North Georgia College and State University Depa rt me nt of Pe rform ing Art s MUSC 38 10: NGCSU Symp honic Band Andy David, conducto r MWF 10: 10-11:05 a.m. Office Hours : pos ted o n doo r Office: 216 NIX Office Phone: 706-864-142 3 E-mail: adavid @ngcsu.edu
PREREQUIS I T E : Audition COURS E DE S C RIPT ION: Open to all qualified students by audition. The NGCSU Symphonic Band is the university’s premier instrumental ensemble, presenting performances of various styles of instrumental music both on and off campus throughout the academic year. Ensemble members are required to participate in rehearsals and performances beyond the stated regular class time. COURS E OBJ E C T IVE S: • To develop technical and musical skills necessary to perform music of the highest quality. • • To represent NGCSU in an exemplary manner through the presentation of musical performances of the highest quality. To provide an opportunity for instrumental music majors to experience through performance the essential elements of a quality instrumental music program: firstquality repertoire, carefully structured, engaging rehearsals, and performances representative of the highest possible standards of musical excellence. To provide an enjoyable experience in music for university students.
ME T HOD OF I N S T RUC T ION: Rehearsal, critical listening to professional recordings, and performance. EVALUATION: The course grade is determined by the conductor’s judgment of the ensemble member’s overall contribution to the success of the ensemble. In order to establish some measure of objectivity in the grading process, the conductor shall consider the following general criteria: • • Rehearsal and performance attendance, to include timely arrival to and departure from rehearsals and performances. Rehearsals will begin and end on time. * Preparation of parts (Music majors: parts will be prepared to an acceptable professional standard. Non-majors: 30 minutes of focused practice on days for which there is no rehearsal scheduled) Musicianship (technical fluency, characteristic tone quality, intonation, attention to detail, phrasing, and artistic intent/attitude) In general, an ensemble member who misses (or is late for, leaves early from) rehearsal without an acceptable, written excuse will receive a lowered grade. The conductor will reserve the right to excuse or not excuse the ensemble member. An ensemble member who misses a performance will normally receive a grade of “F” in the course. A student who has more than two unexcused absences will be dropped from the course. Students having more than 3 absences of any type will not be allowed to perform with the ensemble, except under extenuating circumstances as determined by the conductor.
CON C E R T AT T IRE: Ensemble members are required to purchase or otherwise acquire a uniform, which will be used for all performances, and may be used for other specific occasions (i.e. photo session). The guidelines for proper dress are outlined below: • W o me n —Black top and black pants. Traditionally, black closed-toe shoes are worn for evening performances. Black high-top boots are inappropriate unless covered fully by the pants/skirt. All elements of the outfit should be conservative. Men —Black shirt (no t-shirts, unless made by Armani, Kenneth Cole, Hugo Boss) and black dress pants, with black socks and black dress shoes. No white t-shirts will be visible. No white socks will be worn. All elements of the outfit should be conservative.
CON C E R T S C H E DULE: Wed n esday, Sep temb er 30, 20 10 —Rec o rding Se s sio n, N G C S U, 7:00 p.m. T h u r sd ay, Octob er 1, 200 9 — C o nc e r t, N G C SU, 8 :00 p.m. Wed n esday, N ov e mb e r 1 8, 200 9 —Rec o rding Se s sio n, N G C S U, 7:00 p.m. T h u r sd ay, N o v e mb e r 1 9, 200 9 — C o nc er t, N G C SU, 8:00 p.m. F riday, N ov e mb e r 20, 200 9 — C o nc er t, NG C SU, 8:00 p.m.
G E N E RAL EXPE C TA T ION S: Students are expected to work outside of class time to develop the basic skills presented in class. All students are expected to comply with the current NGCSU integrity code which states, “On my honor, I will not like, cheat, steal, plagiarize, evade the truth or tolerate those who do.” Violations will be reported and, when necessary, referred to the Academic Integrity Council. DI SABILI TI E S AND AC COMMODATION S: North Georgia College and State University is committed to equal access to its programs, services and activities for people with disabilities. If you believe that you have a disability requiring an accommodation, reasonable prior notice needs to be given to the instructor and the Office of Student Disability Resources. In this case, contact Elizabeth McIntosh, Coordinator, Student Disability Resources at 122 Barnes Hall, 867-2782, firstname.lastname@example.org