Course Syllabus

Course: MUSC 4905

Division: Fine Arts, Comm, and New Media
Department: Music
Title: Senior Recital

Semester Approved: Spring 2019
Five-Year Review Semester: Fall 2024
End Semester:

Catalog Description: This course is to be taken in the final year of residence before graduation. Students will demonstrate through performance of a varied repertoire their ability to synthesize and artistically render musical knowledge and skills gained through private and ensemble study as well as theoretical and historical coursework. Students not pursuing the performance advisement track may opt to complete a senior project in production or composition.

Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Credit/Time Requirement: Credit: 1; Lecture: 0; Lab: 1

Prerequisites: At least one semester of fourth year private lessons.

Corequisites: Enrollment in fourth year private lessons.


Justification: This course allows the music faculty to assess the musical skills acquired by students across all four years of the degree program. This course is a requirement to graduation in the bachelor of music degree.


Student Learning Outcomes:
Students will demonstrate an ability to synthesize knowledge from the baccalaureate program through a performance or project based demonstration, performance, or submission.  This outcome will be assessed by the three member faculty panel who approved the recital plan.

Students will demonstrate an ability to artistically render knowledge gained through private lessons, ensemble experience, and theoretical and historical coursework.  This outcome will be assessed by the three member faculty panel who approved the recital plan.

Students will demonstrate a level of performance or project work appropriate for the professional degree in music being granted.  This outcome will be assessed by the three member faculty panel who approved the recital plan.


Content:
Typically, the senior recital consists of a program of at least 40-45 minutes of music, displaying a level of performance, literature, and the synthesis of skills appropriate to a candidate for a professional degree in music at the baccalaureate level. Students in a performance advisement track must successfully perform a senior recital prior to graduation. Students pursuing the music technology/production, or the songwriting/composition advisement tracks may complete a senior project equivalent in rigor to a senior recital. Students must obtain approval from a panel of three music faculty members prior to preparing the recital or project. Following the recital, or submission of the project, the faculty panel must approve the performance or project before graduation can be posted.

Key Performance Indicators:
Panel review of recital/project.  100 to 100%


Representative Text and/or Supplies:
Materials approved by faculty.


Pedagogy Statement:
This course will be evaluated by a panel of three music faculty members.

Instructional Mediums:
Lab

Maximum Class Size: 30
Optimum Class Size: 15