Fall 2018 Course Syllabus
Course: MUSP-1227- Section: 01
Applied Commercial Music - Voice
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Instructor Information
Instructor Blas Canedo Gonzalez
Location:Sam and Linda Monroe Performing Arts Center - Room: 138
Course Information
Description Private instruction in voice with goals related to commercial music.
Prerequisites None
Learning Outcomes 1. Demonstrates comprehension of content-area reading material. Identifies all main ideas, supporting details, and vocabulary in reading material related to vocal technique and repertoire; demonstrates a full understanding of the reading. (PSLO 1)

2. Demonstrate proficiency in vocal technique music from commercial, classical, and broadway repertoire (PSLO 2)

3. Develop a professional, disciplined approach to performance skills (PSLO 2,3,4,5)

4. Present a juried performance for faculty (PSLO 2,3,4,5)
Core Objectives
Program Student Learning Outcomes 1. Demonstrates comprehension of content-area reading material. Identifies all main ideas, supporting details, and vocabulary in reading material; demonstrates a full understanding of the reading.
2. Applies commercial music performance techniques to professional practice.

3. Applies commercial music sound engineering technology to support performance practices.

4. Applies basic music industry principles to professional practice.

5. Demonstrates professional behavior as characterized by a commitment to the profession.

Textbooks Printed sheet music, and karaoke recordings of songs and arias that could be found online, for free or at an affordable price at libraries, and books stores.

The repertoire(sheet music + karaoke) of each individual student for voice lessons has to be approved by the voice instructor.
Lecture Topics
Major Assignments
Midterm may be a combination of written, aural and/or performance.

Final Exam(Juries ) are performances only and the students and should include three (3) songs that must be memorized and ready to perform on the scheduled Jury Recital date(s).The jury recital date will be announced two week prior the end of the semester. The student can choose to perform with (1) a karaoke track, (2) accompany themselves, (3) have an accompanist, or (4) sing with a full band.

Session Recordings are optional and discretional to the voice teacher. If available, each vocalist will be required to participate in recording their voice with an accompaniment (karaoke) track in our recording studios. This recording session will be scheduled by the student and will be used for self-evaluation. This recording session will happen once in the semester; the student will coordinate, upon the approval of Mr. John E. Freyermuth, to schedule recording time(s) with the appropriate personnel and/or student(s).
Final Exam Date December 11, 2018 - 10:00 AM   Through  December 11, 2018 - 1:00 PM
Grading Scale  90 - 100=A    80 - 89=B    70 - 79=C     60 - 69=D    Below 59 = F
Determination of
Final Grade
Weekly Lessons 55% - You will be given a grade for each weekly lesson. At the end of the semester, the combined average of these grades will comprise 55% of your semester grade.

Mid-Term Performance & Written Exam 15%

Performance Jury (Final Exam) 30%

Studio Recording( if available), additional credit %.
Course Policies
Instructor Policies
Attendance Policy Research has shown a cause and effect relationship between attendance and college success. Policies for this course are described below:

There are about 16 weeks in every semester; students are expected to attend at least 14 lessons per semester.

This is a 2 credit course that is required to meet 4 hours per week - one with your applied faculty plus three additional hours, exclusive of course preparation by the student.

You are allowed one "free" weekly lesson absence per semester. This "free" absence will not count against your grade. For all other unexcused absences, you will be given a "0" for that week's lesson grade unless you bring an official excuse, for example a medical excuse signed by the doctor.
Academic Honesty Academic honesty is expected from all students, and dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Please consult the LSC-PA policies (Section IX, subsection A, in the Faculty Handbook) for consequences of academic dishonesty.
Facility Policies
  1. No food or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom.

  2. Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom, except by special instructor permission.

  3. Use of electronic devices is prohibited.
Important Information
ADA Considerations The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Special Populations Coordinator, Room 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6241.
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HB 2504 This syllabus is part of LSC-PA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.