rehearsals.

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Music Technology and the Cloud: How to Weather the Storm • MUED 893 • 1 credit

June 9, 2017 (9:00a-4:00p) & June 10, 2017 (9:00 to 11:30a) + follow-up via on-line  • 1.1 WMB

Clinician:
Brian Moore

Description:

Many school districts, desiring to have their students work with technology in one-to-one scenarios, often make hardware and software decisions driven by cost and/or the needs of math/language arts curricula. Often music and the arts areas are faced with challenging and often disjointed resources with which to work. This workshop will cover “cloud-based” resources that have particular promise for music educators. Included topics are using Google apps, iCloud (Apple), Box (UNL) and apps that exist as standalone as well as web-based for document processing as well as music creation.

 

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Creative Approaches to Teaching Young BandsMUED 893 • 1 credit CANCELLED
July 7 -8, 2017, 9:00 a - 4:00 p (2 days)  • 1.1 WMB

Clinician: Dale Bazan & Doug Bush

Description: Creative, empowering, and contemporary approaches to teaching young elementary and middle school bands, as well as small rural bands, will be explored in this workshop. Revitalizing musical activities, motivating students, recruiting/retention, new National Standards, and classroom management will be covered. The workshop is co-presented by Doug Bush (Assistant Band Director of The Cornhusker Marching Band) and Dale Bazan (Instrumental Music Education Professor at University of Nebraska - Lincoln). Activities will be connected to the UNL Middle School Band Camp.

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Diction for Choirs: Latin & French in the Choral Rehearsal • MUED 893 • 1 credit CANCELLED

offered online only

Clinician: Rhonda Fuelberth

Description:  Apprehensive about introducing music with foreign language texts in your choral or general music classrooms? This workshop is designed for teachers, students and others associated with general and choral music. In this online workshop, participants will develop a working knowledge of the International Phonetic Alphabet. Workshop participants will learn principles of pronunciation and will also learn how to create pronunciation guides for choral and general classroom repertoire in Latin and English; Latin and German; or Latin and French (workshop rotates each year among the three language options).

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Show Choir Techniques • MUED 893 • 1-2 credits

June 11 - 17, 2017, (Must log 15 contact hours for each hour of credit earned) CANCELLED

Clinician: TBA

Description:  This workshop will offer the opportunity for choral music educators to work with top clinicians from around the Midwest and see the techniques they champion modeled with students enrolled in the Nebraska Show Choir Camp.

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Orff Schulwerk Level I Teacher Education Course • MUED 893 • 2-3 credits 

July 17 - 28, 2017 (2 weeks) • 8:30-4:30 p.m. • 304 Mable Lee Hall

Clinicians:  Shelly Smith, Kristine Wolfe

Description: Orff Schulwerk relies on rhythmic speech, physical movement, and musical play to actively engage students in musical learning. This approach uses poems, rhymes, games, songs, and dances—all of which are natural and enjoyable to children—as springboards to educational music experiences. The cultivation of imagination and creativity is an important goal of Orff Schulwerk. Participants in this workshop will gain an understanding of the pedagogical processes of the Orff Schulwerk approach while building a collection of immediately usable classroom materials. Completion of the workshop provides Level I or II certification under the guidelines of the American Orff-Schulwerk Association. (Course Webpage)


Orff Schulwerk Level II Teacher Education Course • MUED 8932-3 credits 

July 17 - 28, 2017 (2 weeks) • 8:30-4:30 p.m. • 304 Mable Lee Hall

Clinicians:  Karen Benson & Shelly Smith.

Description: Level II extends the foundation built in Level I with increased attention to how the Orff-Schulwerk approach facilitates conceptual understanding of music and movement. The roles of rhythmic speech, singing, playing instruments, movement, and improvisation will be considered in greater depth. Recorder instruction and performance activities will involve the alto recorder, as well as the soprano instrument. Participants also will engage in a broadening range of musical experiences that include more complex compositional elements, including modal melodies, changing meters, and varying accompaniments and textures. Completion of the workshop provides Level II certification under the guidelines of the American Orff-Schulwerk Association. (Course Webpage)

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Beginning Graduate Studies in Music Education • MUED 832  3 credits

InstructorProfessor Glenn Nierman

Description: An introduction to the National Core Arts (Music) Standards and selected library, Internet, and writing style resources necessary for success in music education graduate study.

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Psychology & Sociology of Music • MUED 836 3 credits

Instructor: Dr. Robert Woody

Description: An overview of psychological and sociological principles involved in music learning and performance. Topics include musical aspects of human development, motivation, expressive performance, creativity, performance anxiety, emotional response to music listening, and social uses of music.

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Inclusive Music Education • MUED 838 3 credits - Online Course

Instructor: Dr. Rhonda Fuelberth

Description: This course is designed to study the function and contribution of music in the education of students with special needs providing methodology and materials to implement an effective music program.  Detailed study leading to the development of musical experiences for exceptional students of all ages.  Focuses on legal foundations, litigation, and legislation involving students with disabilities, such as IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act), Section 504 (Vocational Rehabilitation Act), and ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act); accommodation of students with disabilities and adaptations of curriculum materials; strategies to develop an inclusive music classroom environment; and current methodologies and research.

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Music in the Lives of People • MUSC 839 3 credits

Instructor: Dr. Robert Woody

Description: Explores the many roles and functions of music among various groups of people. Broad topics include the importance of music in the development of children and young people, the specialized meanings of music that distinguish musicians from nonmusicians, and a survey of musical cultures from around the world.

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Technology Strategies for Composition • MUSC 840 3 credits

Instructor: Dr. Brian Moore

Description: Development of understanding of the process and product of music composition in educational settings. Focus on notation, sequencing, and digital audio software/hardware with special attention to composing and arranging.

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Intro to Research in Music Education MUED 843 3 credits

Instructor: Dr. Glenn Nierman

Description: At a time when schools across the country are cutting back on their music education programs, brain research studies are documenting the importance of music to a child's social and cognitive development. This course is designed to empower students to be knowledgeable and discriminating in the interpretation of research results.

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Historical & Philosophical Foundations of American Music Ed • MUED 845 3 credits

Instructor: Dr. Rhonda Fuelberth

Description: Historical overview of American music education practices from the Singing School tradition to today. Overview of major philosophical influences in American music education, including writings regarding aesthetic education, equity, ethical practice, meaning and profundity. Sources include the writings of Murcell, Dewey, Langer, Reimer, Elliott, Bowman, and others

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Comprehensive Analysis• MUSC 861 3 credits

Instructor: Dr. Stan Kleppinger

Description: The comprehensive analysis of music within historical and stylistic contexts, with the goal of informing score study and preparation for performers, conductors, and music educators. The course will focus on analysis of music from the Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and contemporary eras.

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Choral Literature & Conducting for School Ensembles • MUED 862 3 credits

Instructors: Dr. Rhonda Fuelberth

Description: Selection and evaluation of choral music for the school ensemble with emphasis on curricular concerns, as well as rehearsal and conducting techniques.

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Instr Literature & Pedagogy - Brass & Percussion • MUSC 862A 2-3 credits

Instructors: Dr. Scott Anderson and Prof. David Hall

Description: This course is designed for the professional music educator who wishes to enhance his/her existing knowledge of performance practice, literature and pedagogy of the brass and percussion instruments. The course will focus on:

refreshing or refining your knowledge of tone production and articulation fundamentals,
mastering the latest pedagogical techniques,
gathering lists of recommended percussion equipment and mallets, and
learning what's new in brass & percussion solo and chamber music for young musicians.

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Instr Literature & Pedagogy - Woodwinds • MUSC 862E 2-3 credits

Instructors: Dr. Dale Bazan

Description: This course is designed for the professional music educator who wishes to enhance his/her knowledge of performance practice, literature and pedagogy of the woodwind instruments. The course will focus on:

refreshing or refining your knowledge of tone production and articulation fundamentals,
mastering the latest pedagogical techniques,
gathering lists of recommended reeds and mouthpieces, and
learning what's new in solo and chamber music for young musicians.

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Instr Literature & Conducting for School Ensembles MUED 863 3 credits

Instructors: Dr. Carolyn Barber and Prof. Doug Bush

Description: The selection and evaluation of instrumental music for the school ensemble with emphasis on rehearsal and conducting techniques, as well as methods for the instrumental music education.

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Introduction to Vocal Pedagogy • MUSC 870 3 credits

Instructor: Dr. Kevin Hanrahan

Description: An introduction to the processes of teaching singing including basic physiology and scientific and acoustical terms functioning and acoustics of the singing voice. Emphasis will be on the student developing processes to teach breathing, phonation, registration, resonance strategies, and sound concept through discussion and evaluation of practice teaching, and on how to manage a private studio.

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Independent Study: American Popular Music • MUED 896 3 credits CANCELLED

Instructor: Professor Dale Bazan

Description:

Vernacular music is the common musical language of a people. This course is an introduction to American vernacular or popular music from the 1840s to the recent past, examining country, jazz, folk, rhythm & blues, rock & roll, rap, and Latin genres and styles. The cultural and social history, and an analytic study of musical style will be a focus. The processes used by vernacular musicians – playing by ear, improvising, songwriting, small group collaboration, an emphasis on listening, and facility on more than one instrument – will be explored. Curricular implications for K-12 music education settings and lifelong music-making will be explored including music technology. Students require minimal musicianship and technology skills to complete the course.


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Seminar in the Curriculum & Teaching of Music • MUED 928 3 credits

Instructor: Dr. Glenn Nierman

Description: A study of the curriculum development process (with emphasis on music assessment tools and techniques) and current instructional strategies for music classrooms, rehearsal halls and studios.

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