Instrumental Practicum

Instrumental Practicum
Curriculum design, evaluating ensemble performance, advanced rehearsal techniques, administering secondary instrumental music programs; computers and computer-assisted instruction.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesMUSIC 377A
 ProgramsContaining MUSIC 377B
Course Outcomes: 

Philosophy of Instrumental Music Education

Develop and demonstrate the ability to articulate a personal philosophy for music education which accounts for the place of arts in the K-12 school curriculum. Philosophical topics may include the scope and sequence of a curriculum, music selection, extra-musical activities (travel, fund raising, service), diversity and inclusion, and ethics.

Performing on Band and Orchestra Instruments

Demonstrate the ability to play music appropriate for school bands and orchestras with proper playing position, tone quality, rhythmic accuracy, intonation, and expression on all instruments learned in workshop classes.

Instrumental Pedagogy

Demonstrate the ability to identify skills and techniques common to K-12 band and orchestra musicians. This includes the ability to recognize challenges and diagnose solutions to common pedagogical challenges encountered in a K-12 band and orchestra classroom.


Demonstrate ability to effectively sequence and instruct the skills of musicianship needed in a K-12 band and orchestra class.

Effective Conducting

Demonstrate a high degree of musicianship as a conductor.

Diagnosing Technical and Aural Problems

Demonstrate and improve needed aural, theoretical, and pedagogical skills required for effective conducting and teaching in a K-12 band and orchestra rehearsal. This includes the ability to diagnose aural and technical problems while proposing remedial strategies to improve student musicianship.

Rehearsal techniques

Students will demonstrate ability to locate and resolve errors in ensemble performance and to conduct ensemble music with clarity and purpose.

Students will gain experience in the musical skills of intonation/quality, andtransposition/score reading.

K-12 Instrumental Music Program Management

Demonstrate the leadership and managerial skills required to manage a K-12 band and orchestra program. This includes contest/festival adjudication, facility planning, recruiting, public relations, finances, and fund raising.


Develop and maintain the professional skills, traits, and behaviors expected of a professional music educator.

Spiritually Strengthening

Discover ways to appropriately teach by the Spirit in a secular educational setting (D&C 50:13-22).