Historical Developments Influencing Music Education – MUSC 801

CG • Section 8WK • 07/01/2018 to 12/31/2199 • Modified 06/30/2022

Course Description

This course examines the historical, philosophical, and pedagogic trends that have shaped the modern discipline of music education in practice. Application is made to curricular concerns of K-12 general education, vocal and instrumental ensemble development, national and state-level learning outcomes, and principal learning methodologies.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.


It is vital that each student understand and apply knowledge of historical, philosophical, and pedagogical trends of music education in the practice of teaching music. This course will assist each student in having a complete and thorough understanding of the foundations of music education and empower the application of this knowledge to curricular study.

Course Assignment

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.

Discussions (4)

Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to create a thread in response to the provided prompt for each Discussion. Each thread must be 450–500 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. At least 4 citations in current Turabian format are required for each thread. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to at least 2 other classmates’ threads. Each reply must be 200–250 words and include at least 1 citation in current Turabian format. (CLOs A, B, C, D)

Annotated Bibliography Assignments (3)

The student will prepare an alphabetized list of 5–10 scholarly sources followed by a description of the relevance, quality, and usefulness of the cited source. Each citation must be in current Turabian format followed by an annotation of 250–500 words.

Research Paper Assignments (3)

The student will write three 8–10-page research papers in the area of the historical developments in Music Education. (CLOs A, B, C, D)