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MUSIC 2EE6 SOLO PERFORMANCE

Academic Year: Fall/Winter 2014/2015

Term: 3

Day/Evening: D

Instructor: Prof. Studio Instructor

Email: sota@mcmaster.ca

Office: Togo Salmon Hall 414

Phone: 905-525-9140 x 27671

Office Hours: TBA



Course Objectives:

All EE6/3 courses operate on the same basic principles; students taking higher level courses are expected to perform more difficult repertoire and to demonstrate increased musicality and technical ability.

Objective: To introduce the student to new repertory and to develop technical skills under the guidance of an experienced professional musician who can nurture the student’s abilities on an individual basis.


Textbooks, Materials & Fees:

If required, it is the responsibility of the student to obtain and pay for an accompanist for any public performance and to ensure that accompanists meet the performance standard of the instructor.


Method of Assessment:

The final grade will be based upon the following:

 

The level and consistency of preparation for lessons and progress demonstrated during the course (technical facility, expressiveness, increasing level of difficulty of the repertoire), as determined by the instructor.

 

50% for each term                                100% total

 

For EE6 courses, the instructor will give each student an interim grade worth at least 25% of the final mark prior to the sessional date published in the University Calendar under “last day for withdrawal without failure by default.”  Instructors may choose to indicate the overall term I mark to their students at the end of term 1 to fulfil this requirement.  For EE3 courses this interim mark will be submitted prior to the equivalent date (for either Term I or II depending on when the course is taken) and will be worth 10% of the final mark.

After the last scheduled lesson of the course, students must present to the SOTA office a list of repertoire studied during the course, signed by both the student and the instructor.  These lists will be kept on file in the SOTA office.  No grade will be issued for the course until this document has been received by the SOTA office.  The student should keep a copy of all such submissions.


Policy on Missed Work, Extensions, and Late Penalties:

McMaster Student Absence Form (MSAF)

This is a self-reporting tool for undergraduate students to report absences DUE TO MINOR MEDICAL SITUATIONS that last up to 5 days and provides the ability to request accommodation for any missed academic work. Please note, this tool cannot be used during any final examination period. You may submit a maximum of 1 Academic Work Missed request per term. It is YOUR responsibility to follow up with your Instructor immediately (NORMALLY WITHIN TWO WORKING DAYS) regarding the nature of the accommodation. If you are absent for reasons other than medical reasons, for more than 5 days, or exceed 1 request per term, you MUST visit your Associate Dean's Office/Faculty Office). You may be required to provide supporting documentation. This form should be filled out immediately when you are about to return to class after your absence.


Please Note the Following Policies and Statements:

Academic Dishonesty

You are expected to exhibit honesty and use ethical behaviour in all aspects of the learning process. Academic credentials you earn are rooted in principles of honesty and academic integrity.

Academic dishonesty is to knowingly act or fail to act in a way that results or could result in unearned academic credit or advantage. This behaviour can result in serious consequences, e.g. the grade of zero on an assignment, loss of credit with a notation on the transcript (notation reads: "Grade of F assigned for academic dishonesty"), and/or suspension or expulsion from the university.

It is your responsibility to understand what constitutes academic dishonesty. For information on the various types of academic dishonesty please refer to the Academic Integrity Policy, located at www.mcmaster.ca/academicintegrity

The following illustrates only three forms of academic dishonesty:

  1. Plagiarism, e.g. the submission of work that is not one’s own or for which other credit has been obtained.
  2. Improper collaboration in group work.
  3. Copying or using unauthorized aids in tests and examinations.

Email correspondence policy

It is the policy of the Faculty of Humanities that all email communication sent from students to instructors (including TAs), and from students to staff, must originate from each student’s own McMaster University email account. This policy protects confidentiality and confirms the identity of the student.  Instructors will delete emails that do not originate from a McMaster email account.

Modification of course outlines

The University reserves the right to change dates and/or deadlines etc. for any or all courses in the case of an emergency situation or labour disruption or civil unrest/disobedience, etc. If a modification becomes necessary, reasonable notice and communication with the students will be given with an explanation and the opportunity to comment on changes. Any significant changes should be made in consultation with the Department Chair.

McMaster Student Absence Form (MSAF)

In the event of an absence for medical or other reasons, students should review and follow the Academic Regulation in the Undergraduate Calendar Requests for Relief for Missed Academic Term Work. Please note these regulations have changed beginning Fall 2015. You can find information at mcmaster.ca/msaf/. If you have any questions about the MSAF, please contact your Associate Dean's office.

Academic Accommodation of Students with Disabilities

Students who require academic accommodation must contact Student Accessibility Services (SAS) to make arrangements with a Program Coordinator. Academic accommodations must be arranged for each term of study. Student Accessibility Services can be contacted by phone 905-525-9140 ext. 28652 or e-mail sas@mcmaster.ca. For further information, consult McMaster University's Policy for Academic Accommodation of Students with Disabilities.

Academic Accommodation for Religious, Indigenous and Spiritual Observances

Students requiring academic accommodation based on religion and spiritual observances should follow the procedures set out in the Course Calendar or by their respective Faculty. In most cases, the student should contact his or her professor or academic advisor as soon as possible to arrange accommodations for classes, assignments, tests and examinations that might be affected by a religious holiday or spiritual observance.


Topics and Readings:

The exact repertory and technical studies will be chosen by the instructor according to each student’s level of ability and musical interests. 


Other Course Information:

To gain admission to the initial Music EE6/3 course, a student must:

 

1. be playing or singing at a level of difficulty equivalent to Royal Conservatory of Music grade eight at an Honours standing or above;

 

2. play an audition that includes demonstration of technical facility as well as the performance of three prepared pieces, one of which will be from the last 100 years.  Auditions normally take place in March and April.

 

Because of limitations of space and facilities, not all students who meet the above requirements will necessarily be admitted to a Music EE6/3 course.  The School of the Arts reserves the right to limit enrolment in these courses on an ad hoc basis.