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Artist in Residence Orchestra
MUS 174/374-71 - Spring Semester 2010
Rehearsals - Mondays 7:30-9:15 PM, Band Room
Concert, Sunday February 21, 2010, 4:00 PM, FPAC

Instructor: Dr. Bruce H. Frazier, Coulter 254, 828-227-2400
Email address: bfrazier@email.wcu.edu
 Dr. Frazier's Home Page  http://paws.wcu.edu/bfrazier
Office hours posted, and by appointment.

What is this group all about?
The Artist-in-Residence Orchestra is a select, auditioned group that showcases the talents of the School of Music instrumental students. The ensemble combines with strings from the Asheville Symphony and performs traditional orchestral repertoire from 17th-21st century and culminates in a performance on campus. The winds and percussion group meets Monday evenings from the start of the semester until the completion of the culminating concert. The strings join the group for the final rehearsals on the weekend of the program. Participants must demonstrate an aptitude and commitment to excellence.

What is expected of me?
Attendance and participation are important and demonstrate a positive attitude about your craft. Participation in performance and rehearsals outside of the regular class session is required (see the schedule below). The effectiveness of this ensemble is dependent on sharing our talents with one another for the common good of the group. If you are absent, the entire group suffers. If you anticipate being absent for any reason, including field trips and tours, please let me know in writing preferably through e-mail. Since class participation is a graded area, ALL absences will affect your grade. Any unexcused absence will affect your final grade and may lead to your replacement in the ensemble. Punctuality and preparation are a professional requirement. Be on time! Be prepared! Professional orchestra rehearsals are for interpretation

What materials will I need?
Bring a pencil and your music to every rehearsal. Proper attire for public performances is expected. Tuxedoes and black dresses are required for the formal concert. Polished black shoes and black socks are required for men and closed toe polished black shoes for women.

What music will we play?
Spring 2010 Repertoire:
Frazier, Overture
Haydn, Concerto for Trumpet in Eb, Brad Ulrich, guest soloist
Wagner, "Siegfried Idyll"
Prokofiev, "Classical Symphony"

Organizational Meeting:
Wednesday, December 16, 7:30 to 9:15 PM, in the band room. Bring your instrument and music.

Rehearsal and Performance Schedule, Spring 2010:
Mondays, January 11 and 25, and February 1, 8, and 15, 2010
7:30-9:15 PM. The schedule of the repertoire will vary at each rehearsal and will be posted prior to the rehearsal.
Note: No rehearsal on Monday, January 18 (Martin Luther King holiday)
Sectionals as may be necessary, TBD, schedule with Dr. Frazier and applied teacher.

Saturday, February 20, 2010 with strings in the Fine and Performing Arts Center Theater
10:30 - 11:15 AM - Frazier, Overture
11:15 - 1:00 PM - Prokofiev, "Classical Symphony"
Lunch Break
2:30 - 3:30 PM - Haydn, Concerto for Trumpet, Brad Ulrich, guest soloist
3:30 - 5:00 PM - Wagner, "Siegfried Idyll"

Sunday, February 21, 2009, with strings in the Fine and Performing Arts Center Theater
1:30 - 3:00 PM - Dress Rehearsal
Rehearsal as needed in order - Frazier, Haydn, Wagner, Prokofiev
4:00 PM - CONCERT (concert black attire)

Recordings of music being studied during the semester are located at http://itunes.wcu.edu. Enter the username and password information and follow the links to the College of Fine and Performing Arts, School of Music, and click the link for the MUS 174-71 AIR Orchestra class. The files are also located on MUS 470-01, numbers 16-23

The CourseEval web evaluation links will be active near the end of the semester, April 11-25. Please take advantage of this opportunity to give us your feedback on the class.

Accommodations for Students with Disabilities:
Western Carolina University is committed to providing equal educational opportunities for students with documented disabilities.  Students who require disability services or reasonable accommodations must identify themselves as having a disability and provide current diagnostic documentation to Disability Services.  All information is confidential.  Please contact Disability Services for more information at (828) 227-2716, lalexis@wcu.edu or 144 Killian Annex.

Academic Honesty Policy:
Western Carolina University, a community of scholarship, is also a community of honor. Faculty, staff, administrators, and students work together to achieve the highest standards of honesty and integrity. Academic dishonesty is a serious offense at WCU because it threatens the quality of scholarship and defrauds those who depend on knowledge and integrity. Academic dishonesty includes the following:
A. Cheating. Intentionally using or attempting to use unauthorized materials, information, or study aids in any academic exercise.
B. Fabrication. Intentional falsification or invention of information or citation in an academic exercise.
C. Plagiarism. Intentionally or knowingly representing the words or ideas of someone else as one’s own in an academic exercise.
D. Facilitation of Academic Dishonesty. Intentionally or knowingly helping or attempting to help someone else to commit an act of academic dishonesty, such as knowingly allowing another to copy information during an examination or other academic exercise.
For specific information on procedures for cases involving allegations of academic dishonesty, see relevant sections in the Student Handbook.

Grading System

A = 93-100
A- = 90-92
B+ = 88, 89
B = 82-87
B-  = 80, 81
C+ =78, 79
C = 72-77
C- = 70, 71
D+ = 68, 69
D = 62-67
D- = 60, 61
F = below 60
(For more information refer to the WCU Undergraduate Catalog.)

Grading Elements
Preparation and Participation 20%
Daily Attendance 40%
Performance 40%

Grading Rubric

A - Outstanding
B - Good
C - Acceptable
 D - Poor
F - Unacceptable
0-1 absences. 
Effective preparation.  Focused attention during rehearsals. Professional behavior. 
1-2 absences. 
Demonstrates a cooperative spirit and is well prepared.
2-3 absences. 
Adequate preparation.
3-4 absences. 
Weak preparation. Habitual tardiness. Disruptive in rehearsal. 
More than 4 unexcused absences. 
Poor preparation.  Unprofessional behavior. Missed performance.

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