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Music and Music Education

Department of - Arts and Humanities

Contact Information

(212) 678-3285
(212) 678-4048
Hal Abeles

Program Description

The Program in Music and Music Education embraces humanistic values as they relate to contemporary musical and educational life while respecting the musical traditions of the past. The faculty in Music and Music Education recognize the importance and uniqueness of the arts in our society and strive to offer flexible and individualized programs for the preparation of musician-educators. Faculty members are seasoned practitioners, who reflect a wide range of expertise in comprehensive musicianship, early childhood music, instrumental and jazz pedagogy, vocal and choral performance, assessment, improvisation, jazz, technology, and the full spectrum of public and private school music through graduate school and research practices.

The degree programs in Music and Music Education are each built around a core of courses considered central to exemplary music education. Beyond the core, students have flexibility to plan with their advisor individual programs designed to meet particular needs and goals.

In addition to courses in music and music education, students are expected to select courses from other offerings of Teachers College and Columbia University in order to fulfill degree requirements.

 Students in the degree programs can prepare for the following positions:

  • teacher of music in early childhood settings, elementary, and secondary schools;
  • teacher and administrator of music in colleges and universities;
  • teacher of music in private school and studios;
  • researcher and teacher-educator of music in institutions of higher learning; and
  • teacher, curriculum specialist, and teacher-educator in interdisciplinary areas of arts and humanities, music, and special education, new technology in music education, and adult education.

 

Degree Summary

Master of Arts (M.A.)

  • Master of Arts 
  • Master of Arts with PreK-12 Initial New York Certification
  • Master of Arts with Professional Certification
  • Master of Arts Summer Intensive INSTEP 

Masters of Education (Ed.M.)

  • Master of Education
  • Master of Education with PreK-12 Initial New York State Certification

Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)

Doctor of Education in the College Teaching of an Academic Subject (Ed.D.C.T.)

 

 

For a complete listing of degree requirements, please click the "Degrees" tab above

For a complete listing of degree requirements, please continue on to this program's "Degrees" section in this document

Degree Requirements

Master of Arts (32 points)

Description

The traditional M.A. program is designed to allow flexibility in course selection, so that each student may prepare for his or her professional career in music education.

Curriculum

A minimum of 32 points is required. Some programs may exceed the minimum number due to professional goals, special interests, or deficiencies in undergraduate work. No more than 12 points of graduate credit from other faculties of the University may be applied to the minimum point requirement, and no transfer points will be accepted from other institutions.

A student enrolled in the 32‑point master’s degree is expected to plan a program of study with an advisor that reflects a balance of work in each of four areas of music study, based upon the training, experience and specific needs of the student. The four areas of music study are: (1) Pedagogy, (2) Research, (3) Music Literacies, and (4) Music Performance. In order to broaden the student’s background, in addition to the coursework in music, 6 points of Teachers College course work outside of the Program (A&HM) are required.

 

Specifically, students are expected to enroll in:

Pedagogy

At least two courses from the following:

  • A&HM 4021 Designing musical experiences for young children, 3 points
  • A&HM 5020 Foundations of music education, 3 points
  • A&HM 5021 Instrumental experiences with children, 2 points
  • A&HM 5025 Creativity and problem solving in Music Education, 3 points
  • A&HM 5027 Philosophical Perspective on Music Education, 3 points
  • A&HM 6023 Teaching of Applied Studio Music, 2-3 points

 

Research

At least one course from the following:

  • A&HM 5022 Children's Musical Development, 3 points
  • A&HM 5023 Vocal Pedagogy, 2-3 points
  • A&H 5001 Research Methods for the Arts, 3 points
  • A&H 5002 Assessment Strategies for the Arts, 3 points

 

Music Literacies

At least one course from the following:

  • A&HM 5032 Comprehensive Musicianship 1, 3 points
  • A&HM 5033 Comprehensive Musicianship 2, 3 points
  • A&HM 5026 Composing Collaboratively Across Diverse Styles, 3 points

 

Music Performance

At least four points from the following:

  • Instrumental/Applied Lessons, 2 points
  • Recital, 0-1 point
  • Ensembles

 

Elective Music Courses

The remaining courses in music can be selected from any of the four areas of study (Pedagogy, Research, Music Literacies, and Music Performance) in consultation with an advisor.

    

Out of Program Courses

At least 6 points in TC courses are required. Only one course may be A&HA or A&HG.

 

In order to graduate, a student must complete the necessary coursework, compile and present a portfolio, and demonstrate competent musicianship in performance as approved by the program faculty. 

Portfolio

A portfolio must be submitted to the Music Education oce by week 10 of the semester in which you plan to graduate.

Portfolio Requirements

Students seeking an M.A. in Music Education will compile a portfolio based on the application of their coursework at Teachers College to their current teaching experience. This will serve as the Cumulative Integrative Project and will be due in the final semester preceding graduation.

1. Choose at least four projects you have completed in your coursework at Teachers College that you feel represent your best efforts and thinking.

  • One project must be a video recording of classroom or studio teaching excerpts with written reflections.
  • One must be a video recording of a solo or chamber music performance. A video recording of a performance of an ensemble, where the candidate is the director/conductor, is also acceptable. The video recording must be accompanied by the written program.
    • Other projects may include research papers, creative strategies, assessment tools, lesson plans with self‑evaluations, case studies, curriculum sequences, compositions, and analyses.
  • The projects should reflect a breadth and depth of understanding about music, learning, and teaching.

2. Write a 3‑5 page personal statement reflecting on your learning process and growth regarding your musicianship, scholarship, and pedagogy. Include a statement of your philosophy of music education as it is reflected in the materials in your portfolio.

3. Update your resume for use as the “cover sheet” for your portfolio.

4. Compile resume, statement, projects, and video recordings, along with any archival evidence you would like to include such as photographs, etc. into a folder or envelope (no binders, please). Please note: Your M.A. portfolio will NOT be returned to you but will be kept on file in the Music Education Office.

5Compile resume, statement, projects, and video recordings, along with any archival evidence you would like to include such as photographs, etc. onto a USB drive.

 

 


Master of Arts Professional Certification Program (32 Points)

Description

This Master of Arts program meets the state and national teacher preparation standards. Admission requires that students hold New York State initial state teaching certification in music.

Curriculum

A minimum of 32 points is required. Some students’ coursework may exceed the minimum number due to professional goals or special interests. No more than 12 points of graduate credit from other faculties of Columbia University may be applied to the minimum point requirement, and no graduate credits will be accepted from other institutions. A student enrolled in the 32‑point master’s degree is expected to plan a program of study with an advisor that reflects work in each of four areas of music study, based upon the training, experience, and specific needs of the student. New York State Education Department (NYSED) has teacher certification requirements that are needed for program completion and graduation which are listed in the Office of Teacher Education section of the catalog.

  

Pedagogy

At least one course from the following:

  • A&HM 4021 Designing Musical Experiences, 3 points
  • A&HM 5025 Creativity and Problem Solving, 3 points

At least one course from the following:

  • A&HM 5020 Foundations of Music Education, 3 points
  • A&HM 5027 Philosophies of Music Education, 3 points

 

Assessment

The following course is required:

  • A&H 5002 Assessment Strategies for the Arts, 3 points

 

Music Literacies

At least one course from the following:

  • A&HM 5032 Comprehensive Musicianship 1, 3 points
  • A&HM 5033 Comprehensive Musicianship 2, 3 points
  • A&HM 5026 Composing Collaboratively Across Diverse Styles, 3 points

 

Music Performance

At least one semester of lessons:

  • Instrumental/Voice Lessons, 2 points

 

Online Fieldwork Courses

Must take both Level I and Level II for minimum of 2 points each:

  • A&HM 4201 Fieldwork Level I – Instructional Strategies, 2‑4 points
  • A&HM 4201 Fieldwork Level II – Student Assessment, 2‑4 points

 

Elective Music Courses

The remaining courses in music can be selected from any of the four areas of study (Pedagogy, Research, Music Literacies, and Music Performance) in consultation with an advisor.

 

Out of Program Courses

At least 6 points are required. Only one course may be A&HA or A&HG.

 

Portfolio

A portfolio must be submitted to the Music Education oce by week 10 of the semester in which you plan to graduate.

Portfolio Requirements

Students seeking an M.A. in Music Education will compile a portfolio based on the application of their coursework at Teachers College to their current teaching experience. This will serve as the Cumulative Integrative Project and will be due in the final semester preceding graduation.

1. Choose at least four projects you have completed in your coursework at Teachers College that you feel represent your best efforts and thinking.

  • One project must be a video recording of classroom or studio teaching excerpts with written reflections.
  • One must be a video recording of a solo or chamber music performance.  A video recording performance of an ensemble, where the candidate is the director/conductor, is also acceptable. The video recording must be accompanied by the written program.
    • Other projects may include research papers, creative strategies, assessment tools, lesson plans with self‑evaluations, case studies, curriculum sequences, compositions, and analyses.
    • The projects should reflect a breadth and depth of understanding about music, learning, and teaching.

2. Write a 3‑5 page personal statement reflecting on your learning process and growth regarding your musicianship, scholarship, and pedagogy.  Include a statement of your philosophy of music education as it is reflected in the materials in your portfolio.

3. Update your resume for use as the “cover sheet” for your portfolio.

4. Compile resume, statement, projects, and video recordings, along with any archival evidence you would like to include such as photographs, etc. onto a USB drive.  

 


INSTEP M.A. (32 Points)

Description

This Master of Arts program meets the state and national teacher preparation standards. Admission requires that students hold New York State initial state teaching certification in music.

 

Curriculum

A minimum of 32 points is required. Some students’ coursework may exceed the minimum number due to professional goals or special interests. No more than 12 points of graduate credit from other faculties of Columbia University may be applied to the minimum point requirement, and no graduate credits will be accepted from other institutions. A student enrolled in the 32‑point master’s degree is expected to plan a program of study with an advisor that reflects work in each of four areas of music study, based upon the training, experience, and specific needs of the student.  New York State Education Department (NYSED) has teacher certification requirements that are needed for program completion and graduation which are listed in the Office of Teacher Education section of the catalog.

  

Pedagogy

At least one course from the following:

  • A&HM 4021 Designing Musical Experiences, 3 points
  • A&HM 5025 Creativity and Problem Solving, 3 points

At least one course from the following:

  • A&HM 5020 Foundations of Music Education, 3 points
  • A&HM 5027 Philosophies of Music Education, 3 points

 

Assessment

The following course is required:

  • A&H 5002 Assessment Strategies for the Arts, 3 points

 

Music Literacies

At least one course from the following:

  • A&HM 5032 Comprehensive Musicianship 1, 3 points
  • A&HM 5033 Comprehensive Musicianship 2, 3 points
  • A&HM 5026 Composing Collaboratively across Diverse Styles, 3 points

 

Music Performance

At least one semester of lessons:

  • Instrumental/Voice Lessons, 2 points

 

Online Fieldwork Courses

Must take both Level I and Level II for minimum of 2 points each:

  • A&HM 4201 Fieldwork Level I – Instructional Strategies, 2‑4 points
  • A&HM 4201 Fieldwork Level II – Student Assessment, 2‑4 points

 

Elective Music Courses

The remaining courses in music can be selected from any of the four areas of study (Pedagogy, Research, Music Literacies, and Music Performance) in consultation with an advisor. [IG1]   

 

Out of Program Courses

Students are required to complete at least 6 points in out of program courses. Only one course may be A&HA or A&HG.

 

Portfolio

A portfolio must be submitted to the Music Education oce by week 10 of the semester in which you plan to graduate.

 

Portfolio Requirements

Students seeking an M.A. in Music and Music Education will compile a portfolio based on the application of their coursework at Teachers College to their current teaching experience. This will serve as the Cumulative Integrative Project and will be due in the final semester preceding graduation.

 

1.   Choose at least four projects you have completed in your coursework at Teachers College that you feel represent your best efforts and thinking.

  • One project must be a video recording of classroom or studio teaching excerpts with written reflections.
  • One must be a video recording of a solo or chamber music performance.  A video recording performance of an ensemble, where the candidate is the director/conductor, is also acceptable. The video recording must be accompanied by the written program.
    • Other projects may include research papers, creative strategies, assessment tools, lesson plans with self‑evaluations, case studies, curriculum sequences, compositions, and analyses.
    • The projects should reflect a breadth and depth of understanding about music, learning, and teaching.

2.   Write a 3‑5 page personal statement reflecting on your learning process and growth regarding your musicianship, scholarship, and pedagogy.  Include a statement of your philosophy of music education as it is reflected in the materials in your portfolio.

3.   Update your resume for use as the “cover sheet” for your portfolio.

4.  Compile resume, statement, projects, and video recordings, along with any archival evidence you would like to include such as photographs, etc. onto a USB drive.  

 

 


Master of Arts w/Initial Certification (40 points)

Description

The M.A. degree with Teacher Certification is a program designed for students with an undergraduate degree in music who wish to prepare for teaching music in the public schools.

Curriculum Guide

The 40‑point degree program leads to both the M.A. degree and New York State Teacher of Music, PreK‑12 Certification. Students admitted to the program should seek guidance from the initial certification advisor at their first registration. All requirements for certification can be completed in this M.A. program if the candidate is identified at the first registration. Students in this M.A. program take coursework followed by two semesters of carefully guided student teaching in schools that reflects the Music Program’s philosophy of authentic and relevant musical pedagogy. Please see the Office of Teacher Education Website for additional specific certification requirements and exams for program completion and graduation.

In order to graduate, students must complete the necessary coursework, student teaching, and the summative project (electronic portfolio); they must also demonstrate competent musicianship in a musical performance.

State Certification

All of the following:

One Special Education Course in consultation with advisor*

  • Course work in arts for children with disabilities, 3 points
  • C&T 4001 Differentiating Instruction in Inclusive Classrooms, 3 points
  • HBSE 4000 Introduction to Special Education, 3 points 

Pedagogy (6 points)

Required:

  • A&HM 4033 Approaches to Teaching Musical Instruments, 2 points*
  • A&HM 4023 Choral Pedagogy, 2 points*

In consultation with advisor one of the following:

  • A&HM 4050 Strategies for Ensemble Rehearsal, 2 points*
  • A&HM 5023 Vocal Pedagogy (or secondary applied lessons or secondary piano), 2 points*
  • A&HM 5021 Instrumental Experiences with Children 2 points*

Music Performance (4 points)

At least 2 courses of the following:

  • Instrumental/Voice Applied Lessons, 2 points
  • Secondary Instrument Applied Lessons, 2 points

Performance Requirement 

Participation in a musical performance is required as part of the Musical Teachers of Tomorrow concert, given each Spring*

Courses marked with * must be completed prior to student teaching

Fieldwork

Both of the following courses:

  • A&HM 4701 Student Teaching – Elementary, 3 points
  • A&HM 4711 Student Teaching – Secondary, 3 points

Out of Program Courses

In consultation with your advisor, select two courses (in addition to the Special Education course) for a minimum of 2 points each from the following programs or departments: Curriculum and Teaching, Developmental Psychology, Human Development, and Sociology and Education.

Portfolio Requirements for Initial Certification

Each student will create a professional electronic portfolio, completed in the final semester of student teaching. The electronic portfolio is expected to include artifacts and reflections from the duration of study. The Director of Initial Certification in Music and Music Education will provide all necessary details. 


Master of Education w/Initial Certification (60 points)

Description

The Master of Education degree (Ed.M.) leading toward initial New York State Teacher Certification is a program designed for students with a graduate degree in music who wish to prepare for teaching in the public schools.

Curriculum Guide

The minimum 60‑point degree program leads to both the Ed.M. degree and New York Teacher of Music Certification, PreK‑12. Students desiring state certification should identify themselves at their first registration and seek guidance from the initial certification advisor.  All requirements for certification can be completed in the ED.M. Program if the candidate is identified at the first registration. Students in this Ed.M. program take coursework followed by two semesters of carefully guided student teaching in schools that reflect the Music Program’s philosophy of authentic and relevant musical pedagogy. Students may transfer up to 30 points from previous graduate work. Please see the Office of Teacher Education website for specific certification requirements and exams for program completion and graduation. 

In order to graduate, students must complete the necessary coursework, student teaching, and the summative project (electronic portfolio); they must also demonstrate competent musicianship in a musical performance.

State Certification

All of the following:

One Special Education Course in consultation with advisor*

  • Course work on arts for children with disabilities, 3 points
  • C&T 4001 Differentiating Instruction in Inclusive Classrooms, 3 points
  • HBSE 4000 Introduction to Special Education, 3 points 

Pedagogy (6 points)

Required:

  • A&HM 4033 Approaches to Teaching Musical Instruments, 2 points*
  • A&HM 4023 Choral Pedagogy, 2 points*

In consultation with advisor one of the following: 

  • A&HM 4050 Strategies for Ensemble Rehearsal, 2 points*
  • A&HM 5023 Vocal Pedagogy (or second applied lessons or secondary piano), 2 points*
  • A&HM 5021 Instrumental Experiences with Children 2 points*

Performance Requirement 

Participation in a musical performance is required as part of the Musical Teachers of Tomorrow concert, given each Spring*

Courses marked with * must be completed prior to student teaching

Fieldwork

Both of the following courses:

  • A&HM 4701 Student Teaching – Elementary, 3 points
  • A&HM 4711 Student Teaching – Secondary, 3 points

Out of Program Courses

In consultation with your advisor, select courses (in addition to the Special Education course) for a minimum of 6 total points from the following programs or departments: Curriculum and Teaching, Developmental Psychology, Human Development or Sociology and Education  

Portfolio Requirements for Initial Certification

Each student will create a professional electronic portfolio, completed in the final semester of student teaching. The electronic portfolio is expected to include artifacts and reflections from the duration of study. The Director of Initial Certification in Music and Music Education will provide all necessary details. 

 


Master of Education (60 points)

Description:  The Master of Education degree (Ed.M.) in Music and Music Education is an advanced professional degree for practitioners in music education that is designed to prepare graduates for careers in elementary schools, secondary schools, and colleges. It is awarded upon satisfactory completion of 60 points of graduate study. Major emphasis is placed on the improvement of instruction and curriculum.  Candidates who show clear promise of success in further graduate study may apply for the doctoral program.

Curriculum:  The general course requirement is a minimum of 60 graduate semester hours, 30 points of which may be transferred from graduate coursework at another institution.  Transferable credits are determined by the Registrar’s office. Candidates who have earned a Master of Arts degree from Teachers College must complete at least 45 of the 60 graduate points at Teachers College.

Programs of study and courses for the degree are divided into four general areas.  A program of study should reflect a balance of courses in these areas: (1) Pedagogy, (2) Research, (3) Music Literacies, and (4) Music Performance.

Non-Departmental Requirements:  In addition to the music program courses, each candidate is expected to complete three courses for a minimum of 8 points from outside the Programs in Music Education (A&HM). These electives are to be selected from areas deemed appropriate in consultation with the faculty advisor.

Graduation Requirements:  Candidates for the Ed.M. degree must complete a scholarly paper demonstrating their ability to synthesize research.  The paper is usually completed in A&HM 5031 Synthesizing Research in Music Education (Prerequisite: A&H 5001 Research Methods in Arts Education), an online 3 point course.


Doctoral Degrees

Requirements include:

1) Satisfactory completion of a program of 90 graduate points beyond the baccalaureate degree,

2) Successful performance on a departmental certification examination, and

3) Preparation and defense of a dissertation. 

At least 54 points of work must be completed at Teachers College. A maximum of 36 graduate points may be accepted from other recognized graduate schools. Transfer credits are evaluated and allocated by the Admissions Office for consideration by the Music Program. Final determinations are made by the program faculty.

Doctoral students must complete a minimum of 15 points of coursework in areas other than those in the Music Program. For the Ed.D. in College Teaching program, two of these courses must be in the area of higher education.

To ensure breadth in professional background, coursework should result in competency in

the following four broad areas: (1) Pedagogy, (2) Research, (3) Comprehensive Musician-ship, and (4) Music Performance. Refer to the catalog for course listings under these general headings.

The preparation and the defense of a dissertation is required for the doctoral degree. When writing the dissertation, each candidate has a sponsor and an additional committee member. Most often the sponsor is a faculty member of the Program in Music and Music Education. Committee members may be chosen from among the professorial faculty elsewhere at Teachers College or the University. Topics are selected from a variety of areas to meet professional needs and interests. Students should consult the appropriate bulletins of the Office of Doctoral Studies and Doctoral Handbook on the Music Education program website: www.tc.columbia.edu/a&h/MusicEd for more specific information.


Application Information

Master's Programs (M.A., M.A. with PreK-12 certification, M.A. with professional certification, Ed.M.)

Please visit the Admissions website for information concerning the application process. www.tc.columbia.edu/admissions/admission

Applicants for Masters Programs must have an undergraduate degree with a major in music or music education or an undergraduate degree with evidence of sufficient musical training and experience to qualify the student for graduate work in this field. The complete application will include the following:

  1. Completed application form
  2. Application fee
  3. Personal statement
  4. Official transcript(s)
  5. Letters of reference
  6. Resume
  7. GRE is required for following degrees: M.A. with Prek-12 Certification, M.A. with Professional Certification, and Ed.M. with Prek-12 Certification. 

Applicants are responsible for collecting and submitting all necessary application materials by the designated program deadline (available on the Office of Admission website). Online applicants may have letters of reference submitted electronically. All applicants must collect and submit supporting documentation, such as transcripts and test scores (i.e., TOEFL), directly to the Teachers College Office of Admission.

Doctoral Programs (Ed.D. and Ed.D.C.T.)

Please visit the Admissions website for information concerning the application process. www.tc.columbia.edu/admissions/admission

Applicants for the Ed.D. normally have previously received a Master of Arts or Master of Music degree. Applicants for the Ed.D. and the Ed.D.C.T. are expected to have several years of professional experience as an educator or performing musician prior to beginning the doctoral program. Both doctoral programs are very selective and admit only a few students each year. The complete application will include the following items:

  1. Completed application form
  2. Application fee
  3. Personal statement
  4. Official transcript(s)
  5. Letters of reference
  6. Resume
  7. Writing sample
  8. Audition (Ed.D.C.T. only)

The GRE is not required.

Personal Statement

As part of the application process, for your personal statement, please thoughtfully consider the questions below and write a 750-1000 word response.

1. What are your professional career goals?                  

How do you envision your future?

Where do you expect to be in five or ten years?

What do you expect to be doing?

2. What are your plans for completion of the degree?

       How do you anticipate your enrollment status?

              How long do you expect it will take?

              How many credits do you anticipate taking each semester?

3.   What are your scholarly interests?

Writing Sample

  • Academic paper or scholarly article.

Audition

  • Applicants for the Ed.D.C.T. must submit a recent recording (CD/DVD) of a performance or arrange for an audition through the music program office.
  • Applications for the Ed.D. and the Ed.D.C.T. are reviewed once each year for fall admission.
  • Applicants are responsible for collecting and submitting all necessary application materials by the designated program deadline (visit the Office of Admission website for details).
  • Online applicants may have their letters of reference submitted electronically. All applicants must collect and submit all supporting documentation, including transcripts and test scores (i.e., TOEFL), directly to the Teachers College Office of Admission.

Faculty List

Faculty

Lecturers

Visiting Faculty

Adjunct

Full-Time Instructors

Instructors

Professor of Music Education
Associate Professor of Music Education
Fee Based Instructor
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Project Manager
Associate Professor of Music Education
Adjunct Associate Professor
Senior Lecturer
Associate Professor of Music & Music Education
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Adjunct Associate Professor

For up to date information about course offerings including faculty information, please visit the online course schedule.

Course List

A&H 5001 Research Methods in Arts and Humanities

An examination of research studies and strategies for conducting research in the arts and humanities.

A&H 5002 Assessment strategies for the arts

An examination of traditional and alternative strategies for assessing art objects and artistic performances, knowledge of the arts, and attitudes toward the arts.

A&HM 4021 Designing musical experiences for young children

(Pedagogy) Overview of appropriate interactive practices, environmental design, and curriculum planning for young children from birth through age 7. Includes observations of exemplary teaching as well as practicum experience.

A&HM 4022 The artistic lives of young children

(Pedagogy) For pre-service and in-service teachers of young children interested in integrative pedagogy focused on children's engagement with music, art, movement, and dramatic play. Creative expression is explored within cultural, expressive, developmental, and curricular contexts through personal reflection, observation, and instructional design.

A&HM 4023 Choral pedagogy

(Pedagogy) Everyone is welcome to explore their own singing as we study choral music and group singing in various ensemble settings. We will address healthy singing with an emphasis on the developing voice and the process of singing with vocal goals, creative repertoire choice and developmental musical goals, and a student-centered approach for rehearsals and planning with engagement goals.  

A&HM 4029 Introduction to new technologies in music education

(Pedagogy) Understanding the principles of creating and teaching with synthesizers, MIDI and computers, and emphasizing the application to music education.

A&HM 4033 Approaches to teaching musical instruments

(Pedagogy) This course will examine teaching and learning in the context of instrumental music. It will serve as an overview of theoretical and philosophical constructs of instrumental music pedagogy. The resulting practices inform our knowledge of teaching through the process of learning instruments in a small group setting. Focus will be on the years students typically begin the learning of wind, brass, and percussion instruments in schools, around the age of 10, through intermediate and advanced levels in middle and high school. Fundamental to our approach will be the development of lesson planning that puts the student at the center of her learning experiences. Not content with the traditional master/apprentice model, we will seek opportunities to improvise and create, allowing students even in the early stages to assume some degree of control over how they make music and what they choose to play. Questioning techniques in the instrumental lesson setting will encourage reflection on action that results in a broadening, not just of skills, but of the kind of reflective thought that is at the heart of educative experiences. Activities and projects in class will center around developing appropriately sequenced lesson plans, understanding the unique characteristics of instruments of various families, and put all class members in the dual role of teacher and student.

A&HM 4050 Strategies for Ensemble Rehearsal

(Pedagogy) Focus on conducting strategies, rehearsal techniques, and performance programming for instrumental and choral groups encountered in K-12 schooling. Emphasis on preparation for musical teaching through score study, development of non-verbal communicative skills, and attention to group engagement. Final projects may focus either on band, orchestra, choral, or K-6 repertoire.

A&HM 4056 Chamber music

(Performance) For music majors only. The study and performance of chamber works from the Baroque through contemporary periods.

A&HM 4167 Digital and/or Electronic Music: Music ed majors

Hours arranged at mutually convenient times between student and instructor.  Goals will be decided at initial meeting for the term. Written permission from the Music Education Program, Room 520A Horace Mann, required. With permission of advisor, students may register continuously for this course up to five semesters total.

A&HM 4201 Fieldwork in music education

For Music majors only. Professional activities in the field under the supervision of a member of the Music Education Program faculty.

A&HM 4357 Ensemble performance: Music--Instrumental

(Performance) For music majors only. For instrumental and vocal majors, a course designed for performance by chamber ensembles. Repertoire determined by registration. Public concert performances each semester.

A&HM 4358 Ensemble performance: Music - Vocal


 (Performance) Open to all interested in singing. Public concert performances each semester. Repertoire determined by registration.

A&HM 4701 Supervised teaching in music education: Elementary

M.A. candidates who are student teaching must complete a minimum of 36 points. A variety of supervised teaching experiences (preK-6), supplemented by conferences, evaluation, and seminars. The student completes 200 hours in schools observing, assisting, teaching, and evaluating. Required of those seeking state certification in music in New York State and other states.

A&HM 4711 Supervised teaching in music education: Secondary

M.A. candidates who are student teaching must complete a minimum of 36 points. A variety of supervised teaching experiences (secondary), supplemented by conferences, evaluation, and seminars. The student completes 200 hours in schools observing, assisting, teaching, and evaluating. Required of those seeking state certification in music in New York State and other states.

A&HM 4901 Research and independent study in music education

(Research) For Music majors only. Research and independent study under the direction of a member of the Music and Music Education Program faculty.

A&HM 5020 Foundations of music education

(Pedagogy) An examination of the historical, philosophical, psychological, and sociological bases of music education, emphasizing the implications for the development of curriculum, policy, and administrative leadership.

A&HM 5021 Instrumental experiences with children

(Pedagogy) Prerequisite: A&HM 5022. For private and group music teachers. Developmentally appropriate strategies and materials for instrumental instruction, integrating improvisation, composition, movement, singing, and ensemble playing.

A&HM 5022 Children's musical development

(Research) Overview of significant issues and current research regarding the development of musical skills and understandings in children through early adolescence. Includes observations of children's spontaneous music-making.

A&HM 5023 Vocal pedagogy

(Research) This course offers a complete study of the singing voice including investigation and application of recent research in voice production and pedagogy. We will examine research and address practical skills and special interests such as choral singing, the young voice, CCM styles of singing, and vocal health. A diagnosis of vocal condition will be followed by the design of a process for effective change. Those who are interested in the research aspect of this topic must enroll for 3 points. Those who are interested in the more practical applications of the course can enroll for either 2 or 3 points.

A&HM 5025 Creativity and problem-solving in music education

(Pedagogy) Permission of instructor required. Designed for initial and professional majors to experience and explore critical thinking and creativity as a means for establishing a framework for music learning at all levels.

A&HM 5026 Composing Collaboratively Across Styles
(Music Literacies) Course emphasizes the acquisition and application of diverse musical skills. Collaborative and creative learning processes are explored as means to enlarge content knowledge and curricular possibilities to reflect increasingly pluralistic and multicultural music classrooms. 
A&HM 5027 Philosophical perspectives on music education

(Pedagogy) An investigation of the influential philosophical texts that inform music teaching and learning. Topics involve the examination of aesthetic philosophy, ethical practices, and historical, critical, and cultural perspectives.

A&HM 5029 Intermediate and advanced applications of new technologies in music education

(Pedagogy) Specific demonstrations with new music technology emphasizing the development of creative strategies for music education at various levels.

A&HM 5031 Synthesizing research in music education

(Research) Prerequisite A&H 5001. Required for Ed.M. and Ed.D. students. This course develops students' ability to analyze research journals and to summarize research in music education. Students write a synthesis of research in an area of music education.

A&HM 5032 Comprehensive Musicianship I

(Music Literacies) Through analysis, composition, critical listening, improvisation, and performance, 17th- and 18th-century theoretical constructs are explored, including an overview of the development of harmony and polyphony leading up to these eras.

A&HM 5033 Comprehensive Musicianship II

(Music Literacies) An examination of 19th-century theoretical constructs through analysis, composition, critical listening, improvisation, and performance.

A&HM 5052 Vocal literature and interpretation

(Music Literacies) For students of singing, accompanying, and coaching. Offers performing and teaching command of representative literature, techniques of interpretation and presentation; German, Italian, and French diction for singers.

A&HM 5058 Recital I

For Music majors only. Co-requisite: simultaneous registration for applied music instruction or special permission. The student will create and perform a recital.  Along with selection of repertoire chosen with advisor, the student will secure a date, designing programs and flyers, and arrange for any advertising, personnel, and rehearsals. Group (chamber) works are accepted, as wekk as children's programs, or solo programs reflecting the individuality of performers.  Suggested time frame is 30-60 minutes.  Option to register for 0 point or 1 point to receive additional coaching from the applied music instructor.

A&HM 5156 Percussion Instruction: Music Major

(Performance) Hours arranged at mutually convenient times between student and instructor.  Goals will be decided at initial meeting for the term. Written permission from the Music and Music Education Program, Room 520A Horace Mann, required. For intermediate and advanced Music majors only. With permission of advisor, students may register continuously for this course.

A&HM 5160 Oboe Instruction: Music Major

(Performance) Hours arranged at mutually convenient times between student and instructor.  Goals will be decided at initial meeting for the term. Written permission from the Music and Music Education Program, Room 520A Horace Mann, required. For intermediate and advanced Music majors only. With permission of advisor, students may register continuously for this course.

A&HM 5161 Saxophone Instruction: Music Major

(Performance) Hours arranged at mutually convenient times between student and instructor.  Goals will be decided at initial meeting for the term. Written permission from the Music and Music Education Program, Room 520A Horace Mann, required. For intermediate and advanced Music majors only. With permission of advisor, students may register continuously for this course.

A&HM 5162 Flute Instruction: Music Major

(Performance) Hours arranged at mutually convenient times between student and instructor.  Goals will be decided at initial meeting for the term. Written permission from the Music and Music Education Program, Room 520A Horace Mann, required. For intermediate and advanced Music majors only. With permission of advisor, students may register continuously for this course.

A&HM 5164 Bassoon Instruction: Music Major

(Performance) Contact hours arranged at mutually convenient times between student and instructor.  Goals will be decided at initial meeting for the term. Written permission from the Music and Music Education Program, Room 520A Horace Mann, required. For intermediate and advanced Music majors only. With permission of advisor, students may register continuously for the course numbers below.

A&HM 5166 Guitar Instruction: Music Major

(Performance) Written permission from the Music and Music Education Program, Room 520A Horace Mann, required. For intermediate and advanced Music majors only. With permission of advisor, students may register continuously for the course number.

A&HM 5167 Digital and/or Electronic Music Instruction: Music Majors

(Performance) Hours arranged at mutually convenient times between student and instructor.  Goals will be decided at initial meeting for the term. Written permission from the Music and Music Education Program, Room 520A Horace Mann, required. For intermediate and advanced Music majors only. With permission of advisor, students may register continuously for this course up to five semesters total.

A&HM 5169 Woodwinds Instruction: Music Major

(Performance) Hours arranged at mutually convenient times between student and instructor.  Goals will be decided at initial meeting for the term. Written permission from the Music Education Program, Room 520A Horace Mann, required. For intermediate and advanced Music majors only. With permission of advisor, students may register continuously for this course.

A&HM 5201 Fieldwork in music education

For Music majors only. Professional activities in the field under the supervision of a member of the Music Education Program faculty.

A&HM 5350 Piano Instruction: Music Major

(Performance) Contact hours arranged at mutually convenient times between student and instructor.  Goals will be decided at initial meeting for the term. Written permission from the Music Education Program, Room 520A Horace Mann, required. Individual instruction includes repertory, technical and musical problems, performing experience, and intensive understanding of teaching strategies. With the permission of the advisor, students may register continuously for this course.

A&HM 5352 Voice Instruction: Music Majors

(Performance) Hours arranged at mutually convenient times between student and instructor.  Goals will be decided at initial meeting for the term. For Music majors only. Written permission from the Music Education Program, Room 520A Horace Mann, required. Advanced individual voice instruction includes repertory, technical, and musical problems, performing experience, and intensive understanding of teaching strategies. With the permission of the advisor, a student may register continuously for this course.

A&HM 5353 Organ instruction: Music ed major

(Performance) Contact hours arranged at mutually convenient times between student and instructor.  Goals will be decided at initial meeting for the term. Written permission from the Music and Music Education Program, Room 520A Horace Mann, required. For experienced organists and music majors. Individual instruction on technical problems, repertory and performance practice. With the permission of the advisor, a student may register continuously for this course.

A&HM 5901 Research and Independent Study in Music Education

(Research) For Music majors only. Research and independent study under the direction of a member of the Music and Music Education Program faculty.

A&HM 6001 Teaching and administration of music in college

(Pedagogy) Major issues relating to the curriculum, instruction, and administration of programs of Music and Music Education in colleges and universities.

A&HM 6023 The teaching of applied music in college

(Pedagogy) We will examine studio teaching (applied music) over the semester. We will review recent research in the field and address practical pedagogical skills including learning goals and outcomes, curriculum and repertoire issues, and rapport and communication. We will look to define effective teaching in a student-centered environment, observing the tension that arises between the traditional master-apprentice model and a student-centered environment. As such, you will be reviewing your own teaching and your peers via a video platform.

A&HM 6041 Interview Data and Analysis

(Research) Meant to prepare and support doctoral research, the course involves reviewing and critiquing sample interview studies, designing and implementing data collection using various interview techniques, and coding and analyzing data.

A&HM 6058 Recital II

The student will create and perform a recital.  Along with selection of repertoire chosen with advisor, the student will secure a date, designing programs and flyers, and arrange for any advertising, personnel, and rehearsals. Group (chamber) works are accepted, as are children's programs or solo programs reflecting the individuality of performers. Suggested time frame is 30-60 minutes. Option to register for 0 point or 1 point to receive additional coaching from the applied music instructor.

A&HM 6481 Internship in the teaching of college music

This course is designed to allow students who are either interested in teaching at the college level or those already doing so an opportunity to observe and reflect upon this practice. All students enrolled will be observing a teacher/mentor in the context of a weekly classroom OR examining your own teaching. Originally designed for new college teachers with limited classroom experience, this course may also accommodate the experienced teacher who wishes to further his/her insight into classroom teaching.

A&HM 6501 Doctoral seminar in music education

Permission required from advisor and sign-up in the Music Education Program (520A Horace Mann) is also required. For Music majors only. Music doctoral candidates will identify their area of research interest and narrow their dissertation topic.

A&HM 6510 Advanced Seminar in Music Education

This advanced seminar is for students at the dissertation level. Emphasis is on areas of research concentration for the purpose of critiquing work while considering the implications for music education.  

A&HM 6901 Advanced study in music education

For Music majors only. Permission required from advisor and sign-up in the Music Education Program (520A Horace Mann) is also required. Research and independent study under the direction of a member of the Music Education faculty. Different sections will be offered for specific subject areas. Each section will require subject's specific prerequisites.

A&HM 6971 Research and independent study in music education

Permission required from advisor, and sign-up in the Music Education Program (520A Horace Mann) is also required. Research and independent study under the direction of a faculty member in Music Education.

A&HM 7501 Dissertation seminar in music education

Permission required from advisor, and sign-up in the Music Education Program (520A Horace Mann) is also required. For Music majors only. A required group tutorial for music doctoral students to help develop or refine topics of inquiry for research. The teaching format is flexible and may include faculty/student presentations, group discussions, and critiques. Preparation and presentation of dissertation proposal for approval. Students may register for a maximum of one term.

A&HM 8900 Dissertation advisement in music education

Permission required from advisor, and sign-up in the Music Education Program (520A Horace Mann) is also required. Individual advisement on doctoral dissertations for music majors only. Fee to equal 3 points at current tuition rate for each term. For requirements, see section in catalog on Continuous Registration for Ed.D. degree.