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MU 510 - Foundations of Music Education

  • 3 credits
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Cultural, philosophical, psychological, and historical applications of music education.


MU 630 (Methods of Music Research ) or or EDRM 600

Textbooks and Materials

Section 801


  • History of Music Education in the United States (2010)
    James A. Keene
    Not available at the CSU Bookstore
  • A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, & Dissertations, 8th Ed.
    Kate Turabian
    ISBN: 978022682337
    Not available at the CSU Bookstore


  • James A. Keene (2009)
    Giants of Music Education
    Not available at the CSU Bookstore
  • Advancing the Vision: Philosophy of Music Education, 3rd Ed.
    Bennet Reimer
    Not available at the CSU Bookstore

An additional optional textbook to consider is "Culturally Responsive Teaching in Music Education: From Understanding to Application" (New York: Routledge Press, 2016) by Vicki R. Lind and Constance L. McKoy.


Bonnie Jacobi
Bonnie Jacobi

Dr. Jacobi is associate professor of Music Education at Colorado State University. Prior to her arrival at CSU, she taught on the faculties of Southern Methodist University and the University of Houston. For more than twenty years, Dr. Jacobi has taught music to children throughout Florida, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Texas. She has directed thirteen children’s choirs and in 2008 founded the Meadows Community Youth Chorus in Dallas for elementary-aged children without school music programs. Dr. Jacobi holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts in Music Education from the University of Houston, a Master of Music in Piano Performance from the University of Texas at Austin, and a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Mount Holyoke College. She is a Master Teaching Artist for the American Eurhythmics Society, where she earned her Eurhythmics Certificate, and directs the Colorado Kodály Institute at Colorado State University. Dr. Jacobi is an active clinician and has published articles in Music Educators Journal, General Music Today, the Kodály Envoy, and the Journal of Historical Research in Music Education. Additionally, she has served on the Advisory Board and Editorial Board of Music Educators Journal, and currently serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Historical Research in Music Education. She enjoys working with Master’s of Music Education students at CSU, and MU 510 is one of her favorite courses to teach.