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Spring 2011 Course Syllabus

MUSC-1211-01 (Comm Mus Sight Sing-Ear Trng)

Faculty Information
SemesterSpring 2011
InstructorWallace, Jon-Michael Tromblee
Phone(409) 984-6336
Commercial Music Program
Chair:Kristel Kemmerer
Telephone:(409) 984-6520
Hours:MWF 10:00-11:00, 12:00-1:00, 3:00-3:30, TTh 8:30-9:30
Building:Student Center (PAMP)
Room #:413
Course Information
Course ID #10411
Course Subject-Number-SectionMUSC-1211-01
Course TitleComm Mus Sight Sing-Ear Trng
Course Description Introduction to basic aural, visual, and vocal experiences in dictation and singing at sight with emphasis on identification of chord progression, motion, and melody/harmony relationship of popular music.
Course Prerequisites MUSI 1301

Must be enrolled in MUSC 1213 simultaneously or have completed

Required Textbooks Music for Sight Singing (8th Edition)

Author: Robert Ottman, Nancy Rogers

ISBN: 978-0205760084

MyMusicLab for Music for Sight Singing (access code required)(8th Edition)

Author: Robert Ottman, Nancy Rogers

ISBN: 978-0205760206

Sight Singing 1 Spring 2011

Course ID: CRSCDAQ-240838

Lamar State College - Port Arthur Sight Singing/Ear Training 1

Spring 2011 Instructor: Jon-Michael Wallace Course Number: MUSC 1211

Music for Ear Training (3rd Edition)

Author: Horvit, Koozin, Nelson

ISBN: 9780495565710

Attendance Policy Research has shown a cause and effect relationship between attendance and college success. You get one "free" absence before your lates/absences start to count against your grade in the Attendance category. After that, each absence deducts 5% of your attendance grade. Three lates = one absence. No exceptions. Attendance will be taken at the beginning of each class, a record will be kept, and you will be updated at midterm regarding your progress in this area
Determination of Final Grade Attendance 20%, Homework 20%, Quizzes 20%, Tests 20%, Final 20%

Attendance/Participation: Attendance for this class is mandatory and does affect class semester grades. You get one "free" absence before your lates/absences start to count against your grade in the Attendance category. After that, each absence deducts 5% of your attendance grade. Three lates = one absence. No exceptions. Attendance will be taken at the beginning of each class, a record will be kept, and you will be updated at midterm regarding your progress in this area.

Homework: Assignments will be given weekly from the Music for Ear Training book. All assignments are due at the beginning of class on Friday. No assignment will be accepted late without a written doctor's excuse. You are responsible for the work assigned in class even if you are absent.


Quizzes: Quizzes will consist of assigned singing passages from the Music for Sight Singing book, as well as written dictation testing the abilities covered in the homework. Quizzes will be announced before they are given. There will be no make-up quizzes without prior consent from the instructor.        


Tests: There will be 2 Exams given over the course of the semester. These will cover all material assigned in class and all homework assigned.

Final: Students will be asked to perform a prepared sightsinging piece. Also the written final will cover all information covered over the course of the semester.


Tests:                                         20%

Homework:                                20%

Quizzes:                                20%

Attendance/Participation/Attitude:        20%

Final:                                        20%

Final Exam: Final exam/proficiency for this class is held during the week of finals. ATTENDANCE IS MANDATORY.

Professional Atmosphere:

As this course is a part of a workforce development program, certain additional requirements are expected from students enrolled in the class. These include mandatory attendance, punctuality, courteous and respectful conduct towards everyone in the classroom, and the expectation that a student will apply themselves to the best of their abilities. All of these qualities are to be expected in a professional workplace and are therefore also expected in this class.

Date        Material Covered        

1/19        Syllabus/Books                 

1/21        Review Intervals        Assign Interval Sheet        

1/24        Review Keys, Time Signatures                 

1/26        Review Building all Scales                 

1/28        Go over all Interval Sheets        Interval Sheet due        

1/31        Solfedge Ex 1, Major, Minor chords                 

2/2        Rhythmic shorthand for all time signatures        Major Scale Due        

2/4        ET Quiz         ET pg 1-4, 17-18 due        

2/7        Solfedge Ex 1, 2, Diminished chords                  

2/9        Rhythm for 2/4,         Natural Minor Scale due        

2/11        ET Quiz         ET pg 5-8, 19-20, SS 1.1-10 due        

2/14        Solfedge Ex 1-3, Augmented chords                 

2/16        Rhythm for 3/4         Harmonic Minor Scale        due

2/18        ET Quiz         ET pg 9-12, 21-22 due        

2/21        Solfedge Ex 1-4, Review all scales                 

2/23        Rhythm for 4/4         Melodic Minor Scale due        

2/25        ET Quiz         ET pg 13-14, 23-24, SS 1.11-24, 2.1-17 due

2/28        Review for Test 1(Final day to drop with NG)                 

3/2        SS Test during class time        TBD ET pg 15-16 Extra Credit

3/4        Written Test 1         ET pg 15-16 due        

03/07-03/11        Spring Break        

3/14        Practice Duets, work on ET                 

3/16        Practice Duets, work on ET                 

3/18        Practice Duets, work on ET                 

3/21        Review all Rhythm        ET pg 25-27 due        

3/23        Continue rhythm         Duet SS 1.25, 2.44 due        

3/25        ET Quiz         ET pg 29-30 due

3/28        Melodic Dictation Technique                 

3/30        Continue melodic        Duet SS 1.26, 2.45 due        

4/1        ET Quiz         ET pg 31-36, SS 1.30-50, 2.18-31 due

4/4        Interval Review                 

4/6        Continue Intervals (Final day to drop with Q)        Duet SS 1.27, 2.46 due        

4/8        ET Quiz         ET pg 37-40 due        

4/11        Review for Test 2                 

4/13        Continue review         Duet SS 1.28, 2.47 due        

4/15        ET Quiz         ET pg 41-46 due        

4/18        SS Test 2 during class        TBD ET pg 47-50 Extra Credit        

4/20        Written Test 2         ET pg 47-50 due        

4/22                 Good Friday        

4/25        Review note movement inside                 

4/27        Continue note movement         Duet SS 1.29, 2.48 due        

4/29        ET Quiz         ET 51-52 due        

5/2        Review as needed                 

5/4        Review as needed         Duet SS 1.51, 2.49 due        

5/6        ET Quiz         ET 53-54, SS 3.1-22, 5.1-25 due

5/9        Review Test 1                 

5/11        Review Test 2                 

Final Exam Date May 13, 2011 - 8:00 AM
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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