Fall 2023 Course Syllabus
Course: MUAP-1260 (Section: 01, CRN: 92614)
Individual Instruction - Voice
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Instructor Information
Instructor Dr. Blas Canedo Gonzalez
Email canedoba@lamarpa.edu
Phone (409) 984-6547
Office Sam and Linda Monroe Performing Arts Center - Room: 126
Office Hours Location: Sam and Linda Monroe Performing Arts Center- Room 126

Office Hours: M-W-V 7:00-8:00 am; T-TH 1:00-2:00PM

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Course Information
Description Individual instruction in voice, instrument, composition, or conducting.
Required Textbooks Textbook Purchasing Statement: A student attending Lamar State College Port Arthur is not under any obligation to purchase a textbook from the college-affiliated bookstore. The same textbook may also be available from an independent retailer, including an online retailer.

Vocal repertoire will be selected for each student by the instructor. Students are required to purchase vocal music that the instructor selects. Students are also required to record each lesson. Recording devices (smart phones, iPods, tablets, digital voice recorders, MP3 recorders, etc.) are provided by the student.

Additional Materials/Resources None.
Corequisites/Prerequisites None
Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this course, students will:

Perform with improved vocal technique while displaying a proficient understanding of vocal health and proper use.
Develop careful attention to details - correct notes, rhythms, dynamics, and articulation.
Show attention to appropriate style, phrasing, tone production, and interpretive nuances.
Master six memorized pieces.
Exhibit proper practice methods, focusing on refined posture, proper breathing, and efficient use of the musculoskeletal system.

Perform in a jury and on a recital
Perform a variety of music literature, including at least one foreign language piece.
Exhibit basic to intermediate proficiency in diction and articulation appropriate to level of study.
Memorize multiple songs and/or arias appropriate to private voice study.
Perform a variety of basic to intermediate literature in a jury or other venue as assigned.
Demonstrate basic to intermediate musicality through expressive singing.
Perform music of various cultures and historical periods.
Core Objectives Communication skills: Students will demonstrate effective written, oral and visual communication.
Critical Thinking Skills: Students will engage in creative and/or innovative thinking, and/or inquiry, analysis, evaluation, synthesis of information, organizing concepts and constructing solutions.
Teamwork: Students will demonstrate the ability to work effectively with others to support a shared purpose or goal and consider different points of view.

Personal Responsibility: Students will demonstrate the ability to connect choices, actions and consequences to ethical decision-making.

Lecture Topics Outline

First Evaluation and Discussion

Weekly assignments specific to the student.

Mid-term assignment, Midterm Performance and Student Evaluation

Final Exam



Major Assignments Schedule MUAP_1260_01_202290_P00324176.pdf

1. Tuesday Nov. 7, 2023 5:30pm - DRESS REHEARSAL

2. Thursday Nov. 9, 2023 1:30pm and 7:00pm - RECITAL

3. Friday Dec. 1, 2023 5:30pm- DRESS REHEARSAL

4. Tuesday Dec. 5, 2023 1:30pm AND 7:00PM- CHRISTMAS CONCERT COLLABORATION

5. Recital Attendance
6. Performances attendace TBA

Final Exam Date December 12, 2023 - 10:0 AM   Through  December 12, 2023 - 3:0 PM
Grading Scale  90 - 100=A 80 - 89=B  70 - 79=C   60 - 69=D  Below 59 = F
Determination of
Final Grade

Students will be graded upon the following criteria:

Instructor’s evaluation of the student/Improvement- 55%

Video Assignment-10% Memorization Exam- 10% 

Final Exam (Jury) Performance- 25%

Course Policies
Instructor Policies
Attendance Policy

Students are allowed only two unexcused absences per semester. If you have more than two unexcused absences, the instructor reserves the right to fail you at his discretion. Students are required to notify the instructor no fewer than 24 hours’ notice in advance, excepting documented emergencies, of any lessons that will be missed. Make-up times will be allowed on a case-by-case basis if instructor time and studio space can be arranged. Failure to give proper notice will result in forfeiting the lesson for that week. Students who arrive more than ten minutes late to their scheduled time will forfeit their lesson, as well.

Additional Information


TimelyCare is a virtual health and well-being platform available 24/7 for Lamar State College Port Arthur students. Any enrolled student can use TimelyCare. There is no cost to students. Go to timelycare.com/LSCPA or download the TimelyCare app to access care.


Institutional Policies
MyLSCPA Be sure to check your campus email and Course Homepage using MyLSCPA campus web portal. You can also access your grades, transcripts, academic advisors, degree progress, and other services through MyLSCPA.
Academic Honesty Academic honesty is expected from all students, and dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Please consult the LSCPA policies (Academic Dishonesty section in the Student Handbook) for consequences of academic dishonesty.
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 the Office for Disability Services Coordinator, Room 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6241.
COVID 19 Information The Lamar State College Port Arthur (LSCPA) Student Code of Conduct COVID 19 Policy requires students who have been diagnosed with COVID 19 to report their condition directly to their local health department. Students should also contact their course faculty to report their quarantine status. In addition, this policy requires all students to wear face coverings when directly exposed to COVID 19 in compliance with the criteria included in the policy. For more information please refer to the COVID 19 link on the LSCPA website.
Facility Policies No food or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom. Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom, except by special instructor permission. Use of electronic devices is prohibited.
HB 2504 This syllabus is part of LSCPA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.
Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse and Neglect As per Texas law and LSCPA policy, all LSCPA employees, including faculty, are required to report allegations or disclosures of child abuse or neglect to the designated authorities, which may include a local or state law enforcement agency or the Texas Department of Family Protective Services. For more information about mandatory reporting requirements, see LSCPA's Policy and Procedure Manual.
Title IX and Sexual Misconduct LSCPA is committed to establishing and maintaining an environment that is free from all forms of sex discrimination, including sexual harassment, sexual violence, and other forms of sexual misconduct. All LSCPA employees, including faculty, have the responsibility to report disclosures of sexual misconduct, including sexual harassment, sexual assault (including rape and acquaintance rape), domestic violence, dating violence, relationship violence, or stalking, to LSCPA's Title IX Coordinator, whose role is to coordinate the college's response to sexual misconduct. For more information about Title IX protections, faculty reporting responsibilities, options for confidential reporting, and the resources available for support visit LSCPA's Title IX website.
Clery Act Crime Reporting For more information about the Clery Act and crime reporting, see the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report and the Campus Security website.

Grievance / Complaint / Concern If you have a grievance, complaint, or concern about this course that has not been resolved through discussion with the Instructor, please consult the Department Chair.
Department Information
Commercial Music, Visual and Performing Arts
Chair:Richard Vandewalker
Phone:(409) 984-6520