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Course Description

This course continues to provide candidates with practical, hands-on experience in additional brass, woodwinds instruments from their Part I experience, percussion, and some contact with strings, guitar, and Musical Instrumental Digital Interface (MIDI) applications. Candidates will also have opportunities to sing as a means of human expression and are encouraged to use the singing voice as a tool for interpretive teaching.
 

Course Outline

Topics include:
  • demonstrating basic performance skills on two additional instruments: one brass, one woodwind (different from the instruments chosen in the Part 1 experience)
  •  demonstrating knowledge and teaching approaches of standard percussion instruments (i.e., band/orchestral percussion)
  • experiencing and applying a variety of music practices, including creating/improvising, world music, small ensembles, choir
  • applying knowledge of conducting using standard patterns
  • demonstrating an ability to read and conduct from conductor’s scores of intermediate level repertoire
  • demonstrating an understanding of the importance of beginning and intermediate method books and repertoire selection for the instrumental class
  • demonstrating group teaching and rehearsal skills in warm-ups, technique exercises and other classroom performance activities
  • demonstrating the relationship among program planning, assessment and evaluation and teaching/learning strategies that reflect key components of instrumental music
  • continuing to situate musical pieces in context  
  • introducing composers for music history
  •  demonstrating the ability to properly set up an instrumental music room/facility for effective instruction and learning 

 

There are no textbooks required for this course.

NOTE:  This will require the candidate to have access to one brass and one woodwind instrument and one drum or practice pad.  The candidate may wish to consider contacting a Music store in order to rent these instruments. 

Prerequisites

  • Hold a "Certificate of Qualification" with basic qualifications in two divisions, (i.e. Primary, Junior, Intermediate, or Senior).
  • "Certificate of Qualification" must be in good standing.
  • Completion of AQ Music-Instrumental, Part I.
  • One year of teaching experience - equivalent to 194 days of teaching experience as verified on the Confirmation of Teaching Experience form signed by a Supervisory Officer.  This form must be submitted to our office by the semester deadline date for course approval.

*The Ontario College of Teachers defines “supervisory official” as the Superintendent or Assistant Superintendent of the school board for a teacher employed by a Board of Education. For a teacher employed by a private school, the “supervisory official” is the Ministry of Education official (e.g. Education Officer) appointed to provide supervisory services to the school.

Important Notice: While we endeavour to be as accurate as possible while reviewing your qualifications for courses in our program, the Faculty of Education bears no responsibility for ensuring you have met the qualifications as per the guidelines of the Ontario College of Teachers. It is your responsibility to learn which prerequisites you will need. https://www.oct.ca/members/additional-qualifications/prerequisites

 

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