Piano Minor Syllabus for 2021-2022
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Office Location

Piano Lab 203

Office 303

Office Hours

Tuesday 11-12:30

Thursday 11-12:30

or by appointment. wlin@actx.edu

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MUAP-1172-001 Piano Minor


Prerequisite: Audition or instructor consent

Course Description

One 30-minute lesson per week, minimum three hours of outside practice per week required. For music majors, in their minor area of performance. Emphasis on development of technique, musicianship, and repertoire; performance opportunities in student recitals.

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Melodie Graves
Justice Involved Advocate
Student Service Center 117
Make appointment at https://melodiegraves.youcanbook.me

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(1 sem hr; 1/2 hr lesson, 3 hr practice)

Class Type

On Campus Course

Syllabus Information


Materials to be discussed with the instructor.


Textbook, 3 ring binder for handouts, pencils.

Optional supplies:  metronome, recording device

Student Performance

A functional piano proficiency examination is required of all majors prior to graduation. Students achieving a “B” or better in each class piano class (levels I,II and Piano Minor I, II) are exempt from taking the exam. All music majors will enroll in the piano sequence. “Piano Minor II” culminates in the proficiency examination. Students with a background in keyboard will be placed at the appropriate level as determined by the piano instructor. 


1. All Major and Minor scales with proper fingering and chord progressions

2. Harmonization and Transposition

3. A memorized solo piece

4. 2-part or 3-part Choral Reading

5. Accompanying piece or duet


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

Students are expected to practice 3 to 5 hours per week, evenly divided throughout the days of the week.  They are expected to be on time for their scheduled lessons, and to show consistent improvement weekly by thorough preparation of assigned material.

Grading Criteria


Completion of the above 5 items for the proficiency 5x10=50%

Piano Recital Attendance Performance 10%

6 Friday Performance class 6x5=30%

Upload the 5 items of the proficiency into google drive folder and share with Mrs. Nies and Dr. Lin. 10%


Regular attendance is necessary for satisfactory achievement.  Therefore, it is the responsibility of the student to attend class.  Miss more than 5 lessons will result in F grade. 


Additional Information

Pianos are available for individual practice in the following areas:

Piano Lab, Room 203:  12 Electronic pianos, with headsets, available outside of scheduled class times.

Practice Rooms:  Concert Hall south hallway.  Any unlocked, open rooms with pianos are available for individual practice.

Syllabus Created on:

01/13/22 8:12 PM

Last Edited on:

01/13/22 8:22 PM