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Course Number:
MUP 185C
Course Title:
Applied Music/Bassoon I - Third Term
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Course Description

Provides third term of individual private bassoon instruction. Develops beginning/intermediate-level performance skills at the music major/minor level. Draws repertoire and technique methods from classical traditions. Includes training in performance practice and stylistic interpretation through focus on tone production, technique, applied knowledge, sight-reading, and other aspects of musicianship as applied to the bassoon. Prerequisites: MUP 185B.

Addendum to Course Description

All applied music students are required to attend weekly lessons, attend weekly performance classes, participate in public performance, and complete a music jury. A substantial amount of out-of-lesson practice time is required.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students will be able to:

  • Perform beginning/intermediate-solo and beginning/intermediate-ensemble bassoon repertoire using an understanding of beginning/intermediate musicianship and performance etiquette.
  • Prepare and rehearse beginning/intermediate-solo and beginning/intermediate-ensemble bassoon repertoire for performance using a beginning/intermediate-level understanding of music literacy.
  • Demonstrate stylistic distinctions in beginning/intermediate-solo and beginning/intermediate bassoon repertoire to accurately interpret music in performance.
  • Demonstrate a beginning/intermediate-level understanding of the bassoon to continue to improve as a performer.
  • Meet learning outcomes specific to this project as mutually agreed upon by the student and instructor in advance through a written learning contract, and as appropriate to the credit awarded for this course.

Aspirational Goals

Public performance of assigned repertoire demonstrating solid technique, musicianship and proper performance practice (minimum of two area recitals in addition to final performance).

Sightread excerpts of beginning level repertory.

Participation in final recital and jury.

Successful completion of material assigned by private instructor.

Course Activities and Design

The material for the course will be presented in a one-on-one hands-on format.

Students will be required to perform in a final student recital and must pass
a performance jury at the end of every term before moving on to the next term of study.

Students are expected to participate in chamber ensembles and are required to perform a minimum of two times per term in the weekly music performance area recitals.

Students will demonstrate good tone production, solid technique, rhythmic precision, proper
performance practice, good musicianship and perform scales and arpeggios at required tempi.

Students will learn and perform from memory representative works from
contrasting styles and eras.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Methods used to evaluate student progress and the criteria for assigning a course grade should be made clear by the instructor at the beginning of the course.  The individual instructor will determine the method of assessment.  Assessment methods may include:

  • Qualitative and/or quantitative examinations
  • Weekly performance assignments
  • Final performance evaluation

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

First Year Required Materials:

  • Fundamentals:  Tone production, beginning reed making and bassoon maintenance
  • Technique: Scales: all major scales in two octaves with arpeggios, harmonic minor scales Chromatic scales in  three octaves
  • Sight reading
  • Studies: choose from Weissenborn, Complete Method for Bassoon; Milde,  Concert Studies Vol. I and II; Orefici,  Melodic Studies; K.Pivonka,  Little Etudes for Bassoon and Virtuoso Studies; Jancourt, 26 Melodic Studies; E.Ozi, 42 Caprices; U. Bertoni, 12 Studies; E. Bozza, Daily Studies; M. Bitsh, Vinct Etudes
  • Orchestral excerpts as selected by instructor
  • Suggested Repertoire:  Devienne: Sonata in F Major, Op. 24, no. 3, Sonata in g minor, Op. 24, no. 5, Concerto in C;  Edward Elgar, Romance, op.62; Galliard, Suite no. 1; Johann Wilhelm Hertel, Concerto in a minor; Kurt Hessenberg, Divertimento op.71; William Martin Yeates Hurlstone, Sonata in F; Gordon Jacob, Four Sketches for Bassoon and Piano; Kozeluh, Concerto in C major, ed. Sharrow; Burrill Phillips, Concert Piece; Senaille, Allegro Spiritoso; Ludwig Spohr, Adagio for Bassoon and Piano, Karl Stamitz, Concerto in F; Telemann, Sonata in f minor, any concerto by Vivaldi