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MUA 507, 508, 509, section 101 Applied Collaborative Piano (1hr, 2hr, 3 hr credit) No Web Component Fall 2014 30 minute or 60 minute lesson time to be arranged (in applied piano studio) Instructor: Robert Holm, D.M.A. L.P.A.C. #1101, 460 – 6237 e-­‐mail: [email protected] Office Hours: Monday 12:00-1:30; Tuesday 2:15-3:15; Thursday 12:30-2:00; Friday 12:00-2:00
Text: Specific collaborative music scores will be the student’s responsibility to obtain and varies from semester to semester . Course Description The Director for Collaborative Keyboard studies will meet with the student enrolled in Applied Collaborative Piano to assign literature, which will be studied during the semester. For MUA 507, the student meets with the instructor 30 minutes each week to study vocal music and at least one collaborative assignment with strings, winds or brass. For MUA 508, the student takes a 60-­‐minute lesson and studies vocal music and collaborates with at least 2 different instrument types. For MUA 509, the student takes a 60-­‐minute lesson and studies vocal music and collaborates with 3 different instrument types. The goal of the course is to learn standard repertoire for piano with voice and various instruments. Attendance Students are to attend each lesson scheduled. An unexcused absence from a lesson will affect a student’s grade. Excused absences are for documented illnesses or other justifiable conflicts approved by the instructor. At least 24 hour notice is expected if a lesson will be missed. In case of sudden illness, notify the instructor as soon as possible. Messages can be left at the office. Students should arrive on time for each lesson with the appropriate materials. Evaluation and Grading Grading will depend upon attendance, preparation, performance during lessons and in juries, and improvement. At least two assignments will be evaluated for the student enrolled in MUO 507 and at least 3 assignments will be evaluated for the student enrolled in MUA 508 or MUA 509. Students will be evaluated either during a public performance or during a jury. To help the student prepare for the juried performance, each lesson will be evaluated with respect to seven categories: tone, voicing, rhythmic accuracy, technique, articulation, dynamic expression, and interpretation Each lesson, a student will be assigned a number from 0 (lowest) to 5 (highest) based upon progress and improvement from the previous lesson. An average of lesson scores and grade on the Jury Exam will together determine the student’s grade. For one hour of credit, the student should practice at least one hour a day, six days a week. The practice requirement doubles for two hours worth of credit and triples for three hours worth of credit. Practice rooms are located in two locations in the music building. STATEMENT REGARDING STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES: In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, students with bona fide disabilities will be afforded reasonable accommodations. The Office of Special Student Services (OSSS) will certify a disability and advise faculty members of reasonable accommodations. If you have a specific disability that qualifies you for academic accommodations, please notify the instructor/professor and provide certification from the Office of Special Student Services. OSSS is located at 5828 Old Shell Road at Jaguar Drive, (251-­‐460-­‐7212). STATEMENT REGARDING CHANGES IN COURSE REQUIREMENTS: Since all classes do not progress at the same rate, it may be necessary to modify the above requirements or their timing as circumstances dictate. For example, the number and frequency of exams may be changed, or the number and sequence of assignments. In either of these cases, adequate notification will be given in writing and conform to the spirit of policy statement 6.3.1 of the University of South Alabama Faculty Handbook. Online Writing Support • The University of South Alabama provides online writing tutoring services through SMARTHINKING, an online tutoring service. SMARTHINKING is available at Students may enter the site by logging on with their Jag number and using the last four digits of the social security number as the password. For log-­‐on problems, technical questions and/or on-­‐campus writing assistance, contact the USA Writing Center at 251-­‐460-­‐6480 or e-­‐mail csaint-­‐[email protected] • Information about the University Writing Center and Online Writing Lab can be found online at Counseling and Testing Services Counseling and Testing Services provides a variety of free and confidential services for students. For further information regarding this resource go to or call the office at 460-­‐7051. Academic Disruption Policy • The University of South Alabama’s policy regarding Academic Disruption is found in The Lowdown, the student handbook. Disruptive academic behavior is defined as individual or group conduct that interrupts or interferes with any educational activity or environment, infringes upon the rights and privileges of others, results in or threatens the destruction of property and/or is otherwise prejudicial to the maintenance of order in an academic environment. • Students are expected to be cordial, courteous and respectful of faculty members and fellow students. Student Academic Conduct Policy The University of South Alabama’s policy regarding Student Academic Conduct Policy is found in The Lowdown The University of South Alabama is a community of scholars in which the ideals of freedom of inquiry, freedom of thought, freedom of expression, and freedom of the individual are sustained. The University is committed to supporting the exercise of any right guaranteed to individuals by the Constitution and the Code of Alabama and to educating students relative to their responsibilities. Any dishonesty related to academic work or records constitutes academic misconduct including, but not limited to, activities such as giving or receiving unauthorized aid in tests and examinations, improperly obtaining a copy of an examination, plagiarism, misrepresentation of information, altering transcripts or university records. Academic misconduct is incompatible with the standards of the academic community. Such acts are viewed as moral and intellectual offenses and are subject to investigation and disciplinary action through appropriate University procedures. Penalties may range from the loss of credit for a particular assignment to dismissal from the University. Degree revocation may be warranted in cases involving academic misconduct by former students while they were students at USA. Note that dismissal from any University of South Alabama college or school for reasons of academic misconduct will also result in permanent dismissal from the University. Faculty, students, and staff are responsible for acquainting themselves with, adhering to, and promoting policies governing academic conduct.