MUSP-1210-01 - Appl Commercial Music - Piano
Lamar State College - Port Arthur
House Bill 2504
Spring 2016 Course Syllabus
MUSP-1210-01 - Appl Commercial Music - Piano
|Instructor||Gillam, Robert W.|
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|Course Description||Private instruction in piano with goals related to commercial music.|
|Course Prerequisites||Successful audition and acceptance into the Commercial Music program.|
|Required Textbooks||To be determined based on needs of student and discretion of instructor.|
|Attendance Policy||There are about 15 weeks in every semester; students are expected to attend at least 14 lessons per semester. Final grades will be reduced 5 percentage points for every lesson missed. More than 3 unexcused absences will result in a failing grade for the course. Three tardies will count as one unexcused absence.|
|Course Grading Scale||90 - 100=A 80 - 89=B 70 - 79=C 60 - 69=D Below 59 = F|
|Determination of Final Grade||
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.
Lesson Preparation of Major Assignments 40%
Professional Attitude 20%*
Performance Jury (final exam) 20%*
*see rubrics for specific requirement guidelines
|Final Exam Date||May 10, 2016 - 12:00 PM Through May 10, 2016 - 5:00 PM|
Midterm may be a combination of written, aural and/or performance. Juries are a professional performance in front of a panel of commercial music instructors.
Technical Studies: listening exercises, studying both visual and audio versions of performers in many genres of music.
Style Studies: Memorization and preparation of ensemble pieces, including styes of pop, rock, country, reggae, r&b, soul, funk, latin, jazz, gospel, etc.
Melodic Studies: learning, listening to and applying skills of harmonizing with both recorded and live performances.
Repertoire: application to both solo and ensemble selections, as a lead and background performer.
Jury: Prepared piece to be performed at the scheduled Jury Recital date
|Calendar of Lecture Topics and Major Assignment Due Dates||
Week 1: Evaluation and Discussion
Week 2: Specific to Student.
Week 3: Specific to Student.
Week 4: Specific to Student.
Week 5: Specific to Student.
Week 6: Specific to Student.
Week 7: Specific to Student.
Week 8: Mid-term and student evaluation
Week 9: Specific to Student.
Week 10: Specific to Student.
Week 11: Specific to Student.
Week 12: Specific to Student.
Week 13: Specific to Student.
Week 14: Specific to Student.
Week 15: Juried Recitals, Final Exam
|General Education/Core Curriculum Student Learning Outcomes||
|Program Student Learning Outcomes||
1. Applies commercial music performance techniques to professional practice.
2. Applies commercial music sound engineering technology to support performance practices.
3. Applies basic music industry principles to professional practice.
4. Demonstrates professional behavior as characterized by a commitment to the profession.
|Course Student Learning Outcomes||
A. Demonstrates a professional tone quality by playing with proper piano posture and technique. (PSLO 1)
B. Demonstrates a secure and accurate rhythm for the style of music being performed. (PSLO 1)
C. Demonstrates pitch accuracy. (PSLO 1)
D. Demonstrates dynamic levels that are appropriate for the style of music being performed. (PSLO 1)
E. Demonstrates phrasing that is appropriate for the style of music being performed. (PSLO 1)
F. Performs correct notes as required. (PSLO 1)
G. Performs music from memory. (PSLO 1)
H. Demonstrate proficiency in chord playing and chart reading. (PSLO 1)
I. Perform scale techniques, repertoire and basic improvisation skills. (PSLO 1)
J. Conducts sound check for the venue, systems, and performance. (PSLO 2)
K. Applies appropriate microphone, staging, and set-list protocol for the venue and audience. (PSLO 3)
L. Demonstrates a commitment to the profession with attendance, persistence in the program, and timeliness to classes, rehearsals, and performances. (PSLO 4)
|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.|
|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.|
Some material in this course may be copyrighted. They may be used only for instructional purposes this semester,
by students enrolled in this course. These materials are being used fairly and legally.
No one may distribute or share these copyrighted materials in any medium or format with anyone outside this class,
including publishing essays with copyrighted material, uploading copyrighted material to Facebook or YouTube, or
painting or performing copyrighted material for public display.
Copyright violation is not the same thing as plagiarism. Plagiarism is intellectual dishonesty. Offenses of plagiarism result in lower grades or failing scores, and professors and the college strictly enforce plagiarism rules. There is never any acceptable use of plagiarism. Copyright violation is a legal offense, punishable by large fines and penalties.
Copyrighted material can be used if permission from the material’s creator is obtained, or if its use meets the standards of fair use in an educational setting. For example, a student can quote a line from Shakespeare’s Hamlet in a report without violating copyright but still be guilty of plagiarism if the quotation is not properly documented.
If you are in doubt about what material can be freely used, ask your professor or contact the Dean of Library Services, at (409) 984-6216.
Assessment is a process by which LSCPA can help you learn better and gauge the level of progress you have made to
attain knowledge, skills, beliefs, and values. It also helps your professors understand how to improve teaching
and testing methods in your classes, and it helps each department understand and improve degree and certificate
Periodically LSC-PA will collect assessment data for research and reporting purposes, including statistical data and sometimes copies of your work. Be assured that all material the college uses for assessment purposes will be kept confidential. To ensure anonymity, your name will be removed from any material we use for assessment purposes, including video-recorded performances, speeches, and projects.
If you object to allowing LSC-PA to use your material for assessment purposes, submit a letter stating so to your professor by the 12th class day. You will still be required to participate in whatever assessments are being done; we just won’t use your data.
What’s the difference between assessment and grades? The grades you get on papers, projects, speeches, and assignments are specific types of focused assessment. LSC-PA’s assessment efforts include class grades, surveys, standardized tests, and other tools.
Federal privacy laws apply to college students. This means that college employees, including instructors, cannot
divulge information to third parties, including parents and legal guardians of students. Even if the students are
minors, information about their college work cannot be shared with anyone except in very limited circumstances.
Anyone requesting information about a student should be referred to the Registrar. Instructors will be notified in writing by that Office about what information may be released and to whom.
Please remember that releasing private information about a student, however innocuous it may seem, can be a violation of federal law, with very serious consequences.
Circumstances under which information may be released:
An adult student may submit, to the Registrar, a handwritten, signed note granting permission for release of
information. The note must specify what information may be divulged, and it must specify the name of the person
to whom the information may be given.
The Registrar’s office is located in the Student Center room 303B, and can be reached at (409) 984-6165.
This course helps add to the students’ overall collegiate experience in the following ways:
|Degree Plan Evaluation||
A Degree Plan Evaluation will help you determine which classes you need to complete your program.
All of the classes that you have taken that apply to your declared major will be listed on the right. If you have a class that still needs to be completed, a “NO” will be listed on the right next to the required class.
|HB 2504||This syllabus is part of LSC-PA’s efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.|