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Music 627

MUSC 627
TECHNOLOGY IN MUSIC AND MUSIC EDUCATION

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MUSC 627. Technology in Music and Music Education
Three hours lecture.

Prerequisites: Undergraduate degree in music or permission of instructor.

Direct Application of current digital technologies used in music composition, performance, and instruction. Emphasis on the use of MIDI applications for the production of musical materials in various media, including distribution via the world-wide web.

 

Detailed Description of Course Content

Examination of current hardware and software used in music composition, performance and instruction with emphasis on MIDI applications. Consideration of the impact of technology on the discipline, including its effect on the music classroom. Comparison of currently available software MIDI sequencers, music printing software, instructional applications and distribution media currently in use.

  • THE MIDI PROTOCOL
    • CHANNEL VOICE MESSAGES
    • HARDWARE CONSIDERATIONS
  • MIDI KEYBOARD BASICS (ASSIGNMENT 1)
    • PERFORMANCE MODE
    • EDITING MODE
  • MIDI SEQUENCING (ASSIGNMENT 2)
    • SEQUENCE EDITING TECHNIQUES
    • SEQUENCE EDITING TECHNIQUES II
  • MUSIC PRINTING (ASSIGNMENT 3)
    • MUSIC PRINTING EDITING TECHNIQUES
    • MUSIC PRINTING FORMATTING TECHNIQUES
  • SEQUENCER TO FINALE CONVERSION
  • WORLD-WIDE WEB (ASSIGNMENT 4)
    • WEB PAGE PUBLISHING I
    • WEB PAGE PUBLISHING II
  • AUDIO AND VIDEO ON THE WWW
  • TECHNOLOGY IN THE MUSIC CLASSROOM
    • INSTRUCTIONAL SOFTWARE
    • CLASSROOM TECHNIQUES
    • HARDWARE CONSIDERATIONS

 

Detailed Description of Conduct of Course

The course will include lecture, demonstration, and laboratory assignments. Students will use MIDI sequencers, music printing software and instructional applications to compose, orchestrate and perform music. Compositions of publication quality will be produced with computer. Students will distribute images and sounds on the world-wide web. Students will prepare a written paper which outlines ways in which technology can be applied to enhance musical objectives in their musical expertise.

 

Goals and Objectives

Students should be able to critically evaluate, and use, appropriate music hardware and software to complete tasks germane to the music profession, including music composition, orchestration, performance and instruction. Students should be able to create web pages which include images and sounds. An understanding of the MIDI protocol and basic computer hardware operations will also be attained.

 

Assessment Measures

Students will be assessed on their ability to orchestrate music, print music, and distribute music using available technologies such as the world-wide web through the completion of four projects. Students will produce a typewritten paper which demonstrates the ability to apply technologies to unique musical objectives pertinent to the student’s career path.

 

Other Course Information

 

Approval and Subsequent Reviews

DATE ACTION REVIEWED BY
April 2001 New Course E. Fellin, Chairman