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Course Syllabus

Course: MUSC 3626

Division: Fine Arts, Comm, and New Media
Department: Music
Title: Private Woodwinds III

Semester Approved: Spring 2020
Five-Year Review Semester: Fall 2024
End Semester: Fall 2025

Catalog Description: This course provides students with individual woodwind instruction. Private instruction is required of music majors each semester during college. Music majors receive one-hour lessons each week of the semester. The course is repeatable for credit. This course develops and improves a student’s technical, interpretive, sight reading, pedagogical, and improvisational skills as well as developing a student’s understanding of the history and repertory of the specific instrument/voice. A jury is required at the end of the semester. The jury accounts for 20% of the grade for the course. Students must successfully pass the jury at the end of their second semester of 1000 level private instruction in order to register for 2000 level private instruction. An additional fee is required.

Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Credit/Time Requirement: Credit: 1; Lecture: 1; Lab: 0
Repeatable: Yes.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor

Justification: As an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), Snow College is required to provide competent private instruction for music majors in all vocal and instrumental specialties. Private instruction is required of music majors in four-year music degree programs and must appear on student transcripts. This course offers an excellent opportunity for all Snow College students to develop musicianship and performance skills. Courses of this type are taught at all NASM accredited institutions in Utah.

Student Learning Outcomes:
Students will continue to develop good practice habits, and keep track of practice hours using a practice journal or log sheet. Periodic evaluation of practice logs, or journals.

Students will learn repertoire appropriate to intermediate to an advanced grade level. Evaluation of preparation at weekly lessons, public performances, and juries.

Students will learn intermediate and advanced technique skills necessary to perform more challenging repertoire; Evaluation of preparation at weekly lessons, public performances, and juries.

Students will memorize music for performance (where appropriate).  Evaluation of preparation at weekly lessons, public performances, and juries.

Students will continue to demonstrate proper artistic style and technical facility. Evaluation of preparation at weekly lessons, public performances, and juries.

Practice journal development;
• Continuing work on body posture including embouchure, hand and feet positions, and breathing techniques;
• Advanced technique study, including use of vibrato and performance in extreme ranges;
• Greater focus on instruction in performance practice appropriate to stylistic periods;
• Continuing development of tone strength and quality within all ranges of the instrument;
• Development of dynamic ranges appropriate to all types of literature;
• In depth study of languages necessary to perform music appropriately;
• Study of major and minor scales and arpeggios;
• Study of method books and etudes appropriate to student playing level;
• Study of solo repertoire appropriate for third-year college students and/or the individual level of the student;
• Development of performance technique, including memorization techniques, stage deportment and anxiety management;
• Study and practice will be assessed through instructor feedback and public performance.

Key Performance Indicators:
Students in private music instruction courses are assessed in the following ways:

Participation Rates - Attendance at lessons (30%); 10 to 20%

Written Assignments - Documented practice hours (30%); 5 to 10%

Presentation/Performance - Master class participation and performance (15%); 10 to 20%

Presentation/Performance - Recital participation and performance (15%); 15 to 25%

Presentation/Performance - Jury participation and performance (10%); 25 to 35%

Representative Text and/or Supplies:
Instructor will assign materials based on students' level of skill an interests. Students may be required to purchase solos and collections as assigned by instructor.

Pedagogy Statement:
This course is delivered via a combination of direct instruction, coaching, mentoring, and modeling.

Instructional Mediums:

Maximum Class Size: 1
Optimum Class Size: 1