House Bill 2504 Fall 2012 Course Syllabus MUSC-1191-01 - Special Topics - Music
Fall 2012 Course Syllabus
MUSC-1191-01 - Special Topics - Music
|Instructor||Walzer, Daniel A.|
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|Course Description||Selected topics in music addressing recently identified events, skills, knowledge and attitudes relevant to the professional development of the student.|
|Required Textbooks||No required texbook. All materials will be provided by instructor.|
|Attendance Policy||Students may miss one class per term without being penalized. Additional absences will result in reduction of participation and professionalism grade.|
|Course Grading Scale||90 - 100 = A 80 - 89 = B 70 - 79 = C 60 - 69 = D Below 59 = F|
|Determination of Final Grade||
Participation and Professionalism: 20%
|Final Exam Date||December 10, 2012 - 1:00 PM|
(Course schedule is subject to change if necessary to better suit the needs of the class)
Week 1: Syllabus, Course Overview and Performance Fluidity 101
Week 2: Labor Day (No Class)
Week 3: Audience Rapport, Stage Presence, Proper Etiquette and Body Language
Week 4: Audio Basics and Monitoring Options (First Quiz)
Week 5: Studio and Live Preparation, Psychology of Performance
Week 6: Video Project/Presentation #1 on October 1st
Week 7: Types of Microphones, Microphone Placement
Week 8: Equalization and Dynamics, Balance of Ensemble
Week 9: Marketing, Publicity, EPK and One-Sheet, Booking Basics
Week 10: The “right” set list, Versatility as a Performer
Week 11: Video Project/Presentation #2 on November 5th
Week 12: Contracts 101 including Pay
Week 13: Touring Essentials
Week 14: Video Project/Presentation #3 on November 26th
Week 15: Hands on Practice in Music Hall (Bring Instruments)
Week 16: Final and Performance Coaching Practical (Bring Instruments)
|Calendar of Lecture Topics and Major Assignment Due Dates||
1) Quizzes (You will be given a quiz approximately every three weeks)
2) 3 Video Projects/Oral Presentations ( Students will provide videos that demonstrate
successful or unsuccessful applications of lecture topics and course content coupled
with an analysis of the commercial viability of each video performance. Each
presentation will consist of a five minute oral review along with a two-page analysis
of the performances as well. Students are expected to pick videos from a variety of
different genres, performing ensembles and venues.
3) Performance Coaching Project and Audio Basics Final: Students will coach each other
in a basic sound check or master class type setting. This project will also test basic audio
equipment familiarity including cords, consoles, speakers, staging, and blocking.
4) The final exam will consist of a short take-home test comprised primarily of essay
questions derived from previous lectures along with hands-on performance coaching.
|General Education/Core Curriculum Student Learning Outcomes||
|Program Student Learning Outcomes||
PSLO ALPHA: Reading skills - 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.
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||
Students will visually and orally demonstrate appropriate performance strategies and behaviors that are appropriate for the venue and audience, while on stage during rehearsals and concerts.
(PSLO 1, 3, 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.|
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