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Music In Early Childhood

Course #GSUM 536 01
Elective, 2 Credits


July 22-26
9:00 am - 4:00 pm


Dr. Rachel Whitcomb
Assistant Professor of Music Education
phone: 412.396.2225
email: whitcombr@duq.edu

Course Description

Music in Early Childhood focuses on research and effective teaching techniques for providing children, birth through age 6, with meaningful musical experiences. The course will include an overview of child development and developmentally appropriate music practices applicable to children in preschool and kindergarten. Relevant teaching materials and the work of leading scholars and practitioners in early childhood music will be explored. The Prekindergarten Music Education Content Standards will serve as a guide for course activities, which will be a combination of interactive music-making and scholarly discourse.