Techniques of Music Since 1900: Syllabus   |   Aural Skills IV Syllabus   |  Assignments
Moores School of Music
University of Houston

MUSI 2214, Spring 2016, MW 9:00-10:00 

Dr. Tim Koozin

section 10266 

rm. 108

tkoozin@.uh.edu

http://www.uh.edu/~tkoozin/

   

office: 148 

(713) 743-3318

Office hours MW 10:00 and by appt.

Mr. Jeffrey Cooper

section 16167

rm. 112

jthcooper@gmail.com

 

Ms. Jillian Francis

section 16166

rm. 110

ninjillian@yahoo.com

 

Mr.  Paul Garza

section 16168

rm. 116

paulvgarza@gmail.com

 

Prerequisite: MUSI 2210 (with a minimum grade of C-)

Course Objectives and Learning Outcomes include fluency in compositional practices of the twentieth century and later. Coursework includes studies in advanced chromatic tonal harmony and post-tonal techniques, analysis of music literature, and composition exercises.

Required Texts: 

      Kostka, Stefan. Materials and Techniques of Post-Tonal Music, 4th ed.
      Benjamin, Horvit, Koozin & Nelson. Techniques and Materials of Tonal Music, enhanced 7th ed. (with website access)
      The e-Workbook is available at the Techniques and Materials of Music website to registered owners of the book
      Benjamin, Horvit & Nelson. Music for Analysis, 7th ed.

Course Schedule (subject to change):
 

      Midterm Exam: Wednesday, March 9

      Semester Composition Project due: Wednesday, April 13

      Final Exam: Monday, May 9, 8:00-11:00 a.m.

 

Grading and Policies:

      Exams (2 x 25%)                     50%    
      Daily work                               40%
      Semester Composition Project  10%

      Four absences are allowed for any reason. There will be no “excused” absences beyond that number.

Fifth absence lowers final grade by a minus.

Sixth absence lowers final grade by an additional minus.

Seventh absence results in being dropped from the course (resulting in a W or F as appropriate).
 

Tardies: Three count as one absence.

 

Last day to drop without a grade: February 3       Last day to drop or withdraw: April 1
 

Assignments are due on the appropriate day at the start of class.

Please obtain the phone number of a classmate to get information in case of absence.

Always bring score paper.

Students are expected to be in class and on time.  No late assignments will be accepted.

UH Policies on Academic Honesty can be found online here. You are expected to do your own work on all assignments, quizzes, and exams unless instructed differently. Problems with academic dishonesty will be handled according to the procedures outlined in the undergraduate student handbook and in the undergraduate course catalog. Please note that the mere suspicion of academic dishonesty is enough to initiate official action; please do not put yourself in the position of having to deal with this kind of situation.

Students with disabilities are asked to bring to the instructor's attention any special accommodations they may require. Students will document a disability with the UH Center for Students with Disabilities (phone: 713 743 5400). The CSD will provide recommendations to the instructor and student to help in accommodating a disability. 


Aural Skills IV Syllabus      (top)     Assignments

MUSI 2171, Spring 2016, TTh 9:00-10:00

Dr. Tim Koozin

section 10264 

rm. 108

tkoozin@.uh.edu

http://www.uh.edu/~tkoozin/

   

office: 148 

(713) 743-3318

Office hours MW 10:00 and by appt.

Mr. Jeffrey Cooper

section 16170

rm. 112

jthcooper@gmail.com

 

Ms. Jillian Francis

section 16169

rm. 110

ninjillian@yahoo.com

 

Mr.  Paul Garza

section 16171

rm. 116

paulvgarza@gmail.com

 

Prerequisites: Prerequisites: MUSI 2170 (with a minimum grade of C-) and credit for or concurrent enrollment in MUSI 2214.

Description and Learning Outcomes: Aural studies through singing and dictation. Course objectives and learning outcomes include fluency in musical tasks involving advanced chromaticism, remote modulation, quintuple meters, scalar modes, and other compositional techniques of the twentieth century and later.

Required Texts: 
 
     
Benjamin, Horvit & Nelson. Music for Sight Singing, 6th ed.
      Horvit, Koozin, & Nelson. Music for Ear Training (workbook with website access), 4th ed.

      Always bring score paper.

Course Schedule (subject to change):
 
     
Midterm Exam: March 8 & 10
      Final: Thursday, April. 28 (dictation) and Tuesday, May 10, 8:00-11:00 (singing)

 

Grading and Policies:

      Dictation:         50% (in class daily 10%, lab work 20%, midterm 10%, final 10%)
      Sight Singing: 50% (in class daily 30%, midterm 10%, final 10%)

Four absences are allowed for any reason. There will be no “excused” absences beyond that number.

Fifth absence lowers final grade by a minus.

Sixth absence lowers final grade by an additional minus.

Seventh absence results in being dropped from the course (resulting in a W or F as appropriate).
 

Tardies: Three count as one absence.

      Last day to drop without a grade: February 3       Last day to drop or withdraw: April 1

Assignments are due on the appropriate day at the start of class.

Please obtain the phone number of a classmate to get information in case of absence.

Students are expected to be in class and on time.  No late assignments will be accepted.

 

UH Policies on Academic Honesty can be found online here. You are expected to do your own work on all assignments, quizzes, and exams unless instructed differently. Problems with academic dishonesty will be handled according to the procedures outlined in the undergraduate student handbook and in the undergraduate course catalog. Please note that the mere suspicion of academic dishonesty is enough to initiate official action; please do not put yourself in the position of having to deal with this kind of situation.

Students with disabilities are asked to bring to the instructor's attention any special accommodations they may require. Students will document a disability with the UH Center for Students with Disabilities (phone: 713 743 5400). The CSD will provide recommendations to the instructor and student to help in accommodating a disability.

 
Grading guidelines for prepared singing:

         A+          Correct pitches, correct rhythm, correct conducting, performed confidently and musically

         A            Correct pitches, correct rhythm, correct conducting

         A–          Minor errors in one or two areas

 

         B+           Minor errors in three areas or 1-2 obvious rhythm errors; stopping and continuing

         B             2-3 serious pitch errors or serious rhythmic errors; beginning over

         B–           3-4 serious pitch errors and/or many rhythmic errors

 

         C’s          Starting over more than once; additional pitch and rhythm errors; failure to conduct

         D’s          Numerous errors in all areas; lack of orientation to key center; poor preparation

         F             Numerous errors in all areas; apparent lack of preparation