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.
EMU130Y1 - Introduction to Music Education
EMU150H1 - Instrumental Class: Violin
Introductory study of violin and viola.
EMU151H1 - Instrumental Class: Clarinet
Introductory study of the clarinet.
EMU152H1 - Instrumental Class: Trumpet
Introductory study of the trumpet.
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. This course is limited to those with piano skills at a level equivalent to RCM Level 8 or below.
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.
Exclusion: EMU231Y1; Not open to Voice majors
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.
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.
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.
EMU252H1 - Instrumental Class: French Horn
Introductory study of the French horn.
EMU254H1 - Instrumental Class: Trombone
Introductory study of the trombone.
EMU256H1 - Instrumental Class: Tuba
Introductory study of the tuba.
EMU260H1 - Instrumental Class: Cello I
Introductory study of the cello.
EMU262H1 - Instrumental Class: Percussion
Practical study of percussion instruments. Care and maintenance of instruments and equipment. Ensemble playing.
EMU263H1 - Instrumental Class: Flute
Introductory study of the flute.
EMU264H1 - Instrumental Class: Oboe
Introductory study of the oboe.
EMU267H1 - Instrumental Class: Saxophone
Introductory study of the saxophone.
EMU268H1 - Instrumental Class: Bassoon
Introductory study of the bassoon. One hour, one term.
EMU270H1 - Instrumental Class: Double Bass
Introductory study of the double bass. One hour, one term.
EMU305H1 - Survey of Improvisation Practices
A performance/pedagogical survey of major improvisational practices and techniques from the Renaissance on; their adaptation and application to classroom and/or private teaching. Students gain experience in a wide variety of improvisational approaches including Renaissance vocal polyphony, baroque/classical embellishment, rock/blues/jazz jamming, “open” (free) improvisation and those related to various ‘world’ traditions.
EMU330Y1 - Choral Music Education
The study and practice of choral music with an emphasis on teaching and learning in school and community choral settings. The course will focus on conducting, programming and score study with an emphasis on rehearsal pedagogy.
Exclusion: EMU330H1 and/or EMU331H1
EMU355Y1 - Accompanying
The course focuses on developing pianistic, musical and verbal skills in order to succeed in a broad spectrum of collaborative opportunities during a professional career. In-class accompanying presentations and lectures introduce students to professional musician/teacher requirements through collaborative training. Practical experience in improvisation, sight-reading. Assignments appropriate to level of keyboard facility.
EMU356Y1 - Instrumental Music I: Curriculum, Conducting, Rehearsal and Repertoire
A study of techniques for the instruction and administration of wind and string instrumental programs. Analysis and performance of beginning and intermediate band and string orchestra repertoire.
EMU359H1 - Jazz Education
EMU360H1 - Jazz Improvisation for Music Education
EMU370Y1 - Principles & Practice of Music Education for Children I
This course provides an introduction to the philosophical underpinnings and practice-based theories of music education for children. Students will have the opportunity to study the development of musicianship in childhood and explore common theories and educational approaches through seminars, observations, composition and performance experiences, and microteaching opportunities.
EMU371H1 - Multimodal Approaches to Music Teaching and Learning
This course provides a multitude of approaches to music teaching and learning including informal music learning, music technology, community music and improvisatory and creative musical activities in music classrooms. Students will actively create and perform music while crafting a well-rounded curriculum based on the ideas derived from the course. Philosophical underpinnings of such practices will also be examined.
EMU372Y1 - Movement & Music: Dalcroze Eurhythmics
This course focuses on the pedagogy of Dalcroze Eurhythmics, a music education approach that examines the intrinsic relationships between physical movement and the learning/performing of music. Students make a kinaesthetic connection to a wide variety of music through invigorating combinations of free movement, choreography, singing, conducting, improvisation and music games.
EMU410H1 - Introduction to Research in Music Education
An introduction to modes of research in music education, with particular reference to principles of research design and effective research procedures. Students will prepare critiques of research material and will be guided in designing research projects.