900 State Street
Salem, Oregon 97301
With classroom practice as its frame of reference, this course will explore strategies and methods of general music education in elementary and secondary school settings. Through active participation in classroom music activities, students will develop their own creative approaches to musical, pedagogical and critical thinking in addition to reflective skills with a view toward empowering the design and implementation of curriculum for music appreciation, history, theory, composition, and alternative performance topics. Special attention will be paid to the integration of music technology and the National Standards for Arts Education.