Lowell Mason
The Father of Music Education in America
GEORGETOWN
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Music 314
Foundations & Principles of Music Education

Dr. Peter LaRue, Instructor

Projects - Spring 2014

Survey of Leaders - 20th C  Music Education  [100 points or 50 points per assignment]

During the course of the semester you will have the opportunity to complete two "surveys" of leaders in 20th C. music education. These will be selected from the list which follows. Each "survey" will be at least two and no more than four, typed, double-spaced pages, written utilizing a formal writing style [i.e. APA, Turabian, etc.] The goal is to gain an understanding of the "greats" of music education. Each "survey" should include general background information, early/important developmental influences, their main tenets, and influence(s) which they have had on the field of music education. They will be submitted via the Assignment Submission Page.

Selected Leaders in Music Education

Edward Birge
Richard Colwell 
J-E Dalcroze
John Dewey
Peter Dykema
Maybelle Glenn 
Edwin Gordon
Charles Hoffer
William James
Zoltan Kodaly 
Susanne Langer
Charles Leonhard 
Horace Mann
Lowell Mason
Carl Orff
Charles Pierce
Lilla Belle Pitts 
Bennett Reimer 
Carl Seashore
Shinichi Suzuki  
Marilyn Zimmerman 

Each survey will be worth 50 points and will be due at the following times:

Survey #1: Sunday, February 16
Assignment Code: Leader 1 - L1

Survey #2: Sunday, April 13
Assignment Code: Leader 2 - L2

Assignment Submission Page

Practice Teaching Projects [100 points or 50 points per assignment]

The two Practice Teaching Projects are:

1. teaching a recorder tune to illustrate a musical element or concept
2. using Kodaly methodology, to illustrate a musical element or concept

Each teaching project will be worth 50 points and will be due at the following times:

Project #1: Wednesday, April 16
Project #2: Wednesday, April 23

Each of these projects will be further explained during the course of the semester.

Article Reviews [100 points or 50 points per assignment]

During the semester, you will be asked to read and write a review on two articles pertaining to the field of music education. You might choose  articles from the MEJ, JRME, CRME or other professional journals. Topics will be assigned during the course of the class. Each article review should be typed, submitted via the Assignment Submission Page [or email] and is worth 50 points. They are due at the following times:

#1 article review due - Sunday, March 23

Assignment Code: A1

#2 article review due -
Thursday, April 17
Assignment Code: A2

Assignment Submission Page

Written Philosophy Project [90 points possible]

At the end of the semester, you will be asked to write your philosophy of music education. This will be considered a formal paper and should be typed and follow a standard writing format [i.e. APA, Turabian, etc.] As your philosophy will hopefully be developing and growing thoughtful use of external sources is essential. You should use no less than eight outside sources and the paper should be between four-six pages in length and submitted via the Assignment Submission Form

Written Philosophy Due - Friday, May 2 [Reading Day]
Assignment Code: Final 1 - F1

Assignment Submission Page