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Music Appreciation. MUSI 115 Assistant Professor Keith Heimann. My home page is under construction!. www.brookdalecc.edu/fac/music/kheimann www.brookdalecc.edu Search + “keith” www.google.com “keith heimann” Add to your favorites for the semester. How to contact me…. My office: PAC 117

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music appreciation

Music Appreciation

MUSI 115

Assistant Professor Keith Heimann

my home page is under construction
My home page is under construction!
  • www.brookdalecc.edu/fac/music/kheimann
  • www.brookdalecc.edu
    • Search + “keith”
  • www.google.com
    • “keith heimann”
  • Add to your favorites for the semester.
how to contact me
How to contact me….
  • My office: PAC 117
  • My office phone: 732 224-2603
  • My e-mail: kheimann@brookdalecc.edu
how to contact me part 2
How to contact me, part 2…
  • My office hours
    • Tuesday
      • 4:30-5:30PM
    • Wednesday
      • 9-11AM
    • Friday
      • 9-11AM

If my office hours do not work with your schedule, please let me know immediately and we will find a better time!

additional help
Additional help…..
  • Learning Assistant – Mike Conklin
  • Librarian – Shay Delcurla
your e mail address
Your e-mail address
  • You have a unique e-mail address which I will use to contact you. For Example:
    • John Doe = jdoe1@mail.brookdalecc.edu
    • Jane Doe = jdoe2@mail.brookdalecc.edu

Double-check your e-mail address with me

before leaving today!

what you will receive in e mail from me
What you will receive in e-mail from me…
  • Notices for upcoming events;
  • Important announcements;
  • Fun, unusual, interesting stuff!
your text
Your text…
  • A-Z of Classical Music
    • 2-CD set
    • 562 page booklet: “The Great Composers and Their Greatest Works”
    • Naxos
      • www.naxos.com
      • ISBN: 8.555319-20

Available at the Brookdale book store and on line.

my youtube com playlists
My “Youtube.com” playlists
  • www.youtube.com/profkeith
  • Or, more specifically:
    • http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=B237A6D5663D6F57
  • Look for “Music Appreciation MUSI 115”;
  • Add to your favorites.
  • Listen and watch selections weekly. Selections will be included on the tests.
disclaimer
Disclaimer.
  • I am not responsible for vulgar, crude, childish comments that sometimes appear with the clips I have in my playlists.
    • You do not need to scroll down and read any comments.
  • Sound and video quality can vary wildly!
your final grade part 1
Your final grade, part 1...
  • Attendance/Class Participation*
    • 25% of your final grade
      • 15 three-hour classes (except Thursday, November 26, 2009) – or….
      • 30 ninety-minute classes

More class room etiquette rules to follow…….

attendance and the binder
Attendance and The Binder…
  • Sign in every week by your name.
  • Find your tab and place all assignments behind it.

Your responsibility!

class participation do s
Class participation “Do”s…
  • Do…
    • Observe start and stop times;
    • Turn OFF all electronics*;
    • Bring water (closed bottle) only;
    • Take extensive notes*;
    • Ask many questions!
class participation do not s
Class participation “Do NOT”s...
  • Do not
    • Use your cell phone or text message;
        • Three strikes!
    • Talk during music and/or lectures;
    • Bring any food or beverage other than closed bottle water into this or any other “Smart Classroom.”

(Use Wikipedia!)

your final grade part 2
Your final grade, part 2…

Ten weekly listening assignments

  • 25% of your final grade;
  • #1 is due next week, Thursday, September 17, 2009;
  • The rest are due by, Thursday, November 19, 2009;
  • An excellent example can be found here.
your final grade part 3
Your final grade, part 3…
  • Concert attendance & review
    • 25% of your final grade
    • Due by Thursday, December 17, 2009 (Class #14)
special tickets at special prices
Special tickets at special prices…
  • Information on ticket “deals” can be found here.
  • New Jersey Symphony Orchestra
    • “Class Pass”
    • New!  $25 STAR-LEDGER

Class Pass Unlimited

your final grade part 4
Your final grade, part 4
  • The average score on FOUR tests
    • 25% of your final grade
    • Dates
      • Test #1: Thursday, October 1, 2009 (week 4)
      • Test #2: Thursday, October 29, 2009 (week 8)
      • Test #3: Thursday, November 19, 2009 (week 11)
      • Test #4: Final exam: Monday, December 21, 2009 (week 15)
more information on the tests
More information on the tests…

The three tests will ….

  • be fully covered by an in-class review the week before;
  • include three essay questions;
  • include selections from our listening;
    • cumulativelistening;
  • non-cumulativewritten.
this course is
This course is…
  • A history of “classical” music
    • vs. “Classical”
      • Circa October 31, 1517 – October 10, 1935
  • Challenging and fun!
we will listen and study
We will listen and study….
  • Major musical compositions from the following eras:
    • Medieval & Renaissance
    • Baroque (1650-1750)
    • Classical (1750-1800)
    • Romantic (1800-1900)
        • and “20th Century” (1900-present)
this course does not
This course does not….
  • require that the student can read music;
  • require that the student has any previous experience with “classical” music;
  • include jazz, Broadway , Rock or country music;
favorite links
Favorite links…..
  • Here are a few links that I use often.

NOTE: I am not responsible for any content found on or linked to/from these or any other links I might suggest.

      • Richard Wagner and Richard Strauss.
our class time together
Our class time together….
  • will be primarily spent listening to the music in your text and on my youtube.com account;
  • Extensive classroom lectures and demonstrations.
notes
Notes….
  • I don’t have any!
  • Therefore: take extensive notes!
your time between classes
Your time between classes…
  • Reading the assigned pages;
  • Listening to the assigned selections;
  • Watching and listening to the youtube.com selections.
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Help!
  • If (and when) you need help, ask!
  • I am here to help!
  • My door is always open!
  • Ask for the “good news” now!
safety first
Safety first…
  • This campus and building;
  • Emergency phones;
  • BCC police;