APPLIED MUSIC SYLLABUS for Flute 2021-2022

A. Applied Flute MUAP # 
B. Faculty: C. Todd Skitch
Studio: Phone: 
C. Office Hours: By appointment 

There are 15 scheduled lessons during the semester. The final exam for students not performing a jury will be during the lesson session. Lessons are 50 minutes in length and should begin and end on time. Occasionally it is expected that personal or family emergencies will arise, and you deem it necessary to miss classes, rehearsals, and lessons. Just as you would not expect a make-up class for missing Theory or a make-up rehearsal for missing Chorale, you should not expect a make-up lesson for a scheduled lesson similarly missed. It is always appropriate to inform your teacher when you anticipate being absent. If you give at least twenty-four (24) hours advance notice, the lesson may be rescheduled via skype or extra time given at a subsequent lesson. No extra trips to KSU by the teacher will be made to accommodate an attendance problem.


Students are required to own original copies of music that they study and/or perform. It is expected that students and faculty will adhere strictly to the policy of the university prohibiting the use of photocopied music. Students are required to purchase and use their own legitimate published copies of all music by the third lesson of the semester. Students needing to make photocopies for temporary use while original music is on order must use the copiers in the Main Library. The School of Music copiers are not to be used by students for this purpose. All material required for Applied Flute can be purchased at or other web sites such as the Flute Center Of New York and
Your required books for Fall 21/Spring 22, to be chosen by your instructor from the following list:

Taffanel Gaubert: 17 Daily Exercises
Marcel Moyse: De la SonoritÉ
Marcel Moyse: Tone Development through Interpretation
Marcel Moyse: Daily Exercises
Trevor Wye: Practice Book for the Flute - Omnibus Edition
ETUDES: Melodious and Progressive Studies for Flute: Book 1, 2, and 3 by Robert Cavally (Editor)
SOLO repertoire to be selected at the first lesson

Mr. Skitch would also like to require students to subscribe to the monthly periodical “FluteTalk” magazine. This informative resource is extremely inexpensive (9$ per YEAR) and can be found at:

Applied music encompasses the areas of instrumental and vocal performance as well as conducting and composition. It is offered for one to two hours credit in the form of private lessons for music majors.


The purpose of applied music instruction is to develop and improve the student’s performance ability and musicianship.


The objective of this course is to develop and improve the student’s musical ability, so that the student (a) progresses successfully through the prescribed series of applied courses; (b) performs successfully on jury examinations, required student recitals, and final junior and senior recitals; and (c) exhibits fulfillment of any repertoire requirements for his/her particular level of study.

Studio lessons will provide the student with requisite pedagogical studies for the student to create their own musical venues for further growth, along with improvisation within the context of composed music, and where appropriate. Technology will be used to enhance the student’s ability to receive information regarding their own progress through use of audio and video recording, as well as computers (literature and pedagogical research via the Internet). Music will be explored to allow the student to prepare and perform music derived from a variety of styles and cultures.


1. Attendance is required at all scheduled lessons. Attendance is explained in III above.
2. Performance
a. It is a requirement that all students will perform on the studio recital and jury every semester.
b. Performance majors will practice three-four hours every day. Time should be spent every day practicing long tones, scales and arpeggios, etudes, sight-reading, chord studies, repertoire, and ensemble material. Music Education majors will practice one-two hours every day.
c. Music major meetings and advisement sessions are required events and must be attended by all students. All students are required to attend eight (8) student recitals every semester. The one on which you perform counts as one of these. Failure to attend eight student recitals will result in the applied grade being lowered one letter.
d. Students must attend eight (8) concerts per semester, at least two of which must be off campus. Failure to attend eight concerts will result in the applied grade being lowered an additional one letter. Bring programs and/or ticket stubs to your applied instructor to have them signed. Place your personal student information on the programs and submit them to the School of Music office.
e. During the jury, the panel may ask for the piece performed on student recital to be performed again in the jury. Should the student fail to satisfy the repertory requirement, the jury monitor will lower the applied grade for that semester by one letter.

3. Your technical/repertoire requirements this semester: (TBD - discussed during lesson)


The student’s grade in applied music is derived as follows:

Studio Evaluation 60%, Jury (final examination) 20%, Student Recital Attendance 10%, Student Recital Performance (1-10) 10%


Every KSU student is responsible for upholding the provisions of the Student Code of Conduct, as published in the Undergraduate and Graduate Catalogues. Section II of the Student Code of Conduct addresses the University’s policy on academic honesty, including provisions regarding plagiarism and cheating, unauthorized access to University materials, misrepresentation/falsification of University records or academic work, malicious removal, retention, or destruction of library materials, malicious/intentional misuse of computer facilities and/or services, and misuse of student identification cards. Incidents of alleged academic misconduct will be handled through the established procedures of the University Judiciary Program, which includes either an “informal” resolution by a faculty member, resulting in a grade adjustment, or a formal hearing procedure, which may subject a student to the Code of Conduct’s minimum one semester suspension requirement.


It is the purpose of the institution to provide a campus environment, which encourages academic accomplishment, personal growth, and a spirit of understanding and cooperation. An important part of maintaining such an environment is the commitment to protect the health and safety of every member of the campus community.

Belligerent, abusive, profane, threatening and/ or inappropriate behavior on the part of students is a violation of the Kennesaw State University Student Conduct Regulations. Students who are found guilty of such misconduct may be subject to immediate dismissal from the institution. In addition, these violations of state law may also be subject to criminal action beyond the University disciplinary process.


In compliance with applicable disability law, qualified students with a disability may be entitled to “reasonable accommodation.” If you have a specific physical, psychiatric, or learning disability and require accommodations, please let me know early in the semester so that your learning needs may be appropriately met. You will need to provide documentation of your disability to the disabled Student Support Services office, located in the Student Center room 267, and obtain a list of approved accommodations.

Juries: Students will jury every semester 
Music Major Meeting: Required when scheduled

O. COVID-19 Syllabi Statements

Course Delivery

KSU may shift the method of course delivery at any time during the semester in compliance with University System of Georgia health and safety guidelines. In this case, alternate teaching modalities that may be adopted include HyFlex, hybrid, synchronous online, or asynchronous online instruction.

COVID-19 illness

If you are feeling ill, please stay home and contact your health professional. In addition, please email your instructor to say you are missing class due to illness. Signs of COVID-19 illness include, but are not limited to, the following:
· Cough
· Fever of 100.4 or higher
· Runny nose or new sinus congestion
· Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
· Chills
· Sore Throat
· New loss of taste and/or smell

COVID-19 vaccines are a critical tool in “Protecting the Nest.” If you have not already, you are strongly encouraged to get vaccinated immediately to advance the health and safety of our campus community. As an enrolled KSU student, you are eligible to receive the vaccine on campus. Please call (470) 578-6644 to schedule your vaccination appointment or you may walk into one of our student health clinics.

For more information regarding COVID-19 (including testing, vaccines, extended illness procedures and accommodations), see KSU’s official Covid-19 website.

Face Coverings

Based on guidance from the University System of Georgia (USG), all vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals are encouraged to wear a face covering while inside campus facilities. Unvaccinated individuals are also strongly encouraged to continue to socially distance while inside campus facilities, when possible.

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