Instructionally Related Activities Funds Request Summary

Project SponsorSteven Marsh
Activity TitleMusic in History Performance/Demonstration Series
Activity/Event Date10/16/14, 11/8/14
Date Funding Needed By8/10/14
Previously Funded?Yes
Semester/YearFall/13, Spring/14
Proposal #568
Report submitted for previously Funded Activity?Yes
Report submitted for previously Funded Activityira-report-568-nesteruk-marsh.doc (MS Word, 3.43MB)
Academic Program or Center NamePA-Music
Estimated total Course Fee revenue0
Amount Requested from IRA1,225
Estimated Number of Students Participating120
Conditions and ConsiderationsArtist/Performer/Speaker Fees & Honoraria
Brief Activity DescriptionThis is a Guest Performance/Lecture for the HIST/PAMU 337 “Music in History” course. The other section of this course (taught by Dr. Liu) will also be encouraged to attend this presentation. Our students love seeing these live concerts, and the concerts greatly enrich their understanding of the music being studied in this music history course. It is very important for University students who are studying the performing arts to experience live music performances by high caliber professional musicians. For that reason, I have invited the Debussy Trio to perform for our class. This excellent ensemble has conducted master classes at many universities, and they have recorded several CDs. The group's flautist, Angela Weigand, is a regular member of the L.A. Opera company. The Debussy Trio will present a variety of compositions from different musical eras, which will represent several of the key composers whom we study in this course. The Trio will introduce each piece that they will perform, and our students will have the opportunity to ask questions of the artists.

Pianist Gary Nesteruk will also perform for our class in a return engagement. Mr. Nesteruk is a veteran of Hollywood recording studios, and he has also toured around the world with top musical artists. Gary Nesteruk possesses expertise in the areas of classical music, jazz, and popular music. Mr. Nesteruk's previous visit to CI for this class was extremely well received. During his presentation, Mr. Nesteruk will discuss important aspects of the musical compositions that he performs. We will encourage the students to ask questions of this guest performer, to contribute to their understanding of the music and the performance process. As a part of this experience, and to further the University’s goals of writing across the curriculum, my class will be required to write a multiple page concert review about this performance. Mr. Nesteruk will perform music from the Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Impressionist periods in music. He will also perform some jazz music literature, such as the compositions of Duke Ellington. The instructor of the course (Steven Marsh) will join with Mr. Nesteruk on some of the musical offerings, and together we will play some of the Bach flute sonatas, some of Mozart’s clarinet music, and other musical selections.
Learning Outcomes and Relation to IRA to Course OfferingsPA 101 “Introduction to the Performing Arts”: An opportunity to observe fine musical performances by very accomplished musicians. Students will become acquainted with excellent musical repertoire from both the classical and jazz music styles. Students will witness the performance process and will be able to ask the artist about his preparation methods, and inquire about his mindset while in performance mode.

PAMU 161 “Music Fundamentals”: many of the basic musical concepts taught in this class will be demonstrated through the music presented on this program.

PAMU 261 “Music Theory”: many of the musical concepts taught in this class will be demonstrated through the music presented on this program. By observing these live music performances, students will increase their understanding of the musical elements of melody, rhythm, harmony, chord progressions, and thematic/motivic development.

PAMU 337 “Music In History”: Music from several different centuries will be presented during these recitals, so these students will gain more familiarity with the musical characteristics of each musical era, and also become more familiar with some well known musical works by some of history’s greatest composers. During the performance, the historical background of these pieces of music will be discussed.

PAMU 109 & 309 - Private Lessons (all instruments): By observing the performances of these highly skilled musicians, students who are studying ANY musical instrument can gain valuable insights about the preparation and performance process, and then can apply that kind of dedicated work ethic towards their own musical endeavors.
Description of Assessment ProcessAll students attending the event will be asked to write an assessment to the concert, using the Qualtrics IRA Student Evaluation form. They will write their thoughts about the importance of the event, and how they have benefitted from it. The students in my courses will be required to write a multiple page, in-depth review/summary of what they learned about the musical styles that were demonstrated at the events. The writing assignment for my class will serve to address our University’s goal of writing across the curriculum.
Activity Budgetmarsh-hist-pamu-337-irabudget.xlsx (MS Excel, 1.08KB)
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Other Sources of FundingThere are no other sources of funding.
Target Audience/Student MarketingMy primary intended audience will be the CI students enrolled in the Performing Arts classes listed above. All other students, faculty, staff, and community members are also welcome to attend this event.

This event will be advertised by the posting of printed posters around campus, by electronic announcements and emails sent to all of the targeted courses (as listed above), and through the widespread use of social media. This event will also be posted on the Performing Arts Events calendar, and in the Events section of the myCI website.
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SustainabilityAdvertising for these events will mostly be carried out in the area of electronic media, to cut down on the consumption of natural resources.
Program Chair/Directorluke.matjas
Academic Affairs AVPkaren.carey
AcknowledgementI acknowledge that I have reviewed and accepted the Conditions and Considerations herein. Please check off boxes as appropriate.

Program Chair/Director Approval

ApprovalI approve the IRA Funds Request described on this page
NameLuke Matjas
Date/Time3/11/2014 2:29:16 PM

Academic Affairs AVP Approval

ApprovalI approve the IRA Funds Request described on this page
NameKaren Carey
Date/Time3/11/2014 3:55:47 PM