Event Title

A New Approach to Music Education

Location

CSU 201

Start Date

6-4-2010 8:00 AM

End Date

6-4-2010 10:00 AM

Student's Major

Music

Student's College

Arts and Humanities

Mentor's Name

Linda Duckett

Mentor's Department

Music

Mentor's College

Arts and Humanities

Description

The purpose of this abstract is to help bring a new way of teaching basic musical terms to a fourth through eighth grade classroom setting through the excitement of an action television show. The basis of our educational development idea is to bring to educators a new curriculum to use in their classrooms to help develop fundamental musical ideas. To fulfill this goal we scripted eight episodes of our action television show entitled, The Theory Rangers, in which the rangers use basic musical ideas to solve puzzles and save the day. For this project we have utilized a lively cast of thirty-six theatre, dance and music majors. Each episode also includes full orchestral music performed by MSU musicians demonstrating famous orchestral music heard often-in everyday life. Each episode comes with a full study guide and lesson plans to use throughout the episode or as an independent study guide. Each episode follows the Minnesota Academic Standards for teaching forth through eighth general music and has been viewed and approved by schools throughout the state.

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A New Approach to Music Education

CSU 201

The purpose of this abstract is to help bring a new way of teaching basic musical terms to a fourth through eighth grade classroom setting through the excitement of an action television show. The basis of our educational development idea is to bring to educators a new curriculum to use in their classrooms to help develop fundamental musical ideas. To fulfill this goal we scripted eight episodes of our action television show entitled, The Theory Rangers, in which the rangers use basic musical ideas to solve puzzles and save the day. For this project we have utilized a lively cast of thirty-six theatre, dance and music majors. Each episode also includes full orchestral music performed by MSU musicians demonstrating famous orchestral music heard often-in everyday life. Each episode comes with a full study guide and lesson plans to use throughout the episode or as an independent study guide. Each episode follows the Minnesota Academic Standards for teaching forth through eighth general music and has been viewed and approved by schools throughout the state.

Recommended Citation

Wagner, Bemjamin and Samantha McCune. "A New Approach to Music Education." Undergraduate Research Symposium, Mankato, MN, April 6, 2010.
http://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/urs/2010/oral-session-08/4