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Music Pedagogy (MPED) Classes

Please note that not all courses are offered every semester. This listing is not considered authoritative. Please visit Access.SMU for authoritative course offerings including meeting times, professor, and more.

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MPED 4184 (1). DIRECTED STUDY: PEDAGOGY.
A close collaboration between a faculty member and an advanced student who conducts a rigorous project that goes beyond the experience available in current course offerings. Prerequisite: Approval of instructor.

MPED 4284 (2). DIRECTED STUDY: PEDAGOGY.
A close collaboration between a faculty member and an advanced student who conducts a rigorous project that goes beyond the experience available in current course offerings. Prerequisite: Approval of instructor.

MPED 4303 (3). GUITAR PEDAGOGY.
(fall term of odd-numbered years) Prepares guitarists for studio teaching.

MPED 4305 (3). INTRODUCTION TO INSTRUMENTAL PEDAGOGY.
Prepares instrumental private teachers for studio teaching.

MPED 4308 (3). STRING PEDAGOGY I.
A survey of methods, materials, and curriculum for teaching strings at the beginning level, with a focus on the philosophical, psychological, and developmental bases of string study. Topics include review and evaluation of current educational materials, current trends, the history of string education, and pedagogical situations. Prerequisite: Proficiency on a string instrument as a major, MUAS 3146 and 3147 or equivalents, or permission of instructor.

MPED 4309 (3). STRING PEDAGOGY II.
A survey of methods, materials, and curriculum for teaching strings at the beginning level, with a focus on the philosophical, psychological, and developmental bases of string study. Topics include review and evaluation of current educational materials, current trends, the history of string education, and pedagogical situations. Prerequisite: Proficiency on a string instrument as a major, MPED 4308 or equivalent, or permission of instructor.

MPED 4384 (3). DIRECTED STUDY: PEDAGOGY.
A close collaboration between a faculty member and an advanced student who conducts a rigorous project that goes beyond the experience available in current course offerings. Prerequisite: Approval of instructor.

MPED 5114 (1). ORGAN/HARPSICHORD PEDAGOGY.
(fall term of even-numbered years) A survey of teaching materials and pedagogical methods, both historical and modern, for organ and harpsichord students. Projects include compilation of graded repertoire lists and preparation and/or presentation of a supervised private lesson.

MPED 5216 (2). VOCAL PEDAGOGY I.
A study of vocal techniques, including vocal acoustics, breathing, and laryngeal function. Provides information useful to the singer, the studio voice teacher, and choral director. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

MPED 5217 (2). VOCAL PEDAGOGY II.
A study of teaching strategies and philosophies, diagnosis of vocal problems, stage deportment, vocal repertoire, and ethics for teachers. Students gain practical, supervised experience in teaching.

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