Music 110 - Music for Elementary School Teachers Dr. Chagnon 619 388-2221 email@example.com Office Hours: MW 1:15-2:15; TTH 11-12:30, C216 webpage: homework.sdmesa.edu/rchagnon Student Learning Outcomes: 1. Students will develop the skills for demonstrating their understanding of the following musical concepts: dynamics, form, pitch, beat, rhythm, tempo, texture, and melody. 2. Students will learn to use their voice for singing. 3. Students will learn to play the Flutophone. 4. Students will learn processes to engage students in some of the K – 5 academic content standards for visual and performing arts in California. 5. Students will develop strategies for teaching musical concepts to elementary school students. Course Contents 1. Students will learn to sing and play a repertoire of songs using their voice and flutophone, which will then serve as a resource for learning musical concepts. Students will engage in both individual and group assignments that cater to the five strands of the K – 5 academic content standards for visual and performing arts in California: a. artistic perception, b. creative expression, c. aesthetic value, d. connections, relationships, applications, e. historical/cultural 2. 3. Students will develop lesson plans for teaching musical concepts using a Kodaly-based method, and have several opportunities to “teach” each other music-related concepts. Method of Evaluation Due dates will be announced well in advance. 1. Quizzes (several) 50% Examples include: 1. Starting a song 2. So-mi I, II 3. Ta ti ti 4. Flute I, II, III 5. Songs of Silence 6. Radio on-off 7. Dictation 8. Disappearing Music 9. Music Game 10. Basic music knowledge 2. Homework assignments 5% Examples include Music Match, Music Advocacy 3. Exams 4. Projects 5% Examples include Bulletin Board, Soundscape, Where’s Mr. Maraca Class participation: It is the student’s responsibility to drop all classes in which he/she is no longer attending Students who remain enrolled in a class beyond the published withdrawal deadline as stated in the class schedule, will receive an evaluative letter grade in this class. 5. 40% Teach I, II, Final (sing a song, play a song on flutophone, sing a rhythm) Absences, tardiness, and leaving class early will not be part of the grade prior to the drop deadline. However, students accumulating absences that exceed 6% (4 hrs) of the total hours scheduled for the class can and will most likely be dropped. Students late for class/leaving early more than 3 times will also be eligible to be dropped. The final grade in this class will be affected by active participation, including attendance, as follows: After the drop date, two unexcused absences will lower one’s grade by a letter. (ex. A to B). Method of Instruction This is a performance-based class; therefore your 100% class participation is necessary. This will include singing; doing a variety of physical activities such as walking, clapping; playing Flutophone; giving class presentations; and working with other students in groups. Students with disabilities who may need academic accommodations should discuss options with me during the first 2 weeks of class. Supplies 1. Flutophone (in bookstore) 2. Manuscript paper (music paper) Google “manuscript paper” 3. Texts: 150 American folk Songs to sing, read, and play; Class packet: PAC (bookstore) WEBPAGE http://homework.sdmesa.edu/rchagnon Most of the songs we sing in class can be found at my webpage.