Violin Elective Syllabus for 2021-2022
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MUAP-1201-001 Violin Elective


Course Description

One 60-minute lesson per week, minimum six hours of outside practice per week required. Emphasis on basic technique and musicianship, with appropriate literature tailored to the needs/desires of the individual student.

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(2 sem hr; 1 hr lesson, 6 hrs practice)

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On Campus Course

Syllabus Information


Appropriate literature, scales and etudes chosen by the teacher to meet the needs of the student.


Assignment notebook (spiral or 3 ring binder of any size)


Music as assigned by instructor

Recording device (optional)

Student Performance

This is the 1st of four semesters of 60 minute violin elective.  To improve a student's playing skills on the instrument, to improve sightreading skills and to develop the student's musicality and memory.  At the end of the semester, the student will be able to perform, either from memory or with the music, pieces from assigned literature demonstrating the following:

1. Good posture

2. Good tone.

3. Good intonation.

4. Good rhythm.

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Expected Student Behavior

Minimum six hours of outside practice per week required. 

Grading Criteria

Each lesson receives a grade.  Elective students are exempt from performing a music jury exam.  All weekly grades will be averaged to determine final grade.

A weekly grade will be given based on attendance, participation, performance and preparation. Final grade will be the average of all weekly grades given.

Grades Scored between                               Will Equal

89.5% and 100%                                                A

79.5% and less than 89.5%                           B

69.5% and less than 79.5%                           C

59.5% and less than 69.5%                           D

0% and less than 59.5%                                 F


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


The student should contact the instructor prior to the first week of the semester to determine the time for the weekly lesson.  This can be done by e-mailing the instructor (seek link at top of this syllabus), or by calling the Music Department Office (371-5340) for the instructor’s contact information.

First lesson:     Meet with instructor; determine individual goals for semester, choose textbook/music, and receive first practice assignment.

2nd lesson:       Prepare the given assignment, and bring all required materials to lesson.

3rd and subsequent lessons:   Each upcoming week’s assignment will be determined by the progress demonstrated during the previous week’s lesson.

Final lesson, given during last week of the semester:  Several pieces learned throughout the semester, plus appropriate technical exercises such as scales, arpeggios, finger exercises, etc., will be performed for the instructor.

Additional Information

Practice rooms are available, located in Concert Hall south hallway; any rooms that are unlocked and contain a piano are available for individual practice.

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Syllabus Created on:

08/18/21 11:50 AM

Last Edited on:

08/18/21 11:50 AM