Students will understand the place in the curriculum for additional ensembles (i.e. jazz,marching band, musical orchestra, folk groups) and demonstrate understanding of the skills required to direct them.
Students will learn how to appreciate and run alternative performance groups.
Philosophy of Music Education
Students will develop and demonstrate the ability to articulate a personal philosophy for music education which accounts for the place of arts in the public school curriculum.
Students will be able to identify cogent elements in program philosophy that will direct the following kind of choices: Scheduling of a complete music program, musicselection, and travel and performance philosophy.
School Instrumental Music Program Management
Students will learn about many of the various tasks that are required to manage a school instrumental music program including: contest/festival adjudication, facilityplanning, recruiting, public relations, fund raising, budgets and purchasing, and repertoire selection.
Students will demonstrate ability to locate and resolve errors in ensemble performance and to conduct ensemble music with clarity and purpose.
Students will gain experience in the musical skills of intonation/quality, andtransposition/score reading.