Recital Attendance

Course Details

Course Number
Section Number
Spring 2012
Akin Auditorium
Classroom Number
Days & Times

Thursday 11:00 - 11:50

Dr. Ruth Morrow (view Profile)

Course Attachments


Course Objectives

 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. 


Course Description:

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.

Course Expectations



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!


Conduct Requirements:

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. 

Grading Standards

This is a credit/no credit class - either you complete all necessary assignments or you don't. 

Final Exam

05/08/2012 1:00 ONLY if needed

Submission Format Policy

All required programs must be turned in to the Music Office by Wednesday, December 7, 2011, at 11 a.m.

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

ALL programs MUST be in the Music office by Wednesday, May 9, at 2 p.m.

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

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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

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.

Other Policies

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.

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, or call 397-4131.

Campus Carry

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