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MM in String Pedagogy

Master of Music in String Pedagogy
(Violin, Viola, Cello, or Double Bass)
[Acknowledged by CHED November 7, 2006]
[School of Music designated COE in Music on April 15, 2013]

Program Description

The Master of Music in String Pedagogy is a two-year course of study designed to provide students with a broader perspective/knowledge of the various skills and techniques in string pedagogy.  Music education is a legacy of St. Scholastica’s College (SSC) to education in the Philippines. SSC School of Music is the first music school in the country, which provided formal music education to both the young and adults. It was founded in 1907 by Sr. Baptista Battig, OSB, a missionary Benedictine nun from Tutzing, Germany who was a concert pianist before her convent days and started developing the music talents of Filipinos by giving piano lessons using a second hand piano. Through the years, SSC expanded from a program in piano performance to other instruments like strings (violin, viola, cello, and double bass), winds, voice, and guitar. The Philippine Research for the Development of Instrumental Soloists (PREDIS) founded by Sister Mary Placid Abejo, OSB, Dean of the School of Music and Prof. Basilio Manalo, violin virtuoso, begins training in string performance at an early age. Thus, it prepares the students for a degree course when they become young adults. SSC has developed performers, winners in music competitions, and delegates to international music ensembles like the Asian Youth Orchestra (AYO),  Hongkong, the Southeast Asian Youth Orchestra and Wind Ensemble (SAYOWE), Thailand, and the World Youth Orchestra (WYO), Germany.

While sustaining a tradition of excellence in performance, SSC’s School of Music has developed a second emphasis in the field of string pedagogy (studio teaching). The school recognizes that string graduates are always involved in teaching strings in addition to performing. Thus, SSC pioneers the offering of Master of Music in String Pedagogy in the country to provide training and develop skills in teaching for all kinds of learners both the young and adults.

This expansion is paralleled by a remarkable growth in its library holdings through continuous acquisition of new books, scores, CDs, videos and other materials and donations of library collections from well-known local and international artists.  The School of Music’s existing network of music preparatory programs, performance groups, current technological equipment, among others, all stand ready  to serve the laboratory phases of the curricula on the graduate level.  A recipient of the Commission on Higher Education’s (CHED) “2013-2014 Center of Excellence” award and with its outstanding faculty, SSC’s School of Music is in a position to offer a graduate program in String Pedagogy in response to requests made by numerous individuals and alumnae who desire to pursue post-graduate studies in music.  With this graduate program, SSC can make a significant contribution to the musical life and development of the country.

Program Objectives

At the end of the degree program, students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate advanced competencies in string pedagogy and its repertory to teach all types of learners;
2. Be knowledgeable and skilled in performance, music theory and analysis, history and literature, and research; and
3. Exhibit graduate-level perspectives on contemporary issues and problems in music education like curriculum development, teaching methodology, innovations, assessment and evaluation, multidisciplinary concepts and program management; and
4.Acquire the necessary musical knowledge and skills, imbued with Filipino, Christian and Benedictine values to become leaders in music capable of awakening cultural and social values among the Filipino people.

Distribution of subjects per term

MASTER OF MUSIC IN STRING PEDAGOGY

FIRST YEAR

First Semester

Second Semester

Subject Code

SUBJECTS

Units

Subject Code

SUBJECTS

UNITS

MMME1A

Research and Bibliographical Techniques in Music

2

MMME1B(1)

Research Methods in Music

2

MMSP1A

String Pedagogy1-Foundational PedAGOGY*

2

MMSP1B

String Pedagogy 2-Intermediate PedAGOGY

2

MMSP1A(1)

Observation Course 1*

2

MMSP1B(1)

Observation Course 2

2

MMSP1A(2)

COURSE READINGS IN VIOLIN PEDAGOGY

2

MMME1A(3)

Applied Music

2

TOTAL UNITS

8

TOTAL UNITS

8

*ADDITIONAL SUBJECTS FOR A NON STRING PEDAGOGY MAJOR IN THE UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE

SUMMER

Subject Code

SUBJECTS

Units

MMME2A(2)

Computer Assisted Instruction

2

MMELEC1

Elective 1

2/3

 

TOTAL UNITS

4/5

SECOND YEAR

First Semester

Second Semester

Subject Code

SUBJECTS

Units

Subject Code

SUBJECTS

UNITS

MMME2A

Musical Analysis 1    

2

MMME2B

Musical Analysis 2

2

MMSP2A

String Pedagogy 3-Advanced PedAGOGY       

2

MMSP2B

String Pedagogy 4-Orchestra PedAGOGY

2

PRAC1-MMSP

Practicum 1*

2

PRAC2-MMSP

Practicum 2

2

MMSP2A(1)

Chamber Music or Orchestra

2

TW1-MMSP

Thesis WRITING /LECTURE RECITAL 1

3

TOTAL UNITS

8

TOTAL UNITS

9

*ADDITIONAL SUBJECT FOR A NON STRING PEDAGOGY MAJOR IN THE UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE

SUMMER

Subject Code

SUBJECTS

Units

MMME2C

Pedagogy of Music Theory            

2

MMELEC2

Elective 2

2/3

TW2-MMSP

Thesis WRITING//Lecture Recital 2

3

 

TOTAL UNITS

7/8