Introduction to New Technologies in Music Education

A&HG 4029.001 & 4029.002

Macy Computer Lab 345

Fall 2008

 

 

Guidelines for Project #1

(Optional for 2 credit students)

 

           For the first project, you are required to create a department or studio newsletter that highlights one of the administrative applications of music technology in the music classroom.  (The newsletter can be completely fictitious.)

This project is worth 25 points for 2 credit students and 15 points for 3 credit students.

 

Music Department/Studio Newsletter

 

Each of the following criteria is worth 3 points (2 credit students) or 2 points (3 credit students). The newsletter must include the following:

 

 

Aside from these requirements, be as creative as possible.

 

PROJECT #1 is due on Monday, September 29th 2008.

 

Guidelines for Project #2

(All students must complete this Project)

 

           For the second project, you are required to create a PowerPoint presentation that effectively teaches a musical concept of your choosing.  Try to make it practical for your teaching.  The information contained in the presentation should be accurate. This project is worth 25 points for 2 credit students and 15 points for 3 credit students.

 

PowerPoint Project

 

Each of the following criteria is worth 3 points (2 credit students) or 2 points (3 credit students). The PowerPoint presentations must include the following:

 

 

PROJECT #2 is due on Monday, October 20th 2008.

 

Guidelines for Project #3

(Optional for 2 credit students)

          

For this project, you are required to create a lesson plan that fully integrates technology into the teaching of a given musical concept.  This lesson plan can be for any grade level, K-20.  For example, if you were to teach a unit on Native American music, you should look for elements of that subject matter that can be enhanced through the use of technology.  This might include websites, CD-ROM titles, and some of the software that we have previewed in class.  Although we have not looked at notational software at this point, you might have the students compose their own piece of music based on the characteristics of a certain Native American tribe.

           It is the intention of this project to give you a real-life application of technology in the music classroom. This project is worth 25 points for 2 credit students and 15 points for 3 credit students.

 

Technology-Based Lesson Plan

 

Your lesson plan should include the following:

 

          

           Please give specific ways that you will use the technology in your lesson plan.  This should come in the ANTICIPATORY SET, the PROCEDURE part, or possibly in the EXTENSIONS part.  The point of this lesson unit is to see how you will creatively utilize technology to teach a given aspect of music, not to see whether or not you can write a lesson plan.

Project #3 is due on Monday, November 3rd 2008.

 

Guidelines for Project #4

(All students must complete this Project)

 

           This project fulfills the requirements for the Doctoral Certification Project #4.  The requirements for that project are as follows:  Compose or arrange a musical work that is realized through computer software.  Submit the piece on audiotape or CD along with a printout of the score.  The score should contain all markings (phrasing, dynamics, articulations, etc.) that render the piece performable by another musician.  The musical work or arrangement may be in any style form, as long as standard guidelines for voice leading are observed; arrangements should demonstrate creative interpretation of the given material.  The piece should not exceed three minutes in length. 

           You should use any notation software that you feel comfortable with, but it should be able to fulfill all of the above requirements.  This project is worth 40 points for 2 credit students and 30 points for 3 credit students.

 

Project #4 is due on Monday, December 8th 2008.

 

Guidelines for Project #5

(Optional for 2 credit students)

 

GarageBand Project

           This project serves as an introduction to GarageBand.  Students will create a composition that incorporates the following:

        At least one GarageBand loop.

        At least one imported audio file.

        At least two minutes in length.

        At least one track of MIDI information.

        All projects must be imported into iTunes and handed in on CD-R.

 

This project is worth 25 points for 2 credit students and 15 points for 3 credit students.

 

Project #5 is due on Monday, December 15th 2008.