Studio Ensemble Syllabus


COURSE MUSI 107
TIME/LOCATION Arranged in Steinman 209/210/211 and/or additional meetings as deemed necessary by the instructor, in locations as announced.
INSTRUCTOR Pandel Collaros
OFFICE 211 Steinman
HOURS by appointment
PHONES 304-829-7331
E-MAIL pcollaro@bethanywv.edu
WEB PAGE http://home.comcast.net/~collaros623/107.htm
RUBRICS musician member rubric             technician member rubric
DESCRIPTION
I embrace a flexibility of choice and approach to an original repertoire that is determined by the composition of the ensemble.  Our approach to the music will consist of a wide variety of possible configurations depending on availabilities and abilities of those involved. Instrumentation will be determined accordingly and can include winds, voices, keyboards, guitar, bass guitar, percussion, electronic instruments, et al according to availability and proficiency of players.
ASSESSABLE LEARNING
GOALS
Musician-members and technician-members will be assessed in part according to rubrics and . The respective rubrics are linked to above.  In addition, the member must have 10 graded activities for 10 different sessions that can be documented as such on the relevant rubric and that are all graded above a 0. For each missing activity as described, the overall grade will be reduced by 10%.
OBJECTIVES
Musician-members will develop psychomotor skills, technique, compositional, and verbal and non-verbal communications skills in the context of ensemble playing and/or studio recording. Affective objectives are for the student to develop an appreciation for practice and/or rehearsal discipline, along with an understanding that music can be a path to life-long learning, self-expression, confidence, and collaborative non-verbal communication as well as a career goal.

Technician-members will acquire and/or refine skills with respect to technical aspects of promoting and/or creating and presenting live and/or recorded musical performances. Technician-members will also develop communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills that are required when working with musicians and actual and potential audiences.

PREREQUISITES
Permission of instructor and/or audition
EVERYONE IS EXPECTED TO HAVE A WORKING E-MAIL ADDRESS, AND RESPONSIBLE FOR MY HAVING IT, AND TO CHECK IT DAILY
GRADING
After attendance policy criteria are taken into account according to the Attendance Policy stated below, grading will be determined according to rubrics that will be made available to the student. The following grading scale will be used unless the average grade is less than 75% at which point grade values may be adjusted:
SCALE
A 93-100% B- 80-82% D+ 67-69%
A-
90-92% C+ 77-79%
D 63-66%
B+
87-89% C 73-76% D- 60-62%
B 83-86% C- 70-72% 
F 00-59%
ATTENDANCE POLICY Missing a scheduled meeting will result in a whole letter reduction in grade for each instance.
FURTHER
CLARIFICATION
OF GRADING

All parts for live performance are to be memorized by dress rehearsal. A good grade for rehearsal/recording demeanor and preparation means that the student is not tardy and does not leave early, that behavior is not disruptive or annoying, that there is no unnecessary playing, that there is a minimum of talking, that music and other necessary materials are brought to each meeting as appropriate, that technical assignments are carried out successfully, that direction is focused on the getting the job done with the highest musicality, and that the student carries out, to the instructor's satisfaction, directions given by the instructor.
FURTHER
POLICIES

• No final grades will be given out to anyone including graduating/comping seniors. You will get grades
   from the registrar. This is irrevocable and without exception. Don't even ask.
• Before I will consider providing a reference or recommendation, you
  1. Must have taken at least two classes with me, one of which must be an academic
  2. Must have received an A or B in all courses taken with me
  3. Right to seeing letter must be waived

• In compliance with the Bethany College policy and equal access laws, I am available to discuss 
  appropriate academic accommodations that may be required for students with disabilities. Requests
  for academic accommodations are to be made during the beginning of the term as directed by the
  administration, except for unusual circumstances, so arrangements can be made.
The instructor reserves the right to change this syllabus at any time.