Spring 2021 Course Syllabus
Course: MUSP-1202- Section: 01
Introductory Group Voice
|Instructor||Dr. Blas Canedo Gonzalez|
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|Description||Introduction to Speech Level Singing philosophy and technique with goals related to commercial voice. Emphasizes sight singing and harmony singing applicable to commercial background singing.|
1. Students will demonstrate comprehension of the basics of vocal technique reading material. Identifies all main ideas, supporting details, and vocabulary in reading material; demonstrates a full understanding of the reading (PSLO 1)
2. Students will acquire a basic understanding of vocal health and hygiene applicable to many different styles of singing. (PSLO 2)
3. Students will acquire communicative and expressive skills applicable to their own voices. (PSLO 2,4,5)
4. Students will develop a professional, disciplined approach to vocal performance skills (PSLO 2,4,5)
5. Students will acquire basic harmony singing applicable to commercial background singing. (PSLO 1, 2, 4,5)
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.
* Personal Responsibility: Students will demonstrate the ability to connect choices, actions, and consequences to ethical decision-making.
|Program Student Learning Outcomes|
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.
Recommended textbook: Your Voice: the Basics by Scott McCoy, Inside View Press, 2016
Printed sheet music and karaoke recordings of songs and arias that can be found online, for free or at an affordable price at libraries, and book stores.
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The midterm exam may be a combination of written, oral presentation, and/or performance.
The Final exam will be a performance of three songs assigned by the teacher. One of the songs should be memorized.
|Final Exam Date||May 3, 2021 - 10:0 AM Through May 6, 2021 - 3:0 PM|
|Grading Scale||90 - 100=A 80 - 89=B 70 - 79=C 60 - 69=D Below 59 = F|
Class attendance and participation 55%
Mid-Term Performance and Written Exam 20%
Final Exam performance project 25%
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Research has shown a cause and effect relationship between attendance and college success.
Classes start on time and being late will count as an absence. More than 5 absences can drastically affect your final grade.
|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 the Office for Disability Services 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.|