Summer Graduate Music Courses


The "2+2" Master of Music in Music Education Degree at Crane

The Master of Music in Music Education degree may be completed in as little as two summers with as few as two additional online courses (2+2).  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.

Over the course of two summers, students will have the opportunity to take electives in thee main areas: music technology, creativity, and global music. This is in addition to required coursework in music education, music history, and music theory, and still leaves opportunities for students to take additional electives in music education or other subjects. The entire degree plan for the degree can be found here.

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Four week session, Monday, June 29 – Thursday, July 23, 2015 (classes meet Monday-Thursday)

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 623: Music of the Viennese Classicists
Instructor: Dr. Nelly Case
Musical styles from 1750 to 1830. Music of the Mannheim School, Haydn, Mozart, Gluck and Beethoven in relation to preceding and following periods.


One week session: Monday, July 27 – Friday, July 31, 2015

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 523: Advanced Issues in Music Education: Creativity, Critical Thinking and Collaborative Music Learning
Instructor: Dr. Mark Robin Campbell

Examination of critical issues which impact music in the schools. Topics vary.

One week session, Monday, August 3 – Friday, August 7, 2015

MUCE 520: Topics in Music Technology

Instructor: Professor Emmett O'Leary
A seminar exploring computer, MIDI and Multimedia technology as it might be applied in a music education setting. The hands-on sessions in the Crane MIDI Lab will include the following: use of a generic office software for managing classroom records, tasks and class presentations; MIDI sequencing and auto-accompaniment generating software, and possible uses in music education; utilization of music notation software; introduction to multimedia programming for creating interactive classroom materials; and accessing and creating simple documents for the musical World Wide Web. Although prior knowledge of computer/MIDI technology will be helpful, it is not required.



Session I: May 21 – June 25, 2015

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.

Fall 2015 semester

MUCE 648: Psychology of Music
Instructor: Dr. Alan Solomon

Examination of the psychoacoustic parameters of music, the perception of melody, harmony, rhythm and form; affective responses to music; musical preference and ability; neuro-physiology and musical behavior; learning theory and music; functional music; and measurements and evaluation of musical behavior. An introduction to basic research methods is included.

Spring/Summer 2016: To be announced.