Composition, Technology, and the K-12 Student
Offered - Fall
Course number - ME-P342
The study of composition is fundamental to understanding the expressive qualities of music. It provides an ideal framework for exploration and experimentation with the basic materials of music. MENC recognizes the role of creativity and the importance of composition by including composing and arranging as one of the nine National Standards for Music Education (Standard #4). Collaborative and creative music composition can be facilitated in the classroom using music production and notation software. This course focuses on ideas and concepts for individual and group composition projects in the K-12 music classroom, as well as teaching and assessment strategies. DAW, notation, and instructional software, as well as myriad online resources, will be discussed and explored to create age-appropriate composition activities. In addition, special emphasis will be placed on how other media elements, such as text, graphics, audio, and video, as well as web-based tools, can enhance the music composition process for K-12 students.
Course Chair: Cecil Adderley
Prerequisites: ME-152 and ME-326
Required of: None
Electable by: MUED majors