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Howard, Karen

Associate Professor of Music
Degree
PhD University of Washington
Office
Brady Educational Center, 112A
Phone
(651) 962-5871
Toll Free
(800) 328-6819, Ext. 2-5871
Mail
University of St. Thomas
Department of Music, BEC 05
2115 Summit Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55105

Karen Howard is an Associate 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.

Summer 2020 Courses

Summer 2020 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
GMUS 600 - 01 Intro to Schlrshp & Resrch Met - - - - - - - -

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- - - - - - -

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Course Registration Number:

30108 (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 608 - 01 Foundations of Music Ed M - W - - - - 1800 - 2130

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M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1800 - 2130

Location:

Course Registration Number:

30110 (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 890 - 01 MA Project - Howard - - - - - - - -

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- - - - - - -

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Course Registration Number:

30127 (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.

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Fall 2020 Courses

Fall 2020 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
EDUC 176 - 01 Diction for Singers - - W - - - - 1715 - 1855 BEC 110

Days of Week:

- - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1715 - 1855

Location:

BEC 110

Course Registration Number:

46937 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

2 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Karen A. Howard

An introduction to pronunciation in multiple languages, utilizing the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA). Special emphasis on the problems encountered by the singer. Offered fall of even years.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
EDUC 418 - 01 Choral/Instrument Mus Methods - T - - - - - 1815 - 2015 BEC 111

Days of Week:

- T - - - - -

Time of Day:

1815 - 2015

Location:

BEC 111

Course Registration Number:

46939 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

2 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Douglas C. Orzolek, Karen A. Howard

Contemporary music pedagogy for children in grades 9-12. 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 9-12 music curricula. Emphasis on artistic teaching. Instrument lab meets one hour per week: advanced electronic applications, advanced arranging, non-traditional ensembles. Offered fall of even years.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
GMUS 608 - 01 Foundations of Music Ed M - - - - - - 1800 - 2130 BEC 111

Days of Week:

M - - - - - -

Time of Day:

1800 - 2130

Location:

BEC 111

Course Registration Number:

46399 (View in ClassFinder)

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

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J-Term 2021 Courses

J-Term 2021 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location