Sunday, May 13, 2007

Section of the Year

Upon further review,

Section of the Year awards go to the Soprano 1's.

Keisha Prime
Sam Pace
Ashley Arrington
Sadie Mason-Smith
Meredith Foster
Erin Pair

It was a close race between the Sop 1 and Bass 2, but here was the breakdown:

Basses: 16 tardies, 5 ex A’s, 1 unex A
Soprano 1: 10 tardies, 7 ex A’s, 0 unex A’s

Congratulations, women. Let's pick a date soon.

Saturday, May 12, 2007

You may find this interesting

UAB Students, and students of all persuasions, you may find this blog interesting. It's the end of school from a professor's point of view -- in this case, a music professor who teaches kazoo.

A sampling:

I have warned students all semester that if they do not turn in a final paper, they will NOT pass the upper-division music major course. One student has not done so yet. I held 150 office hours this semester. I had signup sheets on my door during finals week so that I could look over rough drafts. I had students turn in a topic proposal, thesis statement, and bibliography over a month ago. There are NO excuses at this point.

28 hours after the paper was due, a student called to ask when we could meet to look over her paper. I explained that I was no longer holding office hours, as I'd held 150 of them already and was not required to do so during finals, although I'd had a signup sheet for the week. And no, rightnow (her suggestion) was NOT a convenient time to meet, as I was teaching a kazoo lesson and then leaving for a doctor's appointment. I suggested that since the paper went down one full letter grade each day, the student might want to get it turned in PRONTO. She's unable to do so as she's been "too busy."

This student is old enough to know better. Gah.

Sunday, May 06, 2007

A Season of Incompletes

It looks like I will be giving an abnormally large number of "incompletes" this Spring! I currently have these students with dresses/tuxedos turned in. (list is below)

Last chance is Monday morning, before we leave on tour at 7:00 a.m.!

The honored few:

Ashley Arrington
Bryan Bastow
Mandy Donaldson
Melinda Ewalt
Meredith Foster
Charles Henry
Chris Josof
Katie Movelle
Samantha Pace
Erin Pair
Lincoln Parrott
Keisha Prime
Chris Reid
Rhea Reuter
Jonathan Riddle
Jackie Roche
Kyoshi Scissum
Martin Schulz
Whitney Sims
Jenny Smith
Sadie Mason Smith

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Choir Tour and Choir Party Plans

Here it is:


7:00 a.m. Depart Birmingham. Look for the bus at the corner of 10th and 13th or close to the Alys Stephens Center. Wear jeans and UAB Wear both days.

9:40 Hazel Green High School (confirmed)

12:30 Bob Jones HS (confirmed)

2:00 Grissom HS (confirmed)

4:30 Back in Birmingham


6:00 a.m. Depart Birmingham

7:50 Austin HS (Decatur, AL) (confirmed)

11:30 a.m. Muscle Shoals HS (confirmed)

12:30 Florence HS (confirmed)

Choir Party
Thursday: 8:00-10:00 at Giuseppie's. Mary Beth has asked if I'll poll the choir to see if they'd rather do it at my pool house, so I'll do that on the bus at some point (if my pool house is available, that is.)