The Master of Music in Music Education degree may be completed in as little as two summers with additional online course work. Summer courses are taught by Crane faculty and distinguished guest faculty. For detailed information on admissions requirements, please visit our website at http://www.potsdam.edu/Crane; click on Graduate Studies in Music. The Graduate Music Admissions link can be found on this page. The summer admissions deadline is May 1st.
Note: Summer courses are available to take at a reduced fee for professional development credit. For more information, contact the SUNY Potsdam Office of Extended Education at (800) 458-1142 or (315) 267-2166; email@example.com. The Crane School also expects to again offer a professional development course through Jazz at Lincoln Center in late June. More information will be forthcoming.
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Session I: May 23 – June 27, 2013 (no classes on 5/27)
MUCE 505: Action Research for Music Educators
Instructor: Dr. Caron Collins
This course is designed to help school band directors, choir directors, and music teachers learn user-friendly action research techniques to find answers to nagging problems that plague their music programs. Techniques will be applied during the course in a mini research project.
This course is also offered online during the spring 2013 semester.
MUCE 645: Music in Special Education
Instructor: Tracy Wanamaker
Acquaints music education students with the individualized education program (IEP) process, music materials and techniques for teaching special learners in self-contained classrooms or mainstreamed into music classes. Readings, observations, music activities and originally designed materials a part of this class.
Session II: July 8 – August 9, 2013
GRED 503: Educational Law
Instructor: Dr. Robyn Hosley
Study of principles and procedures underlying educational law in the United States with emphasis upon New York State. Analysis of critical current issues, church-state relationships, transportation, discipline, liability and teacher rights and responsibilities.
CRANE SCHOOL OF MUSIC ON-CAMPUS SUMMER 2013 COURSES
One week session: TUESDAY, June 25 – SATURDAY, June 29, 2013
MUCP 553: Ghanaian Drumming and Dancing
Instructor: Kwasi Dunyo
This workshop provides extended experiences in West African music and dance with master musician Kwasi Dunyo. While focusing on selected drumming and dance styles, participants will explore the expression of music and dance within the Ghanian culture. Topics include the time line as a vehicle for organizing sound in time and space, the nature of the aural/oral learning and teaching process, and the role of community within Ghanian music and dance traditions.
One week session, Monday, July 1 – Saturday, July 6, 2013 (no class July 4th)
MUCE 523: Advanced Issues in Music Education: Music Technologies, Social Justice, & Assessment
Instructor: Dr. Mark Robin Campbell
Gain a practical, up-to-date understanding of issues transforming music education in the schools today and learn how to effectively work with them in your classroom. Study topics include integrating internet technologies into the classroom and ensemble curriculum for creative music making; creating democratic music classrooms for social awareness, student empowerment and musical achievement; designing strategies for assessing student learning in music with implications for teacher evaluation policies.
Four week session, Monday, July 8 – Thursday, August 1, 2013 (classes meet Monday-Thursday)
MUCH 611: Introduction to Graduate Studies in Music
Instructor: Dr. James Madeja
A survey of bibliographic and resource materials in music, education, and music education. Examination of basic research methodologies, techniques and procedures and their practical applications. This is a core course required for all Master of Music degrees at Crane.
MUCE 601: Philosophy and Issues in Music Education
Instructor: Dr. Mark Robin Campbell
Survey of educational philosophies which have influenced current thought. Discussion of issues regarding public school music instruction, administration, and supervision including curricular structure and evaluative techniques.
MUCH 695: Musical Variations as Rhetoric
Instructor: Dr. Rebecca Gerber
Musical variations communicate the importance of an idea and strengthen it with elaborations, similar to models of oratory and rhetoric. While variation types are used in all historical periods, works from the 18th-century music are the focus of the course.
One week session, Monday, August 5 – Friday, August 9, 2013
MUAP 595: iPad Ensemble
Instructor: Dr. Debra Campbell
This course will examine the diverse ways that people can make music using the IPAD. Participants will explore the different musical applications while making and arranging music. An IPAD or other mobile devise is required. Final may include a virtual performance. If you have questions, please contact the instructor.
MUCE 695: APPR and Assessment Strategies for the School Music Program
Instructors: Dr. James and Tammy Medeja
Overview of the rationale and procedures for the New York State Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR). New York State Education Department-approved rubrics and assessment tools for measuring student growth will be examined. Students will develop Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for a course of musical study and construct pretest/posttest items utilizing various forms of assessment including performance-based assessment. Projects will be tailored to each individual’s specific area of interest. Current music teachers are encouraged to develop materials for use in their own programs.