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Course Number:
MUP 285C
Course Title:
Applied Music/Bassoon II - Third Term
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Course Description

Provides sixth term of individual private bassoon instruction. Develops advanced-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 285B.

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 advanced-solo and advanced-ensemble bassoon repertoire using an understanding of advanced musicianship and performance etiquette.
  • Prepare and rehearse advanced-solo and advanced-ensemble bassoon repertoire for performance using an advanced-level understanding of music literacy.
  • Demonstrate stylistic distinctions in advanced-solo and advanced-ensemble bassoon repertoire to accurately interpret music in performance.
  • Demonstrate an advanced-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 advanced 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)

  • Fundamentals: Tone production, reed making and bassoon maintenance
  • Sight reading
  • Technique: All major scales for 2 and 3 octaves in 16th notes, all three versions of minor scales for 2 octaves;
  • Studies: select from J. B. Gambaro, 18 Studies;  Carl Jacobi, 6 Caprices;  Eugene Jancourt, 26 Melodic Studies;  Simon Kovar, 24 Daily Exercises;  Ludwig Milde: 25 Studies in Scales and Chords; Alberto Orefici, 20 Melodic Studies; Fernand Oubradous, Studies for the Bassoon, volumes 1-3; New Weissenborn Method for the Bassoon; Weissenborn, 60 Advanced Studies
  • Orchestral Excerpts: selected by instructor
  • Suggested Repertoire:  Bach, Six Suites for Solo Cello; Besozzi, Sonata, ed. Waterhouse; Boismortier, Sonata in g minor; Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Sonata, op.130;  William Davis, Sonata;  Devienne, Sonata in F Major, Op. 24, no. 3, or Sonata in g minor, Op. 24, no. 5; Farkas, Sonate Romantique; Fasch, Sonata;  Glenn Gould, Sonata; Hindemith, Sonata; Kozeluh, Concerto in C major; M Osborne, Rhapsody for Bassoon; Burrill Phillips, Concert Piece; Still, Songs for Bassoon and Piano; Telemann, Sonata in f minor; Villa-Lobos, Ciranda Das Sete Notas; Vivaldi: Concerto in a minor, Concerto in F major, Concerto in g minor; Weber, Concerto in F major