House Bill 2504

Spring 2011 Course Syllabus

MUSP-1227-14 (Appl Commercial Music-Voice)

Faculty Information
SemesterSpring 2011
InstructorKares, Jill
Phone(409) 984-6353
Commercial Music Program
Chair:Kristel Kemmerer
Telephone:(409) 984-6520
Hours:MWF 8-9, TTh 9:30-11:30, 12:30-1:30
Building:Performing Arts & Theatre (PATB)
Room #:124
Course Information
Course ID #10609
Course Subject-Number-SectionMUSP-1227-14
Course TitleAppl Commercial Music-Voice
Course Description Individual instruction.
Course Prerequisites Admission into the department as a vocal major.
Required Textbooks None.
Learning Objectives Establishing behavior patterns which lead to effective and healthy vocal performance and add to each studentsí commercial repertoire for the purposes of ensemble performance and auditioning.
Major Assignments Each song assigned by ensemble leader or me to enhance a learning or repertoire objective.
Discussion Topics Voice production. Performance techniques.
Attendance Policy You get one "free" absence before your lates/absences start to count against your grade. After that, each absence deducts 10% of your grade. Three lates = one absence. No exceptions. Attendance will be taken at the beginning of each lesson, a record will be kept, and you will be updated at midterm regarding your progress in this area. This includes attendance at monthly seminars and Port Arthur Live! performances. Lessons will not be made up unless time permits at the end of the semester. If advanced notice is not given, there will be no make-up lesson provided.


1 absence = 100%

2 absences = 90%

3 absences = 80%

etc. (remember, 3 late arrivals to class (or early departures) equals one absence)

Determination of Final Grade Grading is based on technique, progress, attendance, attitude, prepared-ness, effort, memorization, presentation and musical accuracy. There will be a mid-semester evaluation where each student will receive feedback. These evaluations will reflect the relative progress and student grade of each student as of mid-term. These are vital to ensure the most positive and productive outcome for the student.
Final Exam Date May 7, 2011 - 1:00 PM
Campus Policies
Lamar State College - Port Arthur

Mission Statement

Lamar State College-Port Arthur is an open-access, comprehensive public two-year college offering quality instruction leading to associate degrees and a variety of certificates. The college, a member of The Texas State University System, has provided affordable, quality educational opportunities to residents of the Southeast Texas area since 1909.Lamar State College-Port Arthur embraces the premise that education is an ongoing process that enhances career potential, broadens intellectual horizons, and enriches life. The faculty, staff, and administration share a commitment to a mission characterized by student learning, diversity, and community service. The foundations for student success include compensatory education programs designed to fulfill our commitment to accommodate students with diverse goals and backgrounds, technical education programs that provide for the acquisition of the skills and demeanor necessary for initial and continued employment, and a core curriculum that develops the values and concepts that allow the student to make a meaningful contribution in the workplace or community. Student achievement is measured by the completion of courses and programs of study, successful performance following transfer to a baccalaureate program, and the attainment of individual goals.

Lamar State College-Port Arthur operates in the belief that all individuals should be:

* Treated with dignity and respect;

* Afforded equal opportunity to acquire a complete educational experience;

* Given an opportunity to discover and develop their special aptitudes and insights;

* Provided and opportunity to equip themselves for a fulfilling life and responsible citizenship in a world characterized by change.

College Grading Scale

Below 59F

(Some specialized programs may have different grading scales)


Academic Dishonesty

Academic dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated.† Please consult the student handbook for consequences of academic dishonesty.† These policies will be strictly enforced.


Facility† Policies

        No food, drinks, or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom.

        Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom.

        Cell phones and/or pagers are allowed ONLY on vibrate mode. Leaving the classroom to answer a page or phone call may constitute an absence or a tardy.


Special Considerations

†††††††† The American 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.

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