Thursday, September 07, 2006


Analyses of "Variations on 'America'"

Please take a look at each group's description of Ives' variations. You can double click the images to make them larger.
Please add your replies to these questions as comments to this post.

Tuesday, August 29, 2006


Assignment 2: Ruthmann article

Assignment 2:

Read The Composers' Workshop: An Emergent Approach to Composing in the Classroom.

This is an article that I recently wrote for the Music Educators Journal. This shares the approach to curriculum and teaching that I took in my middle school general music classroom. I'm asking you to read this so that you can get to know a bit more about what I taught and how I taught it.

I would be interested in knowing more any questions you have about this article.


Class discussion: August 29, 2006

Here is a copy of your answers to the questions we discussed today in class.

What questions do we need to ask or what do we need to know in order to plan a secondary general music class?
What are characteristics of a good secondary general music teacher?

Thursday, August 24, 2006


Welcome to MUS 393

Welcome to MUS 393. This blog will serve as a the homepage for this course. I will post regular assignments, links, and the schedule here. Please check this site regularly both for new postings by me, and to read the comments left by your peers. Whenever I assign a reading or set of questions to respond to on the blog, you must respond BEFORE the next class. This is so that we can spend class time discussing the article, rather than reading it.

Please add a short comment to this post with a short introduction of yourself.

See you in class,

Dr. Ruthmann


Assignment 1: Finney article

Assignment 1:

Read John Finney's article From Resentment to Enchantment: What a Class of Thirteen Year Olds and Their Music Teacher Tell Us about Music Education.
Please reply to these questions as comments to this post.

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