To prepare for a noon recital performance, you must complete at least 2 coaching sessions. To prepare for a jury, you must complete at least 2 coaching sessions.
All vocal and instrumental applied music students (excluding keyboardists) are entitled to six 15-minute coaching sessions per semester per unit of credit. (If you are taking an hour lesson, you are entitled to 12 sessions per semester.) This includes non-music majors or minors. These coaching sessions are part of your applied music lesson "package" and are free to the student.
What is "coaching"? What does it involve?
Coaching is a multi-faceted teaching process, which involves assisting the student in his or her learning of the assigned repertoire in greater detail. It gives attention to the accuracy of notes and rhythms; it assists in the understanding of interpretation, musical form and musical style.
Why do you need it?
Your applied music professor concentrates on teaching the technique of your instrument, and selects musical compositions for you to sing or play which put that technique to immediate practical use. Your professor may go through the music with you, but their time for that is definitely limited - that's where coaching continues the process.
Learning your repertoire also involves listening to the accompaniment and understanding how your part fits in with the accompaniment. The coach therefore will gladly record the accompaniment for you, with or without your part, in order to facilitate and quicken the process of learning your assigned repertoire.
A schedule is posted on the door to room 106. Sign up for your free coaching sessions today!!
When you sign your name for a specific time slot, you have reserved that time and it is your responsibility, to be there on time. If you do not appear at your designated time, you have kept another student from utilizing that time. If you fail to show two times during the semester, you have forfeited all the rest of your coaching sessions for that semester.