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Course Number:
MUP 188B
Course Title:
Applied Music/Trombone
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Course Description

Provides individual private trombone instruction. Develops applied performance skills at the music major/minor level. Covers repertory and technique methods drawn from classical and/or jazz traditions. Includes training in performance practice and stylistic interpretation through focus on tone production, technique, articulation, sight-reading and other aspects of musicianship as applied to trombone performance. Prerequisites: MUP 188A.

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

  • Use an understanding of beginning musicianship and performance etiquette to prepare and rehearse basic solo trombone repertory.
  • Use an understanding of beginning music literacy to prepare and rehearse basic solo trombone repertory for performance.
  • Use a beginning understanding of stylistic distinctions in basic solo trombone repertory to accurately interpret music in performance.
  • Use a beginning understanding of the trombone to continue to improve as a performer.

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 basic 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

Public music performance of material covered in lessons.

Completion of music jury at the end of the term - featuring qualitative and quantitative demonstration.

Attendance and participation in applied performance sessions.

Participation and preparation of material assigned during lessons.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

  1. First Year Required Materials:

    • Fundamentals: Posture, Breathing, Embouchure, Intonation.

    • Tone Production: Remington – Warm-up Exercises

    • Technique: Major, minor scales and arpeggios (triads and sevenths)

    • Clef Study: Fink – Introducing the Tenor and Alto Clefs

    • Articulation: Fink - Studies in Legato

    • Study Materials: Rochut – Melodious Etudes for Trombone, Bk. 1

      Arban – Famous Method

    • Suggested Repertoire: Galliard – Six Sonatas; Sanders – Sonata in Eb;

      Barat- Andante et Allegro; Roparts – Andante and Allegro; Saint-Saens –

      Cavatine; Rimsky-Korsakov – Concerto for Trombone.

    • Demonstrate good legitimate trombone sound

    • Major scales and arpeggios are to be played two octaves from memory

    • Ability to perform some of the suggested repertoire pieces

    • Sight Reading College Entrance Level Material