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Course Number:
MUP 283A
Course Title:
Applied Music/Clarinet II - First Term
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Course Description

Provides fourth term of individual private clarinet instruction. Develops 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, articulation, musicianship, sight-reading and repertoire. Prerequisites: MUP 183C.

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

Second Year:

  • Demonstrate Idiomatic Clarinet Tone in all Registers, Staccato Articulation
  • Major and Minor (Harmonic and Melodic) Scales/Arpeggios (3 octaves)
  • Perform pieces from at least two different Historical Eras
  • Ability to adjust reeds
  • Sight Reading First Year Level Material
  • Appearance on a Recital

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)

Second Year Required Materials:

  • Tone Production:  Long Tones, Legato Exercises, Scales, 5th  & Octave Exercises.
  • Fingering Technique:  Baerman – Third Division;  Cavallini – Caprices
  • Articulation:  Klose – 45 Articulation Studies
  • Phrasing/Musicianship: Rose – 32 Etudes;  Thurston – Passage Studies, Vol.II
  • Suggested Repertoire:  Classic/Early Romantic Concertos (Crusell, Mozart, Weber); Sonatas, Character Pieces (Gade, Wanhal, Hindemith)