LETTER-OF-INTENT TO EXECUTIVE DEAN(S) PROPOSER E-MAILS LETTER-OF-INTENT AS WORD DOCUMENT TO DR. CANDICE FOLEY, COLLEGE ASSOCIATE DEAN FOR CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT. Dr. Foley determines which campuses are affected by proposal and forwards the Letter-of-Intent to the appropriate Executive Dean(s) for Letters-of- Support.
Proposer____Alice Cavanaugh____ Campus: A__X__ E____ G_____
Telephone_____451-4779______________ Efirstname.lastname@example.org Name of Curriculum/Course Proposal:MUS 123 Aural Skills I
them with identical courses at the colleges/universities to which
our students regularly transfer. No changes will be made to the
content or contact hours.
Of the colleges listed below, eight offer Aural Skills for 2 credits
and the remainder offer the course for 1 to 1.5 credits. None of
these schools offer the course for 3 credits.The class hours
were, on average, the same as Suffolk’s (2.5 hours per week). Half of the colleges met for 2.5 or more hours per week. Since Suffolk’s Aural Skills does not cover material above and beyond what is taught in typical Aural Skills courses and does not meet for more hours, we should bring the credits in alignment with other schools. This will facilitate transfer both from and to Suffolk’s music program.
A large part of the Aural Skills courses is individual practice and
testing must be done one-on-one. Therefore, the students have less lecture time with the professor than in the other 3-credit music courses such as Music Theory and Music History. This is similar to Piano I and II, which also require a large amount of individual practice and one-on-one testing. The focus of the Music Department’s 2-credit courses (Piano I, II, and all the performance ensembles) is practice and performance.
Aural Skills Credits at Four Year Colleges/Universities
In an effort to improve the transferability of the A.S. degree in music and to increase both enrollment and graduation rates, we propose that Applied Music I, II, III, IV be added to the music curriculum (1 credit each). Applied Music is private one-on-one lessons on piano, guitar, voice, woodwinds, strings, percussion, or brass instruments. Students take 45-minute lessons and practice five hours weekly, preparing solo repertoire for a jury examination (Applied Music I, II, III) or recital (Applied Music IV) at the end of the semester. They also must attend three 1-hour recitations.