Course

Trumpet

Course Details

Course Number
4521
Section Number
4521
Semester
Spring 2018
Location
Fain Fine Arts Center
Classroom Number
C117O
Days & Times

TBA

Professor
Dr. Tim Justus (view Profile)

Course Attachments

Textbooks

Course Objectives

Course Objectives:

 

The graduate of this program will have demonstrated: the

 

  1. The ability to analyze and evaluate musical performance from various perspectives and to receive responsively, suggestions about criticism of his/her own performance from others.

 

2.   A high proficiency on a specific instrument.

 

The Student will:

 

  1. Increase trumpet performance skills including:
    1. physical skills of tone production, breath control, and finger technique
    2. aural and visual skills including sight-reading and transposition
    3. awareness, understanding and synthesis of the elements required for sensible interpretation in musical performance
  2. Familiarity with the musical and pedagogical literature associated with the trumpet
  3. Stimulation of an interest in the professional literature related to the trumpet and to brass playing
  4. Familiarity with and understanding of the basics of brass pedagogy
  5. A practical understand of the learning process aimed at increased efficiency and economy in skill acquisition on order to
  6. acquire a constructive problem solving attitude
  7. enhance the time spent in practice and study of t he trumpet
  8. Develop through listening, the awareness, appreciation and critical discernment of various styles and types of music
  9. Stimulate interest in and development of improvisational and compositional skills as they relate to trumpet performance
  10. Develop and apply appropriate strategies for dealing with performance anxiety
  11. Acquire self motivation, initiative and ability for continued study beyond the formal educational environment.

Grading Standards

Grading

 

Grading Scale:

91-100=A

81-90=B

71-80=C

61-70=D

 

Grade Expectations:

 

To receive a grade of A: (excellent)

Arrive on time with lesson assignment thoroughly prepared and virtually flawless, perform ahead of chronological years, significantly reduced or solved errors or problems from previous lessons, demonstrate a sincere desire and enthusiasm to study through questions, actions and attitudes which exceed expectations. "Be ye therefore perfect,"… (Matthew 5:48).

 

To receive a grade of B: (above average)

Arrive on time with lesson assignments well prepared, perform at or near chronological years, evidence of attention to problems from previous lessons, demonstrate an attitude of passive cooperation and willingness to meet expectations.

 

To receive a grade of C: (average)

Arrive occasionally late with lesson assignments partially prepared, (containing flaws) perform somewhat at or below the chronological years, evidence of some attention to problems from previous lessons, demonstrates an attitude of passive cooperation

 

To receive a grade of D: (below average)

Arrive frequently late with lesson assignment largely unprepared, perform behind chronological years, little evidence of attention to problems from previous lessons, demonstrate frequent lapses of concentration or attention, uncooperative attitude toward instruction.

 

 

 

Exams

Points/Grade Calculation

Weekly Studio Grade

33% Each lesson graded

Studio Exam

33%

Jury

33%

 

Exams

Weekly Studio:

Each lesson will be graded with the exception of the first lesson, which will be an assessment lesson and a discussion of your long and short term goals. Lesson grades will be averaged and will constitute one third (1/3) of the total grade.

 

Studio Final Exam:

There will be a studio final exam each semester which will constitute one third (1/3) of the final grade. The studio exam will consist of the following:

 

  1. Scales/Technique: successful performance of all scales, arpeggios, technical exercises, etc., studied during the semester, and pass off material.

2.     Etudes: One etude of the student’s choice (prepared) and one etude of the instructor’s choice, selected from the etudes studied during the semester.

 

3.     Sight reading: sight reading will be required

 

Jury:

 

The final faculty jury will consist of one third (1/3) of the final grade.

(The instructor is the final authority in all matters of studio and applied grade.)

 

Final Exam

There is no “final exam.

 

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

Late Work 

See “Make Up Work” below.  

 

Make Up Work/Tests

Lessons with verified excused absence may be made up at the convenience of the student and instructor.

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, (940) 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

Attendance

“Students are expected to attend all meetings of the classes for which they are enrolled.” (Student Handbook, p. 39)  Excused absences are recognized for illness and university sponsored official events.

Other Policies

Course Syllabus: Applied Trumpet

College of Fine Arts

MUSC 4521 Section 201

Spring 2018 January 13-May 12, 2018

 

Contact Information

Instructor:  Dr. Tim Justus

Office:       Fain Fine Arts Building C117O

Office Hours:List office hours

Office phone: (940) 397.6839

E-mail:      timothy.justus@mwsu.edu

 

Course Description

 

The course is intended to provide the student with the skills necessary in the study of applied trumpet, leading to the completion of the BS in Music with Teacher Certification.

 

Course Objectives:

 

The graduate of this program will have demonstrated: the

 

  1. The ability to analyze and evaluate musical performance from various perspectives and to receive responsively, suggestions about criticism of his/her own performance from others.

 

2.   A high proficiency on a specific instrument.

 

The Student will:

 

  1. Increase trumpet performance skills including:
    1. physical skills of tone production, breath control, and finger technique
    2. aural and visual skills including sight-reading and transposition
    3. awareness, understanding and synthesis of the elements required for sensible interpretation in musical performance
  2. Familiarity with the musical and pedagogical literature associated with the trumpet
  3. Stimulation of an interest in the professional literature related to the trumpet and to brass playing
  4. Familiarity with and understanding of the basics of brass pedagogy
  5. A practical understand of the learning process aimed at increased efficiency and economy in skill acquisition on order to
  6. acquire a constructive problem solving attitude
  7. enhance the time spent in practice and study of t he trumpet
  8. Develop through listening, the awareness, appreciation and critical discernment of various styles and types of music
  9. Stimulate interest in and development of improvisational and compositional skills as they relate to trumpet performance
  10. Develop and apply appropriate strategies for dealing with performance anxiety
  11. Acquire self motivation, initiative and ability for continued study beyond the formal educational environment.

 

Textbook & Instructional Materials

 

  1. Instrument of sufficient quality and working order to allow advanced study
  2. Instructional materials as directed by the instructor
  3. The student is expected to provide the necessary equipment for maintaining the instrument:
    1. Instrument lubricants, cleaning equipment, etc.
    2. Mouthpiece
    3. Music and other printed material as should become necessary
  4. Practice Log/Practice Diary (A notebook in which to date and record practice, lesson assignments, suggestions, observations, etc.)
  5. A medium sized three-ring binder
  6. Other suggested material:
  7. Metronome
  8. Auto Tuner (optional)

 

Study Hours and Tutoring Assistance

Any member of the course may request assistance from the instructor during regular office hours or at any other time by appointment.

 

Student Handbook

https://mwsu.edu/Assets/documents/student-life/Student%20Handbook%202016-17%20(web).pdf

 

Academic Misconduct Policy & Procedures

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 Office of Student Conduct.

 

 

Grading

 

Grading Scale:

91-100=A

81-90=B

71-80=C

61-70=D

 

Grade Expectations:

 

To receive a grade of A: (excellent)

Arrive on time with lesson assignment thoroughly prepared and virtually flawless, perform ahead of chronological years, significantly reduced or solved errors or problems from previous lessons, demonstrate a sincere desire and enthusiasm to study through questions, actions and attitudes which exceed expectations. "Be ye therefore perfect,"… (Matthew 5:48).

 

To receive a grade of B: (above average)

Arrive on time with lesson assignments well prepared, perform at or near chronological years, evidence of attention to problems from previous lessons, demonstrate an attitude of passive cooperation and willingness to meet expectations.

 

To receive a grade of C: (average)

Arrive occasionally late with lesson assignments partially prepared, (containing flaws) perform somewhat at or below the chronological years, evidence of some attention to problems from previous lessons, demonstrates an attitude of passive cooperation

 

To receive a grade of D: (below average)

Arrive frequently late with lesson assignment largely unprepared, perform behind chronological years, little evidence of attention to problems from previous lessons, demonstrate frequent lapses of concentration or attention, uncooperative attitude toward instruction.

 

 

 

Exams

Points/Grade Calculation

Weekly Studio Grade

33% Each lesson graded

Studio Exam

33%

Jury

33%

 

Exams

Weekly Studio:

Each lesson will be graded with the exception of the first lesson, which will be an assessment lesson and a discussion of your long and short term goals. Lesson grades will be averaged and will constitute one third (1/3) of the total grade.

 

Studio Final Exam:

There will be a studio final exam each semester which will constitute one third (1/3) of the final grade. The studio exam will consist of the following:

 

  1. Scales/Technique: successful performance of all scales, arpeggios, technical exercises, etc., studied during the semester, and pass off material.

2.     Etudes: One etude of the student’s choice (prepared) and one etude of the instructor’s choice, selected from the etudes studied during the semester.

 

3.     Sight reading: sight reading will be required

 

Jury:

 

The final faculty jury will consist of one third (1/3) of the final grade.

(The instructor is the final authority in all matters of studio and applied grade.)

 

Final Exam

There is no “final exam.

 

Extra Credit

There are no extra credit assignments or extra credit provisions in this course.

 

Late Work 

See “Make Up Work” below.  

 

Make Up Work/Tests

Lessons with verified excused absence may be made up at the convenience of the student and instructor.

 

Important Dates

Last day for term schedule changes: 1/16-18 

Deadline to file for graduation: 2/19

Last Day to drop with a grade of “W:” 3/26

       

Refer to: Drops, Withdrawals & Void

 

Desire-to-Learn (D2L)

This course will not require any D2L resources.

 

Attendance

“Students are expected to attend all meetings of the classes for which they are enrolled.” (Student Handbook, p. 39)  Excused absences are recognized for illness and university sponsored official events.

 

Computer Requirements

It is your responsibility to have (or have access to) a working computer for communication with the instructor.  Personal computer technical difficulties will not be considered a reason for failure to have the study guide or listening example links.  Computers are available on campus in various areas of the buildings as well as the Academic Success Center.  

 

Instructor Class Policies

Arrive at your lesson on time, warmed up, with all relevant materials and equipment. If you are going to miss a lesson or be late, please notify the instructor in advance by phone or e-mail.

 

Have lesson material prepared to the best of your ability.

 

Disruptive behavior, as determined by the instructor, may be subject for removal from class. Disruptive activities include but are not limited to;

Conversing with another person in such a way that it is distracting to the class or to the instructor or creates an interruption in the class sequence

Speaking disrespectfully to the instructor or accompanist (if applicable.)

Use of an electronic device in such a way as to be considered by the instructor to be disruptive.

Repeatedly leaving the room

Creating a circumstance or situation that disrupts the classroom decorum or other behavior of a nature considered to be a distraction

 

Making a video or audio recording of the instructor without permission is prohibited, as is the posting a video of classroom activity to a social media site without the written permission of the instructor.

Change of Schedule

A student dropping a course (but not withdrawing from the University) within the first 12 class days of a regular semester or the first four class days of a summer semester is eligible for a100% refund of applicable tuition and fees. Dates are published in the Schedule of Classes each semester.

 

Refund and Repayment Policy

A student who withdraws or is administratively withdrawn from Midwestern State University (MSU) may be eligible to receive a refund for all or a portion of the tuition, fees and room/board charges that were paid to MSU for the semester. HOWEVER, if the student received financial aid (federal/state/institutional grants, loans and/or scholarships), all or a portion of the refund may be returned to the financial aid programs. As described below, two formulas (federal and state) exists in determining the amount of the refund. (Examples of each refund calculation will be made available upon request).

 

Disability Support Services

Midwestern State University is committed to providing equal access for qualified students with disabilities to all university courses and programs, and by law all students with disabilities are guaranteed a learning environment that provides reasonable accommodation of their disability. This guarantee is provided through Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act. The ADA reads: “No qualified individual with a disability shall, by reason of such disability, be excluded from participation in or be denied the benefits of the services, programs, or activities of a public entity, or be subject to discrimination by any such entity.” The Director of Disability Support Services serves as the ADA Coordinator and may be contacted at (940) 397.4140, TDD (940) 397.4515, or 3410 Taft Blvd., Clark Student Center 168.

 

College Policies

Smoking/Tobacco Policy

College policy strictly prohibits the use of tobacco products in any building owned or operated by WATC.  Adult students may smoke only in the outside designated-smoking areas at each location. 

Campus Carry Rules/Policies

Refer to: Campus Carry Rules and Policies

Alcohol and Drug Policy

To comply with the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act of 1989 and subsequent amendments, students and employees of Midwestern State are informed that strictly enforced policies are in place which prohibits the unlawful possession, use or distribution of any illicit drugs, including alcohol, on university property or as part of any university-sponsored activity. Students and employees are also subject to all applicable legal sanctions under local, state and federal law for any offenses involving illicit drugs on University property or at University-sponsored activities.

 

Grade Appeal Process

Students who wish to appeal a grade should consult the Midwestern State University Undergraduate Catalog, Volume LXXVIII, number 1 (2010 to 2012), pp. 75 thru 77.

 

Notice
Changes in the course syllabus, procedure, assignments, and schedule may be made at the discretion of the instructor and will be announced in class and accompanied with an e-mail notification.

 

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 the 6 hours of Communication Core and 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 https://mwsu.edu/academics/wpr, or call 397-4131.

Campus Carry

Senate Bill 11 passed by the 84th Texas Legislature allows licensed handgun holders to carry concealed handguns on campus, effective August 1, 2016. Areas excluded from concealed carry are appropriately marked, in accordance with state law. For more information regarding campus carry, please refer to the University’s webpage at https://mwsu.edu/campus-carry/rules-policies.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact MSU Chief of Police Patrick Coggins at patrick.coggins@mwsu.edu.