Fred Steiner Room 102 - Music 310-377-4888 ext. 609 firstname.lastname@example.org
SUPPLY LIST: Students are expected to have access to their own instrument and maintain the instrument in clean, functioning condition. All miscellaneous items such as reeds, neckstraps, mutes, binders for music, mouthpieces, etc… are the student’s responsibility. Certain school instruments, usually large or rare ones, are available for use.
STUDENT PERFORMANCE/LEARNING OUTCOMES: At the completion of the year, the student will: a. develop an understanding of rhythm, and apply this skill to individual and ensemble playing b. learn to better recognize correct intonation within the ensemble as related to his/her own playing c. gain a greater understanding of musical style and historical context of the music being performed d. develop improvisation skills ATTENDANCE POLICY: Regular attendance in rehearsal is necessary for satisfactory achievement. Therefore, it is the responsibility of the student to attend every scheduled class meeting. 40% of the students’ grades is based on daily participation. 40% of the students’ grades is based on participating in performances. Notice of an absence from a scheduled performance must be given a minimum of two weeks prior to the scheduled performance. An example of a legitimate reason for missing a performance would be a family event that can’t be rescheduled. An example of an unacceptable reason for missing a performance would be an SAT prep class. Naturally, if a student misses a performance due to unforeseen circumstances, we will plan a make-up assignment for any missed performance. GRADING CRITERIA/GRADE SCALE Class attendance and preparation 40% Performance attendance 40% Playing tests 20% Final Grade is based on the following scale: A= 90-100% B= 80-89% C= 70-79% D= 60-69% F= Below 60%