House Bill 2504 Spring 2011 Course Syllabus MUSI-1181-03 (Piano Class Inst I)
Spring 2011 Course Syllabus
MUSI-1181-03 (Piano Class Inst I)
|Instructor||Vercher, Bryan Heath|
|Course ID #||10587|
|Course Title||Piano Class Inst I|
|Course Description||Classroom instruction in keyboard technique fundamentals for students with limited or no piano background. Includes sight reading and selections from solo literature. Open to non-music majors.|
|Required Textbooks||Required Text: Adult Piano Adventures. Faber, Nancy and Randall. Copyright 1993, 1997 Dovetree Productions. ISBN 978-1-61677-302-1|
|Learning Objectives||Demonstrate proficiency in rhythm/chord playing and sight reading; and perform scale techniques, repertoire and basic improvisation skills.|
Scales - C, G, D, A, E, F - 2 octaves, 2 hands
Sight-reading - Bi-weekly sight-reading exercises to improve technique and coordination
Exercises - Exercises designed to improve technique, rhythm, and coordination
Repertoire - Students will learn a variety of songs from the text and additional material as supplied by the instructor
|Attendance Policy||Attendance Policy: The department attendance policy is as follows. You are allowed one unexcused absence over the course of the semester. Every absence beyond the first will result in a 5% deduction from your attendance grade. Three instances of being late to class will count in one unexcused absence. You begin the semester with a 100% attendance grade.|
|Determination of Final Grade||
Grading Policy: Grading policy is as follows:
Attendance – 25%
Repertoire, Scales, Exercises, and Sight-Reading Quizzes – 25%
Midterm – 25% - The midterm will be a performance piece played for the class as a whole. You will be graded on preparedness, technique, tone, rhythm, and articulation.
Final Project – 25% The final will be a performance piece played for the class as a whole. You will be graded on preparedness, technique, tone, rhythm, and articulation.
Quizzes or tests missed may only be made up at the discretion of the instructor.
|Final Exam Date||May 13, 2011 - 2:00 PM|
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