EDC 556A: Music Every Day

Synonym:

78267 (for web registration)

Section:

A

Faculty:

Kari Smith

Credits:

1

Seats:

18

Semester:

Fall 2011

Meeting Schedule:

Thursdays 10/27 - 12/15 (4:00PM-5:59PM)

Description:

Competency Area: Curriculum & Instruction
Restricted to Education students through August 4; open to all students on August 5.

In this course we find our own connections to music making, and explore ways to integrate music into our homes and classrooms. No musical prerequisite is necessary to enroll in this course. Materials will be explored in a non-threatening and empowering way, accessible to all participants regardless of musical history. We will begin by learning songs, dances, and singing games, and move into other musical activities. This course is primarily geared to children ages 4 – 12, but teachers of older students are welcome as well. Other topics will include creating songs, children?s compositions and notation (following the ?whole language? method of writing music), improvisation, the music of words, and curriculum tie-ins. Coursework will include an observation, creating an ?idea book? of songs and activities, and leading a musical activity of your own choosing.