Practicum in Instrumental Accompanying

Course Details

Course Number: 4632  Section Number: 201

Spring 2014

Location: Fain Fine Arts Center

Classroom Number: Seminar Room

Days & Times:

MW 10:00a - 10:50a in the Music Seminar Room of the Fain Fine Arts Center

Course Attachments


MSU Faculty Member
Dr. Ruth Morrow   
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Course Objectives

To more ably accompany instrumentalists.

Course Expectations

This is a skills class; therefore, you will each progress as individually able and will be graded in like manner.  It is expected that you will show up, participate, practice, perform, and progress.

Grading Standards

You will be graded on participation (25%), preparation (25%), performance (25%), and completion of written assignments (25%).  It is possible to participate only when present, so attendance in class is included in participation.  Preparation is bipartite: first, it consists of the practicing on assigned pieces which you do to be ready to perform them in class.  Second, it includes completing assignments (readings, reflected writings, etc.) ahead of class in order to be prepared for discussions.  Performance includes playing in class, in lessons, and in recital as assigned.  Performances in class may very likely consist of not-ready-for-Akin on-the-way sections, especially when a piece is long and/or of greater difficulty.

Final Exam5/7/2014  10:30a - 12:30p

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

Please do not make this an issue - complete assignments (score, performance, and written work) on time.  Late submission will receive partial credit and will impact your grade.

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.

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Attendance Requirements

Attendance is expected and will be graded under the "participation" component.

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