Elementary Practicum B

Elementary Practicum B
Expanded exploration of practical applications of classroom general music methodologies and pedagogy for the upper elementary grades. Elaboration of topics drawn from Music 371A. Investigation of children's choir development, including arranging and adapting vocal and instrumental music. Observation and teaching experiences in the schools.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 1.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesMUSIC 371A
 ProgramsContaining MUSIC 371B
Course Outcomes

Elementary Music Content

Students will articulate what should be taught in elementary music for grades K-5 including music skills, elements, and concepts.

Elementary Music Instruction

Students will develop standards-based lesson plans and demonstrate sequenced developmental teaching of musical elements for grades K-5 using a variety of methods and delivery techniques.


Students will select, utilize, and assess methods of evaluation in elementary general music.

Practicum Experience

Students will observe and teach in the BYU Young Musicians Academy, local children's choirs, and elementary music classrooms.

Children's Choir

Students will demonstrate the ability to guide children's musicianship through choral experiences by selecting and analyzing repertoire, creating a choral concert program, gathering choral resources, and planning and executing choral rehearsals.

Professional Development

Students will explore and research special topics in music education such as multicultural music education, general music instruments and ensembles, and nurturing creativity.