CCOG for MUP 189A Summer 2024

Course Number:
MUP 189A
Course Title:
Applied Music/Baritone I - First Term
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Course Description

Provides first term of individual private baritone instruction. Develops elementary-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 baritone.

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 elementary-solo and elementary-ensemble baritone repertoire using an understanding of elementary musicianship and performance etiquette.
  • Prepare and rehearse elementary-solo and elementary-ensemble baritone repertoire for performance using an elementary-level understanding of music literacy.
  • Demonstrate stylistic distinctions in elementary-solo and elementary-ensemble baritone repertoire to accurately interpret music in performance.
  • Demonstrate an elementary-level understanding of the baritone 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 elementary level repertory.

Participation in final recital and jury.

Successful completion of material assigned by private instructor.

Course Activities and Design

The following skills are to be achieved to successfully meet the minimum requirement

(“C” or “Pass”) for the course:

            First Year:

  • Demonstrate euphonium basics, including tone production and breath support
  • 12 major and natural minor scales, 1 octave,  two octave chromatic scale; major and minor arpeggios
  • Selected studies and solo repertoire
  • Orchestral excerpts
  • Sight Reading College Entrance Level Material
  • Appearance on a recital or jury

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 and breath support
  • Technique: 12 major and natural minor scales, 1 octave,  two octave chromatic scale; major and minor arpeggios
  • Studies: choose from Tyrell, 40 Progresve  Studies; Bordgoni-Rochut Melodius Etudes (Trombone), Vol. 1; Arban, Complete Method for Trumpet; Fink, From Treble to Bass Clef; Voxman, Selected Studies
  • Orchestral excerpts: Holst, The Planets; Mahler, Symphony no. 7 Strauss, Ein Heldenleben and Don Quixote; Grainger, Early One Morning; Mussorgsky, Bydlo; Janacek, Sinfonietta
  • Suggested Repertoire: Barat, Introduction and Dance; Telemann, Sonata in f minor Vaughn Williams; Romanza from Concerto for Tuba or Six Studies in English Folksongs; Clarke, Beautiful Colorado