Assistant Professor Keith Heimann

Brookdale Community College

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!!Fall 2009!!

Music Appreciation (MUSI 115)

SYLLABUS, CORE COMPETENCIES AND GRADING

MUSIC APPRECIATION COURSE OBJECTIVES

  1. This course is designed to help the student critically listen to and development an enjoyment of extraordinary music.
  2. The student will understand, recognize and hopefully delight in a wide variety of musical forms and formats.
  3. The student will develop an understanding of the most significant composers and renowned musicians.
  4. This course will develop the skills needed to fully appreciate the participation and contribution of acclaimed music to the overall history of Western culture.
  5. This course will be solely focused on Western "Art" music ("Classical Music") composed between the dates of October 31, 1517 and January 22, 1927.

Your Text: "The A to Z of Classical Music" by Naxos Records

 

MUSIC APPRECIATION SYLLABUS

NOTE: The instructor reserves the right to change this syllabus at any time.

  1. First Week ((Introduction Power Point #1)) ((Medieval/Renaissance music Point Point #2))
    1. Introductions
    2. Distribution and discussion of the class outline and requirements
    3. General discussion of the course objective
    4. Lecture on the earliest music of the Medieval, Gothic and Renaissance

     

  2. Second Week ((Power Point For Class #2))
    1. The Baroque, Part 1
    2. CD #1, tracks 5-8

     

  3. Third Week ((Power Point For Class #3))
    1. The Baroque, Part 2
    2. CD #1, tracks 9 and 10

     

  4. Fourth Week ((Power Point For Class #4))
    1. The Baroque, Part 3
    2. CD #1, track 11

      Review for Test #1, next week
      ((Power Point For Test #1 Review))

  5. Fifth Week
    1. Test #1


  6. Sixth Week
    The Classical Period, Part 1
    CD #1, tracks 12 and 13
    ((Power Point For Class #6))

  7. Seventh Week
    The Classical Period, Part 2
    CD#1, tracks 14 and 16
    ((Power Point For Class #7))

  8. Eighth Week
    The Classical Period, Part 3; The Romantic Period, Part 1
    ((Power Point For Class #8))

  9. Ninth Week
    The Romantic Period, Part 2
    Review for Test #2
    ((Power Point For Class #9))

  10. Test #2

  11. Eleventh Week
    The Romantic Period, Part 3
    CD #2, Tracks 4-7
    ((Power Point For Class #11))

  12. Twelfth Week
    The Romantic Period, Part 4
    CD #2, Tracks 8-12
    Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Dvorak, Elgar, Debussy
    ((Power Point For Class #12))

  13. Thirteenth Week
    Late Romanticism/Early 20th Century
    CD #2, Tracks 13-17
    ((Power Point For Class #13))

  14. Fourteenth Week
    20th Century Music and Review for the Final Exam
    CD #2, Tracks 18-19
    ((Power Point For Class #14))

  15. Final Exam






CORE COMPETENCIES

Students who complete this course will have demonstrated competence in the following BCC Core Competencies:
Communication Skills
GOAL
Students will develop and enhance the skills that allow them to think critically and communicate ideas in a clear, concise manner.
1.5 Demonstrate effective listening skills
1.6 Demonstrate effective reading skills
Critical Thinking, Problem Solving
GOAL
Students will use critical and problem solving skills in analyzing information.
2.1 identify a problem and analyze it
Aesthetic Perspective
GOAL
Students will understand and appreciate works of literary, visual, or performing arts.
9.1 think critically and creatively about philosophical issues and their relationship to the arts
9.2 understand the role of arts in civilization
9.3 develop an understanding of the individual's response to the arts
9.4 recognize the importance and broaden awareness of the artistic expression in the visual and
performing arts.

GRADING

TO OBTAIN A GRADE OF "A"
Students must score a grade of 90% (or A) or higher on each of the following:
Average score of three tests 25%
Score on the concert attendance and review! 25%
Score on the 10 weekly listening assignments 25%
Attendance and class participation 25%
All assignments including the concert critiques must be complete. A high degree of class participation is expected.
TO OBTAIN A GRADE OF "B"
Students must score a grade of 80% (or B) or higher on each of the categories listed above. All assignments including the concert critiques must be complete. A high degree of class participation will be expected.
TO OBTAIN A GRADE OF "C"
Students must score a grade of 70% (or C) or higher on each of the categories listed above. All assignments including the concert critiques must be complete.
TO OBTAIN A GRADE OF "D"
Students must score a grade of 65% (or D) or higher on each of the categories listed above. All assignments including the concert critiques must be complete.
A GRADE OF "F" WILL BE ASSIGNED FOR UNSUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF THE COURSE.