House Bill 2504

Spring 2011 Course Syllabus

MUSC-2211-01 (Comm Mus Sight Sing-Ear II)

Faculty Information
SemesterSpring 2011
InstructorWallace, Jon-Michael Tromblee
Phone(409) 984-6336
E-mailwallacejt@lamarpa.edu
Department
Commercial Music Program
Chair:Kristel Kemmerer
Telephone:(409) 984-6520
E-mail:kemmererk@lamarpa.edu
Office
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 #10432
Course Subject-Number-SectionMUSC-2211-01
Course TitleComm Mus Sight Sing-Ear II
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 1. A New Approach to Sight Singing (4th Edition)

Author: Berkowitz, Fontrier, Kraft

ISBN: 978-0393969085

2. Music for Ear Training (3rd Edition)

Author: Horvit, Koozin, Nelson

ISBN: 978-0495565710

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 A New Approach to 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.

Grading:

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.

Final Exam Date May 16, 2011 - 10:00 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

90-100A
80-89B
70-79C
60-69D
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) 984-6251.

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