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Last approved: Sat, 16 May 2015 08:17:53 GMT

Last edit: Tue, 12 May 2015 13:22:40 GMT

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MUS (Music)
152
031062
Dual-Level Course
Cross-listed Course
No
Beginning Bagpiping
Beginning Bagpiping
Division of Academic and Student Affairs
Music (24MUS)
Term Offering
Fall and Spring
Offered Every Year
Fall 2015
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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Course Is Repeatable for Credit
Yes
6
 
 
6
Darrell Thompson
Adjunct Instructor

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Recital, Performance, Ensemble1515NoEnrollment in last 9 semesters:
Spring 2015 13
Fall 2014 13
Spring 2014 17
Fall 2013 16
Spring 2013 11
Fall 2012 14
Spring 2012 14
Fall 2011 15
Spring 2011- 21

Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote

Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
No
Instruction in bagpiping, including individual practice techniques and traditional performance practices. Prepares students for advancement into the NC State Pipes and Drums Band. Students will be required to purchase a bagpipe chanter and to provide individual transportation to off-campus performances. The ability to read music is not required upon entry. This course may be taken up to 6 semesters for credit.

Course title


Current course title:  MUS 152:  Pipes and Drums


Proposed title:  MUS 152:  Beginning Bagpiping


Proposed abbreviation:  Bagpiping


Reason for Revision:  The course no longer contains a drumming component.  Students are taught solely to play bagpipes.


Catalog description


Existing catalog description:  Rehearsal and performance of music for bagpipes and drums, including individual practice techniques, traditional performance practices, and public performances. May be repeated for credit. Students may be asked to provide individual transportation to an off-campus local performance. Audition required. May be repeated up to 10 semesters.


Proposed catalog description:  Instruction in bagpiping, including individual practice techniques and traditional performance practices.  Prepares students for advancement into the NC State Pipes and Drums Band.  Students will be required to purchase a bagpipe chanter and to provide individual transportation to off-campus performances.  The ability to read music is not required upon entry.  This course may be taken up to 6 semesters for credit.


Reason for Revision:  The existing description needs to be updated to better represent how the course has been taught over the past 2 years.  This course no longer teaches drumming.  Over the course of 4-6 semesters, students attain a level of bagpiping skill that enables them to receive additional instruction and participate in public performances with the department-affiliated community band NC State Pipes and Drums. 


Yes
Students will be required to purchase a bagpipe chanter @ $75.
Is this a GEP Course?
No
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No new resources required. Course is currently being taught.

Student Learning Outcomes

By the end of the entire 4-level course, students will


Articulate a personal motivation for learning to play the bagpipe


Identify and apply basic concepts of music theory to bagpipe playing


Demonstrate proper care and maintenance of the bagpipe and its parts


Perform exercises idiomatic to the bagpipe


Play selected bagpipe tunes proficiently and from memory


Participate in a Grade V Band for the performance of competition-level tunes


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Other50%"Performance": Ongoing assessment of the performance requirements within rehearsals. Applied instructors are constantly making assessments of players’ performance. Based on rehearsal and individual assessments, students will be informed of their standing on the performance aspect during the semester.
Attendance40%You are allowed one unexcused absence; each subsequent unexcused absence will result in a deduction of 10 percentage points from your final grade.
1 unexcused absence = no deduction in course grade
2 unexcused absences = deduction of 10 percentage points
3 unexcused absences = deduction of 20 percentage points
4 unexcused absences = deduction of 30 percentage points
5 unexcused absences = deduction of 40 percentage points
Written Assignment10%At each level, students must complete an essay related to bagpipe performance, maintenance, or history. The essay is due by the last rehearsal and is graded S/U. Students receive the full 10% for an S and 0% for a U or no essay.

kkharris (Tue, 14 Apr 2015 19:33:35 GMT): Rollback: Comments from 04.15.2015 DASA CCC: Remove independent study aspect from catalog description as it may cause confusion.
kkharris (Thu, 16 Apr 2015 16:53:59 GMT): Approved by Dr. Tom Koch as 24MUS UnderGrad Head on March 17, 2015.
Key: 7000