School of Music

Summer Music Graduate Courses

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Daniel SonenbergMUT 530 Seminar in Music Theory
Daniel Sonenberg
Monday, June 17 to Tuesday, August 20, 2019

This course takes a look at overlapping features of harmony and style in late Romantic, early 20th-Century and jazz music, through close analysis of representative examples of each. The course will use Dmitri Tymoczko’s book A Geometry of Musicas as the textbook and point of departure. 

Register for MUT 330 through the Office of Registration & Scheduling Services: 


Nicolas Alberto DosmanMUE 595-1 Topics in Music Education
Choral Techniques
Nicolás Alberto Dosman
Monday, July 22 to Friday, July 26, 2019

This course provides students with practical techniques within the context of their 5-8 choral ensembles.  Rehearsal organization, music literacy, rehearsal, repertory, diction, intonation, tone quality, balance, blend, and style will be addressed in this course. Students should be experienced choral conductors as the course will be designed around the needs of the class members. Topics to be included will be: vocalization vs. warm-ups, teaching vocal technique in the choral classroom, incorporating literacy in your choral classroom, selecting the *best* repertoire for grades 5-8, and effective programming.

Register for MUE 595-1 through the Office of Registration & Scheduling Services: 


Kelly Hrenko and Michele KaschubMUE 595-2 Topics in Music Education
Michele Kaschub, Professor of Music/Coordinator of Music Education, and
Kelly Hrenko, Associate Professor of Art/Coordinator of Art Education
Monday, July 8 to Friday, July 12, 2019

This course will examine arts-based teaching, teaching for creativity, and inclusive learning practices as key components of artistic pedagogy and meaningful assessment in art and music. Students’ creative learning will be addressed through a series of hands-on projects which will feature artistic and transmodal approaches to assessment. Given the critical role teachers play in student learning, the importance of diverse, creative processes available to teachers will be explored, in order to establish a foundation from which teachers can consider various pedagogical possibilities and new ways of building artistic understandings for themselves and their students. Register for MUT 595-2 through the Office of Registration & Scheduling Services:


Eugene Migliaro Corporon and Jackie TownsendMUS 599 Conducting Workshop
Jackie Townsend
July 28 to July 30, 2019

The USM School of Music is proud to host its first annual Conducting Workshop from July 28-30, 2019. The Conducting Workshop is geared towards individuals conducting professionally for instrumental ensembles, including graduate students, educators leading public school band programs, and directors of community and collegiate wind ensembles.This year, we are thrilled to announce that we will be joined by guest artist Eugene Migliaro Corporon, Director of Wind Studies at the University of North Texas. Mr. Corporon is the internationally recognized conductor of the North Texas Wind Symphony, also serving as the conductor of the Lone Star Wind Orchestra, guest conductor of the Showa Wind Symphony (Kawasaki, Japan), and well-known in the music education community as the co-author of the Teaching Music Through Performance in Band series. The USM Conducting Workshop offers three tracks of participation which cater to the individual needs of each participant. All tracks will allow participants to engage in enriching rehearsal labs with the Casco Bay Wind Symphony, Professor Corporon, and Professor Townsend. To enroll as a Conductor and earn 2 graduate tuition credits, please register for Track 1 (8 slots available). Prerequisite: Bachelor’s degree in music and/or music education.

Register for MUS 599 through the School of Music
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Michele KaschubMUE 612 Philosophical Bases of Music Education
Michele Kaschub
July 1 to July 29, 2019

This course will present an investigation of historical and contemporary views on the art and partice of music through an examination of different philosophical perspectives addressing the role of music in human experience. This course will be offered in an online, asynchronous format.

Register for MUE 612 through the Office of Registration & Scheduling Services: 



Michele KaschubMUE 613 Psychology of Music Teaching and Learning
Michele Kaschub
Monday, July 1 to Monday, July 29, 2019

This course will examine the physiological, psychological and sociological foundations of music. Participants will consider how perception and cognition influence affective response to music to shape development, preference and creativity.  Teaching and learning strategies related to each aspect of study will be identified. This course will be offered in an online, asynchronous format.

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