Applied Voice

Course Details

Course Number: AMUS 1201, 1203, 3201, 3203  Fall 2014

Location: Fain Fine Arts Center

Classroom Number: 117C

Days & Times:

1 hour weekly meetings
 



Course Attachments

Textbooks

MSU Faculty Member
Dr. James Schuppener   
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Course Objectives

This course is designed to help the student develop a high standard of vocal performance.
The most important goal is to learn how to communicate effectively to others through the singing of literature.

As a result of successfully completing these courses, the student will, in performance demonstrate improvement in the following areas:

Tone, resonance, diction, breath control, stage deportment, and expressive singing.
As the course numbers increase, the student will be expected to continue improving in the areas listed above.  Also, the literature difficulty level will increase

Textbooks:    The instructor will decide the best materials to use for each student throughout the term of study.  Each student will be required to purchase music as needed.
 


Course Expectations

This course is designed to help the student develop a high standard of vocal performance.
The most important goal is to learn how to communicate effectively to others through the singing of literature.
 


Grading Standards

The student is expected to attend every lesson.  If a lesson must be missed, it is the student’s responsibility to notify the teacher and accompanist before the scheduled lesson time.  Missed lessons will be made-up at the discretion of the instructor.  In any event, progress must be evident through the week missed and into the following week’s lesson.

The final grade will be determined by the voice jury at the end of the semester.  Also, the student will be evaluated throughout the semester in regard to attendance, attitude, translations, and progress towards expressive vocal production.  
 


Final Exam12/3/2014  

Submission Format Policy


Note: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.

Late Paper Policy

Plagiarism Policy Plagiarism is the use of someone else's thoughts, words, ideas, or lines of argument in your own work without appropriate documentation (a parenthetical citation at the end and a listing in "Works Cited")-whether you use that material in a quote, paraphrase, or summary. It is a theft of intellectual property and will not be tolerated, whether intentional or not.

Student Honor Creed

As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."

As students at MSU, we recognize that any great society must be composed of empowered, responsible citizens. We also recognize universities play an important role in helping mold these responsible citizens. We believe students themselves play an important part in developing responsible citizenship by maintaining a community where integrity and honorable character are the norm, not the exception. Thus, We, the Students of Midwestern State University, resolve to uphold the honor of the University by affirming our commitment to complete academic honesty. We resolve not only to be honest but also to hold our peers accountable for complete honesty in all university matters. We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one's own, work or ideas which are not entirely one's own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all student work is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student. We expect of ourselves academic integrity, personal professionalism, and ethical character. We appreciate steps taken by University officials to protect the honor of the University against any who would disgrace the MSU student body by violating the spirit of this creed. Written and adopted by the 2002-2003 MSU Student Senate.

Students with Disabilities The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Disability Support Services in Room 168 of the Clark Student Center, 397-4140.

Safe Zones Statement The professor considers this classroom to be a place where you will be treated with respect as a human being - regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, political beliefs, age, or ability. Additionally, diversity of thought is appreciated and encouraged, provided you can agree to disagree. It is the professor's expectation that ALL students consider the classroom a safe environment.

Contacting your Instructor All instructors in the Department have voicemail in their offices and MWSU e-mail addresses. Make sure you add your instructor's phone number and e-mail address to both email and cell phone lists of contacts.

Attendance Requirements

The student is expected to attend every lesson.  If a lesson must be missed, it is the student’s responsibility to notify the teacher and accompanist before the scheduled lesson time.  Missed lessons will be made-up at the discretion of the instructor.  In any event, progress must be evident through the week missed and into the following week’s lesson.

The final grade will be determined by the voice jury at the end of the semester.  Also, the student will be evaluated throughout the semester in regard to attendance, attitude, translations, and progress towards expressive vocal production.  
 


Other Policies

Academic Dishonesty:  Cheating, collusion, and plagiarism ( the act of using source material of other persons, either published or unpublished, without following the accepted techniques of crediting, or the submission for credit of work not the individual’s to whom credit is given).  Additional guidelines on procedures in these matters may be found in the Dean of Students Office.

Standards of Conduct

Disruption of Teaching:  Disruption of teaching, research, administration, disciplinary proceedings, or other university activities authorized to be held or conducted on the premises of Midwestern State University.  Such activity includes classroom behavior that interferes with either the instructor’s ability to conduct the class or the ability of other students to profit from the instructional program.

Instructor Drop:  An instructor may drop a student at any time during the semester for excessive absences, for consistently failing to meet class assignments, for an indifference attitude, or for disruptive conduct.

Federal privacy law prohibits me from releasing information about students to certain parties outside the university without the signed consent of the student.  Thus, in almost all cases I will not discuss your academic progress or other matters with your parents.  Please do not have them call me.  Regardless of these important legal considerations, it is my general policy to communicate with the students, not the parents, even when a student has signed a consent form.  College students are adults and are expected to behave accordingly.

If you need course adaptations or accommodations because of a disability, if you have emergency medical  information that needs sharing, or if you need special accommodations in case the building must be evacuated, please make an appointment with the professor as soon as possible.

 


Writing Proficiency Requirement All students seeking a Bachelor's degree from Midwestern State University must satisfy a writing proficiency requirement once they've 1) passed English 1113 and English 1123 and 2) earned 60 hours. You may meet this requirement by passing either the Writing Proficiency Exam or English 2113. Please keep in mind that, once you've earned over 90 hours, you lose the opportunity to take the $25 exam and have no option but to enroll in the three-credit hour course. If you have any questions about the exam, visit the Writing Proficiency Office website at http://academics.mwsu.edu/wpr, or call 397-4131.