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Junior/Senior Production: Syllabus
Junior MPE3995 - CRN: 42663
Senior MPE4950 - CRN: 43314
Purchase College Fall ‘16 / Spring '17
Room #MUS-1045

Instructor: Peter Denenberg / 914.251.7933=

Course Description

Studio Production Junior and Senior projects are two-semester fall/spring projects (students currently only register in the spring semester for each). During fall semester students develop and submit their initial project proposals and begin production planning, spring semester is typically spent “in production”.

Grades for initial proposals and works in progress (during the fall) are kept track of internally by faculty sponsors as SP “satisfactory progress” or UP “unsatisfactory progress”. Accelerated status (completion in one semester) is permitted with permission of both sponsor and Studio Production chair.

Upon registering for JR / SR Production students are to make an appointment with their sponsor to propose and begin planning their project. Proposals should be detailed and specify how each aspect of the project requirements will be satisfied. The project checklist (grading details) will be reviewed during this first meeting.

Project Requirements

·      Students must produce, engineer, help arrange and play at least one instrument (or sing) on their project.
·      Project shall be a 60 min. (minimum) recording, delivered as a finished, store-ready (less bar-code) compact disc red book master with full artwork. All proofs MUST be delivered as a physical hard copy (no electronic submission).
·      (Junior projects are to be 30 minutes with no final artwork required).
·      All peripheral paperwork associated with each project is to be submitted as well (PDF files are fine) including at least one; work for hire agreement, production agreement, copyright form, ISRC code application and as optional; any marketing, distribution or electronic sale agreements.
·      The complete set of production ready artwork must include FULL credits for all musicians, artists, engineers, photographers, A CD booklet as well as CD artwork, all track listings, timings, publisher affiliations etc.

Students are to meet with their advisors and present work in progress throughout the spring and fall semesters for each project.

Projects are due the first day of finals week, late submissions will not be accepted (without prior permission).

Course Grading

Grades based on proposals and work in progress 50%, final project 50%.

Academic Progress within the Major- Conservatory of Music Policy

A grade of “C” or better must be obtained for all core music classes within a major. Core classes are any music courses that appear on the 8 Semester Plan for graduation. A C- or below constitutes failure to progress academically and is grounds for dismissal from the major. Once the Conservatory is notified as to a student’s standing he or she will meet with the BOS area head. A letter will follow from the Director’s office informing the student that due to “poor academic progress” he or she will be counseled into another in the program of study.

Professional Standards – School of the Arts

Breaches of professional conduct are grounds for dismissal or probation depending on the severity of the infringement. Examples of poor professional conduct include, but are not limited to, poor treatment of facilities and studios, lack of preparation for rehearsals and/or lessons, disrespectful/disruptive behavior directed toward peers, faculty, administration and staff. The Conservatory of Music follows the SOA procedures for due process for any possible infractions.