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Course Number:
MUP 290B
Course Title:
Applied Music/Tuba II - Second Term
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Course Description

Provides fifth term of individual private tuba instruction. Develops intermediate/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 tuba. Prerequisites: MUP 290A.

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/advanced-solo and intermediate/advanced-ensemble tuba repertoire using an understanding of intermediate/advanced musicianship and performance etiquette.
  • Prepare and rehearse intermediate/advanced-solo and intermediate/advanced-ensemble tuba repertoire for performance using an intermediate/advanced-level understanding of music literacy.
  • Demonstrate stylistic distinctions in intermediate/advanced-solo and intermediate/advanced-ensemble tuba repertoire to accurately interpret music in performance.
  • Demonstrate an intermediate/advanced-level understanding of the tuba 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 continued development of tuba basics: acceptable tone production and articulation skills; embouchure development
  • Major, whole tone, harmonic and melodic minor scales and arpeggios in varied tempi, dynamics, and articulations over the full range of the oboe
  • Perform pieces such as Barat, Introduction and Dance or comparable solo literature
  • 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:

  • Fundamentals: Acceptable tone production and articulation skills; basic embouchure development
  • Tone Production:  All  major and minor (natural, harmonic, melodic) scales in two octaves, sixteenth notes, quarter note = 60; select from memory
  • Technique: Select from Arban Complete Method for the Tuba (Young/Jacobs); Bai Lin, Lip Flexibilities for all Brass Instruments;  Blazhevich, 70 Studies for Tuba, Vol. II; Concone/Jacobs, Legato Etudes for Tuba; Rochut/Bordogni, Melodious Etudes, Vol. I;  Snedecor, Low Etudes for Tuba; Kuehn, 28 Advanced Studies
  • Suggested Repertoire:  Barat, Introduction and Dance or comparable solo literature