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Summer ME-MME Program Concentrations


The two concentrations for the summer ME-MME program are choral pedagogy and instrumental pedagogy. Students typically complete this degree largely in 3 summers. These programs start on the posted first day of school in the summer term and run through the first three weeks of June. For summer 2014 the dates are 06/03/14 – 06/20/14 (MTWRF).  Those interested in the Contemporary Topics in Choral Pedagogy class should be aware that this class is offered on 06/23/14-06/24/14.

A variety of class options will be available and will show on the summer 2014 schedule of classes online at https://classes.ku.edu/Classes/ExternalDisplay.action on March 13, 2014.

Choral Pedagogy – Summer – ME-MME

  • Complete the degree largely in three summers with 3-week and 1-week summer terms
  • One required course. Other courses are selected according to individual interests and career goals.
  • Degree requires 30 hours.
  • Both thesis and non-thesis degree options.
  • Choral specific classes offered every summer
  • Wind, percussion, and string courses available.

Sample Classes Offered on a Rotational Basis

  • Conducting – Literature, Pedagogy, Techniques, and Analysis (repeatable yearly)
  • Children's Voices
  • Diction
  • Historical Choral Pedagogy
  • Adolescent Voices
  • Adolescent Changing Voices
  • Science Based Voice Education
  • Current Topics in Music Education
  • Research Methods in Music Education

Facilities

The MEMT research suite has a variety of flexible spaces dedicated to graduate instruction and research, most with two-way mirrored surfaces. These include Music Instructional Clinic Spaces (large and small), with an adjoining observation area, a Music Perception and Cognition Laboratory, a Music Behavior Research Laboratory, a Music Behavior Observation Laboratory, and a Vocology Laboratory.

The School of Music Vocology Laboratory is an integral component of our programs in choral pedagogy and voice pedagogy, both of which offer opportunities to explore ongoing dialogue among musicians and voice science experts, I addition to honing superb teaching, conducting, performing, and musicological skills. The lab affords state of the art resources for research-based approaches to real world singing contexts, and has both stationary and mobile capabilities.

Instrumental Pedagogy – Summer – ME-MME

  • Complete the degree largely in three summers with 3-week and 1-week summer terms
  • One required course. Other courses are selected according to individual interests and career goals.
  • Degree requires 30 hours.
  • Both thesis and non-thesis degree options.
  • Wind & percussion and string specific courses offered every summer.
  • Choral courses available.

Sample Classes Offered on a Rotational Basis

  • Conducting – Literature, Pedagogy, Techniques, and Analysis (repeatable yearly)
  • Advanced Woodwind Techniques
  • Advanced Brass Techniques
  • Advanced Percussion Techniques
  • Advanced Techniques in Instrumental Repair
  • Advanced High Strings Techniques
  • Advanced Low Strings Techniques
  • Jazz Band Techniques and Improvisation
  • Marching Band Teaching and Charting
  • Secondary and Studio String Pedagogy
  • Science and Psychology of Music Performance and Teaching
  • Current Topics in Music Education
  • Research Methods in Music Education

Facilities

The MEMT research suite has a variety of flexible spaces dedicated to graduate instruction and research, most with two-way mirrored surfaces. These include Music Instructional Clinic Spaces (large and small), with an adjoining observation area, a Music Perception and Cognition Laboratory, a Music Behavior Research Laboratory, a Music Behavior Observation Laboratory, and a Vocology Laboratory.

Admission

Information specific to the process of applying for an MEMT graduate degree program is found in the MEMT Graduate Application and Procedure document located on graduate tab of http://music.ku.edu/applyaudition.

Contacts

Dr. James Daugherty, jdaugher@ku.edu (choral pedagogy)
Dr. Christopher Johnson, cmj@ku.edu (instrumental pedagogy)

Additional information is available about Dr. Daugherty and Dr. Johnson through the Faculty sidebar link. 


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