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Summer Graduate Music Courses are hybrid unless otherwise noted.  Each course combines an online learning period, with continuation of the same course on campus in the classroom.  

During the week of July 16 - 20, 2018, major classes suspend for a week of optional professional development workshops, designed to provide a variety of elective credit opportunities for degree-seeking students, and professional development opportunities for all music educators at any stage in their professional careers.



FIRST YEAR STUDENT COHORT 2018

GMU601 Music Theory Review (1 cr.)*

Mondays, Wednesdays: July 2–Aug 1, 8:15–10:15 a.m.
*Course meets on campus only.
*Class does not meet during the week of July 16–20, 2018.
*Class does not meet on Wed July 4.
*Review course only required of those degree students who do not pass the Music Theory Diagnostic Exam during on-campus orientation, Sunday, July 1, 2018.

GMU602 Music History Review | ONLINE REVIEW COURSE (1 cr.)*
Review course only required of those degree students who do not pass the Music History Diagnostic Exam. The diagnostic exam is currently administered online during the fall semester following a student's first summer of study in the degree program. The review course takes place exclusively online during the spring semester.

GMU614 Non-Western Music (2 cr.)
Online: June 11–July 1, 2018
On Campus: Tuesdays, Thursdays: July 2–August 3, 2018, 9:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
Class does not meet during the week of July 16–20, 2018.

GMU616 Techniques of Conducting (2 cr.)
Online: June 11–July 1, 2018
On Campus: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
July 2 - August 3, 2018; 2:25–3:45 p.m.
Class does not meet Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Class does not meet during the week of July 16–20, 2018.

GMU620 Lab Ensemble (1 cr.)*
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
(M,W; Instrumental Lab Band | T,TH Choral Lab Ensemble | F; General Music Activity)
July 2–August 3, 2018; 1–2:15 p.m.
*Course meets on campus only.
Class does not meet Wednesday, July 4.
*Class does not meet during the week of July 16–20, 2018.

GMU622 Foundations of Music Education (2 cr.)
Online: June 11–July 1, 2018
On Campus: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, July 2–August 3, 2018; 10:20 a.m.–12 p.m.
Class does not meet Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Class does not meet during the week of July 16–20, 2018.



SECOND YEAR STUDENT COHORT 2018

GMU610 Analytical Techniques ( 2cr.)
Online: June 11–July 1, 2018
On Campus: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, July 2–August 3, 2018; 8:20–10:10 a.m.
Class does not meet Wednesday, July 4, 2018.
Class does not meet during the week of July 16–20, 2018.

GMU620 Lab Ensemble (1 cr.)*
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
(M,W; Instrumental Lab Band | T,TH Choral Lab Ensemble | F; General Music Activity)
July 2–August 3, 2018; 1–2:15 p.m.
*Course meets on campus only.
Class does not meet Wednesday, July 4.
*Class does not meet during the week of July 16–20, 2018.

GMU624 Learning and Assessment (2 cr.)
Online: June 11–July 1, 2018
On Campus: Tuesdays, Thursdays, July 2–August 3, 2018; 9:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
Class does not meet during the week of July 16–20, 2018.

GMU628 Supervision and Administration (2 cr.)
Online: June 11–July 1, 2018
On Campus: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, July 2–August 3, 2018; 10:20 a.m.–12 p.m.
Class does not meet Wednesday, July 4, 2018.
Class does not meet during the week of July 16 –20, 2018.



THIRD YEAR STUDENT COHORT 2018

GMU612 Western Music (2 cr.)
Online: June 11–July 1, 2018
On Campus: Tuesdays, Thursdays, July 2 –August 3, 2018; 9:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
Class does not meet during the week of July 16–20, 2018.

GMU620 Lab Ensemble (1 cr.)*
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
(M,W; Instrumental Lab Band | T,TH Choral Lab Ensemble | F; General Music Activity)
July 1–August 3, 2018; 1–2:15 p.m.
*Course meets on campus only.
Class does not meet Wednesday, July 4, 2018.
Class does not meet during the week of July 16–20, 2018.

GMU626 Curriculum Development in Music Education (2 cr.)
Online: June 11–July 1, 2018
On Campus: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, July 1–August 3, 2018; 8:20–10:10 a.m.
Class does not meet on Wednesday, July 4, 2018.
Class does not meet during the week of July 16–20, 2018.

GMU630 Introduction to Research (2 cr.)
Online: June 11–July 1, 2018
On Campus: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, July 1–August 3, 2018; 10:20 a.m.–12 p.m.Class does not meet on Wednesday, July 4, 2018.
Class does not meet during the week of July 16–20, 2018.



SUMMER 2018 ELECTIVES (SOME RESTRICTIONS APPLY)

GMU618A Conducting Seminar: Instrumental (2cr.)
Limited to a maximum of 3 students, who in addition to seminar study with faculty, will also rotate conducting and leading the Lab Band Ensemble rehearsals on Mondays and Wednesdays.
Prerequisite: GMU616 Techniques of Conducting (unless waived) and permission of the instructor.

GMU618B Conducting Seminar: Choral (2cr.)
Limited to a maximum of 3 students, who in addition to seminar study with faculty, will also rotate conducting and leading the Lab Chorus Ensemble rehearsals on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Prerequisite: GMU616 Techniques of Conducting (unless waived) and permission of the instructor.

GMU619 General Music Seminar (2cr.)
Limited to a maximum of 3 students, who in addition to seminar study with faculty will also rotate leading the General Music Lab activities on Fridays.
Prerequisite: GMU614 Non-Western Music and permission of the instructor.

GMU5__Workshops (1.5 - 3 cr.)
During the week of July 16 - 20, 2018, major classes suspend for a week of optional professional development workshops, designed to provide a variety of elective credit opportunities for degree-seeking students, and professional development opportunities for all music educators at any stage in their professional careers. Topics and clinicians vary every summer.



COURSES OFFERED OUTSIDE OF THE SUMMER TERM

GMU682 Field-Based Teaching Experience (3 cr.)
Independent teaching practicum capstone project carried out in student's own classroom during the academic year. Includes curriculum development, goal setting, mentoring, measuring student outcomes, journaling and portfolio building. Prerequisite: Completion of second or third summer of coursework.

GMU671 MMEA All-State Conference (1 cr.)
The Massachusetts Music Educators Association All-Sate Conference is held annually in Boston each March. Conference attendees may earn one graduate credit for conference participation (fulfills elective requirements for degree students). Contact hour documentation, proof of attendance and summary paper required.

Applied Music (1 cr.)
Students enrolled in the Master of Music Education degree program may study applied music lessons for graduate credit during the academic year. Up to 4 hours of applied credit may be used towards the degree as electives. Lessons are arranged individually with the instructor, and an audition may be required.

Music Ensembles (1 cr.)
Students enrolled in the Master of Music Education degree program may participate in the College's performing ensembles for credit. Ensemble opportunities include the Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, and Symphony Orchestra. Minimum rehearsal and performance attendance expectations must be met.