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Chamber Music - MU 1541/4541 Section 8
Fall & Spring semesters (1 credit)

Instructor: Jean R. Perrault
Office: HU 232
Office Hours: As posted
Telephone: (218) 726-8215

Class Time: TBA
Location: Humanities 232

Course Description
The study and performance of chamber music literature.

Repertoire will be chosen according to the combination of instruments registered for the course and/or level and ability of the students registered.

Students will come to every coaching/lesson on time. Unexcused absence will not be tolerated.
Students will set-up chairs and stands for the coaching and rearrange the room to its prior condition after the coaching.
All assignments will be practiced for the whole week prior to the coaching.
Students will individually practice their parts to guarantee a productive lesson.
Students are also strongly encouraged to rehearse as a group outside of the class time to assure improvement during the next coaching session.
Students will be prepared to play any of the assigned pieces during the lesson.
Students will come to the coaching session properly equipped (i.e. instrument(s), music, pencils, end pin rest/board...)
Students will maintain their instrument(s) in proper playing condition.
Students are required to perform in at least 1 recital per semester.
Students will conduct themselves professionally on stage during recitals.

Grading policy
Attendance to all lesson/coaching is mandatory. Students will be graded on an individual basis. Students will be evaluated and graded at every coaching. They must show consistent effort, and demonstrate improvement over time. Weekly progress during the semester and final performance(s) will all be tabulated as part of the final grade. Grades will be lowered a full letter for every unexcused absence.

Course Grading and Evaluation:
Every student will be evaluated at every class. Attendance to all classes is mandatory. Legitimate and verifiable circumstances that lead to excused student absence from the classroom can be found on the UMD website at Half of the grade will be based on the ability to show-up at the scheduled times and places. Excessive absences will jeopardize the passing of the course. Grades will be lowered a full letter for every unexcused absence.

Student Conduct Code:
Appropriate classroom conduct promotes an environment of academic achievement and integrity. Disruptive classroom behavior that substantially or repeatedly interrupts either the instructor's ability to teach, or student learning, is prohibited. More information can be found on the Board of Regents website:

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Students with disabilities
It is the policy and practice of the University of Minnesota Duluth to create inclusive learning environments for all students, including students with disabilities. If there are aspects of this course that result in barriers to your inclusion or your ability to meet course requirements - such as time limited exams, inaccessible web content, or the use of non-captioned videos - please notify the instructor as soon as possible. You are also encouraged to contact the Office of Disability Resources to discuss and arrange reasonable accommodations. Please call 218-726-6130 or visit the DR website at for more information.

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