Applied Music - Organ

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Course Description:
A course in applied music instruction is offered in voice, piano, and band instruments for non-music majors. Private instruction for the music major is offered in his or her secondary and primary instrument of voice. The level of skills development will be ascertained at the end of each course by jury examination. Credit will depend upon successful completion of course requirements, and each student will be required to participate in at least three recitals per semester or session. Private instruction in the primary instrument or voice consists of two one-half hour lessons per week. May be repeated up to a maximum of 4 times for credit.


Course Details


There is no prerequisite for MVK 1313, but it is a prerequisite for MVK 2323. Courses must be taken in sequence.



Dr. Christine Yoshikawa
Office: H127 



Required textbooks/ course materials:

No textbook or course materials are required to purchase for this course. 

Instructional materials, including music literature appropriate to the level of the student, will be provided on an individual basis.



Assignment/course outline:

See your Instructor First Day Handout for individual instructor assignment schedule.


Discipline-level learning outcomes:

Area 5:  Humanities

College Level Competency: Interpret, evaluate, and appreciate works of human culture.

H-1 Compare works of the humanities (art, philosophy, architecture, literature, film, theatre and/or music) in various cultures or literary movements

H-2 Analyze artistic expressions (art, philosophy, architecture, literature, film, theatre and/or music)

H-3 Communicate informed responses to works of the humanities (art, philosophy, architecture, literature, film, theatre and/or music)

H-4 Explain thematic connections among works of the humanities (art, philosophy, architecture, literature, film, theatre and/or music)

Music Studies Competency: Compare, analyze, appreciate and demonstrate works of music while applying foundational knowledge and skills; including the ability to work independently and collaboratively to prepare performances at the highest possible level.

Mu-1 Create new works of music


Course-level learning outcomes:

Course-level student learning outcomesDiscipline-level learning outcomesAssessment methods

Demonstrate rhythmic control

Demonstrate technique

Use appropriate musical style characteristics 

Perform music literature



H1, H2, H3

H1, H2, H3

Behavioral Observation, Jury, Recital, Skillsl Performance


Means of accomplishing learning outcomes:

The instructor will conduct a course of private instruction for students via a combination of rehearsal, out-of-class practice, and performance opportunities. Music literature appropriate to the level of challenge will be assigned and concepts will be explained in class. The student will learn by guidance from the teacher by learning varied repertoire, and regularly practicing the concepts presented.  The instructor will hold weekly office hours to address further questions and student needs outside of class time. The final grade will be based on class participation and skills performance.

Students are expected to:

  • Arrive to class on time
  • Participate in their lesson and be focused in class
  • Practice outside of class time
  • Participate in student recital and assigned performances


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