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

MUSI 2214, Spring 2018, MW 9:00-10:00

Dr. Tim Koozin

section 21158 

rm. 108

tkoozin@.uh.edu

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

   

office: 148 

(713) 743-3318

Office hours MW 10:00 and by appt.

Mr. Stephen Ash

section 21159

rm. 110

h2buck@yahoo.com

 

Mr. Robert Coe

section 21160

rm. 112

robertj.coe11@yahoo.com

 

Mr. Johnny Salveson

section 21161

rm. 116

johnnysalvesenbass@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. (audio website)
 

Course Schedule (subject to change):

      Midterm Exam: Wednesday, March 7
      Semester Composition Project due: Wednesday, April 11
      Final Exam: Wednesday, 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: January 31       Last day to drop or withdraw: April 3
 

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.

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) can help students who are having difficulties managing stress, adjusting to college, or feeling sad and hopeless. You can reach CAPS (www.uh.edu/caps/) by calling 713-743-5454 during and after business hours for routine appointments or if you or someone you know is in crisis. Also, there is no appointment necessary for the “Let's Talk” program, which is a drop-in consultation service at convenient locations and hours around campus. http://www.uh.edu/caps/outreach/lets_talk.html.
 


Aural Skills IV Syllabus      (top)     Assignments

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

Dr. Tim Koozin

section 21154 

rm. 108

tkoozin@.uh.edu

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

   

office: 148 

(713) 743-3318

Office hours MW 10:00 and by appt.

Mr. Stephen Ash

section 21155

rm. 110

h2buck@yahoo.com

 

Mr. Robert Coe

section 21156

rm. 112

robertj.coe11@yahoo.com

 

Mr. Johnny Salveson

section 21157

rm. 116

johnnysalvesenbass@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 6 & 8
      Final: Thursday, April. 26 (dictation) and Tuesday, May 8, 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.

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) can help students who are having difficulties managing stress, adjusting to college, or feeling sad and hopeless. You can reach CAPS (www.uh.edu/caps/) by calling 713-743-5454 during and after business hours for routine appointments or if you or someone you know is in crisis. Also, there is no appointment necessary for the “Let's Talk” program, which is a drop-in consultation service at convenient locations and hours around campus. http://www.uh.edu/caps/outreach/lets_talk.html.

 
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