MUS 715   RATIONALE William Wieland
"To ensure breadth of competence, it is strongly recommended that institutions require at least one advanced course ... in music theory analysis."

National Association of Schools of Music Handbook 2016–17, XIV. Specific Master’s Degrees, E.2. The Master’s Degree in Music Education, p. 132.
GOALS
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LEARNING OBJECTIVES
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Activities and/or Assessments
Reinforce your grasp of music rudiments. Demonstrate a firm grasp of music fundamentals. Take online self-tests and review any unclear material. (To review, refer to my website and/or contact me.)  
Identify a proctor, then take and pass Dr. Wieland's Music Fundamentals Exam.  
Offer ideas to teach music rudiments. Improve teaching strategies for music fundamentals. Find, create and share assignments, lesson plans, rehearsal techniques and online materials.  
Broaden and deepen your music theory analytical skills. Review music theory concepts beyond rudiments. Take online self-tests and review any unclear material. (To review, refer to my website and/or contact me.)  
Complete online assignments.  
Differentiate description from analysis. Read chapter 4 of Michael Rogers' Teaching Approaches in Music Theory. Summarize the most important points in your own words.  
Employ various music theory analysis techniques.  
Complete weekly analysis assignments—self correct one for review and less stress, submit another for a grade.  
Hone your analytical skills. Analyze recordings and scores to better deconstruct and interpret music.  
Analyze a music composition important to you and/or your students. (This is the final project.)  
Offer ideas to teach music analysis. Gather teaching strategies for introducing music analysis to K-12 students. Find, create and share active listening ideas and score study tips.