Integrated Arts / Music
MUSIC 448 / 548
Fall, 2015

Instructor: Dr. Patricia Lust 
Office Telephone: 395-2049
Office: Wygal 219  
Office Hours: by appointment  
M - 2:00-4:00 p.m.
W - 10:00 a.m.-12:00 noon









Return to MUSC448 home page  | Patricia Lust's Homepage
  last updated - August 12, 2015

COURSE DESCRIPTION: A study of the value and practical application of integrating the arts across all content areas of the curriculum with a focus on the musical arts.  Students will gain an understanding of the role of the creative process in the classroom and will investigate the various means of expressing ideas, emotions and images through the use of music, drama, movement, puppetry, visual arts and theater.  3 credits.

Cornett, Claudia E .  Creating Meaning Through Literature and the Arts , 5th edition Upper Saddle River, NJ: Merrill Prentice Hall, 2015.  Available in the bookstore.

Web-based guidelines on your Canvas page

Other resources available in the library, and class handouts

Return to MUSC448 home page

Upon completion of the course students will be able to

  1.  address the content of all the fine arts and develop a broader foundation in music. 
  2.  understand the various types of communications afforded by each of the arts and the learning possibilities associated with each.
  3.  use the equipment, processes and technologies, etc. that are associated with dance, music, theater and the visual arts. 
  4.  understand the connections among the various arts. 
  5.  plan meaningful activities that make connections among the arts as a means of developing an artistic and aesthetic sense in students. 
  6.  include the arts as an integrated part of the study in other disciplines. 
  7.  have a basic understanding of diverse contributions in the various arts. 
  8.  understand the importance of the arts in developing the creative potential of students. 
  9.  create tools and processes for assessing student learning . 
10.  present a mini lesson focusing on one of the fine arts at an appropriate grade level.
11.  understand the basic principles of music: melody, rhythm, etc. 
12.  lead a song, whether by singing independently or using recorded materials.
13.  select appropriate repertoire (songs and recorded music) and present it to an audience or class.
14.  understand music both as an art form and as a tool for learning in other subjects.
15.  wander into creative territory and produce innovative ideas and projects with music as the focal point.
16.  broaden musical observation skills by attending one concert from the approved list for this course
17.  develop good teaching habits by demonstrating regular classroom attendance and participation, organized and on-time materials and presentations, evaluation of personal strengths and weaknesses through videotaped observation, and making progress in areas of concern.

Return to Top of Page      Return to MUSC448 home page

 Tuesday and Thursday
      Section 01 - 13:30-1:45 p.m.
      Section 02 - 2:00-3:15 p.m.
  - Wygal, room #106

Assignments are to be completed prior to the class meeting listed below.
Color coding: reading assignment,   performance/presentation assignment,   written work is due.

August 25

Workshop: Sound Exploration - The Unlikely Musical Ear
Defining the elements of Music
Consideration of the concept of Integrated Arts

"Miss White"- Aural Illustration - ostinato, word painting

August 27

Chapter 1 - Creating Meaning Through the Arts: Who? What? and Why?- Cornett, pp. 1-44
     Everyone: Integration and the arts - pp. 31-33
     Group I. Unique Contributions of the Arts - pp. 8-17
     Group II. Arts-Based Education and 21st Century Life and Learning - pp. 18-22 and
                Robust Arts Integration: Principles and Practices - pp 33-36
     Group III. Arts Integration and National Standards - pp. 23-31

Chapter 2 - Integrated Arts - Cornett, pp. 45-92
     Group IV:: Arts Integration Philosophy - pp. 48-50 and
                 Arts Integration Philosophy: Five Ps - pp. 85-92
     Optional: pp. 71-85 (save pp. 51-70 for a later date)

Sound piece - writing and rehearsal

Sept. 1

Multiple Intelligence Quiz - See Links page in Course Documents
The Arts Within the Theory of Multiple Intelligence
Sound Pieces - performance
Group presentations based on Chapters 1 and 2 - 10 minutes for each group

Begin Review of the Literature
Story time: Mr. Pine's Purple House (aural Illustration - motive)
Practicing Good Singing
Singing: The "Series Books" - strand to continue throughout the semester

Sept. 3

Essay - Creating Meaning Through the Arts
Elements of Music - Rhythm -  "Loose Tooth"
Discussion of the Concert Review
Sound as information / Music as information - "Follow the Drinking Gourd" - song and book

Sept. 8

Chapter 12 - Integrating Music Throughout the Curriculum - Cornett, pp. 462-477
Elements of Music - Melody
Discussion of Annotated Bibliography of Materials- due on Sept. 19, the Annotated
      Bibliography of Children's Books with Musical Subjects -due on October 1
      and Bibliography of Songs in Book Form - due on October 8

Sept. 10

Workshop: Writing Effective Piggy-Back Songs
     Planning for group project - select groups
Story time: The Enchanted Flute (books on musical subjects)
short class - 2:00-2:45 - Convocation at 4:00  

Sept. 15

Chapter 12 - Integrating Music Throughout the Curriculum- Cornett, pp. 485-499
Plan for "Music Seeds" and other "Seeds"
Story time: Listen to the Rain (aural illustration - ostinato)

Sept. 17

finish The Enchanted Flute
Singing: Choosing good Songs and Other Music Literature
Using Classroom Instruments - "Miss White"
Story time: Drumheller Dinosaur Dance (Aural Illustration - ritornello or refrain)
Annotated Bibliography - Musical Materials for Children

Sept. 22

Chapter 13 - Music Seed Strategies - Cornett, pp. 511-533
Elements of Music - Harmony
Workshop: Songs in Book form / Creating Big Books
     Planning for group project - establish groups

Sept. 24

Chapter 6 - Integrating Visual Art Throughout the Curriculum - Cornett, pp. 220-269
     Pillar I: Why Integrate Visual Art - pp. 222-230
     Ready Reference 6.6 - Art Materials and Media Techniques - p. 234
     Ready References 6.8 and 6.9 - p. 236

Considering Art Media
Singing: Teaching a Song by Rote and finding other resources for teaching a song
Presentations: Piggy-Back Songs

Sept. 29

Chapter 6 continued
Discussion of Mini Lessons
Annotated Bibliography - Children's Books with Musical Subjects
Time to work on projects

October 1

Chapter 7 - Visual Arts Seed Strategies - Cornett, pp. 272-301
Presentations: Songs in Book Form / Big Books
Elements of Music - Timbre -  "Weather" (aural illustration - timbre)
Imaginary Drawing
Establish groups for Music Drama

October 6

Chapter 8 - Integrating Drama Throughout the Curriculum - Cornett
      Arts Integration Pillars I and II - pp. 306-318

Workshop: Music Drama - Staging a Musical Event: "Don Gato"
     Planning for group project
Bibliography of Songs in Book Form

October 8

Chapter 9 - Drama and Storytelling Seed Strategies - Cornett, pp. 348-381
Drama subjects must be approved.
Story time: Berlioz the Bear  (Books about Musical Subjects)

October 13
Fall Break  

October 15

Chapter 3 - Arts Integration Building Blocks - Cornett, pp. 113-136
Artistic alternatives to "worksheets" - Math games, etc.

October 20

Creativity - Cornett, revisit Chapter 2 - pp. 51-70
Workshop:Creativity and Lateral Thinking

Webbing and Thematic Design - Cornett, pp. 107-109
    Bonjour Mr. Satie with extensions
Draw lots for mini lessons

Presentations (2): Music-Drama

October 22

Mini-lesson document is due
Puppets - music / drama / art
More ideas for artistic alternatives to "worksheets"
Presentation: Music-Drama -

October 27

Elements of Music - Form and Expression
Workshop: Songs for Early Language Learning
      Planning for group projects
Presentations (2): Music-Drama

October 29

Chapter 4 - Integrating the Literary Arts - Cornett, pp. 144-174
Creative Projects - presentations, discussions and written paper is due
Begin Work on Final Project - musical illustration
      Major Musical Piece (Based on Where the Wild Things Are)

November 3

Presentations: Mini Lessons:
Continue work on Major Musical Piece
Discussion of Final Exam Project

November 5

Presentations: Mini Lessons:
Presentations: Songs for Early Language Learning: none
Continue work on Major Musical Piece

November 10

Presentations: Mini Lessons:
Presentations: Songs for Early Language Learning: none
Continue work on Major Musical Piece

November 12

Presentations: Mini Lessons:
Presentations: Songs for Early Language Learning:
Continue work on Major Musical Piece

November 17

Presentations: Mini Lessons:
Presentations: Songs for Early Language Learning:
Concert Review is due
 (My be turned in any time earlier)
Continue work on Major Musical Piece

November 19

Presentations: Mini Lessons:        
Presentations Songs for Early Language Learning:
Continue work on Major Musical Piece

November 24

No Formal Class Meeting - Classroom will be available
Released time to work on the Major Musical Piece

November 26

Thanksgiving Holiday

December 1

Presentations:Songs for Early Language Learning:
Dress Rehearsal for Major Musical Piece

December 3

Major Musical Piece - Performance and Recording
Preparation for Final Exam

December 10

Final Exam (see guidelines)
Section 01 - 8:00 am - 10:30 am
Section 02 - 11:30 am - 2:00 pm

Return to Top of Page       Return to MUSC448 home page

Class participation -- 15%  
             - Disposition
- Helpful support of peers
             - Active preparation and participation in seminars/workshops
             - Seeds Presentations
Group Presentations -- 36%
             - Sound Piece (4)
             - Piggy-back songs (4)
             - Songs in Book Form - Big Books (8)
             - Music-drama (8)
             - Early Language Development (4)
             - Major Musical Piece (8)
Research, Assigned Topics, Papers -- 30%
             - Essay - Constructing Meaning Through the Arts (6)
             - Annotated Bibliography of Appropriate Musical Materials (6)
             - Annotated Bibliography of Books about Musical Subjects (6)
             - Bibliography of Songs in Book Form (6)
             - Creative Project - TBA
             - Concert Review (3) (substitution in summer or international program)

Mini Lesson -- 11%
Final Exam -- 8%
             - Advocacy                           

  A = 93-100 A- =91-92 
B+ =89-90   B = 83-88   B- =81-82
C+ = 79-80 C =73-78   C- =71-72
  D = 65-70  

Return to Top of Page      Return to MUSC448 home page

Progress in this class will depend on regular study of information learned in class as well as outside preparation.  Regular attendance is expected.  Any student's absence from class or lack of appropriate preparation may become a burden to other students.  Attendance, preparation and appropriate cooperation are expected.
- Absence from more than 2 classes (2 hours in the summer session) will result in a lowered grade.

- Absence from more than 25% of classes will result automatically in a grade of F.  See college catalog for complete policy.
- Work is due at the specified times.  Late work will not be accepted.
- Any arrangements to miss a class must be made ahead of time.  (Voice mail messages left as class is beginning will not be considered ahead of time.)  Your instructor is willing to negotiate, but she is not tolerant of irresponsibility.

Anderson, William M., Lawrence, Joy E.  Integrating Music into the Elementary Classroom with CD, 7th edition.  Belmont,CA: Wadsworth Group/Thompson Learning, 2007

Bemberger, J. and H. Brofsky.  The Art of Listening: Developing Musical Perception.  5th ed. New York: Harper and Row, 1988.

Bernstein, L.  The Joy of Music.  New York: New American Library, 1967.

Campbell, Patricia Shehan and Scott-Kassner, Carol.  Music in Childhood: From Preschool Through the Elementary Grades, 3rd edition Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Group/Thomson Learning, 2006.

Dallin, Leon and Lynn.  Heritage Songster. Dubuque, IA: Wm C. Brown Publishers, 1980.

Hackett, Patricia and Lindemann, Carolynn A.  The Musical Classroom: Backgrounds, Models, and Skills for Elementary Teaching, 5th ed.  Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2001.

Spore, Dennis J.  Reality Through the Arts, 6th ed.  Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2006.

Return to Top of Page
       Return to MUSC448 home page       Patricia Lust's Homepage