WEST CHESTER UNIVERSITY
SAMUEL BARBER SUMMER INSTITUTE
2021 SUMMER COURSE OFFERINGS
Named in honor of West Chester-born composer Samuel Barber (1910-1981), The Samuel Barber Summer Institute offers an innovative combination of traditional academic courses and special subject seminars featuring nationally renowned leaders in 21st century music education. These courses may be applied to NASM-accredited master’s degrees in music education, applied music, piano pedagogy, music history and literature, and music theory, as well as meeting requirements for teacher certification renewal and professional growth programs. Master’s degrees in the WCU Wells School of Music may be earned through an intensive four-summer program or a combination of regular semester and summer studies.
All across our nation difficult decisions are being made to combat the spread of COVID-19 in our communities. Keeping the safety of our students a priority, we are pleased to offer in-person opportunities with safety protocols, remote synchronous and asynchronous learning opportunities this summer.
SUMMER REMOTE COURSE
Learn more about each course by clicking on the title below or download a copy of the full list of course offerings .
Ensembles and Conduction
AIM 429: Music Information, Research and Wikipedia (1 CR.) - Online Distance Education
This course focuses on the development of music information and research skills, and the use of those skills to contribute to popular understanding of music. Students will gain greater insight into the nature of information about music as well as how to identify, access and use information as part of the research process. Students will also be asked to apply critical evaluation skills to sources in order to more easily navigate between different types of information. Using Wikipedia as our jumping-off platform, we will then dive deep into the world of scholarly music information and bring back what we find to help edit and enhance this popular resource.
MUE 503: Philosophical Foundations of Music Education (3 CR.) – Remote Asynchronous
Historical and philosophical foundations of music education. Application of principles of education to music. Major emphasis on development of a philosophy of the discipline.
MUE 528: MUSIC IN SPECIAL EDUCATION (3 CR.) – Remote Asynchronous
Characteristics of special pupils; adaptation of teaching techniques; materials curriculum.
MUE 560: KODÁLY 1 MUSICIANSHIP TRAINING (2 CR.) – In-Person
Designed to develop musicianship for teaching the Kodály process in primary grades and to develop students' ability to sing pentatonic literature and basic rhythms at sight in a classroom setting.
MUE 561: KODÁLY 1 METHODOLOGY (2 CR.) – In-Person
Designed to present lesson-planning strategies for teaching Kodály-based methodology in the primary grades.
MUE 562: KODÁLY 2 MUSICIANSHIP TRAINING (2 CR.) – In-Person
Designed to develop musicianship for teaching the Kodály process in intermediate grades
and the student's ability to sing diatonic literature and advanced rhythms at sight
in a classroom setting.
Pre / Co requisites: MUE 562 requires prerequisite of MUE 560 or MUE 561
MUE 563: KODÁLY 2 METHODOLOGY (2 CR.) – In-Person
MUE 566: KODÁLY 4: CONDUCTING (2 CR.) – In-Person
Designed to acquaint the student with the application and development of children's choral literature in performance using composed works of Kodály and various other composers who have written for children.
MUE 568: KODÁLY 4 GAMES AND MATERIALS (2 CR.) – In-Person
Designed to provide participants with materials for preparing, presenting, and reinforcing rhythmic and melodic concepts through game playing and dances.
ORFF-SCHULWERK: LEVEL I BASIC MUSICIANSHIP • JUNE 21 – JULY 2 (Drue Bullington, Ashley Brown Woodside, Kristin Smith)
MUE 570: ORFF-SCHULWERK: LEVEL I BASIC MUSICIANSHIP (2 CR.) – In-Person
Designed to develop fundamental Orff processes through the acquisition of basic musical skills through pentatonic activities.
ORFF-SCHULWERK: LEVEL I RECORDER • JUNE 21 – JULY 2 (Drue Bullington, Ashley Brown Woodside, Kristin Smith)
MUE 571: ORFF-SCHULWERK: LEVEL I RECORDER (1 CR.) – In-Person
Designed to develop fundamental Orff processes through elemental proficiency on the soprano recorder.
ORFF-SCHULWERK: LEVEL I MOVEMENT • JUNE 21 – JULY 2 (Drue Bullington, Ashley Brown Woodside, Kristin Smith)
MUE 572: ORFF-SCHULWERK: LEVEL I MOVEMENT (1 CR.) – In-Person
Designed to develop fundamental Orff processes through movement, locomotor, dance, descriptive, free improvisation.
MUE 591: INTRODUCTION TO NOTATION, SEQUENCING & ELECTRONIC INSTRUMENTS (3 CR.) – Remote Asynchronous
This course covers music notation software, sequencing software, and electronic instruments in the elementary and secondary music classroom.
MUE 593: NOTATION (3 CR.) – Remote Asynchronous
This course covers notation software in the music classroom and as a tool for creating
original recordings and multimedia files for the Internet and multimedia projects.
Pre / Co requisites: MUE 593 requires prerequisites of MUE 591 and MUE 592.
MUE 603: INNOVATIONS IN INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC EDUCATION (3 CR.) – Blended Asynchronous & Synchronous Online
Review analysis and practical applications of current and developing pedagogy, materials, assessment techniques for the elementary/secondary instrumental music program. Instructors will include leading innovative guest faculty who are nationally and internationally recognized for their expertise in this area.
Music Theory Composition / Music History and Literature
MHL 501: STYLE, FORM, AND GENRE IN MUSIC HISTORY (3 CR.) – Online Distance Education
An introduction to the study of music at the graduate level designed as a survey of Western art music with emphasis on fundamental considerations of form, style, and genre.
MHL 613: TOPICS IN MUSIC 1750 - 1810 (3 CR.) – Remote Asynchronous
Exploration of selected topics in the history of music in the classic period. Specific topics deal with various aspects of music and musical development during this historical epoch. The specific topics and their number will vary with each offering of the course. Taught as a seminar with emphasis placed on student participation and research.
MTC 271: SCORING FOR FILM AND MEDIA (3 CR.) – Remote Synchronous
This course serves as an introduction to scoring for film and video. The three tracks of study include training on Logic to score video/film, exploring the basic techniques of film scoring and learning how to listen to music within the context of cinema. Students will listen to music in and out of context of film to develop a palette that will serve their work in scoring. Students will also be analyzing film soundtracks that will allow them to understand different techniques and aesthetics in scoring. Students will score several short video clips.
***This course is only available to students of the West Chester Area School District and will use remote synchronous modality. Its meetings will span July 6-August 8 but will not meet the week of July 26-30. Meets Monday through Thursday 12:30pm – 3:00pm
MTC 518: TEACHING CODE AND COMPUTERIZED MUSIC MAKING (3 CR.) – Online Distance Education
Foundational concepts of music theory, perception, technology, and composition through
basic coding in ChucK (an open-sourced, cross-platform audio processing language)
with the goal of implementing this technology in the classroom.
Pre / Co requisites: MTC 518 requires a prerequisite of MTC 591 or a placement exam.
MTC 591: MUSIC THEORY REVIEW (3 CR.) – Online Distance Education
Graduate level review of tonal harmony.