`MUSIC 2116: SURVEY OF MUSIC FROM c. 1750 TO c. 2010
CRN #15012--Spring Semester 2012--Prof. John R. Howell

COURSE CALENDAR

This page is updated for Spring 20012.


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Contents:


Introductory Unit (Based on class material and lectures, not the textbook, which will be used starting next week)

Tues Jan 18
Classes begin; last day to withdraw from Spring Semester w/o penalty.

Wed Jan 18--First Day of Class
Orientation to the study of Music History
Basics of Modern Music: Tonality and Harmony
Last day to withdraw from school at no cost (?)

Fri Jan 20
Basics of Modern Musical: Form, Instruments and Ensembles
Note that around 500 high school musicians will be on campus for Honor Band, weather permitting, and this class may be cancelled if they are using the Recital Salon. Note also that their concert on Sunday at 1 pm in Burruss Auditorium qualifies for your required Concert Review, if you want to get an early start on it. So does the Band-a-Rama concert tonight at 7:30 in Burruss Auditorium with the Tech Wind Ensemble playing for the Honor Band members. And there is a special Faculty Recital on Jan 30 featuring baritone Tadd Sipes and pianist Erica Sipes. All these qualify for your required Concert Reviews.

Mon Jan 23
Continuation: Instruments and Ensembles
Last day to Add classes; last day to add or drop Audit option by 5 pm.


Unit 1 (Chapters 11-13; Recorded examples keyed to those Chapters, Pearson Online Quizzes)

Wed Jan 25
Reading: Prelude & Chapter 11, Chapter 11 Quiz on Pearson
Listening: Chapter 11

Email instructor choosing one of the three Grading Options (see Syllabus Page) before 23:59:59 tonight, and be sure to have signed up for your Concert Review Due Date(s) by 5 p.m. or one will be assigned to you at random.

Thu Jan 26
Introductory Unit Quiz (Extra credit for all; up to 3% added to Final Grade)
Covering material from 1st week's lectures
To be completed on Scholar before 23:55

Fri Jan 27
Reading: Chapter 11
Listening: Chapter 11

Mon Jan 30
Reading: Chapter 12
Listening: Chapter 12
Deadline for submission of Pre-Review assignment by email before 23:59:59 (Extra credit for all; 2% added to Final Grade)

Wed Feb 1
Quiz on the "Rules" web page completed before 23:55 on Scholar (Extra credit for all; up to 3% added to Final Grade)
Reading: Chapter 12
Listening: Chapter 12

Fri Feb 3
Reading: Chapter 12, Chapter 13
Listening: Chapters 12, 13

Mon Feb 6
Reading: Chapter 13
Listening: Chapter 13

Wed Feb 8
Reading: Chapter 13
Listening: Chapter 13

Fri Feb 10
Unit Quiz 1 (In class, on Chapters 11-13; Required for everyone)
No lecture following Unit Quizzes
You may change your Grading Option after receiving your score on Unit Quiz 1 by emailing the instructor before 23:59:59 on Fri Feb 24; that decision will be final.


Unit 2 (Chapters 14-18; Recorded examples keyed to those Chapters; Pearson Online Quizzes)

Mon Feb 13
Reading: Prelude & Chapter 14
Listening: Chapter 14

Wed Feb 15
Reading: Chapter 14
Listening: Chapter 14

Fri Feb 17
Reading: Chapter 15
Listening: Chapter 15

Mon Feb 20
No Class Today
--Music Department Auditions (subject to change)

Tue Feb 21
First Due Date for Concert Reviews

Wed Feb 22
Reading: Chapter 15
Listening: Chapter 15

Fri Feb 24
Reading: Chapter 16
Listening: Chapter 16

Sun Feb 26
Concert: Virginia Tech Early Music Ensemble, 3 pm, Recital Salon
, Extra Credit for Concert Review

Mon Feb 27
Reading: Chapter 16
Listening: Chapter 16
Last day to drop classes or change A-F option to P/F (double check this)

Tue Feb 28
Second Due Date for Concert Reviews

Fri Mar 2 CLASS WILL MEET--Spring bread starts after the last class today!
Reading: Chapter 17
Listening: Chapter 17

* * * * * * * * Spring Break * * * * * * * *

 

Mon Mar 12
Reading: Chapter 17
Listening: Chapter 17

Tue Mar 13
Third Due Date for Concert Reviews

Wed Mar 14
Reading: Chapter 17
Listening: Chapter 17

Fri Mar 16
Reading: Chapter 17, Chapter 18
Listening: Chapters 17, 18

Mon Mar 19
Reading: Chapter 18
Listening: Chapter 18
Last day to change P/F option to A-F or to resign without grade penalty (but double check) 

Tue Mar 20
Fourth Due Date for Concert Reviews

Wed Mar 21
Reading: Chapter 18
Listening: Chapter 18

Fri Mar 23
Unit 2 Quiz (Chapters 20-21)



Unit 3 (Chapters 19-24; Recorded examples keyed to those Chapters; Pearson Online Quizzes)

Mon Mar 26
Reading: Chapter 19
Listening: Chapter 19

Tue Mar 27
Fifth Due Date for Concert Reviews

Wed Mar 28
Reading: Chapter 19
Listening: Chapter 19

Fri Mar 30
Reading: Chapter 19
Listening: Chapter 19

Mon Apr 2
Reading: Chapter 20
Listening: Chapter 20

Tue Apr 3
Sixth Due Date for Concert Reviews

Wed Apr 4
Reading: Chapter 20
Listening: Chapter 20

Fri Apr 6
Reading: Chapter 20, Chapter 21
Listening: Chapters 20, 21

Mon Apr 9
Reading: Chapter 21
Listening: Chapter 21

Tue Apr 10
Seventh Due Date for Concert Reviews

Wed Apr 11
Reading: Chapter 21, Chapter 22
Listening: Chapters 21, 22

Fri Apr 13
Reading: Chapter 22
Listening: Chapter 22

Mon Apr 16
Reading: Chapter 22, Chapter 23
Listening: Chapters 22, 23

Tue Apr 17
Eighth and Final Due Date for Concert Reviews

Wed Apr 18
Reading: Chapter 23
Listening: Chapter 24

Fri Apr 20
Reading: Chapter 23
Listening: Chapter 23

Sun Apr 22
Early Music Ensemble concert, 8 pm, Recital Salon

Mon Apr 23
Reading: Chapter 23, Chapter 24
Listening: Chapters 23, 24

Wed Apr 25
Reading: Chapter 24
Listening: Chapter 24

Fri Apr 27
Reading: Chapter 24
Listening: Chapter 24

Also on Fri April 27
(Note: Anyone who objects to taking Unit Quiz 3 on Monday of the last week of classes may take it this evening at a time and place to be announced, but must email me with that request before 5 pm Thursday. In other words, you have your choice between 2 dates for Unit Quiz 3, so there will be no Makeup Session. This is subject to change.)


Mon Apr 30
Unit 3 Quiz (Chapters 22-25)

Wed May 2
Review for final exam


Sun May 6
No-hassle Alternate Final Exam Time: 11:00 am-1:00 pm, Recital Salon (Time Subject to Change, so recheck this schedule at the end of April), Final Exam Essays accepted.

Wed May 9
Scheduled Final Exam Time: 10:05 am-12:05 pm, Recital Salon
, Final Exam Essays not accepted.


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