Date of Award

5-3-2012

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (BA)

First Advisor

Dr. Thomas Rohrer

Abstract

As a future music educator, I have learned how to teach students through various courses and instruction. During the last semester of my undergraduate, I am required to student teach. This gives me an opportunity to apply everything I’ve learned to see if it really works, and what my particular teaching style and philosophy is. At Sky View High School, I had the opportunity to teach the Sophomore Concert Band. For my thesis project, I decided to arrange a piece just for them – to rehearse with them and to score it to the strengths of the ensemble. Since I had previously done a contract with a traditional work entitled “The Three Ravens,” I decided this would be the perfect fit for my arrangement. The end product would be a two to three minute piece of music that would enhance the learning experience for my students.

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