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Berg, Margaret H Professor

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Research

research overview

  • Dr. Berg's research is focused on the sociology of music education and music teacher education with applications to string instrument/orchestra pedagogy, orchestra curriculum development and assessment, and chamber ensembles.

keywords

  • sociology of music education, qualitative research methods, string instrument orchestra pedagogy and curriculum development, chamber music, music teacher education

Publications

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Teaching

courses taught

  • IMUS 5093 - Contemporary Topics in Music Education
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2019
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  • MUSC 3013 - String Class
    Secondary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    For music education majors with choral/general emphasis. Develops basic performance skills on two or more string instruments. Addresses teaching strategies and other specialized topics related to string instruction. Offered fall only.
  • MUSC 3163 - Teaching String Instruments
    Secondary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    For music education majors with instrumental or instrumental/general emphasis. Develops basic performance skills on three or more string instruments. Addresses teaching strategies and other specialized topics related to beginning and intermediate string instruction. Offered fall only.
  • MUSC 3273 - String Pedagogy and Literature
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019
    Examines instructional methods/materials and pedagogical approaches appropriate for beginning to advanced string students in private studio, small ensemble, or large ensemble contexts. Topics may include group teaching strategies, as well as contemporary approaches including Rolland and Suzuki. Recommended prerequisites: MUSC 2103 and MUSC 3163. Offered spring only.
  • MUSC 4133 - Student Teaching Practicum
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019
    Offers practice teaching under the guidance of a master music teacher.
  • MUSC 4203 - Music Methods Practicum
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019
    Provides students with opportunities to observe and practice the use of various teaching techniques and relate them to concepts presented in the methods course. Students consult with the instructor to determine appropriate placements in schools.
  • MUSC 4443 - Teaching Instrumental Music
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019
    Examines instrumental music curricula, instructional materials and teaching techniques appropriate for rehearsal, class, and lesson settings. Also addresses administration strategies for instrumental music programs. Offered spring only. Same as MUSC 5443.
  • MUSC 5443 - Teaching Instrumental Music
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019
    Examines instrumental music curricula, instructional materials and teaching techniques appropriate for rehearsal, class, and lesson settings. Also addresses administration strategies for instrumental music programs. Offered spring only. Same as MUSC 4443.
  • MUSC 6203 - Psychology of Music Learning
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2019
    Provides an overview of psychological concepts relevant to music teaching and learning. Topics include learning theories, selected individual difference variables (motivation, anxiety, creativity, and personality), physiological structures related to hearing, psychoacoustics, and approaches to examining musical ability (e.g. brain research, music aptitude, and skill acquisition). Offered spring terms only.
  • MUSC 6223 - Sociology of Music Education
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Studies sociological perspectives related to music education. Topics include functions and uses of music; teacher and student role/identity development; social aspects of music performance, and cultural perspectives on music learning. Recommended prerequisite: MUSC 6113. Offered fall of even-numbered years.
  • MUSC 6233 - Pedagogy of Music Teaching and Learning
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Explores four topics (reflective/critical thinking, teacher effectiveness, cultural/program contexts, teachers' lives/career development) relevant to long-term teacher development. Includes individualized feedback on teaching. Open to graduate students in music education and performance-pedagogy. Recommended prerequisite: MUSC 6113 and/or significant teaching experience. Offered spring terms of odd numbered years.
  • MUSC 7143 - Qualitative Research in Music Education
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Topics include qualitative research traditions, site and participant selection, data collection and analysis methods, quality standards, and research ethics. Students conduct an original research study. Offered fall of odd-numbered years.

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