INTRODUCTION TO ART MUSIC -
MUS 140 007, Spring 2002.
Instructor: H.M. Midgley
Phone: Office 468-1197 or leave a message at 468-4602
Office: Room 310 A Fine Arts Building., 3rd Floor inside
the MIDI Lab
Office Hours: TBA
Class Time and Place : 12:00-12:50 P.M.MWF - Room 160 (Music
Text: Kerman, Joseph. Listen, 4th brief edition
with the 3CDs and a notebook for your journal
Class Goals: The goal of this class is for you to appreciate
western art music through listening to master compositions in
the last 1000 years of western art music.
Class Attendance: I expect you to be present, and on time
at all class meetings. You may miss three classes unexcused without
a penalty. On the fourth and each other unexcused absence I will
lower your grade by one letter. If you are late to class three
times, this will equal one unexcused absence etc. Regular attendance
is critical to your success in this course. You are responsible
for all notes, power point presentations, recordings, films/videos
presented in class. Due the size of this class, no talking, sleeping,
eating, reading newspapers during class will be tolerated. All
of these actives disrupt the educational process. If these common
courtesies are not observed, you will be invited to leave the
Grading: Grading Scale:
Tests -60% (15% For Each Test) 90-100 =A
Recital Attendance - 25% 80-89 =B
Journal Notebook and Class Participation -5% 70-79 =C
Final exam or Project - 10% 60-69 =D
Tests : There will be four test, not including the final,
in this course. The test may be multiple choice, matching, fill
in the blank, short answer or essay. There will be a listening
part on all test.
Recital Attendance : You are required to attend at least
five concerts given by the SFA's department of music. You will
need to have the program punched twice and type a page review
on the concert. The review should contain your thoughts on the
Journal Notebook: You will need to keep a Journal
Notebook for this class. This Journal Notebook will be a place
that you will put down your thoughts on the new music that you
are hearing. It will also be used for you to reflect upon the
reading that I will assign you. The first few minutes of class,
while I take roll, will be an additional time for you reflect
on the reading or any questions or thoughts that you have arrived
at from the reading, listening or the class room discussion.
I will check this Journal Notebook at various times during the
semester, so make sure that you bring it to class so that you
do not lose any points! At the end of the semester, I will check
them, either during dead week or on the day of the final.
Final or Project: The final will be comprehensive exam.
The test may be multiple choice, matching, fill in the blank,
short answer or essay.
Extra credit : Before each test I will do a review session
and will allow extra credit by doing group work.
I will cover new material week and give a test during dead
Students with documented disabilities who need course adaptations
or accommodations please make an appointment with me as soon as
If you are having problems, please do not hesitate to contact
me. I teach because I love sharing my knowledge with students
and will try my best to help you.
Make-Up Test Policy:
Make-up test will only be given for excused reasons and at
my convenience. If you are willing to work with me, I will work
with you. You can not make-up a test for an Unexcused Absence.
Test Dates (This is subject to change if we are moving
at a different rate than I have planned)
The Elements of music and The Baroque February 8
The Classic period March 6
The Romantic Era April 5
Modern Era May 6
Final Exam May 13 @ 1-3pm
The syllabus may be amended at anytime due to the overall performance
of the class.