Instrument I


  2. A. Course Title: Instrument I
    B. Course Number: MU 192 - 10202
    C. Semester: Spring 2017
    D. Days/Time: -
    E. Credit Hours: 2
    F. Instructor: Wong, Yau-Sun
    G. Office: Watson Hall (WH) 108A
    H. Email Address:
    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): Music reading skills.
    M. Corequisite(s):
    N. Class Location:

    This course is designed for music majors whose concentration of study is the orchestral instrument. Once the student has successfully completed the audition/interview with the music department, an individual program will be developed and assigned to accomodate the student's proficiency and needs. Techniques and repertoire are the central focus for the courese asi it relates to the student's development. This is a performance based course. The courese may be repeated a total of 4 credit hours. One, private one-hour lesson per week. This is a two-credit hour course.


    This course is designed for music majors whose concentration of study is orchestral instrument. Once the student has successfully completed the audition/interview with the music department, an individual program will be assigned to accommodate the studentís needs. Technique and repertoire are the central focus in the studentís development.
    Please note that this is a performance based course. May be repeated for credit for a total of 4 credit hours. One private hour lesson per week.

    This course is a general education course which will transfer to New Mexico schools.



    Will be discussed in lessons


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    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

    Student will be issued music in lessons. The student will be expected to bring this material to EVERY lesson.


    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:


    All music students will:
    1. Recognize the value of music to our culture, community, and individual experience.
    2. Learn the development of musicians, performers, music educators, scholars, music business, music therapy, and musicology.
    3. Receive a sound preparation to further study in music education, business and/or performance.
    4. Have opportunities to perform, study, create, and experience music.
    5. Create an artistic environment which fosters the development of personal realizations that are essential to the fabric of a healthy society.


    All music instrumental major students will:

    1. Develop a professional level of musicianship.
    2. Acquire the advanced techniques of performance skills.
    3. Attain the knowledge of classical music literature and repertoire.


    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

    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.

    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, or submitting the required paperwork to the Registrar’s Office by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 20, 2017. All students are encouraged to discuss their class status with the professor prior to withdrawing from the class.


    The basic structure for private lessons will be: performance of scales, performance of technical exercises and performance of standard literature.

    In addition, the following topics will be discussed:

    1. Tonal concept and intonation
    2. Rhythmic accuracy
    3. Listening to professional recordings
    4. Approaches to alternate fingerings and extended techniques
    5. Commercial performances
    6. Concert-hall solo repertoire and orchestral ensemble repertoire