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Course Syllabus

Course: MUSC 1001

Division: Fine Arts, Comm, and New Media
Department: Music
Title: Summer Music Workshop

Semester Approved: Spring 2016
Five-Year Review Semester: Spring 2021
End Semester: Spring 2022

Catalog Description: This class provides visiting summer school students with opportunites to improve their individual musical performance. Credit is variable, depending on workshop length and instructional hours. Enrollment in this class is by permission of the instructor only. Participants must have successfully completed their sophomore year of high school. Repeatable for credit.

Semesters Offered: Summer
Credit/Time Requirement: Credit: 1-3; Lecture: 1-3; Lab: 1-2

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor

Justification: Students attending Snow College summer music workshops spend many hours in preparation and practice, master classes, concert attendance and performance during their workshop session. Students will be able to transfer this credit as an elective.

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: 

demonstrate proper performance technique, including posture, embouchure, breath support and control and other elements related to performance skills as demonstrated through performance. 

demonstrate reading and interpretive skills of printed music in traditional lead sheet form, assessed through evaluated performance 

demonstrate proper stage decorum and presence, assessed through performance 

demonstrate ensemble playing or singing skills, including balance, blend and intonation in a group setting, assessed through performance. 

• Scales, Etudes, other facility exercises
• Posture
• Head, face and hand position
• Breath support/control
• Interpretation of printed music
• Historical performance practice
• Stage deportment
• Managing anxiety and "stage fright"
• Inter-sectional issues (blend, timbre)
• Intra-sectional issues (balance, intonation)

Key Performance Indicators:
Assessment will be based upon the following approximate values:

Participation/Attendance 50-60% 

Effort during rehearsal sessions 20-30% 

Practice hours completed and reported 20-30% 

Performance preparation and participation 10-40% 







Representative Text and/or Supplies:
The instructor will provide all materials for the course.

Pedagogy Statement:

Maximum Class Size: 200
Optimum Class Size: 50