USM Summer

Graduate Music Programs & Courses

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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 2nd (current students), March 4th (all students) and is ongoing until a particular class begins or as space allows. To register, please call 207-780-5900.

Summer 2015 Graduate Music Courses:

  • Topics is Music Education: Music Technology for Educators
    MUE 595 (24095)
    Instructor:
    Barbara Freedman
    Location: 203 Luther Bonney, Portland Campus
    Dates: August 3-7, 2015
    Time: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:00pm
    Details: Course content will vary to represent the strengths of nationally recognized visiting guest faculty.  3 credits.
    Guest Faculty Bio:
    Barbara Freedman
    Named the 2012 TI:ME Technology Teacher of the Year, Barbara Freedman has been teaching Electronic Music & Audio Engineering at Greenwich High School in Connecticut since 2001 and is the author of the book "Teaching Music Through Composition: A Curriculum Using Technology" published by Oxford University Press. She is a technology trainer, professional development leader, graduate course instructor, and consultant to schools and districts seeking to create technology labs and integrate technology into curricula. Barbara is on the music technology education advisory boards for MusicFirst, Spotify and the International Baccalaureate Organization and is the Co-President of the Connecticut Chapter of TI:ME. She holds a Bachelor of Science and Master of Music in Performance from Brooklyn College Conservatory of Music, City University of New York and Professional Studies Diploma from the Mannes College of Music. She studied conducting at the Hartt School of Music, Westminster Choir College, and The Juilliard School. Barbara performs regularly with the Ridgefield and Bridgeport Symphonies and is a freelance musician in the NY Metropolitan area. Best known as a music technology educator and trainer, Barbara's motto, "Teach music. The technology will follow." has become the rallying cry for music technology teachers around the world. 


  • Introduction to Research in Music Education
    MUE 611 (24158)
    Instructor:
    Michelle Kaschub
    Location: Online
    Dates: June 29 - July 31, 2015
    Details: Systematic research methods in music applied to individualized descriptive and experimental music reasearch topics and critical evaluation of music research. Study of measurement theory, standardized tests, test construction and interpretation for music aptitude, achievment, performance, aesthetic response, preference, and appreciation. 3 credits. 

  • Composing Together: Level I
    MUE 621 (23064)
    Instructor:
    Michele Kaschub
    Location:
    207 Bailey Hall, Gorham Campus
    Dates:
    July 13-17, 2015
    Times: Monday-Friday, 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 (23065)
    Instructor:
    Michele Kaschub
    Location:
    207 Bailey Hall, Gorham Campus
    Dates/Times:
    July 13-17, 2015
    Times: Monday-Friday, 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.

  • Composing Together: Level III
    MUE 623 (24205)
    Instructor:
    Michele Kaschub
    Location:
    207 Bailey Hall, Gorham Campus
    Dates/Times:
    July 13-17, 2015
    Times: Monday-Friday, 9:00am-4:00pm
    Details: 
    For those who have taken Level I and II (or want to repeat Level III and desire reinforcement in the principles of teaching the advanced-level composer). Participants will learn how to design and implement composition activities for students with advanced compositional skills who are participating in music in general classroom, laboratory, and rehearsal settings. The Level III course assumes prior experience in teaching music composition to beginner- and intermediate-level student composers. This course will prepare teachers to introduce compositional techniques appropriate for students at the advanced pre-college level. Participants will learn how to guide advanced composers in the creation of larger scale works. 3 credits.