2021-22 Student Syllabus-Attendance/Grade Policy

UCSD Music Department

Symphonic Orchestra

Music 134 and Music 234
Steven Schick-Professor

sschick@ucsd.edu

2021-22 Student Syllabus-Attendance/Grade Policy

This is a performance class requiring regular attendance and participation.  You will be expected to contribute to the success of each rehearsal and concert.   Grades will be based primarily on attendance and punctuality. Please refer to each detailed Rehearsal/Concert schedule for times and dates of all rehearsals and concerts. It is my expectation that every student be on time for all rehearsals and concerts.  Repeated tardiness to rehearsals and/or concerts may be interpreted as an absence.  Please plan on arriving no later than 15 minutes prior to all performances (i.e. 7:15 PM for Friday /Saturday performances and 1:45 PM for Sunday performances.    

                                                                                                                                   Professor Steven Schick 

There are two concert series per Quarter consisting of the following attendance commitments:

 Fall Quarter

  1. Eleven Full Orchestra Rehearsals
  2. Two Wednesday String Sectionals
  3. Two Friday night Dress Rehearsals 
  4. Two Saturday Night and Two Sunday Afternoon Concerts

Winter Quarter

  1. Eleven Full Orchestra Rehearsals
  2. Two  Wednesday Night String Sectionals
  3. Two Friday Night Dress Rehearsals
  4. Two Saturday Night and Two Sunday Afternoon Concerts

    Spring Quarter
  1. Eleven Full Orchestra Rehearsals
  2. Two Wednesday Night String Sectionals
  3. Two Friday Night Dress Rehearsals 
  4. Two Saturday Night and Two Sunday Afternoon Concerts

Grade per quarter for Music 134 and Music 234 will be primarily determined by the following criteria:
To receive the grade of “A”:

  • No absences to any concert or dress rehearsal per quarter.
    • No more than a single absence from any rehearsal (Full  or Sectional) per concert series.

To receive the grade of “B”:

  • No absences to any concert or dress rehearsal per quarter.
    • No more than two absences from any rehearsal (Full or Sectional) per concert series.

To receive the grade of “C”:

  • No more than one absence from a concert or dress rehearsal per quarter.
    • No more than four absences from any rehearsal (Full or Sectional) per quarter.

The grade of  “F” will be assigned to any student with more than one absence to a concert or dress rehearsal per quarter, or more than two absences from any rehearsal  (Full or Sectional) per concert series.

PLEASE NOTE:  

You will be required to re-audition for this course should you earn a grade of “C” or below.