NEW MEXICO JUNIOR COLLEGE

MISSION STATEMENT

Private Voice

SYLLABUS

  1. GENERAL COURSE INFORMATION
  2. A. Course Title: Private Voice
    B. Course Number: MU 111V - 30086
    C. Semester: Fall 2017
    D. Days/Time: -
    E. Credit Hours: 1
    F. Instructor: Wong, Yau-Sun
    G. Office: Watson Hall (WH) 108A
    H. Email Address: YSWong@nmjc.edu
    I. Office Phone: (575) 492-2844
    J. Office Hours: Monday: 1:00:00 PM-02:00:00 PM (MST); 4:00:00 PM-5:45:00 PM (MST);
    Tuesday: 10:45:00 AM-1:00:00 PM (MST);
    Wednesday: 1:00:00 PM-02:00:00 PM (MST); 4:00:00 PM-5:45:00 PM (MST);
    Thursday: 10:45:00 AM-1:00:00 PM (MST);
    K. Time Zone: Mountain Time
    L. Prerequisite(s):
    M. Corequisite(s):
    N. Class Location:
  3. COURSE DESCRIPTION

    This course is designed for non-music and music majors who are not voice majors. The student’s proficiency level will be assessed by the voice instructor and an individual program will be developed. May be repeated for credit for a total of four credit hours. This is a one credit hour course.

  4. COURSE RATIONALE / TRANSFERABILITY

    There is a great personal pleasure in studying music on the higher performance level. You will develop the technique of good singing and learn a great variety of vocal literature, thereby developing your sensitivity to the basic elements of music in general. The development of skill and perception will enable you to perform with greater confidence and pleasure and to listen to all music with sensitivity.

  5. REQUIRED / SUGGESTED COURSE MATERIALS

    Required:

    Teaching materials will be provided by the instructor.

    Suggested:

    Foundations in Singing, 7th ed., by John Glenn Paton & Van Christy

    You can buy your books online at the NMJC Bookstore.

  6. GRADING POLICY

    Students attending New Mexico Junior College will be evaluated according to the following grading scale:

    						90 - 100%	=	A
    						80 -  89%	=	B
    						70 -  79%	=	C
    						60 -  69%	=	D
    					 	 0 -  59%	=	F
    

    Preparation of materials and general vocal development is judged by the instructor. Willingness to participate and acceptance of positive criticism also effect the evaluation. The instructor may request the student to participate in master classes, performances and jury.

    Preparing for this class is not only knowing words and notes, but also technique. Practice outside of the lesson is equally important. Suggested practice time is as follows: 1 hour per day
    Attendance is mandatory in this course. However, we do understand that illnesses and family problems do occur. You are allowed two (2) periods to deal with such matters. We do request that you contact the instructor in advance of the absence to inform the instructor of your intentions. After two absences the instructor reserves the right to lower the studentís grade accordingly. Tardiness is also not tolerated; two (2) late attendances will be regarded as one absence. If a student is ten (10) minutes late for a lesson, the instructor will consider the student absent.
    Evaluation is based solely on the progress from each lesson to the next lesson. The final grade is based on this evaluation as well as the student's attendance to classes and participation in the student recital.

  7. INSTITUTIONAL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    New Mexico Junior Collegeís institutional student learning outcomes represent the knowledge and abilities developed by students attending New Mexico Junior College. Upon completion students should achieve the following learning outcomes along with specific curriculum outcomes for respective areas of study:

    • Communication
      • Comprehend information to summarize, analyze, evaluate, and apply to a specific situation.
      • Communicate in an accurate, correct, and understandable manner.
    • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
      • Define a problem and arrive at a logical solution.
      • Use appropriate technology and information systems to collect, analyze, and organize information.
      • Apply critical thinking, analysis, and problem solving to data.
    • Self and Community
      • Analyze and reflect on the ethical dimensions of legal, social, and / or scientific issues.
      • Communicate an awareness of a variety of perspectives of ethical issues.
      • Interact with individuals and within groups with integrity and awareness of othersí opinions, feelings and values.

  8. DEPARTMENTAL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    The following Departmental Student Learning Outcomes will be emphasized in each of the NMJC Music Department studio courses:

    1. Students will perform or create a piece of work that embodies skills and competence in their area of focus.
    2. Students will demonstrate the ability to use a variety of techniques to create a successful piece of work.
    3. Students will identify the effective reasoning and rationale behind decisions made during the production of their work.

  9. SPECIFIC COURSE STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    At the conclusion of this course, a student should be able to:

    A. Demonstrate proper posture for singing.
    B. Understand the basic principles of vocal production.
    C. Utilize appropriate breathing technique for singing.
    D. Demonstrate appropriate vowel and consonant shapes and sounds for healthy phonation.
    E. Understand and demonstrate the emotional relation to musical entrepreneur.
    F. Display greater confidence in performance.

    During the course of the semester, a student will:

    A. Sing assigned vocal exercises and vocalizes.
    B. Prepare assigned repertoire for lesson.
    C. Learn repertoire demonstrating various styles and languages.
    D. Practice consistency throughout each week to prepare materials for lessons and any required performances.

  10. GENERAL/MISCELLANEOUS

    Students will be held responsible for the information on these pages.

    Academic Honesty
    Each student is expected to maintain the highest standards of honesty and integrity in online academic and professional matters. The College reserves the right to take disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal, against any student who is found guilty of academic dishonesty or otherwise fails to meet these standards. Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, dishonesty in quizzes, tests, or assignments; claiming credit for work not done or done by others; and nondisclosure or misrepresentation in filling out applications or other College records. Cheating or gaining illegal information for any type of graded work is considered dishonest and will be dealt with accordingly.

    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Information
    Any student requiring special accommodations should contact the Special Needs Student Services Coordinator at (575) 492-2576 or by e-mail at specialneeds@nmjc.edu.

    Attendance Policy
    Attendance is required at every session of each course for which the student is enrolled. When unavoidable circumstances make attendance impossible, students must provide a satisfactory explanation of their absences to their professors. College-sponsored activities are considered excused absences and the appropriate sponsor of those students who will be absent from class will notify professors. Students having absences due to college-sponsored activities will need to make arrangements with the affected classes / professor to take care of required work; however, arrangements for make-ups should be made within a reasonable time frame, usually within one week of the absence. Regarding make-up work, absences due to late registration are considered the same as regular absences.

    Cell Phones/Pagers
    All cell phones and pagers must be turned off when the student is participating in any lecture, laboratory, or other learning activity.

    Classroom Conduct
    The professor is responsible for maintaining a class environment best suited for effective learning. By registering for this class, the student is assumed to have entered into an agreement with New Mexico Junior College and the professor to attend the class regularly and to behave in an appropriate manner at all times. Disruptive behavior may result in the student being removed from the class.

    Food and Drink Policy
    Food items and soft drinks may not be consumed in NMJC classrooms. Students are also discouraged from bringing food and drink items into the classroom even though these items remain in sealed packaging. Bottled water is permissible.

    No Children in the Classroom
    In order to adhere to instructional procedures as well as maintain the safety of children, NMJC’s policy of no children in the classrooms (lecture, lab, etc.) will be followed.

    Plagiarism
    Offering the work of another as one’s own, without proper acknowledgment, is plagiarism; therefore, any student who fails to give credit for quotations or essentially identical expression of material taken from books, encyclopedias, magazines and other reference works, or from the themes, reports, or other writings of a fellow student, is guilty of plagiarism. Plagiarism violates the academic honesty policy and is considered cheating.

    Smoking/Use of Tobacco
    New Mexico Junior College is cognizant of the health hazards associated with smoking / use of tobacco for the smoker, as well as the non-smoker. In an effort to provide a healthy environment for students, employees, and others who may frequent the campus, NMJC prohibits smoking / use of tobacco inside any campus building or facility.

    Tutoring Assistance
    Free tutoring services are available to all NMJC students through Brainfuse and the Academic Success Center located in Mansur Hall room 123 and 124.

    Withdrawal Policy
    Regular, punctual attendance is required for all classes at NMJC. Although the professor has the right to drop any student who has missed the equivalent of 2 weeks of instruction (based on a 16 week semester) whether itís a face to face, online, or a hybrid course, it is not guaranteed that the professor will drop the student. If the student chooses to stop attending a class, he/she should withdraw from the class by accessing your student account in the T-Bird Web Portal at www.nmjc.edu, or submitting the required paperwork to the Registrar’s Office by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 21, 2017. All students are encouraged to discuss their class status with the professor prior to withdrawing from the class.

  11. CRITICAL INCIDENT AND EVACUATION PLAN
  12. ACADEMIC CALENDAR
  13. FINALS SCHEDULE
  14. COURSE OUTLINE

    During the semester:
    The student will learn to sing different genre of musical compositions, listen to professional recordings, and learn alternate techniques.

    Emphasis will be on:
    Tonal concept, intonation, and rhythmic accuracy.

    At the end of the semester:
    The student will perform for the student recital.