Music 1500 Spring 2017

MUSIC 1500 WEBSITE:

All regular information for this class is located on the open Mus1500 homepage:
http://www.wmich.edu/mus-gened/mus150/mus150.html

 

E-LEARNING LINK FOR MUS1500:

The E-Learning link for this class is only used to access the online textbook and workbook, which requires you to purchase a Music 1500 User License from www.mycoursepack.com.  Here is the direct link for purchase:

http://www.mycoursepack.com/item/music-appreciation-live-on-campus#

 

For now, as a courtesy to give you time to purchase the license, the publisher has provided access to the first assigned reading (see the specific links on the schedule below).

To read this chapter, you will need the free Adobe Acrobat Reader software installed on your computer/browser--click here to get the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader:

Online reading, listening, and quizzes for each chapter become available at various times over the semester.

- Do the assigned web readings BEFORE you attend the class/concert session they apply to.

- You have one week to complete each online quiz and each concert response as they become available according to the schedule below.

 

MUSIC 1500 SCHEDULE for start of Spring 2017
-Midterm Exam: Monday, February 27 (7:00-8:40PM)
-Final Exam: Monday, April 24 (7:15-9:15PM)

In order to access the online WebBook and all online quizzes of the online workbook, you must purchase/turn in a Music 1500 User License. As a courtesy to give you time to purchase and turn in your license, you may click the links below for access to the first week’s readings:

 

All lectures and exams take place in Knauss 3502

All concerts take place in Dalton Center Recital Hall

                  Concert Procedures:

                        1. Get your ticket validated in the lobby before the concert.

2. Be in the concert hall by 7PM

3. No electronics or headphones during the concert

                        4. Turn your Concert Ticket in to Dr White or the TA at the end of the concert.

 

Spring

2017

Study Topic
or Concert Info

Preparation

Do the assigned readings by the scheduled date

Online Assignment

(Quizzes and Concert Responses)

1/9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1/11

 

 

 

Introduction – The Elements of Music

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Historical Survey of Western Music

Read the "General Information" link (syllabus) 
on the MUS1500 class homepage.

 

Read WebBook Lesson: "Elements of Music"

in the Music 1500 eLearning site 
"Content"

 

As a courtesy, this reading is

open to you—the rest require a Music 1500 
User License.

 

 

 

 

 

Read WebBook Lesson: "A Brief Survey of 
Musical Styles"
 on Music 1500 eLearning site 
(access requires a Music 1500 User License)

 

 

Read WebBook Lesson: "Concert Etiquette"

 

 

1/16

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1/18

 

 

 

NO CLASS MEETING

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Baroque Era

NO CLASS MEETING

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Read: WebBook Lesson: "The Late Baroque Era" 
on the Music 1500 eLearning site 
(access requires a Music 1500 User License)

 

 

 

 

 

 

NO CLASS MEETING

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1/23

 

 

 

 

 

 

1/25

 

 

 

 

The Classical Era

Chamber Music

 

 

 

 

 

CONCERT #1

Due East – Flute/Percussion Duo

 

Dalton Center Recital Hall

 

 

Read: WebBook Lesson: "The Classic Era" 
on the Music 1500 eLearning site 
(access requires a Music 1500 User License)

 

Read: WebBook Lesson: "Chamber Music"

 

 

Review "Concert Procedures" above.

ELearning Quiz 1 (Elements/Styles)

Due at 7pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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1/30

 

 

 

 

 

 

2/1

 

 

 

 

The Romantic Era

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONCERT #2

Western Wind Quintet

 

Dalton Center Recital Hall

 

 

 

Read WebBook Lesson: "The Romantic Era"

on the Music 1500 eLearning site 
(access requires a Music 1500 User License)

 

 

 

 

Review "Concert Procedures" above

ELearning Quiz 2

(Late Baroque Era)

Due at 7pm

 

 

 

 

 

Concert Response 1 due

At 7pm

 

 

 

2/6

 

 

 

 

 

2/8

 

 

 

 

 

Modern Art Music

 

 

 

 

 

CONCERT #3

Wet Ink Contemporary Ensemble

Read WebBook Lesson: "Modern Art Music"

on the Music 1500 eLearning site 
(access requires a Music 1500 User License)

 

 

 

 

Review "Concert Procedures" above

ELearning Quiz 3

(Classical Era/Chamber Music)

Due at 7pm

 

 

 

Concert Response 2 due at 7pm

2/13

 

 

 

 

 

2/15

 

 

 

 

Continue Modern Art Music Discussion and Midterm Exam Review

 

 

 

CONCERT #4

Kontras Quartet with the Kruger Brothers

Review all previous readings and quizzes

Practice Midterm will be available on eLearning from 2/13 until 7pm on 2/20

 

 

 

 

Review "Concert Procedures" above

ELearning Quiz 4

(The Romantic Era)

Due at 7pm

 

 

 

 

Concert Response 3 due at 7pm

2/20

 

 

 

 

 

 

2/22

 

 

 

 

MIDTERM EXAM

7PM-8:40PM

 

 

 

 

CONCERT #5

Advanced Jazz Ensemble with Birds on a Wire

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Review “Concert Procedures” above

 

ELearning Quiz 5

(Modern Art Music)

Due at 7pm

 

 

 

 

Concert Response 4 due at 7pm

2/27

 

 

 

 

 

 

3/1

 

 

Jazz and Popular Music

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONCERT #6

David Colson, composer and Benjamin Kamins, bassoon

 

 

Read WebBook Lesson: "Jazz" 
on the Music 1500 eLearning site 
(access requires a Music 1500 User License)

 

 

 

 

Review "Concert Procedures" above

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Concert Response 5 due at 7pm

3/6

 

3/8

 

 

SPRING BREAK

 

SPRING BREAK

 

SPRING BREAK

3/13

 

 

 

 

 

3/15

 

 

 

 

World Music

 

 

 

 

 

CONCERT #7

Western Brass Quintet

Read WebBook Lesson: "World Music"

on the Music 1500 eLearning site 
(access requires a Music 1500 User License

 

 

 

Review "Concert Procedures" above

 

ELearning Quiz 6

(Jazz)

Due at 7pm

 

 

 

Concert Response 6 due at 7pm

3/20

 

 

 

 

3/22

 

 

 

 

NO CLASS MEETING

 

 

 

 

CONCERT #8

The Orchid Ensemble

NO CLASS MEETING

 

 

 

 

Review "Concert Procedures" above

NO CLASS MEETING

 

 

 

 

Concert Response 7 due at 7pm

3/27

 

 

 

 

 

3/29

 

 

 

 

Continue discussion of Jazz, Popular, and World Music

 

 

 

CONCERT #9

Voice Faculty Showcase

In-class work, listening, and discussion

 

 

 

 

 

Review "Concert Procedures" above

ELearning Quiz 7

(World Music)

Due at 7pm

 

 

 

Concert Response 8 due at 7pm

4/3

 

 

 

 

4/5

 

 

 

 

 

NO CLASS MEETING

 

 

 

 

CONCERT #10 (extra credit)

University Percussion Ensemble

NO CLASS MEETING

 

 

 

 

Review "Concert Procedures" above

No response due for this concert – credit for turning in ticket.

NO CLASS MEETING

 

 

 

 

Concert Response 9 due at 7pm

4/10

 

 

 

 

4/12

 

 

 

 

Continue Discussions, begin reviewing for Final Exam

 

 

NO CLASS MEETING

In-class work, listening, and discussion

 

 

 

 

NO CLASS MEETING

 

 

 

 

 

NO CLASS MEETING

4/17

 

 

 

 

 

4/19

 

 

 

 

 

 

Final Exam Review, summary discussions

 

 

 

 

NO CLASS MEETING

Review all readings and quizzes

Practice Final will be available from 4/17 to 7pm on 4/24

 

 

 

NO CLASS MEETING

 

 

 

 

 

 

NO CLASS MEETING

4/24

FINAL EXAM

7:15-9:15pm