PEDC 9137 The Story of Music: Exploring Music in Relation to History
3 Graduate Level or In-service Credits / 45 hours Instructor:Laura Ruotolo December 1-30, March 1-30, June 1-28, July 1-30, August 1-30
World events at the time a composer was writing music often had a huge effect on the music produced. This course focuses on familiarity with historical repertory and the musical, social and cultural context of that repertory. Students will explore the Middle Ages,Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Twentieth century periods.Students will create lesson plans, PowerPoint presentations, research assignments, watch, review, and reflect on music history videos, and create valuable resources to use in their classroom that pertain to incorporating and relating music history to their class content. Students will create assignments that require students to use internet resources to research historical information about a musician/composer or time period. This class is appropriate for all educators N-12, ELA, Social Studies, Math, Science, LOTE,ESL, Special Education, the Arts, Physical Education, Guidance Counselors and Social Workers. This course will help your students understand music history in relation to history and culture.
December 1-30, March 1-30, June 1-28, July 1-30, August 1-30