MUSI 243 Music Portfolio and Final Recital*

This course provides students with the opportunity to prepare a comprehensive portfolio which may help them transfer to another college or gain employment. It also serves as the final semester of applied instruction. Students will gather documentation demonstrating that the Music Program Student Learning Objectives have been met. The final portfolio and recital are juried by faculty within the program.

Credits

2 Credits

Prerequisite

Instructor Permission

MUSI 243Music Portfolio and Final Recital*

Please note: This is not a course syllabus. A course syllabus is unique to a particular section of a course by instructor. This curriculum guide provides general information about a course.

I. General Information

Department

Visual, Performing and Liberal Arts

II. Course Specification

Course Type

Program Requirement

Credit Hours Narrative

2 Credits

Semester Contact Hours Lab

16

Prerequisite Narrative

Instructor Permission

Grading Method

Letter grade

Repeatable

N

III. Catalog Course Description

This course provides students with the opportunity to prepare a comprehensive portfolio which may help them transfer to another college or gain employment. It also serves as the final semester of applied instruction. Students will gather documentation demonstrating that the Music Program Student Learning Objectives have been met. The final portfolio and recital are juried by faculty within the program.

IV. Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to:

Be able to perform on the major instrument at required levels of expertise Demonstrate a requisite knowledge of music theory Demonstrate requisite abilities in sight singing and ear training, including the ability to sing the first stanza of America the Beautiful in tune in your choice of key Demonstrate requisite abilities in large-ensemble performance practice Demonstrate intermediate keyboard proficiency (see attached keyboard requirements). Please note that you must be able to complete the entire proficiency exam in a single sitting.

V. Topical Outline (Course Content)

The primary focus of this course is weekly study of a particular brass instrument; the student and instructor will work together to select appropriate solo and chamber literature to perform on a recital of at least one-half hour Because this is a capstone class, the student must demonstrate retention and mastery of sophomore-level skills in music theory and aural skills by taking a comprehensive exam in each. The student will also demonstrate mastery of basic piano skills by taking an exam on this instrument The student will be expected to assemble and submit a portfolio that includes evidence of successful completion of all requirements for an Associate’s Degree in music; the portfolio will include audio and video recordings of the recital, statements from faculty verifying that the student has passed his/her comprehensive and piano examinations, and programs from previous ensemble and solo performances during the student’s time at CSI.

VI. Delivery Methodologies

Required Assignments

Prepare assigned scales, technical exercises and/or solo literature for each succeeding lesson Prepare and performance of a solo recital of at least ½ hour in length Preparation and submission of a portfolio containing materials as described in the MUSI 243 syllabus

Required Exams

Graded weekly on preparation of assignments Performance in a solo recital of at least ½ hour in length Comprehensive exams in ensemble performance practice, music theory, aural skills and piano proficiency Portfolio

Required Text

To be determined by instructor according to individual student’s needs

Specific Course Activity Assignment or Assessment Requirements

Prepare assigned scales, technical exercises and/or solo literature for each succeeding lesson Prepare and performance of a solo recital of at least ½ hour in length Preparation and submission of a portfolio containing materials as described in the MUSI 243 syllabus Graded weekly on preparation of assignments Performance in a solo recital of at least ½ hour in length Comprehensive exams in ensemble performance practice, music theory, aural skills and piano proficiency Portfolio