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Summer '17 Course Offerings for Music Educators

Classes are open to non-degree seeking students

Two courses for music educators will be offered at Miami University during Summer 2017. Classes run Monday-Thursday beginning June 12 through July 6. Non-degree seeking students (including undergraduates who are seniors and K-12 teachers) are eligible to take the courses. Learn more about the graduate application process »


MUS 622 Teaching Elementary Music: Theory and Practice (3 credits) 

Examines the nature of elementary general music (preK-6) with emphasis on curricular issues/approaches, child development, and learning theories as they affect teaching strategies and materials. The development of children’s musicianship, creativity, and thinking skills are integral to the course.

Instructor: Dr. Kay Edwards

Dr. Edwards will tailor the focus and level of this course to the K-12 general music teaching interests of those in the class.


MUS 623 Integrating Multiculturalism into Music Curriculum (3 credits)

Examines issues, approaches, and applications of teaching PreK-12th grade music classrooms utilizing music of diverse cultures. Emphasis on instructional models and hands-on experiences with selected world cultures (West African, Latin American, American Indian) will provide limited depth rather than breadth.

Prerequisite: Bachelor’s degree in Music Education
Instructors: Dr. Kay Edwards and Dr. Chris Tanner

Dr. Edwards will tailor the focus and level of this course to the teaching interests of those in the class within a framework of culturally responsive pedagogy.


How to register for courses »

All full-time teachers in Ohio are eligible for the TEAM Scholarship at Miami University, a 50% reduction in instructional, general, technology, and Metro fees. Read more about the TEAM scholarship and how to apply »

If you have questions contact Dr. Brenda Mitchell, Director of Graduate studies in the Department of Music at Miami University at mitchebs@miamioh.edu