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PACE 317 - Psychology of Musical Behaviors

FC CNDP
4 credits
In this course, students will explore the physical, social, emotional, musical, and cognitive development of music learners neonatal through adulthood. Topics for discussion will include: accommodating instruction for exceptional learners; music perception and cognition; (music) psychology and learning theories and their applications to teaching and learning; developmental characteristics of music learners; music and the brain; multiple intelligences; creativity; musical skill acquisition; and methods of assessing achievement, aptitude, and ability.Pre-requisites: This is a required course for students in the music pedagogy minor. For undergraduate students in the Conservatory, the BA Musical Studies program, and/or any College students interested in exploring developmental issues (psychological/cognitive, social, musical, and affective) related to engaging “students”, neo-natal through older adulthood, with music.



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