Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master in Music Education



First Advisor

Dr. Ryan Curtis

Second Advisor

Dr. Katherine Herrell

Third Advisor

Dr. Elizabeth Hogan


This project provides an in depth focus on how to strengthen an ensemble's approach to musicality through lesson plans, assessments, and activities. The primary focus group of this project is high school aged performance based classes including band and choir. The aim of the project is to provide a music educator with a detailed curriculum to teach musicality that is adjustable to any size ensemble and any score. Furthermore, this project is not a study but instead an explanation to the approach of developing the curriculum unit. The project consists of a four unit curriculum with two to three lessons per unit and one performance assessment per unit. Each unit is significant to the development of musicality but builds on previous units and units to come. No unit is more significant than the other and may be taught in any order.


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