Music Appreciation (GT
Music Appreciation (GT MU 100
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Syllabus Music 100 Section 005 Music Appreciation Colorado State University Spring 2012 Professor G Murray Oliver Office hours Monday 1 5 Friday 1 5 Phone 970 491 5193 BuildingOf ce UCA301B Teaching Assistant Sabrina Romney somebodyl863netscapenet Of ce Hour Wednesday 430 530pm UCA G211 Grader Kathleen Marsh kkro lamarcolostateedu By appointment for issues with papers graded by her only All correspondence should be directed towards your TA You will notice my email address is not on thissyllabus so don t expect me to reply to anything sent to me Should my TA need corroboration she will be in touch with me and we will discuss the situation This syllabus is your contract for this class You are responsible for knowing the material presented here If you have a question about the course at any time check your syllabus rst Otherwise you may meet me after class or during of ce hours ALL EXAMS ARE GIVEN ONLINE THE DATES OF THE EXAMS ARE LISTED ON THIS SYLLABUS YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR TAKING THE EXAM WHEN IT IS SCHEDULED IF YOU MISS THE EXAM NO MAKEUPS ARE GIVEN UNLESS AN ARRANGEMENT HAS BEEN MADE WITH THE PROFESSOR 24 HOURS PRIOR TO THE EXAM OR A VALID DOCTOR S NOTE IS PRESENTED Course Objective Music is among the many artistic expressions created by society This course will investigate historical societal structural and stylistic background of many genres of music and how each genre of music connects to one another We will investigate musical elements form and structure through the study of classical jazz world and popular music The goal of the class is to give basic knowledge and listening skills in music and to develop a working vocabulary of music that is meaningful to the nonmusician and valuable to current music listeners This course will study music through classical and popular genres and learn to thoroughly discuss intelligently listen and more completely comprehend music through the connection between Western Alt music and contemporary popular music Upon completion of this course students should have An awareness of music as it affects our lives An ability to dissect any piece of music and be able to discuss instrumentation form function style and genre A broadened view of music as an art form An ability to listen to a variety of music with a more speci c understanding of the music elements involved Knowledge of the development of all music in the western world and how it connects to popular classical jazz and world music A better understanding of contemporary music styles and the musical elements involved in making music An ability to apply the acquired skills from class by attending live concerts and recitals The understanding to write about music using relevant terminology The knowledge to identify representative examples of music from different eras and genres The ability to use descriptive vocabulary to discuss musical experiences The ability to determine what makes music successful If a religious holiday prevents a student from attending class on an exam or quiz day written noti cation must be given to me during the first week of the semester A makeup time will be given to those students Please refer to the CSU Student Handbook regarding this and other policies for religious holidays academic rights and academic responsibilities It is imperative that you talk with the class TA regarding any problems with work grades missed assignments classes or exams Unless contact is made we cannot help you Materials Necessary Textbook purchase of online Ebook Music Appreciation Listening for Success in All Music by Dr Michelle Stanley Book may be purchased at the following website with credit card http 39 ortxle 39 at the University Bookstore same price Recordings Music for this course is included in the purchase of the ebook As students in this class you will have unlimited access of the online music site Rhapsody for course use and personal useStreaming audio only not downloadable for 120 days from the start of the semester Playlistsmusic for the course will be found on the ebook and will automatically link to Rhapsody If you have any problems with Rhapsody please contact them through the e book by clicking on the Rhapsody help button at the bottom of the homepage I will use the ebook site to give grades grade book and communicate with the class announcements web links etc Please be sure to check regularly You are responsible for getting the information I give on that site As a student of this course you are given free tickets to all music department events These tickets are ordered on the virtual box office on your ebook site Directions on how to redeem your ticket will be announced in class There are a limited number of tickets available for MU 100 students so get your tickets early University Center for the Arts Ticket Office Ticket policiesprocedures You must bring your photo ID and email con rmation from the website to the ticket office to obtain your free ticket If you do not have your email con rmation you will not be given a ticket If the allotted number of tickets on the website is sold out you may show up to the ticket office and be put onto a wait list for free tickets Otherwise tickets are 7 00each for CSU Students You MUST show up by 720 PM to pick up your ticket on the night of the performance or your ticket may be sold to another patron Seating after the performance has begun is at the discretion of the house manager and the performing artists If you arrive late YOU MAY BE TURNED AWAY AT THE DOOR PLEASE ARRIVE ON TIME AND IN ADVANCE OF THE PERFORMANCE START TIME Please note if you are texting talking or in any other way disrupting the performance you may be asked to leave and your name will be given to your professor for an automatic F on your paper Written Assignments The writing assignments are intended on helping you listen to music more effectively and learning to write about what you hear Turn each paper to me as a hard copy in class I do NOT accept electronic copies Assignment 1 Listening Log Go to Rhapsody and listen to the following playlist httpwwwrhapsodvcomplaylistmp 158234851 Write a response to each piece and include instrumentation style and other musical elements Each response should be at least 150200 wordsYou should discuss what you hear in the piece based on your musical knowledge thus far Please use correct grammar spelling and punctuation You will be graded on clarity of your ideas knowledge of the music and on your writing skills After responding to each piece thoroughly if you have space tell us your opinion of the piece in 1 or 2 sentences Assignment 2 Video Reaction Listen to the following classical piece of music in its entirety Symphony No 9by Antonin Dvorak httpwwwrhapsodvcomplaylistmp 158234280 Then watch the following Video online http L Jquot e org Video dvorak html The Beyond the Score Videopresentation is a way of presenting a concert to audiences with rich background of the composer the composition and its inception followed by the performance of the piece in its entirety Write a 3page paper including relevant vocabulary and discuss the music performed and your impression of the music 2 pages For the 3rd page discuss what you thought of the video whether you liked the music better before or after watching it doe it adddetract from the music etc Assignment 3 Concert review Attend a concert and write a 4page review of a classical music concert Include relevant vocabulary and discuss the music performed your impressions of the music the performers and any other aspect of the concert Use your writing skills and listening knowledge learned from the first 2 assignments and in class to create a paper that is clear concise and musically informed This is an opinionbased paper 7 feel free to give your opinion on the music and performance but always state why you like or don t like something using the knowledge you ve learned in class Assignment 4 Concert review Attend a concert and write a 4page review of a classicaljazz or world music concert Include relevant vocabulary and discuss the music performed your impressions of the music the performers and any other aspect of the concert Use your writing skills and listening knowledge learned from the first 2 assignments and in class to create a paper that is clear concise and musically informed This is an opinionbased paper 7 feel free to give your opinion on the music andperformance but always state why you like or don t like something using the knowledge you ve leamed in class Written Assignment Policy Any plagiarized papers will result in an F on the assignment Academic dishonesty plagiarism cheating fabrication etc may lead to serious penalties such as reduction of grades probation suspension or expulsion Please refer to the Student Handbook for details All papers MUST be 12 point double spaced Times New Roman font For each paper that requires concert attendance a ticket and program MUST be stapled to the back of the paper A rubric available on Ramct must also be stapled to the BACK of the paper If the above rules are not followed the paper will lose 5 points per infraction Late work is not accepted and you will receive an F for the assi ment Attendance It is expected that you attend each lecture and read the assigned readingschapters before class Grading Your grade will be determined by the following formula 4 written assignments 40 6 section Exams 60 exam 2 has two parts I and II Total 100 Final Exam 10 on top of previous score A10097 A 9693 A 9290 all grades are rounded up from 5 B 8987 B 8683 B 8280 C 7977 C 7670 D 6960 F 59 and below If you have any issues with grades please be in touch with me within 7days of the examassignment grades being posted I will not revisit grade issues after 7 days SCHEDULE DATE TOPIC January 17mFebruary 9th Introductions and information De ning Music Musical Elements terminology Instruments Ensembles Attending conceits Etiquette how to listen what to expect and things to notice February 14thMarch 8th Western Classical Music MedievalRenaissance Baroque Classical Romantic 20th Century March ZOthMarch 29th World Music Function Melody Harmony Rhythm April 3rdApril 12Lh Jazz Fundamentals New Orleans Big Bandswing Bebopcool April l7mMay 3rd Popular Music Folk Music Music of African American Origin Rock and Roll Bluegrass Country Assignments Exams Dates Assignment 1 February 73911 Assignment 2 March lSt Assignment 3 March 27th Assignment 4 April 24th Exam 1 February 93911 9301 lam Exam 2 Part 1 February 23rd 9301 lam Exam 2 Part 2 March 839h 93011am Exam 3 March 29Lh 93011am Exam 4 April 1211 93011am Exam 5 May 3rd 93011am PLEASE NOTE TIMES IN THE BOOK READ AS CST NOT MST IF THE BOOK SAYS 9AMa IT IS 8AM MST FINAL EXAM Given online open all day Monday and Tuesday May 7th and 8m during final s week This course will adhere to the Academic Integrity Policy of the General Catalog and the Student Conduct Code
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