Stanley V. Kleppinger
Date of this Version
Deloy, Donna. "Teaching Music Theory Through COVID-19." Master's thesis. University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2022.
This thesis surveyed music theory instructors throughout the United States. Throughout the interviews, instructors shared their insights during COVID-19 as a college instructor. This thesis seeks to describe and inform college instructors of the changes made to the undergraduate curriculum and classroom during the COVID-19 pandemic; as a result, instructors found and created new ways to engage students in a classroom through an online format. While creating an online music theory course is challenging, instructors share their experiences navigating this temporary shift beginning in March 2020. A suggestion of implementing more technology into the music theory core could create a higher rate of academic retention and increase student outcomes. Finally, this thesis describes the avenues for online music theory programs and their benefits in a four-semester cycle.
Advisor: Stanley V. Kleppinger