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MUS (Music)
190
032533
Dual-Level Course
Cross-listed Course
No
Preparatory Applied Music Lessons
Prep Applied Lessons
Division of Academic and Student Affairs
Music (24MUS)
Term Offering
Fall and Spring
Offered Every Year
Fall 2018
Previously taught as Special Topics?
No
 
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)

Grading Method
Graded with S/U option
1
16
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Recital, Performance, Ensemble1.0
Course Attribute(s)


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University Competencies

Course Is Repeatable for Credit
Yes
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John Fuller
Teaching Associate Professor

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Recital, Performance, Ensemble5050NoStudents receive individual instruction in voice or instrument from specialists hired as lecturers in temporary part-time positions
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote


Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
No
This course offers individual instruction in voice or instrumental performance that includes the development of basic technique as well as the advancement of artistry, musicianship, and repertoire. An end-of-semester evaluation serves as a measure of progress for continuation of applied study. A lesson charge of $300.00 is assessed at the beginning of each semester. Students may be required to provide their own transportation to and cover the minimal cost of an on- or off-campus event. This course may be taken for up to 8 semesters for credit. Prerequisite: Department Approval

2/15/2018:  The department is increasing lesson charges per student per semester from $240.00 to 300.00.  This increase was submitted through DASA business (Holly Durham) to the Budget Office for approval and has now been approved by the Chancellor.  The Music Department is completing a restructuring of its applied lesson curricula to better align with standards in the discipline. In the current structure a $240 fee offsets individual lesson costs of $720 and the department pays the remaining balance.  The departmental costs of this arrangement, which were appropriate in the initial stages of these offerings, severely limit the department’s ability to meet current enrollment demand, rising instructional costs, and follow best practices in applied instruction.  In addition to its internal curricular alterations that reduce the average cost per student to $660, the department will increase the lesson fee to $300 (a 25% increase).  This is the only increase made to this fee since it was initiated in 2013. 


Yes
A lesson charge of $300.00 is assessed at the beginning of each semester. Students may be required to provide their own transportation to and cover the minimal cost of an on- or off-campus event.
Is this a GEP Course?
No
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Requisites and Scheduling
 
a. If seats are restricted, describe the restrictions being applied.
 

 
b. Is this restriction listed in the course catalog description for the course?
 

 
List all course pre-requisites, co-requisites, and restrictive statements (ex: Jr standing; Chemistry majors only). If none, state none.
 

 
List any discipline specific background or skills that a student is expected to have prior to taking this course. If none, state none. (ex: ability to analyze historical text; prepare a lesson plan)
 

Additional Information
Complete the following 3 questions or attach a syllabus that includes this information. If a 400-level or dual level course, a syllabus is required.
 
Title and author of any required text or publications.
 

 
Major topics to be covered and required readings including laboratory and studio topics.
 

 
List any required field trips, out of class activities, and/or guest speakers.
 

The department hires professional instructors as part-time lecturers.

See under "Student Learning Outcomes"


Student Learning Outcomes

After two semesters of applied music lessons, students will:




  1. Develop and practice technique and skills suitable for the instrument or voice.




  2. Explore a variety of solo and ensemble repertoire available through:




    1. analytical discussion with the teacher;




    2. systematic practice by learning through dissection and reassembly of the work in an attempt to come as close as possible to a realization which reflects the composer’s intent; and




    3. performance by an attempt to effectively communicate the work of art to an audience.






  3. Develop and practice fundamental musical skills that may include music sightreading, intonation, or foreign language for the singer.




  4. Develop components of musical artistry such as phrasing, articulation and style.  




Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Project75%The semester grade will be based on lesson grades (75%) and the final exam grade (25%). Students are given constant evaluation of their achievement and progress through the individual lessons. Grading for lessons will be based primarily on achievement, but intensity of work and progress may be a factor. Students may inquire about their progress and corresponding grades with their teachers at any time.

Final Exam25%See under "Project"
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
VariesVariesMUS 190 consists of weekly individual instruction culminating in an end-of-semester final exam. See "Additional Comments" for clarification.
The following statement is in response to a recommendation from UC-CCC on 3/19/18 to include in the syllabus a weekly topical outline:
At the beginning of or prior to the semester, the student and instructor set weekly lesson times. Rather than predetermine a 16-week topical outline, throughout the semester the instructor assigns the student a range of music and technical exercises to practice in preparation for a juried performance. These works are selected to match student skill level, to inculcate a variety of skill sets (technique, breath control, rhythm/meter handling, lyricism, musicality, etc), and to convey a diversity of styles, genres, composers, and cultures. The instructor evaluates the progress on a weekly basis to assure that course outcomes are being met, which the instructor uses to determine the 75% "project" portion of the semester grade. An end-of-semester final exam allows for feedback from other faculty. Along with lessons, the 25% final exam grade determines if the student has sufficiently met the outcomes to continue in the program.
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