Studio Ensemble Syllabus
|TIME/LOCATION||Arranged in Steinman 209/210/211 and/or additional meetings as deemed necessary by the instructor, in locations as announced.
|RUBRICS||musician member rubric technician member rubric|
||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
|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%.
||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
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.
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|
||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:
|ATTENDANCE POLICY||Missing a scheduled meeting will result in a whole letter reduction in grade for each instance.|
|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.
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.