Engaging Students: Essays in Music Pedagogy, vol. 5

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Engaging Students: Essays in Music Pedagogy presents short essays on the subject of student-centered learning, and serves as an open-access, web-based resource for those teaching college-level classes in music. This is the fifth volume of Engaging Students. You can find the original collection and read more about the vision behind this project here.

We hope that you enjoy reading this volume as much as we have enjoyed putting it together.

Front matter

Reflecting Upon Five Years of Engaging Students
Bryn Hughes, Philip Duker, Anna Gawboy, and Kris P. Shaffer



A Case Against Teaching Set Classes to Undergraduates
Michael Buchler

Engaging Students in their Own Success: Incorporating Aspects of the First-Year Seminar into First-Year Music Theory and Aural Skills
Melissa Hoag

Metacognition: An Overlooked Skill in Music Theory Instruction
Anna Ferenc

Open Educational Resources (OER) in the Music Theory Classroom: A Curricular Redesign Travelogue
Kyle Gullings

The Undergraduate Student-Faculty Colloquy: Cultivating Disciplinary Authenticity through Formative Oral Examination
Scott M. Strovas and Ann B. Stutes


Drawing Students In: Using Doodling to Support Engaged Listening
Judith Ofcarcik

Electronic Music History through Guided Discovery: An Active Learning Approach to Engage the Millennial Student Jason Fick

Engaging Everyone: Musical Analysis in the General Education Classroom
George Lam

Ho Hey, Having Some Say in Contextual Listening
Rebecca Jemian

Inverting Dictation
Daniel B. Stevens

The Music of Hamilton and its Historical, Cultural, Social, and Political Contexts
Timothy A. Johnson

New Frontiers in SmartMusicianship
Justin Mariner and Peter Schubert

Reconnecting with History: Problem-Based Learning (PBL) in the Music History Classroom
Maria Anne Purciello

From Classroom to Community

Engaging Community in a Twentieth-Century Analysis Class Crystal Peebles

Melody Makers: Connecting Student Composers with the Community
Natalie Williams

Outside the Classroom: Community-Engaged Learning Projects in Music Theory
Janet Bourne

Towards a Curriculum in Public Music Theory
J. Daniel Jenkins

Back matter


Editorial & Review Board

Philip Duker, University of Delaware, co-editor
Bryn Hughes, University of Lethbridge, co-editor
Meghan Naxer, Kent State University, production editor
Daniel Shanahan, Louisiana State University, production editor

Danny Arthurs, University of Tulsa
Sean Atkinson, Texas Christian University
Sara Bakker, Utah State University
Timothy Chenette, Utah State University
Carla Colletti, Webster University
Trevor de Clercq, Middle Tennessee State University
Dave Easley, Oklahoma City University
Anna Gawboy, Ohio State University
Philip Gentry, University of Delaware
Enoch Jacobus, Shorter University
Megan Lavengood, George Mason University
Jeff Lovell, Lebanon Valley College
Greg McCandless, Appalachian State University
Michael McClimon, FastMail
Garrett Michaelsen, University of Massachusetts–Lowell
Nancy Murphy, University of Houston
Cora S. Palfy, Elon University
Colin Roust, University of Kansas
Rene Rusch, University of Michigan
Jennifer Shafer, University of Delaware
Abigail Shupe, Colorado State University
Chris Stover, Arizona State University