Course DetailsCourse Number: MUSC 3643 Section Number: 101
Location: Fain Fine Arts Center
Classroom Number: C117A
Days & Times:
MUSC 3643 Composition
Course Number: MUSC 3643 Composition
Section Number: 101
Location: FA C117 A
Class Time: 10:00-10:50 AM TR
Instructor: Dr. Tim Justus 397-4502
firstname.lastname@example.org FA C117F
MUSC 3643, Composition is an introductory class in composition with assignments including the creation of musical pieces in various forms and genres drawn from those generally found in Western classical music. The course may also be modeled to include other topics for students with previous experience in composition or advanced theory.
The objectives of the course will be to create pieces in various forms and styles in the traditions of Western classical art music traditions, with appropriate orchestrations and sound files.
No textbook required.
Other Materials Needed:
Manuscript paper, soft lead pencils, ruler or straight edge, and other music manuscript preparation materials. (All work will be done in pencil. Specific assignments may be accomplished on Finale®.)
Assignments will be made according to forms and orchestrations fo pieces selected.
There will be five (5) short composition projects graded on a 100 point scale.
Student Honor Creed:
As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."
Attendance is the one of the most important aspects of the course. Understanding the concepts requires practice and participation in all class activities. Irregular attendance will result in loss of work, missed tests, missed quizzes, etc. Attendance will count 10% of the total grade. Attendance will be taken at the beginning of every class.
Absences will have consequences.
Excused absences include:
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.
Federal privacy law prohibits the instructor from releasing information about students to certain parties outside of the university without the signed consent of the student. Thus, in almost all cases the professor will not discuss students’ academic progress or other matters with their parents. Please do not have them call. Regardless of these important legal considerations, the professors’ general policy is to communicate with the students, not their parents, even when a student has signed a consent form. College students are adults and are expected to behave accordingly.
Academic dishonesty including plagiarism and giving or receiving unauthorized assistance is prohibited. Please review the University Honor Code. Any offense is reported to the MSU and the MSU Department of Education.
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.