Spring 2021 Course Syllabus
Course: MUAP-1270- Section: 01
Individual Instruction - Strings
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Instructor Information
Instructor Richard Vandewalker
Phone(409) 984-6520
Location:Sam and Linda Monroe Performing Arts Center - Room: 126
Hours:As Posted weekly
COVID 19 Information The Lamar State College Port Arthur (LSCPA) Student Code of Conduct COVID 19 Policy requires students who have been exposed to COVID 19 or diagnosed with COVID 19 to report their condition on the COVID 19 Notification Form (available via a link on the Student Code of Conduct COVID19 webpage). This information will be provided to the Dean of Student Services. In addition, this policy requires all students to wear face coverings in compliance with the criteria included in the policy. For more information please refer to the COVID 19 link on the LSCPA website.
Course Information
Description Individual instruction in voice, instrument, composition, or conducting.
Prerequisites None
Learning Outcomes 1.    The student will develop and demonstrate the fundamentals of correct playing in a variety of styles.
2.    The student will develop and demonstrate proper performance practices.
3.    The student will have performance experiences.
Core Objectives
Program Student Learning Outcomes
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.

Lecture Topics
Major Assignments
1. Each weekly lesson
2. Performances as assigned
3. Juries
Final Exam Date May 5, 2021 - 8:0 AM   Through  May 13, 2021 - 5:0 PM
Grading Scale  90 - 100=A    80 - 89=B    70 - 79=C     60 - 69=D    Below 59 = F
Determination of
Final Grade
1.    Preparation for, participation in and attendance at all scheduled lessons 50%
2.    Performances 50%
A missed performance will in almost every case constitute a failing grade.
Course Policies
Instructor Policies 1.    Preparation for, participation in and attendance at all scheduled lessons.
a.    The student should practice daily so as to accumulate no less than 5 hours of practice per week.
b.    The student should have completed by the assigned lesson any additional assignments such as readings, text analysis, etc… that may be assigned.
2.    Attendance to and participation in all scheduled recitals and juries. This includes studio classes, departmental recitals, juries and public recitals and performances both formal and informal.
3.    Student effort and the demonstration of continued improvement.
4.    Student will be prepared to play all assigned literature for the end of semester juried recital and for all assigned recitals.
Attendance Policy Attendance is expected at all scheduled lessons. Missed lessons will be made up at the discretion of the instructor and will only be considered if prior notice of missing the lesson was given.
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 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.
Commercial Music, Visual and Performing Arts
Chair:Richard Vandewalker
Phone:(409) 984-6520

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.