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EMU130Y1 Introduction to Music Education

An introduction to concepts and contexts to music education with an emphasis on a critical examination of current practice. Introduction to the basics of various approaches to music teaching and learning.

EMU150H1 Instrumental Class: Violin

Introductory study of violin and viola.

Violin majors: P.I.

EMU151H1 Instrumental Class: Clarinet

Introductory study of the clarinet.

Clarinet majors: P.I.

EMU152H1 Instrumental Class: Trumpet

Introductory study of the trumpet.

Trumpet majors: P.I.

EMU154H1 Instrumental Class: Guitar

Introductory study of the guitar. Pedagogical considerations for class guitar instruction in popular and classical guitar styles.

EMU207Y1 Piano Skills for Professional Musicians/Teachers

A practice-based course that develops competency in the playing of chord progressions, simple accompaniments, combinations of parts from open choral scores, combinations of transposing parts from instrumental scores, simple sight harmonization of songs, playing by ear, improvisation, and ensemble playing. A music notation software project will be introduced.

EMU230H1 Voice Education

Introductory study of voice production with attention to breathing technique, tone development and vocal diction. This course focuses on the development of the singing voice for students seeking a basic understanding of how the voice works for singing. Recommended for music education, instrumental, keyboard and composition students interested in singing.

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EMU231H1 Voice Pedagogy for Young Choirs

Introductory study of vocal methods for teaching young choirs with attention to breathing techniques, tone production, vocal diction and rehearsal pedagogies relevant to working with children and youth choirs. Recommended for all students interested in learning to work vocally with young singers, ages 6-16.

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EMU240H1 Theoretical Inquiry in Music Education

This course introduces students to theoretical inquiry in music education in the context of diversity related to students, teachers, music, and music educational settings. Through course readings, individual research, classroom interactions, presentations, and writing short essays, students critique existing theories, and develop concepts articulating their own theories of music education that take into account relevant social, political, and ethical questions.

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EMU245H1 Psychological Foundations of Music Education

This course provides an advanced study of the psychological bases of music education. Students will critically reflect on the strengths and weaknesses of prevailing psychological theories in the context of music teaching and learning. Through seminar presentations, research, and the examination of scholarly literature, students will explore the field of music psychology.

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