KEENE STATE COLLEGE 2008-2009 COURSE PROPOSAL FORM DATE OF SUBMISSION: 17 September 2008 SPONSORING PROGRAM AND CHAIR: Music; Joseph Darby, Chair PROPOSAL SPONSOR: Craig Sylvern PROPOSED ACTION: Underline or boldface proposed changes. Course Addition Number Change Title Change Credit Change Description Change Prerequisite Change Course Deletion Course Replacement Other: Prefix change CURRENT COURSE NUMBER, TITLE and DESCRIPTION: MU 101, 102, 201, 202, 301, 302 Applied Music 1, 2, or 4 credits each Individual instruction consisting of twelve 50)minute lessons (for 2 or 4 credits) or twelve 25)minute lessons (for 1 credit) on an instrument or in voice. Only Performance majors may take this course for 4 credits. Fall, Spring PROPOSED COURSE NUMBER and/or TITLE and DESCRIPTION: Abbreviated Course Title, if necessary: MUA 101, 102, 201, 202, 301, 302 Applied Music 1)2 credits each Individual instruction consisting of twelve 50)minute lessons (for 2 credits) or twelve 25)minute lessons (for 1 credit) on an instrument or in voice. Music Education or Bachelor of Arts in Music major only. Fall, Spring MUAP 101, 102, 201, 202, 301 Applied Music ) Performance 4 credits Individual instruction consisting of twelve 50)minute lessons on an instrument or voice. Music Performance major only. Fall, Spring MUAP 302 Applied Music ) Performance 4 credits Individual instruction consisting of twelve 50)minute lessons on an instrument or voice. Successful completion of junior recital requirements is necessary for passing grade in this course. Music Performance major only. Fall, Spring MUAS 101, 102, 201, 202, 301, 302 Applied Music ) Secondary 1)2 credits each Individual instruction consisting of twelve 50)minute lessons (for 2 credits) or twelve 25)minute lessons (for 1 credit) on an instrument or in voice. Music major or minor only. Fall, Spring LEARNING OUTCOMES: Students enrolled in applied music will be able to demonstrate the following skills: • Perform in a musically expressive manner and demonstrate the proper characteristics involved in, and related to, musical production. • Familiarity with musical literature and stylistic characteristics. • Collaboration with other musicians and the use of proper rehearsal and performance techniques with accompanists. • Preparation for future career opportunities. RATIONALE: The reorganization of our applied music numbering system is brought about by the online registration of courses at KSC. The Music Department currently registers students for their applied music lessons manually, not via online registration. The Department met with the Registrar's Office in Spring 2008 to determine the best approach to move registration of applied music online. After discussions about the varied nuances of applied music and their relationship to degree requirements at KSC, we moved to clarify the system by putting more detail into the titling and numbering of the applied music sequence. Although confusing at first glance, the system will better identify the correct applied music courses that students are to take in fulfilling their degree requirements. I. Under the current system, applied lessons still must be scheduled manually. Students are required to complete a course add form, submit it to the administrative assistant, who in turn sends the completed forms to the registrar. The above changes will enable the Registrar to bring the registration procedure for applied lessons in line with current college procedures. II. There is frequent confusion during registration with the current applied lesson numbering system. As a result, students register for incorrect course numbers and/or credits. Revising the course prefixes and titles will clarify the applied course sequence. III. Additionally, there are also frequent errors made when listing applied lessons on student transcripts causing undue stress and extra work for students and advisors. Revising the course prefixes and title will clarify the application of the course sequence on transcripts. RESOURCES: No additional resources required. ADVISORY OPINIONS: No advisory opinions needed.
Senate Curriculum Committee
Keene State College
"MUA, MUAP, MUAS" (2008). Approved Curriculum Proposals. 194.