Summer Graduate Music Courses


Summer 2014 Graduate Courses


The Master of Music in Music Education degree may be completed over three summers, and students may also choose to take some course work online.  Summer courses are taught by Crane faculty and distinguished guest faculty.  Graduate Music Admissions information can be found on this webpage.  The summer admissions deadline is May 1st.

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Session I: May 22 – June 26, 2014 (no classes on 5/26)

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.


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 7 – August 8, 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.



Tentative Schedule

One week session: TUESDAY, July 1 – SATURDAY, July 5, 2014

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.

MUCE 595: Music! Words! - We regret to report that this course has been canceled.

One week session, Monday, July 7 – Friday, July 11, 2014

MUCE 640: Projects and Readings in Music Education

Instructor: Dr. Mark Robin Campbell
Practical application of ideas based upon student-selected topics in music education. Includes analysis of readings in music and education generated for the purposes of designing and creating K-12 general music or ensemble learning projects that can be used in personal teaching situations.

Four week session, Monday, July 14 – Thursday, August 7, 2014 (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 608: Curriculum Development in the School Music Program

Instructor: Dr. Mark Robin Campbell

Examination of the systematic process of program development. Focus upon the development of general goals, program objectives, and instructional objectives, as well as the design and sequence of musical experiences and materials. Final project involves the development of a program for a specific course of study; school music teachers are encouraged to gear projects toward their own specific teaching situations.


MUCT 695: Instrumentation & Arranging

Instructor: Dr. Timothy Sullivan