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MUSA 2642

This is an archive of the Common Course Outlines prior to fall 2011. The current Common Course Outlines can be found at http://www.gpc.edu/programs/Common-Course-Outlines.   
Credit Hours   4   
Course Title   Major Applied IV   
Prerequisite(s)   Audition for 1641, then sequential progress   
Corequisite(s)   None Specified   
Catalog Description   
Individual instruction in the fundamentals of musical performance through technical studies and standard literature is provided. This course is intended for students planning to work toward a degree in applied music. Frequent participation in student recitals, accompanying, and the performance of at least one full public recital during the year are required. The course meets once a week for 50 minutes during the semester. A jury examination is given at the end of each semester. A special audition by the music faculty is required, and all examinations must be open to the entire faculty.

Expected Educational Results   
As a result of completing this course, the student will be able to perform:
o Technical aspects
§ Major and Minor scales and arpeggios
§ Technical exercises appropriate to the instrument
o Repertoire examples from four contrasting styles and demonstrate disciplined practice skills and performance presence
   
General Education Outcomes   
The student will be able to demonstrate:
· Fluent technical execution of all Major and Minor scales and arpeggios
· Other technical exercises appropriate to the instrument
· Interpretations consistent to stylistic practice
· Public performance of literature from four contrasting stylistic periods in general student recitals, and present at least one full recital during the year.
· A minimum of four hours practice per day.
   
Course Content   
1.    Major and Minor scales
2.    Major and Minor arpeggios
Cadences in all keys (Piano)
3.    Technical exercises appropriate to the instrument.
4.    Selected literature in contrasting styles
5.    Introduction and reinforcement of posture and performance presence
6.    Interpretation of stylistic idioms
7.    Preparation and execution of various memorization practices when required
   
Assessment of Outcome Objectives   
1.    COURSE GRADE
o Lesson attendance
o Weekly lesson grades
o Final jury examination
o Quality of public performance
o Advancement to the succeeding level requires a faculty jury recommendation and a final grade for the term of C or higher.
SPECIAL NOTE: No credit can be received for an applied music course if the student misses 4 scheduled lessons.

2.    DEPARTMENTAL ASSESSMENT

o Successful performance in the next course of the four-semester sequence is reflected in the skills attained in each course.
o Advancement in the four-semester sequence is determined by the instructor, the jury committee, and the quality of course grade components.
USE OF ASSESSMENT FINDINGS
Evaluation of performance exams and course grades:
o Determine placement in subsequent applied courses
o Prepares each student for applied audition and placement in senior institutions.

Last Revised: Aug. 10, 2011
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