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Howard, Karen

Assistant Professor of Music
Degree
Ph.D. University of Washington
Office
Brady Educational Center LL28
Phone
(651) 962-5871
Mail
University of St. Thomas
2115 Summit Ave., BEC 5
St. Paul, MN 55105

Karen Howard is an Assistant Professor of Music at the University of St. Thomas teaching music education methods, core graduate courses, world music pedagogy, and advising masters theses.

In addition to her university schedule, Dr. Howard is a national and international clinician specializing in children’s music culture, ethnomusicology, creative and folk dance traditions, early childhood music education, assessment, and curriculum development.  She has presented at events for the American Orff Schulwerk Association, the Organization of American Kodály Educators, the Society for Ethnomusicology, the National Association for Music Education, the International Society of Music Education, and the American Choral Directors Association.

Her research has been published in the Journal of Music Teacher Education, International Journal of Community Music, and the Japanese Journal of Research in Music Education. Her other published works are available through the Association for Cultural Equity, Smithsonian Folkways Tools for Teachers, General Music Today, and The Orff Echo.

Dr. Howard earned the Bachelor of Music Education degree and Masters of Music Education degree from The Hartt School of the University of Hartford and PhD in music from the University of Washington. In 2003, she was recognized as Connecticut Music Educator Association’s Elementary Music Educator of the Year.

Fall 2018 Courses

Fall 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
EDUC 110 - 01 Intro to Music Education M - - - - - - 1530 - 1620 BEC 110

Days of Week:

M - - - - - -

Time of Day:

1530 - 1620

Location:

BEC 110

Course Registration Number:

42552 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

1 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Karen A. Howard

An orientation to the profession of music education. Overview of historical, philosophical, sociological and psychological foundations of music education and related music professions. Exploration of the relationships of these foundations to individual and group instructional settings, vocational issues, and concerns of musicians working as performers, teachers, administrators and business owners. Field observations in a variety of instructional settings. Offered fall semesters.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
EDUC 176 - 01 German Diction for Singers - - W - - - - 1715 - 1855 BEC 110

Days of Week:

- - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1715 - 1855

Location:

BEC 110

Course Registration Number:

42556 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

1 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Karen A. Howard

An introduction to German pronunciation, utilizing the International Phonetic Alphabet. A guide to the use of the dictionary in the language. Special emphasis on the problems encountered by the singer. Offered fall of even years.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
EDUC 177 - 01 French Diction for Singers - - W - - - - 1715 - 1855 BEC 110

Days of Week:

- - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1715 - 1855

Location:

BEC 110

Course Registration Number:

42557 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

1 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Karen A. Howard

An introduction to French pronunciation, utilizing the International Phonetic Alphabet. A guide to the use of the dictionary in the language. Special emphasis on the problems encountered by the singer. Offered fall of even years.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
EDUC 342 - 01 Fld Exp III: (K-12) Music - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

41156 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

0 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Karen A. Howard

The University of St. Thomas Teacher Education program utilizes a progression of structured, in-school field experiences to expand the vision and professionalism of program candidates. Field experiences are designed to complement university classroom learning by providing opportunities for candidates to practice the knowledge, skills and dispositions of effective educators across the grade ranges for which they will be licensed and with diverse student populations. The third field experience is a supervised, reflective, in-school opportunity that focuses on questions involving the role of curriculum and instruction: What determines my curriculum choices? Why am I teaching what I'm teaching? What strategies can I use to differentiate instruction for diverse learners? How do I assess student learning? How can I maximize this opportunity to help me develop as a professional? Prerequisite: EDUC 330, 332

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
GMUS 608 - 01 Foundations of Music Ed M - - - - - - 1800 - 2100 BEC 111

Days of Week:

M - - - - - -

Time of Day:

1800 - 2100

Location:

BEC 111

Course Registration Number:

42578 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

3 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Karen A. Howard

Consideration of cultural, philosophical and historical contexts of music education through reading assignments and student presentations. Introduction to academic writing, research and scholarship in music education.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
GMUS 876 - 01 Directed Research - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

40181 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

0 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Karen A. Howard

Required for all students who are working with their supervisor on the thesis.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
GMUS 890 - 01 MA Project - Howard - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

40185 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

1 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Karen A. Howard

Required for all students completing GMUS 876 thesis work and filing for graduation.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
MUSC 233 - 01 Music of the Wrld: Aural/Writt M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 BEC LL03

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1215 - 1320

Location:

BEC LL03

Course Registration Number:

41517 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Karen A. Howard

This course studies music as a ritual activity among the peoples of the non-Western world. It employs an anthropological approach that analyzes music in cultural context rather than as an object of art. The music and cultural activities of a diverse number of countries will be investigated each semester.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
TEGR 542 - 01 Fld Exp III: (K-12) Music - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

42542 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Karen A. Howard

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)

J-Term 2019 Courses

J-Term 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location

Spring 2019 Courses

Spring 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
EDUC 207 - 01 PreK-2 Music Education Methods - T - - - - - 1715 - 1900 BEC LL03

Days of Week:

- T - - - - -

Time of Day:

1715 - 1900

Location:

BEC LL03

Course Registration Number:

22560 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

2 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Karen A. Howard

Contemporary music pedagogy for children in pre-Kindergarten through Grade 2. Examination of goals, objectives, diverse music repertoire, spiral curriculum content and skill development, strategies, materials, and methods. Study of learning styles, developmental stages, and culturally sensitive materials. Designing lessons and classroom environments for effective music teaching and learning. Techniques for classroom management and discipline. National and state standards for music education relative to Grades pre K-2 music curricula. Emphasis on artistic teaching. Instrument lab meets one hour per week: soprano recorder and lap dulcimer. Offered spring of odd numbered years. Taken concurrently with MUSC 341.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
EDUC 342 - 01 Fld Exp III: (K-12) Music - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

21319 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

0 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Karen A. Howard

The University of St. Thomas Teacher Education program utilizes a progression of structured, in-school field experiences to expand the vision and professionalism of program candidates. Field experiences are designed to complement university classroom learning by providing opportunities for candidates to practice the knowledge, skills and dispositions of effective educators across the grade ranges for which they will be licensed and with diverse student populations. The third field experience is a supervised, reflective, in-school opportunity that focuses on questions involving the role of curriculum and instruction: What determines my curriculum choices? Why am I teaching what I'm teaching? What strategies can I use to differentiate instruction for diverse learners? How do I assess student learning? How can I maximize this opportunity to help me develop as a professional? Prerequisite: EDUC 330, 332

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
GMUS 600 - 01 Intro to Schlrshp & Resrch Met - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

21311 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

3 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Karen A. Howard

Introduction to Scholarship and Research Methods in Music Education will guide students toward: comprehending research articles and methodologies that they will encounter over the course of their careers; building skills in working with library resources, database and other bibliographic materials; developing skills generally in academic writing and American written English - and particularly in accordance with APA (American Psychological Association 6th edition); and provide an opportunity for initial thinking about how they will carry out their work for GMUS 890 in terms of a topic and format.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
GMUS 890 - 01 MA Project - Howard - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

21116 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

1 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Karen A. Howard

Required for all students completing GMUS 876 thesis work and filing for graduation.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
TEGR 542 - 01 Fld Exp III: (K-12) Music - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

20714 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Karen A. Howard

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