Saxophone Major Syllabus for 2021-2022
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Instructor Information

Office Location

Music Building 312

Office Hours

Course Information

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Course

MUAP-1236-001 Saxophone Major

Prerequisites

Prerequisite: Audition or instructor consent

Course Description

One 60-minute lesson per week, minimum 10 hours of outside practice per week required. For music majors, in their major area of performance. Emphasis on development of technique, musicianship, and extensive repertoire from contrasting historical periods.

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Hours

(2 sem hr; 1 hr lesson, 10 hr practice)

Class Type

On Campus Course

Syllabus Information

Textbooks

Solo literature, Etude books and Technical studies will be assigned.

Supplies

A notebook dedicated to saxophone lessons is required.

Student Performance

Students Rights and Responsibilities

Student Rights and Responsibilities

Log in using the AC Connect Portal

In order to receive your AC Connect Email, you must log in through AC Connect at https://acconnect.actx.edu .

If you are an active staff or faculty member according to Human Resources, use "Exchange". All other students, use "AC Connect (Google) Email".

Expected Student Behavior

Performance goals will be assigned and assessed on a weekly basis, along with mid-term and final performance expectations.

Grading Criteria

Performance at each lesson will count 75 percent of the final grade with the jury examination counting 25 percent.

 

Student's responsibility

Attendance

Regular attendance is necessary for satisfactory achievement.  Therefore, it is the responsibility of the student to attend class.

 

 

Calendar

Wks 1-4  Introduce concepts of practice, tone development, technical exercises, literature.

Wks 5-8  Develop concepts of practice, tone development, technical exercises, literature.

Wks 9-11 Prepare concepts of practice, tone development, technical exercises, literature.

Wks 12-16 Demonstrate concepts of practice, tone development, technical exercises, literature.

Additional Information

Information on Protecting your Hearing Health can be found at:

http://nasm.arts-accredit.org/site/docs/PAMA-NASM_Advisories/4a_NASM_PAMA-Student_Guide-Standard.pdf

http://nasm.arts-accredit.org/site/docs/PAMA-NASM_Advisories/5a_NASM_PAMA-Student_Information_Sheet-Standard.pdf

Syllabus Created on:

08/25/14 4:54 PM

Last Edited on:

01/11/22 10:13 AM