Demonstration of Kansas Music Teacher Standards
Kansas Music Standard #1: The teacher of music has skills in teaching and evaluation techniques for vocal, instrumental, and general music.
- The teacher understands repertoire appropriate for various developmental stages.
- The teacher knows representative works of the past and present from the solo, small ensemble, and large ensemble literature.
- The teacher performs alone with musical understanding and technical proficiency sufficient to interpret representative works of the past and present.
- The teacher performs in small and large vocal ensembles or instrumental ensembles.
- The teacher demonstrates the ability to access musical and literary resources for vocal and/or instrumental music.
- The teacher develops instrumental pedagogy appropriate for various developmental stages.
- The teacher demonstrates singing effective for instructional purposes.
- The teacher demonstrates functional knowledge of various band and orchestra instruments.
Obviously, a large part of music education is the performance of various musical literature. Selecting literature appropriate for the grade and ability level of your students is very important. In my time at Kansas State, I have participated in marching band, symphony band, jazz band, jazz combo, university band, saxophone quartet, and other various chamber ensembles. In addition to these instrumental ensembles I have participated with choirs from various church venues as well as musical theater shows. These experiences have taught me not only how to program music but how to rehearse these very different ensembles.
To supplement the music performance portion of any music classroom the teacher must also be able to define a curriculum which will enrich the musical life of his or her students. This includes cross disciplinary study, elements of music history, and theory, as well as encouraging students to exploring music in a very personal and meaningful way. I feel that KSU has done a great job at preparing me to teach much more than just the notes on the page.
One year literature outline:
This is selection of repertoire I have designed for use with a general high school ensemble. Although every piece may not be possible to perform due to ability level or instrumentation it does illustrate my ability to select high grade literature suitable for a music classroom.
This is a student guide packet that I designed in order to enhance the learning experience for students studying Chorale Prelude: Be Thou My Vision by Jack Stamp. I think this gives a very good insight into my ability to reach content beyond teaching simple notes and rhythms.
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