EDUO 9817: Music Appreciation for Teachers

Instructor: Pam Ferko


This course is designed to help you focus on the many and diverse kinds of music that exist in the world and on how lives can be enriched by them. It will foster a deeper understanding of music in general. In this course you will listen to, analyze, and describe music. You will think about where it came from, how you feel when you listen to it, and what about it gives you that feeling. This deeper understanding will influence how you use music as a tool for teaching the Common Core Standards
in your classroom.

To successfully complete this course you will be required to attend a live musical performance and to listen to recordings of similar types of music to that of the performance you attended. Access to the Internet and resource books will also be essential.


By the end of this course the participant will have:

  • attended a live performance of a specific type of music
  • listened to recordings of that same type of music
  • researched the history of that type of music
  • analyzed the following characteristics of that type of music: sound; rhythm, melody, timbre
    (tone color)
  • described its mood effect
  • determined its influence upon you and how you can use this to teach/enhance teaching of the Common Core Standards



Exemplary: A+ to A- Acceptable: B+ to B Unacceptable:
Must be resubmitted
Clearly and thoroughly addresses each of the assignments and shows a logical progression in their
Addresses all assignments with clarity All assignments are not addressed
or responses are not clear in their
Responses are clear and easy to read Response can be read Response is difficult to read
Shows careful editing so that egregious errors in punctuation, spelling, and usage have been eliminated Minor mechanical errors exist but do not seriously distract from the meaning Shows little organization and has
poor punctuation, with spelling errors
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  • Price: $135
  • 1 Unit

Instructor: Pam Ferko