Thursday 11:00 - 11:50
This is a course intended to engage you in active listening. In your own performance and in the teaching and coaching of others, you will find that the more critically you listen for what may be improved (as opposed to what you did not like) the better each of those activities may become.
A course designed to help music students assimilate the various aspects of performance and the art of active listening. Continuous enrollment in Recital Attendance (MUSC 100-01) is required until eight semesters are completed. This course is required for graduation, but will carry no semester-hour credit toward a music degree.
Students enrolled for applied study will perform on at least one Thursday recital during the semester. Students in their first semester of applied study are exempted from this requirement. Performance on Thursday recital is required (if you meet the above criteria) in order to pass Recital Attendance.
Students who will be performing on a Thursday recital must obtain the appropriate form from the Music office, fill out the form completely and legibly, have the form signed by the applied instructor, and return it to the Music Office by 3:30 on Monday of the week of performance. PERIOD!
When you are in the audience, please treat the performers with the same respect you would request of them when it is your turn to perform (cell phones off, no talking or laughing, etc.). You may be asked to leave and lose credit for that day’s attendance for disruptive behavior, perhaps jeopardizing your passage of this class.
When you perform, respect your audience by dressing professionally (NO JEANS OR T-SHIRTS ALLOWED!!) and being prepared.
This is a credit/no credit class - either you complete all necessary assignments or you don't.
All required programs must be turned in to the Music Office by Wednesday, December 7, 2011, at 11 a.m.
Students are allowed to miss two Thursday recitals. Subsequent absences will result in failure to receive credit for the course. Students are also required to attend other concerts as posted with at least two weeks notice. Concerts will occur on the Midwestern State University campus and at other performance venues within Wichita Falls.
Students are required to receive "CR" for this class each semester they are in attendance at Midwestern State University as a music major as stated in their degree plan. Performance and Bachelor of Arts majors must pass a total of eight (8) semesters; Bachelor of Music with Teacher Certification students must pass seven (7) semesters. For each semester not passed, a research paper on a topic selected by the Music Department Chair in consultation with the applied teacher of at least 10 pages will be required in order for the student to receive a waiver for the semester thereby allowing graduation.