Graduate Faculty Application
Lecturer in Music - Sam Merciers
College of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering
SACSCOC Credentials Guidelines:
1. Faculty teaching undergraduate general education and/or baccalaureate courses: Doctorate or Master’s degree in the teaching discipline or Master’s degree with a concentration in the discipline (a minimum of 18 graduate semester hours in the teaching discipline).
MU 635 Care and Repair of Instruments; This course teaches instrument repair and adjustment techniques that are normally made by instrumental directors.
MUS 531 Bibliography and Research (2 credits); MUS 560 Ensemble Wind Symphony (1 credit); MUS 527 Theory Pedagogy (3 credits); MUS 599 Master's Thesis (2 credits); MUS 539 Topics in Music Theory (3 credits); MUS 584 Inter Arts Problems (3 credits); MUS 599 Master's Thesis (2 credits); MUS 525 Post-Tonal Theory (3 credits); MUS 539 Writing for Voice (3 credits); MUS 551 Graduate Problems (3 credits); MUS 506 18th Century Counterpoint (2 credits)
Does this faculty member hold a terminal degree in this discipline or a related field?
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Sam Merciers worked at Meridian Winds for 8 years as an Instrument Repair Technician. He began as an apprentice and worked to full repair technician. The Care and Repair of Instruments class directly reflects his experience and expertise working as a technician at Meridian Winds. The attached file provides documentation of this work experience.
Master of Music degree from the University of New Mexico
Apprentice and Technician at Meridian Winds for 8 years.
Meridian Winds is highly respected across Michigan and the Midwest.
Sam Merciers has been teaching MU 635 Care and Repair of Instruments for many years. He has documentation of excellence in teaching through his course evaluations for the class and external positive reviews from students.
Sam has also used this class to reach out to alumni and perform community service. As part of the class, he has fixed instruments from band programs that are taught by UNA alumni. Those alumni are grateful for the free repair services performed by Sam and the students. The students in the course are able to connect with alumni and learn hands-on repair techniques.