How can I structure my course, using MITA as the course material?

MITA’s content has been carefully designed to fit a wide range of music courses, from non-major music appreciation courses to music-major history surveys to graduate composition seminars, and any course in between. If there is material that doesn’t fit your course, MITA’s modular (vs. page-by-page serial) approach makes it easy to skip. This approach also means that the content you need is there if you know where to look. Start with An Eventful Story’s tables of contents (just select “An Eventful Story” from the home screen), which allow you to organize history eight different ways, such as by chronology, geographical region, or musical work. The Deep Glossary, in addition to its default alphabetical ordering, can be organized into a Musical Languages Guide (just select “Deep Glossary” from the home screen and choose “View the Guide” from the green box on the right), which presents musical terms in categories like harmony, color, and musical notation. Make connections between the realms of history, theory, and performance by following MITA’s links and buttons to different sections; when studying Berlioz in An Eventful Story, for example, you might instruct students to follow the glossary link to “orchestration” and make that topic a focus of your lesson. Finally, use the search function (find the magnifying glass in the menu bar at the bottom of each page) to find all mentions of a term in MITA.

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