USM Summer

Graduate Music Programs & Courses

Corthell Hall

The USM School of  Music and USM Summer are pleased to offer an exciting array of graduate music courses. These courses are designed for intensive professional growth and are taught by USM's outstanding music faculty.

Earn a Master’s degree in only three summers!


Registration

Registration begins March 3rd (current students), March 5th (all students) and is ongoing until a particular class begins or as space allows. To register, please call 207-780-5900.


Summer 2014 Graduate Music Courses:

Please check back for possible additions to this list!

  • Curriculum Development and Assessment
    MUE 614 (62352)
    Instructor:
    Michele Kaschub
    Location: Online
    Dates: June 24 - July 25
    Details: Detailed study of catalysts for curricular change throughout all aspects of music education: reform, content and objectives, evaluation, human rights, multiculturalism, technology and development of a systematic approach to curriculum design and implementation. 3 credits.
  • Composing Together: Level I
    MUE 621 (62353)
    Instructor:
    Michele Kaschub
    Location:
    112 Corthell Hall, Gorham Campus
    Dates/Times:
    July 14-18, 2014, 9:00am-4:00pm
    Details:
      This course assumes no prior experience in composing music and is designed for teachers who would like to learn the basics of music composition and composition instruction. Participants will learn how to design and implement beginner-level composition activities for students of all ages participating in music in general classroom, computer laboratory, lessons, and rehearsal settings. 3 credits.
  • Composing Together: Level II
    MUE 622 (62354)
    Instructor:
    Michele Kaschub
    Location:
    112 Corthell Hall, Gorham Campus
    Dates/Times:
    July 14-18, 2014, 9:00am-4:00pm
    Details:
    For those who have taken Level I (or want to repeat Level II and desire reinforcement in the principles of teaching the intermediate-level composer). Participants will learn how to design and implement composition activities for students who already have some compositional skills and who are participating in music in general classroom, laboratory, and rehearsal settings. The Level II course assumes prior experience in teaching music composition to students at the beginner level. This course will prepare teachers to introduce compositional techniques appropriate for students at the intermediate level. Participants will learn how to guide intermediate composers in the study of master composers through active analytical listening. 3 credits.