Capstone Project Form - Bloomsburg University Department of Music

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Bloomsburg   U niversity   D epartment   o f   M usic  
Capstone   P roject   G uidelines  
The   C apstone   P roject   i s   m eant   a s   a   w ay   f or   s tudents   t o   d isplay   t he   k nowledge,   s kills   a nd  
abilities   t hey   h ave   a cquired   t hroughout   t heir   u ndergraduate   m usic   d egree   p rogram.   T he  
project   w ill   b e   a mple   i n   s cope,   d epth   a nd   i ntensity   t o   a dequately   s howcase   t he   s tudents’  
abilities   a nd   g arnered   k nowledge.    
This   g uide   w ill   h elp   t he   s tudent   t hrough   t he   p rocess   o f   c hoosing   a   c apstone   p roject,   f orming  
his/her   c ommittee,   u nderstanding   t he   r equirements   o f   t he   p roject,   a nd   h ow   t he   p roject   w ill  
be   e valuated.   ( See   t he   C apstone   A ssessment   F orm   f or   o bjectives   a nd   r ubric)  
Types   o f   P rojects:   T he   c apstone   m ay   t ake   m any   f orms,   b ut   w ill   f all   i nto   o ne   o f   f ive   g eneral  
categories:  
1. Recital  
 
2. Lecture   R ecital  
4. Analysis   p aper  
3. Composition/Arrangement  
5. Research   P aper  
1.   R ecital:   T he   r ecital   c apstone   p roject   w ill   c onsist   o f   a   4 0-­‐minute   s enior   r ecital,   p rogram  
notes   a nd   a   p aper   o f   a t   l east   s even   p ages,   w hich   w ill   p resent   d etailed   i nformation   o n   t he  
pieces   t o   b e   p erformed.   T his   w ould   i nclude   i nformation   o n   c omposers,   p ieces   a nd   s tyles;  
putting   t hem   i nto   t heir   h istorical   p erspective.   T he   s tudents   c hoosing   t his   o ption   w ill   n eed   t o  
work   v ery   c losely   w ith   t heir   a pplied   i nstructor   t o   c hoose   r ecital   l iterature,   a nd   t o   f orm   t heir  
recital   c ommittee.   T his   i ncludes   t he   c ompletion   o f   t he   a ttached   R ecital   C heck   S heet.    
Evaluation   o f   t his   p roject   w ill   b e   d one   u sing   t he   R ecital   R ubric.   T he   r ecital   h earing   w ill   b e  
performed   d uring   t he   j uries   h eld   t he   s emester   p rior   t o   t hat   o f   t he   p erformance.  
2.   L ecture   R ecital:   T he   l ecture   r ecital   w ill   c onsist   o f   b oth   a   p erformance   a nd   l ecture   a bout  
the   w orks   p erformed.   T he   p erformance   p ortion   w ill   c onsist   o f   2 0   m inutes   o f   m usic,   a nd   2 0  
minutes   o f   l ecture   f or   a   t otal   o f   a   4 0-­‐minute   p resentation.   A   c orrelating   p aper   w ill   b e  
submitted   p rior   t o   t he   p resentation,   f or   e valuation   b y   t he   c ommittee   u sing   t he   C apstone  
Assessment   R ubric   F orm.  
3.   C omposition/Arrangement:   T he   C omposition/Arrangement   p roject   w ill   b e   a n   o riginal  
composition   o r   a rrangement.   T he   s ubject/style   o f   t he   w ork   w ill   b e   a rrived   a t   b y  
consultation   o f   t he   s tudent   w ith   t heir   c apstone   a dvisor   a nd   a pproved   b y   t he   c apstone  
committee.   T he   l ength   o f   t he   p iece   w ill   b e   d etermined   b y   t he   s tyle   a nd   t empo   o f   t he   w ork,  
but   w ill   b e   j udged   a gainst   t he   s tandard   o f   a   1 5   m inutes   p iece   i n   4 /4   t ime   a t  
q = 120.  
Evaluation   o f   t his   p roject   w ill   b e   d one   u sing   t he   C apstone   A ssessment   R ubric   F orm.  
4.Analysis   P aper:   T he   a nalysis   p aper   w ill   b e   a t   l east   a   t wenty-­‐page   p aper   ( excluding   t he  
title   p age   a nd   b ibliography)   a nalyzing   a   w ork   o r   b ody   o f   w orks   b y   a   c omposer.   T he   s ubject  
of   t he   a nalysis   w ill   b e   a ssigned   b y   t he   t heory   f aculty   a nd   a   a pproval   o f   t he   c apstone  
committee.   E valuation   o f   t his   p roject   w ill   b e   d one   u sing   t he   C apstone   A ssessment   R ubric  
Form.  
5.   R esearch   P aper:   T he   r esearch   p aper   w ill   b e   a t   l east   a   t wenty-­‐page   p aper   ( excluding   t he  
title   p age   a nd   b ibliography)   o n   a   s ubject   a rrived   a t   b y   c onsultation   o f   t he   s tudent   w ith   t heir  
capstone   a dvisor   a nd   a pproval   o f   t he   c apstone   c ommittee.   E valuation   o f   t his   p roject   w ill   b e  
done   u sing   t he   C apstone   A ssessment   R ubric   F orm.  
Rev:   9 /2015  
Bloomsburg   U niversity   D epartment   o f   M usic  
Capstone   P roject   G uidelines  
The   C apstone   P roject   i s   m eant   a s   a   w ay   f or   s tudents   t o   d isplay   t he   k nowledge,   s kills   a nd  
abilities   t hey   h ave   a cquired   t hroughout   t heir   u ndergraduate   m usic   d egree   p rogram.   T he  
project   w ill   b e   a mple   i n   s cope,   d epth   a nd   i ntensity   t o   a dequately   s howcase   t he   s tudents’  
abilities   a nd   g arnered   k nowledge.    
This   g uide   w ill   h elp   t he   s tudent   t hrough   t he   p rocess   o f   c hoosing   a   c apstone   p roject,   f orming  
his/her   c ommittee,   u nderstanding   t he   r equirements   o f   t he   p roject,   a nd   h ow   t he   p roject   w ill  
be   e valuated.   ( See   t he   C apstone   A ssessment   F orm   f or   o bjectives   a nd   r ubric)  
Types   o f   P rojects:   T he   c apstone   m ay   t ake   m any   f orms,   b ut   w ill   f all   i nto   o ne   o f   f ive   g eneral  
categories:  
1. Recital  
 
2. Lecture   R ecital  
4. Analysis   p aper  
3. Composition/Arrangement  
5. Research   P aper  
1.   R ecital:   T he   r ecital   c apstone   p roject   w ill   c onsist   o f   a   4 0-­‐minute   s enior   r ecital,   p rogram  
notes   a nd   a   p aper   o f   a t   l east   s even   p ages,   w hich   w ill   p resent   d etailed   i nformation   o n   t he  
pieces   t o   b e   p erformed.   T his   w ould   i nclude   i nformation   o n   c omposers,   p ieces   a nd   s tyles;  
putting   t hem   i nto   t heir   h istorical   p erspective.   T he   s tudents   c hoosing   t his   o ption   w ill   n eed   t o  
work   v ery   c losely   w ith   t heir   a pplied   i nstructor   t o   c hoose   r ecital   l iterature,   a nd   t o   f orm   t heir  
recital   c ommittee.   T his   i ncludes   t he   c ompletion   o f   t he   a ttached   R ecital   C heck   S heet.    
Evaluation   o f   t his   p roject   w ill   b e   d one   u sing   t he   R ecital   R ubric.   T he   r ecital   h earing   w ill   b e  
performed   d uring   t he   j uries   h eld   t he   s emester   p rior   t o   t hat   o f   t he   p erformance.  
2.   L ecture   R ecital:   T he   l ecture   r ecital   w ill   c onsist   o f   b oth   a   p erformance   a nd   l ecture   a bout  
the   w orks   p erformed.   T he   p erformance   p ortion   w ill   c onsist   o f   2 0   m inutes   o f   m usic,   a nd   2 0  
minutes   o f   l ecture   f or   a   t otal   o f   a   4 0-­‐minute   p resentation.   A   c orrelating   p aper   w ill   b e  
submitted   p rior   t o   t he   p resentation,   f or   e valuation   b y   t he   c ommittee   u sing   t he   C apstone  
Assessment   R ubric   F orm.  
3.   C omposition/Arrangement:   T he   C omposition/Arrangement   p roject   w ill   b e   a n   o riginal  
composition   o r   a rrangement.   T he   s ubject/style   o f   t he   w ork   w ill   b e   a rrived   a t   b y  
consultation   o f   t he   s tudent   w ith   t heir   c apstone   a dvisor   a nd   a pproved   b y   t he   c apstone  
committee.   T he   l ength   o f   t he   p iece   w ill   b e   d etermined   b y   t he   s tyle   a nd   t empo   o f   t he   w ork,  
but   w ill   b e   j udged   a gainst   t he   s tandard   o f   a   1 5   m inutes   p iece   i n   4 /4   t ime   a t  
q = 120.  
Evaluation   o f   t his   p roject   w ill   b e   d one   u sing   t he   C apstone   A ssessment   R ubric   F orm.  
4.Analysis   P aper:   T he   a nalysis   p aper   w ill   b e   a t   l east   a   t wenty-­‐page   p aper   ( excluding   t he  
title   p age   a nd   b ibliography)   a nalyzing   a   w ork   o r   b ody   o f   w orks   b y   a   c omposer.   T he   s ubject  
of   t he   a nalysis   w ill   b e   a ssigned   b y   t he   t heory   f aculty   a nd   a   a pproval   o f   t he   c apstone  
committee.   E valuation   o f   t his   p roject   w ill   b e   d one   u sing   t he   C apstone   A ssessment   R ubric  
Form.  
5.   R esearch   P aper:   T he   r esearch   p aper   w ill   b e   a t   l east   a   t wenty-­‐page   p aper   ( excluding   t he  
title   p age   a nd   b ibliography)   o n   a   s ubject   a rrived   a t   b y   c onsultation   o f   t he   s tudent   w ith   t heir  
capstone   a dvisor   a nd   a pproval   o f   t he   c apstone   c ommittee.   E valuation   o f   t his   p roject   w ill   b e  
done   u sing   t he   C apstone   A ssessment   R ubric   F orm.  
Rev:   9 /2015  
Bloomsburg   U niversity   D epartment   o f   M usic  
Capstone   P roject   S equence  
 
Freshmen:  
1. Begin   t o   d ecide   o n   w hich   c apstone   p roject   y ou   w ill   c oncentrate.  
2. Choose   f rom   t he   c ategories   l isted   i n   t he   C apstone   P roject   G uidelines   S heet  
Sophomore:  
1. At   y our   f irst   s emester   s ophomore   a dvising   s ession,   t urn   i n   y our   C apstone  
Project   r equest   f orm.  
2. The   p roposal   w ill   t hem   m ove   f orward   a nd   y ou   w ill   b e   a ssigned   a   c apstone  
advisor   a nd   c ommittee.  
3. Work   w ith   a dvisor   a nd   c ommittee   t o   f inalize   y our   p lan  
Juniors:  
1. Continue   t o   w ork   w ith   a dvisor   a nd   c ommittee   t o   f inalize   y our   p lan  
2. Submit   C apstone   p lan   t o   t he   M usic   D epartment   f or   a pproval   ( first   s emester  
junior   y ear)  
3. Work   o n   p roject.  
Seniors:  
1. Present   y our   p roject  
2. Add   c ompleted   p roject   ( and   e valuation)   t o   y our   p ortfolio.   I nclude   r ecordings  
if   a pplicable.  
 
Rev:   9 /2015  
Bloomsburg   U niversity   D epartment   o f   M usic  
Capstone   P roject   R equest   F orm  
Student:   T urn   t his   f orm   i nto   y our   a cademic   m usic   a dvisor   a t   y our   r egular   s emester   a dvisement   s ession.  
Academic   M usic   A dvisor:   T urn   t his   i nto   t he   D epartment   C hairperson.  
 
Student   N ame:   _ __________________________________________   S tudent   I D#:_____________________  
 
Date:   _ __________   C lass   S tanding:   _ _________       S emester   t o   b e   C ompleted     _ ________________  
 
Project   T ype:   ( Check   O ne)
_________  
_________  
R ecital  
A nalysis   p aper  
_________  
_________  
L ecture   R ecital  
R esearch   P aper
_________  
C omposition/Arrangement  
Attach   a   b rief   ( 1   o r   2   p aragraph)   p roject   s ummary   t o   t his   f orm.  
 
Office   U se   O nly  
 
 
Assigned   A dvisor   _ ____________________________      
Date   _ ________  
 
 
Assigned   C ommittee   M embers:  
 
1. ___________________________________________    
Date:   _ ________    
2. ___________________________________________    
Date:   _ ________  
Rev:   9 /2015  
Bloomsburg   U niversity   D epartment   o f   M usic  
Capstone   C heck   S heet  
Capstone   a dvisor:   H ave   t his   p roject   s cheduled   f or   a   h earing   a t   a   d ept.   m eeting.   B ring   t his   f orm   a nd   w ith   a n   a ttached   C apstone  
Proposal   i n   i ts   f inal   f orm   a s   a pproved   b y   t he   c apstone   c ommittee.  
Student   N ame:   _ ______________________________   S tudent   I D#:     _ _______________________________  
Type   o f   P roject   ( see   a bove)   _ ________________________________________________________________  
Advisor:   _ _____________________________________________________________________________________  
Committee   M embers:   ( Committee   s ignatures   r equired)  
1)   _ _____________________________________________   2 )     _ __________________________________________  
List   t hree   m usic   c ourses   t hat   p repared   y ou   f or   t his   p roject.  
1)________________________________   2 )______________________________   3 )__________________________  
Attach   a n   i n-­‐depth   a bstract   o f   y our   p roject   p roposal   t o   t his   f orm.  
A   r ecording   m ust   b e   m ade   o f   a ll   l ecture   a nd   p erformance   p rojects.    
Do   y ou   w ish   t o   h ave   a   d epartment   c rew   r ecord   y our   p roject?    
  Y ES            
  N O,   I   w ill   c ontract   a   p rivate   r ecording   c ompany  
For   O ffice   U se   O nly  
Date   C ompleted   P roject   F orm   R eceived:   _ __________________________________________  
Date   c ommittee   m et   t o   d iscuss   t he   p roposal:   _ ___________________________________    
Committee   A ction:    
 
   
  P lan   N ot   A ccepted            
  P lan   A ccepted   w ith   C hanges   ( see   C apstone   A ction   F orm)
 
            D epartment   V ote:  
A pproved  
 
  P lan   A ccepted
 
  D eclined       D ate________
Date   o f   P roject   P resentation:   _ _________________________  
If   d epartment   i s   r ecording,   h as   t he   $ 30   r ecording   f ee   b een   r eceived?   _ _________  
 
The   A dvisor   a nd   C ommittee   a ffirm   t hat   t he   s tudent   h as   s uccessfully  
completed   t heir   c apstone   p roject:     ( Grade   S heets/Commentary   s ubmitted)  
Advisor________________________________________                  
Date:   _ ____________  
Committee   M ember   # 1________________________________   # 2___________________________  
Rev:   9 /2015  

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