Music History Course Outline

MILLINGTON CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC HISTORY

Mrs. Megan Woodring, Band Director

Email: mwoodring@millingtonschools.org

 

COURSE SYLLABUS

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This class is designed to provide students with a wide musical experience. We will explore the elements of music, the periods of musical history, composers, and famous works. Students will listen, analyze, evaluate, and even perform various types of music throughot this course.


MATERIALS:

 

You will need ONE (1) pocket folder for this class. We will be taking notes almost every day. Staff paper and worksheets will be provided for you. ALWAYS bring a PENCIL to class. (NO INK PENS.)

 

NOTE: All materials should be in hand EVERY DAY. Any student who does not have his/her materials on any given day will lose two (2) participation points per day.

 

 

GRADING:

 

Your grade in MUSIC class is based upon three areas. Participation, Notes, and Tests/Quizzes.

In each section below, you will find the criterion associated with each grading category. All term grades are FINAL. It is the student’s responsibly to make up any missed grades. The grading categories and details thereof are listed below.

 

  • PARTICIPATION/ IN CLASS WORK

 

Part of the grading system for music is a "Performance Based" grading system. The following criteria will be used when determining a student’s trimester grade:

 

1. Student is on time to class
2. Has appropriate materials
3. Attentive and exhibiting good conduct

Music is a participation class. If a student chooses not to participateon any given day they will lose points for that day. If that non-participating student chooses to disrupt or distract others, they will be subject to disciplinary action.

 

 

  • NOTES

 

There will be weekly Note Taking grades taken to ensure that students are recording necessary information. Please take good notes!

  • TESTS/WRITTEN ASSIGNMENTS

Throughout this class, students will have several written assignments, as well as tests and quizzes. Tests and quizzes will consist of multiple choice, true/false, short answer, and essay questions.

 

 

 

 

ATTENDANCE:

 

  • TARDIES

 

1. Tardiness will not be tolerated. 2 and 3 tardies will result in after school detention. 3 tardies will result in ISS.

2. Students should try to use the restroom before and after class to prevent missing important information in class.

3. Students will not be allowed to leave class to go to another teacher’s room for ANY reason (unless that student is involved in a field trip THAT day or is requested by an administrator). Please do not ask to go to another teacher’s room to work on a project, to “help” that teacher, or for any other reason.

 

MUSIC RULES

 

 

  • Enter QUIETLY,  and be IN YOUR SEAT when the TARDY BELL RINGS. (Do not leave your books and ask to go to the restroom afterward. The answer is “NO!”)

 

  • DO NOT leave your seat or designated area for ANY REASON during class, unless given permission to do so.

 

  • NO CELL PHONES (or headphones, MP3s iPods, or the like)—AT ALL!

 

  • FOOD AND/OR GUM CHEWING is NOT ALLOWED in class.

     

  • Do not enter any of the small rooms in the band room without permission.

 

  • EVERYONE is expected to participate at ALL TIMES.

 

Violation of the Music rules may result in loss of participation points, as well as disciplinary action.

 

 

 

 

 

If you have any questions regarding any aspect of this syllabus, please feel free to contact me via email at mwoodring@millingtonschools.org. 

 

Thank you,

 

 

Megan Woodring, Band Director