PLA Portfolio Assessment Course Subjects

Performance

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Performance Appraisal and Productivity   (HRM-332)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Performance appraisal is mandated by the Civil Service Reform Act. This course deals with its basic elements, including goal setting, individual and organizational performance measurement, coaching and counseling, and productivity improvement among both unionized and non- unionized employees.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Explain how performance appraisal is of strategic important to an organization.
  • Outline the role of performance appraisal in productivity improvement.
  • Discuss the elements in an effective performance appraisal process.
  • Explain how ongoing coaching and counseling contribute to a performance-driven organizational culture.
  • Describe examples of differences between the performance appraisal process for unionized employees and the process for non-unionized employees.
  • Explain the features of different performance appraisal formats.
  • Detail current issues and challenges related to performance management.
  • Present specific steps companies are taking to improve organizational performance.

 
Musical Production II   (MUS-181)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Further beginning study of the rehearsal and performance of all aspects of production and performance of musical or operatta literature comparable to two semesters of disciplined study at collegiate level. Demonstration through the submission of recorded public or private performance, submitted in YouTube format.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Articulate an understanding of the major responsibilities and roles of the director in a musical or operetta performance.
  • Discuss the major responsibilities and roles of the musical director or choreographer in a musical or operetta performance.
  • Identify the major responsibilities and roles of the set and costume designers in a musical or operetta performance.
  • Discuss the concept of copyright in a musical or operetta performance.
  • Explain the rehearsal process and casting for a production in a musical or operetta performance.
  • Demonstrate and provide evidence of producing at least two musical or operetta works
  • Articulate what was learned from the first production that was successfully implemented in a subsequent production.

 
Musical Production III   (MUS-280)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Intermediate study of the rehearsal and performance of all aspects of production and performance of musical or operatta literature comparable to three semesters of disciplined study at collegiate level. Demonstration through the submission of recorded public or private performance, submitted in YouTube format.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Articulate an understanding of the major responsibilities and roles of the director and assistant director in a musical or operetta performance.
  • Discuss the major responsibilities and roles of the musical director and choreographer in a musical or operetta performance.
  • Discuss the major responsibilities and roles of the set, costume, lighting, and sound designers in a musical or operetta performance.
  • Discuss the major responsibilities and roles of the stage crew and manager in a musical or operetta performance.
  • Discuss the concepts of copyright and publicity in a musical or operetta performance.
  • Explain the rehearsal process, casting, scheduling, and overall coordination of production in a musical or operetta performance.
  • Demonstrate and provide evidence of producing at least three musical or operetta works.
  • Articulate what was specifically learned from previous productions that were then successfully implemented in subsequent productions.

 
Musical Production IV   (MUS-281)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Further intermediate study of the rehearsal and performance of all aspects of production and performance of musical or operatta literature comparable to four semesters of disciplined study at collegiate level. Demonstration through the submission of recorded public or private performance, submitted in YouTube format.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Articulate a comprehensive understanding of the major responsibilities and roles of the director and assistant director in a musical or operetta performance.
  • Discuss a comprehensive understanding of the major responsibilities and roles of the musical director and choreographer in a musical or operetta performance.
  • Discuss a comprehensive understanding of the major responsibilities and roles of the set, costume, lighting, and sound designers in a musical or operetta performance.
  • Discuss a comprehensive understanding of the major responsibilities and roles of the stage crew and manager in a musical or operetta performance.
  • Discuss a comprehensive understanding of copyright and publicity in a musical or operetta performance.
  • Explain a comprehensive understanding of the rehearsal process, casting, scheduling, and overall coordination of production in a musical or operetta performance.
  • Demonstrate and provide evidence of producing numerous musical or operetta works.
  • Articulate what was specifically learned in earlier productions that were then successfully utilized in subsequent productions.

 
Beginning Piano I   (MUS-160)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
First semester of piano study: includes repertoire from different styles, development of piano technique, and knowledge of performance practice applicable to the performed piano literature.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Identify three pieces representing three different styles, one from memory (Ex: Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Impressionistic, and Contemporary)
  • Demonstrate through video performance appropriate instrumental performing technique to show musical sensitivity to articulation, dynamics, phrasing and rhythm in the score.
  • Demonstrate through video performance appropriate performance practice for the repertoire selected, including attention to historical conventions.
  • Outline student's background and experiences in piano study.
  • Discuss in-depth the specific repertoire performed on video submitted, including composer background, and significance of selections to the literature for piano.
  • Articulate the performance considerations and difficulties for the selected repertoire, both technical and musical.
  • Describe the key and form of the selected repertoire.
  • Submit recordings of selected repertoire performances in a private YouTube video of selected repertoire.
 
Beginning Piano II   (MUS-161)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Second semester piano study. includes repertoire from different styles, development of piano technique, and knowledge of performance practice applicable to the performed piano literature.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Identify three pieces representing three different styles, two from memory (Ex: Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Impressionistic, and Contemporary).
  • Demonstrate through video performance appropriate instrumental performing technique to show musical sensitivity to articulation, dynamics, phrasing and rhythm in the score.
  • Demonstrate through video performance appropriate performance practice for the repertoire selected, including attention to historical conventions.
  • Outline student's background and experiences in piano study.
  • Discuss in-depth the specific repertoire performed on video submitted, including composer background, and significance of selections to the literature for piano.
  • Articulate the performance considerations and difficulties for the selected repertoire, both technical and musical.
  • Describe the key and form of the selected repertoire.
  • Submit recordings of selected repertoire performances in a private YouTube video of selected repertoire.
 
Musical Production I   (MUS-180)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Beginning study of the rehearsal and performance of all aspects of production and performance of musical or operatta literature comparable to one semester of disciplined study at collegiate level. Demonstration through the submission of recorded public or private performance, submitted in YouTube format.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Articulate a basic understanding of the major responsibilities and roles of the director in a musical or operetta performance.
  • Discuss a basic understanding of the major responsibilities and roles of the musical director or choreographer in a musical or operetta performance.
  • Identify the major responsibilities and roles of the set or costume designers in a musical or operetta performance.
  • Demonstrate and provide evidence of participation in producing one musical or operetta work.

 
Intermediate Piano II   (MUS-261)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Fourth semester of piano study. Includes repertoire from different styles, development of piano technique, and knowledge of performance practice applicable to the performed piano literature.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Identify four pieces representing four different styles, two from memory, one technical study or etude. (Ex: Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Impressionistic, Contemporary).
  • Demonstrate through video performance appropriate instrumental performing technique to show musical sensitivity to articulation, dynamics, phrasing and rhythm in the score.
  • Demonstrate through video performance appropriate performance practice for the repertoire selected, including attention to historical conventions.
  • Outline student's background and experiences in piano study.
  • Discuss in-depth the specific repertoire performed on video submitted, including composer background, and significance of selections to the literature for piano.
  • Articulate the performance considerations and difficulties for the selected repertoire, both technical and musical.
  • Describe the key and form of the selected repertoire.
  • Submit recordings of selected repertoire performances in a private YouTube video of selected repertoire.
 
Intermediate Guitar II   (MUS-268)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Further intermediate study of guitar technique, sight reading, and literature. Practice in improvisation, chord playing, accompaniment, solos and group performance. This includes study of performance and history of the guitar comparable to four semesters of disciplined study at collegiate level.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Discuss and demonstrate major, minor, and barre chords on the guitar.
  • Discuss proper left hand and right hand technique for guitar playing
  • Argue who the five most important historical figures of the guitar are citing details and important rhetorical points.
  • Demonstrate and discuss improvisation on the guitar.
  • Demonstrate and discuss finger style playing on the guitar.
  • Submit performance recordings of at least five solo performances from either public or private performance.
  • Discuss each of the pieces played and break them down musically discussing the rhythm, melody, and harmony.

 
Voice Repertoire I   (MUS-433)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Intensive voice performance coaching.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • As this is an advanced level examination of the vocal repertoire, the student's narrative will demonstrate the following:
    • A familiarity with the longer vocal forms and genres of Western music, such as song cycles and operatic excerpts.
    • An intimate knowledge of performance practice for each period and style.
    • Familiarity with important composers and repertoire of each era.
    • Comprehensive technique to instill confidence in singing in the important languages of the repertoire.
  • As part of the portfolio, the student can demonstrate through video performances the level of accomplishment in the categories of outcomes outlined above. Performances can be public or private, and representing a personal performance or one of a student (with evidence of teacher/student relationship).

 
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