3860: Kodály Based Musicianship
3860 A (Fall 2017)
3861 B (Winter 2018)
Dr. Cathy Benedict
Course Description, Goals and Objectives:
When music education students graduate, and become active in the field of teaching, whether that be general music, choral, instrumental and even studio, music theory will be at the heart of all that they do. GIM I and II prepare students with a level of basic musicianship that lays the framework for higher levels of theoretical engagements.
The purpose of Kodály Based Musicianship is to build on these fundaments with the goal of engaging the pre-service music educator in advanced music literacy development (aural, reading and writing) through a systematic, sequential and integrative process through singing, inner hearing and movement/gesture. As students participate in this sequential learning and teaching process pre-service music educators will also be internalizing a method of teaching they will be able to incorporate into their future community, elementary, choral and instrumental teaching settings.
This section will maintain compatibility and equivalence with GIM III and IV. Keyboard Harmony skills will continue to be taken outside of this class and 1/4 of your grade in this class will be based on your work in that class.
This course is designed to address the continual development of musicianship and teaching:
- By reflecting on the teaching learning process in multiple music contexts
- By teaching students to integrate their musicianship skills in order to best model them to future students
- By constant formative assessment processes in each class