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Course Number:
MUP 289A
Course Title:
Applied Music/Baritone II - First Term
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Course Description

Provides fourth term of individual private baritone 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, applied knowledge, sight-reading, and other aspects of musicianship as applied to the baritone. Prerequisites: MUP 189C.

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 baritone repertoire using an understanding of intermediate musicianship and performance etiquette.
  • Prepare and rehearse intermediate-solo and intermediate-ensemble baritone repertoire for performance using an intermediate-level understanding of music literacy.
  • Demonstrate stylistic distinctions in intermediate-solo and intermediate-ensemble baritone repertoire to accurately interpret music in performance.
  • Demonstrate an intermediate-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 beginning/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 continued development of euphonium basics, including tone production and breath support
  • all major, natural, harmonic and melodic minor scales; three octave chromatic scale; dom7 and diminished 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)

Second year required materials

  • Fundamentals: Tone production and breath support
  • Technique:  all major, natural, harmonic and melodic minor scales; three octave chromatic scale; dom7 and diminished arpeggios
  • Studies: choose from: Bordgoni-Rochut Melodius Etudes (Trombone) Vol. 1; Arban, Complete Method for Trumpet; Schlossbert, Daily Drills and Technical Studies; Fink, Introducing Tenor Clef; Tyrrell, Advanced Studies (Tuba); Clarke-Gordon, Technical Studies for Trumpet
  • Orchestral Excerpts: same as first year
  • Suggested Repertoire:  Handel, Concerto in F minor; Capuzzi, Andante and Rondo; Barat, Andante and Allegro; Clarke, From the Shores of the Mighty Pacific or Southern Cross; Mantia, All Those Endearing Young Charms; Frackenpohl, Sonata; Innaconne, Night Song; Kryzwicki, Ballade; Marcello, Sonatas for Cello; Hartley, Two Pieces