New England Conservatory’s College Music-in-Education Program joins the School of Continuing Education (CE) to bring exciting and innovative courses in classroom music pedagogy, educational philosophy, and learning technology to the greater Boston educational community.

The College MIE courses listed here meet for 14 weeks during the College fall or spring semester. All classes meet on the third floor of the 241 St. Botolph Street building.

Please email MIE Faculty member Randy Wong at randywong@gmail.com for course placement advisement and to confirm the day, time, and room number of the courses printed below. After confirming your placement in one of the Music-in-Education courses below, please call the Prep/CE Registrar at 617-585-1134, Tuesday–Saturday, for instructions about how and when to register for the course. Continuing Education Certificate students may register for these courses for non-credit or two CE credits in the Prep/CE office, located in the 241 St. Botolph Street building in Room SB 105.

Certificate Program

Students can get an MIE Certificate through the School of Continuing Education.  Check out our Certificates page for more information.

Classes

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MIE 501 - Introduction to Music-in-Education

Larry Scripp, Instructor
Mon 6:00 - 7:50 pm
2 credits: $1300
FALL SEMESTER ONLY

Provides an overview of the diverse and evolving roles of music and musicians in the field of Music-in-Education. Introduces the Artist-Teacher-Scholar framework and relevant readings on the teaching of arts, the artistry of teaching, and the scholarship of teaching as a way to explore the differentiation and synthesis of these three perspectives in preparation for a role as a music educator, and researches the role of music as a catalyst for learning in other subject areas and social-emotional development. This course prepares students to create and maintain their MIE digital portfolios.

 

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MIE 547 - Cross-Cultural Alternatives for MIE

Warren Senders, Instructor
Wednesday 4:00–5:50 pm
2 credits: $1300
FALL SEMESTER ONLY

Explores approaches to music making and music learning that derive from ancient resonances of oral traditions and contemporary research in music and cognition.

 

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MIE 571 - Performing Artists in Community Outreach

Paul Burdick, Instructor
Thursday 4:00–5:50 pm
2 credits: $1300
FALL SEMESTER ONLY


Students learn to present high-quality programs that meet specific educational goals and objectives. Aspects of assessing educational impact of musical performance are discussed through readings, and by design and implementation of assessments in school settings. Models for education-based performance outreach will build on the past work of MIE students, Young Audiences, and the “From The Top” radio show.

 

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MIE 512 - Models for Teaching and Learning for MIE

Lyle Davidson, Instructor
Monday 4:00-5:50 pm
2 credits: $1300
FALL SEMESTER ONLY

Challenges students to investigate important contrasting models of learning and explore their application to teaching and learning in (and through) music. Serves as a preparation for guided internships, curriculum development, assessment, and further study of the developmental psychology of music. Portfolio assignments will focus on readings, observations, and sample curricula that support each student's evolving rationale, and application of general models of teaching and learning to music.

 

MIE 526 - Music, Brain Development & Learning

Lyle Davidson, Instructor
Mondays 6:00–7:50 pm
2 credits:$1300
SPRING SEMESTER ONLY

Examines implications of current research indicating that music training affects general learning and human development. Topics include recent developments in brain imaging, research on music’s role in early literacy, and long-term studies on the relationship between music and social development. Students are challenged to apply their knowledge of recent findings in research literature to teaching and learning in music.

 

 

MIE 511 - Music-in-Education Seminar

Larry Scripp, Instructor
Monday 6:00-7:50 pm
2 credits: $1250
SPRING SEMESTER ONLY

Students explore readings and presentations focused on the various ways that music functions as a medium and/or model for learning in other subject areas, and effects social-emotional development. Students can use this seminar to propose new guided internships, to present and reflect on their work in current guided internship courses, or to work on their requirements for the final MIE Concentration Cumulative Portfolio and Exit Interview.

 

MIE 525 - Art and Science of Assessing Music Learning

Lyle Davidson, Instructor
Monday 4:00–5:50 pm
2 credits: $1300
TBA

Explores historical and current practices in music learning assessment methods, from pre-school to K-12 to post secondary contexts, including published studies conducted here at NEC. Examines implications of current research and practices designed to measure the extent to which music training affects general learning and human development. Topics include recent developments in assessing music and neurological development, research on music’s role in early literacy, and long-term studies on the relationship between music and social development. Students are challenged to apply their knowledge of recent findings in research literature to teaching and learning in music.

 

MIE 548 - Teaching and Learning with Music Technology

Paul Burdick, Instructor
Thursday 4:00-5:50 pm
2 credits: $1300
SPRING SEMESTER ONLY

This course will serve to familiarize students with the fundamental tools of current Music Technology as well as the common practices and strategies typically employed by teachers using these tools. The music technologies most commonly found in educational settings will be introduced and explored in a hands-on Music Technology Lab setting. Specific technologies examined will include: 1) Electronic Musical Instruments, 2) Notation Software, 3) Sequencing Software, 4) Recording Software, and 5) Technology-Assisted Learning (CAI) Software. Working through the nine national MENC standards for music education, students will actively apply a wide range of technology based teaching strategies. Working within the technology specialty of their choice, each student will finally develop and demonstrate a multi-lesson curricular sequence that they believe will be most relevant to their future teaching contexts and students.

 

 

MIE 556 - Improvisation in Music Education

Warren Senders, Instructor
Wednesday 4:00-5:50 pm
2 credits: $1300
SPRING SEMESTER ONLY

Explores venues for employing traditional and contemporary improvisation techniques and methods for all instruments in the general music classroom ensemble, or private lessons, with an emphasis on multiple cultural perspectives on percussion and vocal teaching and learning and attention to social-emotional aspects of drum circle facilitation. Interdisciplinary aspects of improvisation are also explored with attention to language arts, mathematics, history, and science. Introduces techniques for teaching improvisation, with an emphasis on 'playing by ear', ornamentation, and learning through call-and-response exercises. Explores the cultural, historical, and educational methods of teaching improvisation in schools through readings, research, observation and discussion.

 

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MIE INT - Music-In-Education Guided Internship

Randy Wong, Instructor
Day and Time: Independent Study
2 credits: $1300

Students may register for this course when they have designed, and intend to complete, a guided internship. The design and guidance for the project completion will be supervised by the MIE department chair and MIE coordinator. The implementation process may be completed at any time before graduation. Of particular importance to the success of the internship, and its possible application to state licensure, is the range and quality of documentation of the internship activities as specified in the internship plan. Guided Internships may draw on many topics such as studio instruction, pre-school education, vocal & general music instruction, student improvisation & composition in schools, music integration in schools, music for special needs students, orchestral & wind ensemble conducting, music literacy instruction, conducting improvisation ensembles, opera performance & creating opera residencies, arranging & composing for school ensembles, arts learning organization & administration internships. Internships are also available at the CMIE Research Center and the MIE National Consortium.

To apply for guided internships please visit the application page.

 

Portfolio

Randy Wong, Instructor
Day and Time: Independent study
0 credits: (must still pay $40 registration fee)

Students are required to register for this course when they have designed and intend to complete, a guided internship. The portfolio completion will be supervised by the MIE coordinator.

Piano Pedagogy

Piano Pedagogy also qualifies for MIE credit.  See the course description here.

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