TROMBONE STUDIO HANDBOOK 2014 – 2015 Academic Year
Table of Contents
Welcome ....................................................................................................................... 3
General Information ................................................................................................ 4
Course Numbers ........................................................................................................ 6
Applied Lessons ......................................................................................................... 7
Required Equipment & Texts .............................................................................. 8
Performance Requirements ................................................................................ 10
VII. Practice Hours .......................................................................................................... 11 VIII. Jury Examinations ................................................................................................. 13 IX.
Recitals ........................................................................................................................ 15
Grading ....................................................................................................................... 17
Four Year General Trombone Curriculum .................................................. 18
XII. Forms and Documents .......................................................................................... 22 Grading Rubric for Applied Study Student Progression Record UTMBones Semester Summary Final Lessons Grade Sheet Brass Area Jury Form Semester Repertoire Record
Welcome Welcome to the Trombone Studio at the University of Tennessee at Martin! Becoming a member of the UTMBones is one step in a lengthy journey that will prepare you for a successful future as a musician. This handbook will help you become familiar with many specific policies, goals, and responsibilities as a trombonist at UTM. Music is a discipline that requires a substantial amount of work, time, and dedication. You will find, however, that music is also one of the most rewarding fields you could choose as a profession. Student success is our mission as faculty members, and as such, we will provide students with the skills necessary to take the next step forward in life. Whether you plan to be a performer, teacher, band director, church instrumentalist, or jazz musician, at UTM you will be given the tools to succeed in any facet of your musical life. The trombone program at the University of Tennessee at Martin is designed to be a comprehensive approach to the study and performance of literature in all styles and idioms of music. The trombone curriculum is designed to develop musicianship, artistry, and technical proficiency. It is no secret that the cost of college is substantial, even at a relatively inexpensive school such as the University of Tennessee at Martin. Whether you, your parents, or a scholarship pay your tuition, make no mistake-it will be one of the largest investments of your entire life. You can make this investment pay off, or you can waste the money-the choice is yours. The goal of the trombone program is to provide professional-level experiences and opportunities for students that will foster growth through self-discipline, diligence, and creativity. Successful students will embrace challenges and learn from their mistakes. These experiences, among others, will guide you towards a passion for life-long learning that will, in turn, lead to a rewarding career. Welcome,
General Information Contact Appointments for assistance from Dr. Frye can be made in person or via phone/email using the following contact information: Office: 237 Fine Arts Phone: 731.881.3403 E-mail: [email protected]
Facilities Each of the rooms listed below (Except the Locker Room) can be reserved by completing a blue Room Reservation Form. The form can be obtained from the copy room next door to the Music Office. Students can check room availability by visiting: http://www.utm.edu/departments/music/calendars.php Band Hall – FA 136 DO NOT leave instruments or equipment (Music, mutes, etc.) in this room. It is often open outside of rehearsals, so keep your personal items in your locker. Bill and Roberta Blankenship Recital Hall – FA 122 This room currently serves as the Department of Music’s primary performance venue, so rehearsals in this space will be limited. If you use this space, be certain to place all items (Chairs, stands, pianos, etc.) back in their original position before leaving the room. DO NOT leave instruments or equipment (Music, mutes, etc.) in this room. Chamber Music Room – FA 224 The Chamber Music Room is intended for rehearsals of small ensembles, though personal practice is also permitted, though ensemble rehearsals take priority. You may not utilize this space when a recital or performance is taking place in the Recital Hall below. DO NOT leave instruments or equipment (Music, mutes, etc.) in this room. Locker Room – FA 135?? Access to the Locker Room is restricted to music students and access is granted only by using your Skyhawk card. At the beginning of each year, students will be assigned a locker. Students must provide their own locks, and it is strongly encouraged that you have a lock and that you keep your locker secured whenever you are not using it. Keep all of your personal items INSIDE your lockers-not on floor or in another part of the Fine Arts Building. Classrooms – FA 244, 245, & 246 Classrooms may be utilized for ensemble rehearsals or personal practice; however, these spaces are first and foremost educational spaces. If there are classes occurring in other classrooms, do not use these spaces for rehearsal. DO NOT leave instruments or equipment (Music, mutes, etc.) in this room.
Trombone Handbook Equipment & Facilities Rules: • Never borrow any UTM instrument for personal use without the permission of Dr. Frye • If you use a UTM instrument, take good care of it. • Do not loan out UTM equipment to anyone, as you do not personally own it • An equipment checkout form is available from Sherry Adams or Dr. Oelrich. • You may NOT grant access to our facility to non-UTM personnel. Borrow Book Each trombone student will have a page in Dr. Frye’s Borrow Book. The Borrow Book allows Dr. Frye to have a record of any temporary lending of music and/or equipment to students with his permission. All items borrowed must be returned in satisfactory condition. Failure to return items borrowed will result in the holding of grades until the item is returned or the student replaces the item.
Course Numbers Applied Lessons The table below explains how the three-digit numbering system for applied lessons works in the brass area: FIRST NUMERAL 1xx – Lower Division 2xx – Lower Division 3xx – Upper Division 4xx – Upper Division
SECOND NUMERAL x1x – Trombone x2x – Baritone Horn x3x – Tuba x8x – Trumpet x9x – French Horn
THIRD NUMERAL xx1 – Music Minors & Non-majors xx2 – Music Education & Bachelor of Arts xx3 – Music Pedagogy xx4 – Music Performance
Applied Trombone Course Numbers MUAP 211 – Lower Division Music Minor & Non-major lessons MUAP 212 – Lower Division Music Education & Bachelor of Arts lessons MUAP 214 – Lower Division Music Performance & Pedagogy lessons MUAP 412 – Upper Division Music Education & Bachelor of Arts lessons MUAP 413 – Upper Division Pedagogy lessons MUAP 414 – Upper Division Music Performance lessons Recital Course Numbers MUAP 395 – Junior Recital – Performance majors only - sign up in lieu of lessons; Education majors sign up for MUAP 412 MUAP 495 – Senior Recital – All trombone majors – sign up in lieu of lessons Trombone Choir MUEN 368 – Chamber Music – Section number may change each semester Additional Courses for Pedagogy Majors MUS 337 – Instrumental Literature I MUS 338 – Instrumental Literature II MUS 366 – Instrumental Pedagogy MUS 367 – Instrumental Pedagogy MUS 466 – Practicum in Instrumental Teaching
Applied Lessons Prerequisite(s) Successful Department of Music audition, permission of the applied instructor, and successful results on all barrier exams (For upper division)
Format Students will have weekly applied lessons. Music major: 1-2 credit hours for a one-hour lesson each week Music minor: 1 credit hour for one thirty-minute lesson each week Elective/Secondary Students: 1 credit hour for one thirty-minute lesson each week
Attendance Attendance at weekly lessons is mandatory. In case of illness or emergency, the student should contact the instructor by phone or by e-mail as soon as possible. A lesson cancelled due to severe illness or emergency with 24-hour advance notice may be rescheduled. Absences without notification are not acceptable and can result in a failure (F) for that lesson. Three unexcused absences will result in an “F” for the course. Lessons cancelled by the instructor will be rescheduled.
Studio/Brass Class The trombone studio holds weekly Studio Class from 12:00-12:50 pm each Wednesday. The first Wednesday of each month, all brass studios come together for Brass Class. Locations for Studio/Brass Class will be posted within the first two weeks of classes. Attendance at Studio/Brass Class is mandatory for performance and education majors unless excused in advance by the instructor. Attendance at brass area recitals, concerts and special events is highly recommended and may be required by the instructor
Practice The student’s progress is evaluated in the applied music lessons throughout the semester. The amount of expected practice time may vary, but in general a one-credit hour lesson should require a minimum of two hours of practice per day, two credit hours of study should require three or four hours of practice per day.
Lesson Recording Students may record their lessons with the permission of the applied instructor. The teacher also reserves the right to audio- or video-record any lesson he or she deems appropriate.
Scales Scale examinations will be administered at the end of each semester of applied study, usually during the last week of classes.
E-Mail/Social All students are expected to utilize their UTM e-mail and should check messages on a daily basis for communications regarding meetings, lessons, and other brass-related matters. Students should also have a Facebook account and be a member of the UTMBones closed Facebook group. News and announcements will be posted on the closed group, and students are expected to check the group each day and enable notifications from the group.
Required Equipment & Texts Acquiring the necessary equipment for trombone study is the responsibility of each student. A professional quality instrument s necessary to properly study and perform solo and ensemble music. For a serious student, collecting equipment begins early in one’s career and will more than likely continue throughout his or her professional life. If you are going to buy something, make it the best – a good piece of equipment is an investment and will last a lifetime. Some student find it practical to give their family and relatives a catalog to use for gift ideas at birthdays and holidays. There are several merchants that you can use to procure items, but Hickey’s Music is my vendor of choice: Hickeys Music:
104 Adams Street Ithaca, NY 14850 Phone: 1-800-HICKEYS (1.800.442.5397) Email: [email protected]
Required Instruments/Equipment • Professional quality trombone with F-attachment (F & G-flat attachments for bass trombonists) and mouthpiece • A metronome – either a traditional metronome capable of subdivision that can be used with headphones or an equivalent application on your smart phone • A tuner – either a traditional stand-alone tuner capable of discriminating pitch from A=438 to 442 or an equivalent application on our smart phone. (iPhone users: the Tonal Energy app is the suggested application for ios devices) • Dress for UTM Trombone Choir performances will black long sleeved shirt/blouse, black slacks/skirt, and black dress shoes (No athletic shoes!). Most large ensembles in the Department of Music as you to provide a black tuxedo/black dress for concert performances as well. • Freshman and sophomores will have to pay for their own accompanist for jury and recital performances until they pass into upper division. Required Trombone Texts Other texts than the ones listed below may be assigned, please consult Dr. Frye BEFORE purchasing!
Tenor Trombone • Complete Vocalises, – Bordogni/Mulcahy • Warm Up Studies – Remington/Hunsberger • The Musician’s Practice Planner – Molto Music
Trombone Handbook Bass Trombone • New Method for the Modern Bass Trombone – Aharoni • 70 Progressive Studies for the Modern Bass Trombonist – Gillis • Warm Up Studies – Remington/Hunsberger • The Musician’s Practice Planner – Molto Music Other Required Texts • Mastering the Trombone – Kleinhammer/Yeo • The Savvy Musician – David Cutler • Working Towards Excellence – Paul Buyer Other Required Items • Active membership in the International Trombone Association (ITA) These are minimum requirements. Most trombone students will acquire more instruments and accessories during their years in college. During the course of each semester, students should plan on purchasing additional music, texts, and accessories as necessary as well as paying accompanist fees. Try to budget $150 to $250 per semester for such expenditures.
Performance Requirements This section details the performance obligations you have while you are a member of the UTMBones:
Weekly Practice Recital Hour Performances* Trombone Choir Jazz Band Concerto Competition Entry
MINORS 7 Hours Per Week 1 on Recital Hour
MUSIC ED/BA 10 Hours 1 on Recital Hour
PEDAGOGY 15 Hours 2 on Recital Hour
PERFORMANCE 15 Hours 2 on Recital Hour
All Semesters in Lessons Optional Optional
4 semesters min. Optional
6 semesters min. 1 Year
6 semesters min. Every Year
*The instructor has the option to waive the Recital Hour performance requirement for first semester freshmen.
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For more information on practice hours, see the Practice Hours section of this handbook. Recital Hour performances should be scheduled as soon as possible. Recital Hour is only 50 minutes long, and performance space becomes incredible limited later in the semester. Students in applied trombone lessons are required to participate in Trombone Choir, unless excused by Dr. Frye. Students who wish to enter the concerto competition will have to secure their own accompanists
All students enrolled in applied trombone lessons (Trombone majors & minors) are required to practice. All practice hours must occur between Monday and Friday, and must be completed in the practice rooms (Or Chamber Room, Band Hall, or Recital Hall if approved by Dr. Frye). Trombone Practice Amounts: • Performance/Pedagogy Majors – Three (3) hours each weekday • Music Education Majors/Bachelor of Arts – Two (2) hours each weekday • Music Minors & Elective – Five (5) hours each five-‐day week (M-‐F) Establishing Practice Hours: To establish practice hours, students will complete and submit a written schedule of the times they intend to practice during the first week of classes. I will post a notice on my office door indicating when practice hours will begin, so check often! Practice Hour Rules: Students are allowed to move practice hours to another time during THE SAME DAY. Submit a 3x5 index card to my mailbox with the following information: 1. Today’s Date 2. The time of the rescheduled practice hour 3. The time of the original practice hour 4. Your name and signature (Legible, please!) Students are allowed one (1) hour each day for trombone quartet rehearsal and three (3) hours each week for duet practice; however, you must submit an index card stating when and with whom you are playing. If you attend a Jackson, Paducah, Memphis, or Nashville Symphony performance, it will count as one entire day of practice. Submit an index card stating your intent to see the performance and deliver the original ticket stub to my mailbox following the performance. Only one concert per semester is allowed. If you have to miss a practice hour, I must have a note in my box BEFORE missing practice hours. If there is no index card in my box, a missed practice hour will be recorded. You will be allowed to miss practice hours for sickness or emergencies during the semester. These events need to be documented as possible. If you are sick, a doctor’s note will excuse you from missed practice hours.
Trombone Handbook Grading: Grace Period -‐ Each student is given a “grace period” before practice hours begin to affect the final grade. These are built-‐in hours that do not have to be made up. Grace periods are as follows: 1. Performance degree students – you are allowed to miss three (3) hours and make up three (3) hours per semester. 2. Music Education degree students – you are allowed to miss two (2) hours and make up two (2) hours per semester. 3. Music Minors & Electives – you are allowed to miss two (2) hours and make up two (2) hours per semester. You will be allowed to make up missed practice hours at a rate of two hours for every hour of missed practice time at the end of the semester. After missing the maximum allowable amount of practice hours, your grade will be lowered one letter grade for every two practice hours missed. Example: If a performance major missed eight (8) hours during the semester, the practice grade for that semester will be a “B” (Assuming all make-‐up hours are completed): Total Hours Missed 8 Grace Period Hours (3) -‐3 Maximum Made Up (3) -‐3 Total Missed 2 = Semester Practice Grade is “B” **As stated in the Grading Policy, practice hours will count as 30% of the final lesson grade.
Jury Examinations All brass music majors at the University are required to perform a jury examination at the end of each semester. In addition to this, students must also perform a Scale Jury each semester. During the fourth semester of private study, students will perform a jury for admission to Upper Division, which will take the place of the Semester Jury. Music minors and elective students will jury at the discretion of their applied instructor. End of Semester Juries The End of Semester Jury is a performance exam of approximately ten minutes (20 minutes for Music Performance Majors) for the Brass Faculty. Brass Juries will take place during finals week of each semester. The location, time, and sign-up sheet will be on the board outside Dr. Gorman’s studio. Students performing a degree recital are not required to perform a jury examination during the semester of their recital. A recital hearing will be held in lieu of the jury exam (See Recital Hearing Guidelines). Jury repertoire and comment sheets will be kept in the student's personal file in the Department of Music office. Advancement to upper division will be determined by a consensus of the attending jury members. Scale Juries All brass majors enrolled in applied lessons are REQUIRED to perform a scale jury each semester. Scale Juries will be held each semester during the last week of classes. A signup sheet will be posted well in advance of the Scale Jury date. Scale Jury Requirements: Semester 1 – Major Scales, 2 octaves with arpeggios by memory Semester 2 – Natural Minor Scales, 2 octaves with arpeggios by memory (Major scales and arpeggios may also be asked) Semester 3 – Harmonic Minor Scales, 2 Octaves with arpeggios by memory (Major & natural minor scales and arpeggios may also be asked) Semester 4 (Barrier Exam) – Major & all forms of minor (Natural, Harmonic, & Melodic) Scales (48), 2 octaves with arpeggios by memory Subsequent Semesters – Content will be determined by instructor.
Trombone Handbook Grading: Scale Juries will be graded on a pass/fail basis. Students who fail the Scale Jury will have their Semester Jury grade reduced by one full letter grade. The grade will be determined by the consensus of the brass faculty. Students will be graded on mastery of the scales they are asked to play. Students may restart once if needed, after that, they must play the remaining scales on the first attempt. • Non-Barrier Scale Jury – Students will be asked to play five scales by memory. You must successfully perform four of the five scales to pass the exam. • Scale Barrier Jury – Completion of the barrier jury is required for admission into upper division and will be performed at the conclusion of the fourth semester of applied study. Students will be asked to play ten scales chosen from the major, natural, harmonic, and melodic minor scales by memory and must successfully perform eight of the ten scales to pass the exam. o Students will have three chances to pass the barrier exam. Upon failing the barrier exam a third time, the student will be removed from the Department of Music degree program. Upper Division Examination Before registering for applied lessons at the 300 and 400 levels, music majors must pass an Upper Division Examination. This examination is administered at the end of the fourth semester of applied study and is performed for the full brass faculty. Students must exhibit an acceptable characteristic sound with good intonation, rhythmic stability, range, endurance, etc. in performance. This exam may be taken no more than three (3) times. After three unsuccessful attempts, the student will be ineligible to continue in his/her current degree program.
Recitals Enrollment in Applied Study Students must be enrolled in Junior Recital (MUAP 395) or Senior Recital (MUAP 495) during the semester during which they perform a junior or senior recital. Enrollment in these courses will take the place of applied lessons during the recital semester. Music Education students wishing to perform a Junior Recital must have the permission of Dr. Frye and be registered for upper division applied lessons (MUAP 412), not Junior Recital (MUAP 395). Location Recitals must take place in public spaces in Martin, TN, must be open to the public, and be approved by the student’s major professor. On campus performance venues are preferred. Date Recitals ordinarily take place during the fall or spring semesters. All students performing recitals should choose a date that is mutually agreed upon by both the student and their major applied professor. Once a date has been chosen, it is the responsibility of the student to complete and submit a blue Event Registration form to the music department secretary. Hearing Students must pass a pre-recital hearing for all degree recitals. Non-degree recitals may also require a hearing; however, this is at the discretion of the brass faculty. Recital hearings are performed for the brass faculty and are to be accompanied. The Recital Preview form must be signed by attending faculty and returned to the music department secretary with a copy of the program attached. Arranging the hearing time with the committee and staff accompanist is the responsibility of the student. Hearing Date The Recital Hearing must take place no less than two weeks (14 days) prior to the scheduled recital date, and will be performed for the entire brass faculty. If one or more faculty members are unavailable, a recording of the hearing must be made and shared with those faculty members who were unable to attend. Arranging the date of the Recital Hearing with the brass faculty and the student’s accompanist is the responsibility of the student. If a student is deemed unprepared, the recital date will be cancelled and a later date will need to be secured. The student will need to perform another Recital Hearing using the same timeframe listed above. If the brass faculty votes to pass the student, the recital will proceed as planned.
Trombone Handbook Repertoire Recital repertoire is subject to approval by a student’s applied teacher. Appropriate repertoire must be selected and may not be repeated for degree recitals. Grading Degree recitals are graded on a pass or fail basis. The brass faculty will meet following the recital and come to a consensus before the grade is assigned. Length The following are the minimum and maximum number of minutes for degree recitals RECITAL TYPE Junior Recital Senior Recital
MINIMUM 30 min. 40 min.
MAXIMUM 40 min. 50 min.
Required Texts/Materials Students are responsible for supplying their own instrument, music, and study materials each semester, as outlined in the Trombone Studio Handbook. Failure to secure said items in a timely manner will result an in a grade of Incomplete. Students will receive a failing grade for the semester for not maintaining an active membership in the International Trombone Association while enrolled in applied lessons. Recital Hour Studio Master Class/Required Performances Students enrolled in private lessons are required to attend all specially scheduled trombone events including concerts, festivals, dress rehearsals and studio master classes. All education majors must perform a minimum of one time on Recital Hour. All performance majors must perform a minimum of two times on recital hour. Studio class performances will be assigned as needed. All performances must be pre approved by the instructor. These performances will be graded as another lesson. Lesson Grades The final semester grade will be determined from proportions of the following areas: 30% - Practice Hours Students must practice each weekday of the semester, for more information; see the Practice Hours section of the handbook. 25% - Weekly Lessons Each weekly lesson will be graded based on the quality of preparation and the range of material covered. For more information, see the Grading Rubric section of the handbook. 25% - Jury Performance The end of semester jury performance will count as 25% of the final grade for Applied Lessons. Significant and meaningful time, both in the practice room and in rehearsal with your accompanist will be key in performing a successful jury. 10% - Written Assignments (5% each) Students will turn in two written assignments during the course of the semester; one on the Wednesday prior to Spring Break and the second in the last weeks of the semester. Assignments will be graded on content and grammar. 10% - Studio Class/Brass Class/Required recital attendance Trombone students are required to attend all recitals given by their trombone peers as well as designated master classes or guest performances by any visiting artist/clinician during the semester. These dates will be posted well in advance on the Dr. Frye’s bulletin board.
Four-‐Year General Trombone Curriculum
Method & Etude Books: TENOR TROMBONE
Arban Blazhevich Blume/ed. Fink
Aharoni Arban Blazhevich
Bordogni Clarke Fink Kopprasch LaFosse Mantia Remington Schlossberg
Complete Method School for Trombone in Clefs 36 Studies for Trombone with F attachment Melodious Etudes, Vol. 1 Technical Studies Studies in Legato, Introduction to Tenor Clef Sixty Selected Studies, Vol. 1 School of Sight Reading, Bks A & B Trombone Virtuoso Warm-‐Up Studies Daily Drills & Technical Studies 40 Progressive Etudes Selected Studies
Bordogni Gillis Pederson
New Method Complete Method School for Trombone in Clefs Melodious Etudes, Vol. 1
70 Progressive Studies Elementary Etudes for Bass Trombone
Tyrell Voxman Solo Repertoire Examples (Repertoire is not limited to these): TENOR TROMBONE
Andante et Allegro Concerto in Db
Corelli David Grafe
Sonata in F Major Concertino Concerto
Galliard/Marx Hindemith, Ostrander
Marcello Sonate No. 1 Tcherepnine, Vaughan-Williams Pryor Annie Laurie, Starlight, Thoughts of Love Other: All Major and Minor scales to be memorized at M.M.=120
Cortege Variations on Dona Nobis Pacem Six Sonatas Drei Leichte Stuecke Concert Piece in Fugal Style Barcarolle et Chanson Bacchique Andante Six Studies in English Folk Song
Method & Etude Books (Continue from Freshman year and add): TENOR TROMBONE
Bordogni Brown Gale Kopprasch LaFosse Mintzer
Melodious Etudes, Vol. 2 Orchestral Excerpts 24 Jazz Etudes Sixty Selected Studies, Vol. 2 School of Sight Reading, Bk C 14 Blues & Funk Etudes
Bordogni Brown Gillis Knaub Mintzer
Melodious Etudes, Vol. 2 Orchestral Excerpts 20 Etudes Technical Studies: Pi a la Bone 14 Blues & Funk Etudes
40 Advanced Studies for Bb Bass
Sauer Orchestral Etudes Wilson & Viola Chord Studies Solo Repertoire Examples (Repertoire is not limited to these): TENOR TROMBONE
Barat Bernstein Cowell David Larsson Marcello
Andante et Allegro Elegy for Mippy II Hymn and Fuguing Tune Concertino Concertino
Bozza Gotkovsky Hidas Lebedev McCarty
Sonate (Nos. 2-‐6)
McKay Nux Pryor
Sonata Concert Piece Annie Laurie The Tip-‐Topper Concerto
Allegro et Finale Lied Meditation Concerto in One Movement Sonata Praeludium, Chorale, Variation, and Fugue 2 Songs
Rimsky-‐ Korsakov Saint-‐Saëns Cavatine Salzed Piece Concertante Telemann Sonata(s) Weber Romance Other: Orchestral Excerpt Introduction (*See excerpt list); Cultivate sight reading skills
Method & Etude Books (Continue from Sophomore year and add): TENOR TROMBONE
Bitsch Blazhevich Bleger Boutry Bozza Bozza Grey LaFosse
Etudes de Rythme pour Trombone Sequences Caprices 12 Etudes de Perfection 13 Caprice Etudes
Graphismes Plunger Technique School of Sight Reading, Bk D Doodle Studies & Etudes 14 Jazz & Funk Etudes Advanced Etudes Orchestral Test Pieces Jazz Conception
Bordogni Brown Gregoriev Pederson
70 Studies for Tuba, Vol. 1 Melodious Etudes, Vol, 2 Orchestral Excerpts 24 Studies Intermediate Etudes for Bass Trombone Low Register Etudes
McChesney Mintzer Pederson Rosin/Pleyer Snidero Solo Repertoire Examples (Repertoire is not limited to these): TENOR TROMBONE
BASS TROMBONE Albinoni Concerto in Bb (Alto) Hindemith Sonata (Tuba) Berghmans La Femme a Barbe Jacob Cameos Ewazen Sonata Koetsier Allegro Maestoso Grondahl Concert Lieb Concerto Basso Hindemith Sonate McCarty Sonata Jacob Concerto Spillman Concerto Mahler Songs of a Wayfarer Stevens Sonatina Persichetti Parable Wilder Sonata Pryor Blue Bells of Scotland Serocki Sonatina Sulek Sonata Vivaldi Sonata(s) Wagenseil Concerto (Alto) Other: Continue study of standard orchestral excerpts; alto trombone is introduced; begin learning typical alto trombone excerpts and standard solo literature; increase (or establish) involvement in chamber ensembles (Duos, trios, quartets, and quintets)
Method & Etude Books (Continue from Junior year and add): TENOR TROMBONE
Method for Alto Trombone, v. I & II
The Non-Classical Bass Trombonist
Blazhevich Bordogni Bitsch
Sequences for Trombone Melodious Etudes, Vol. 3 Etudes de Rythme pour Trombone Etudes Advanced Studies School of Sight Reading, Bk E 4 Etudes Advanced Slide Technique Twenty Studies Douze Études Variées 20 Jazz Etudes Multiplicity
Blazhevich Bordogni Brown
70 Studies for Tuba, Vol. 2 Melodious Etudes, Vol 3, 8vb Orchestral Excerpts
Shifting Meters Studies
Defaye Kahlia LaFosse
Marstellar Marstellar Maxted Masson Nightengale Nightengale Solo Repertoire Examples (Repertoire is not limited to these): TENOR TROMBONE
Albrechtsberger Concerto (Alto) Bozza Ballade Castérède Sonatine
Fantasie Concertante Sonata for Tuba Suite for Unaccompanied Bass Trombone Defaye/Knaub, Deux Danses Fetter Bass Lines Gregson Tuba Concerto (Ritter-‐) George, Concerto Hartley, Sonata Breve Pilss, Concerto Szollosy 100 Bars for Tom Everett Tomasi, To Be or Not To Be White, Tetra Ergon Castérède, Castérède, Culver
Creston Fantasy Defaye Deux Danses Dorsey Trombonology Haydn Concerto (Alto) Martin Ballade Mozart Concerto (Alto) Pryor Fantastic Polka Rabe Basta! Rota Concerto Tomasi Concerto Other: Continue study of orchestral excerpts; Extended techniques; Graduate School audition material
Grading Rubric for Private Lessons A Tone Quality
Musicality & Expression
Accuracy & Tempo Control
A highly developed concept of tone production. Any inconsistencies are quickly corrected.
Excellent control of most aspects of tone production. Lapses of technique are infrequent and minor.
A good, basic approach to proper technique and tone production. A uniform quality of sound is sometimes hampered by improper technique.
Uncharacteristic instrumental sound is often displayed. Little awareness for the proper technique.
The student has an unexcused absence.
Phrasing is always consistent with sensitivity to the musical style. Artistry is achieved through a clear expressive performance.
A strong rendition of important musical passages with consistent and subtle gradations of nuance.
Although there is an obvious knowledge of the musical components, playing is occasionally mechanical with lapses in style and nuance.
There is little attention given to the fundamentals of dynamics, phrasing, expression, and style.
The student has an unexcused absence.
Mature approach to performance. Complete control of all aspects of rhythm, pitch, tempo and pulse.
Advanced clarity and interpretation of the music. Lapses are infrequent and rarely interfere with the overall performance.
A good, skilled approach to performance. Hesitation and a lack of confidence exist in some areas.
Although some aspects of control are present, the accuracy detracts significantly from the performance.
The student has an unexcused absence.
Outstanding preparation of all assigned material.
Regular outside practice is evident. An advanced understanding of the assigned material is demonstrated.
There is indication of some outside practice, but with little attention to areas of difficulty.
A total lack of preparation is obvious.
The student has an unexcused absence.
Significant progress is demonstrated in primary and secondary areas of focus
Considerable progress is demonstrated in primary area of focus
Moderate progress is demonstrated in primary area of focus
Marginal or insignificant progress is demonstrated in numerous areas
Student does not demonstrate any signs of improvement
Student Progression Record Name _________________________________________ Entry Semester/Year _________
Projected Graduation Semester /Year _________
SEMESTER NOTES 1st
8th (non Ed majors only)
UTMBones Semester Summary
Semester Repertoire Etudes:
Solo Repertoire: Orchestral Excerpts:
Ensemble Assignment (Circle all that apply) Concert Band
Recital Hour and Studio Class Performances Performance 1: Performance 2:
Community and Professional Performances/Workshops Given
UT Martin Trombone Studio Final Grade Sheet – Applied Lessons Student ________________________
Grade Description: GRADE A B C D F
POINTS 4 3 2 1 0
DESCRIPTION Superior work, well exceeds expectations Above expectations Meets expectations Below expectations Failure to meet standards
Semester Grade Summary: Practice Hours (30%): ________ x 0.3 = _______ Weekly Lessons (25%): Semester Average ________ x 0.25 = _______ Jury Grade (25%): ________ x 0.25 = ________ Written Assignments (10%): Average Grade: ________ x 0.1 = ________ Studio Class/Brass Class/Required recital attendance (10%): ________ x 0.1 = ________ Total: ________
Semester Grade: ________
2.7 - 2.4
Instructor Signature ___________________________
UTM Brass Area Jury Sheet Semester: __________________________ NAME: INSTRUMENT: MAJOR PROFESSOR: Selection | Comments: SCALES: PASS/FAIL:_____________________ JURY GRADE: ______ ACCUMULATED CREDIT HOURS: Lower Division ______ Upper Division ______ PROMOTION TO UPPER DIVISION: YES________ NO________ SATISFACTORY PROGRESS TOWARD UPPER DIVISION: YES________ NO________ ATTENDING PROFESSOR: __________________________________________________ SIGNATURE: __________________________________________________
Trombone Handbook The University of Tennessee at Martin Department of Music Applied Music Repertoire Record Full Name_______________________________Major_________________________________________________ 960 #________________________ Lower Division ____ Upper Division ____ Semester: Fall Spring Academic Year: 20_____ -‐ _____ Date of Jury ________________________ Repertoire and Technique Studied
Performed in Recital
__________________________________________________________ Instructor’s Signature Date
UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE AT MARTIN – DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC 108 Fine Arts 16 Mount Pelia Rd. Martin, TN 38238 Phone - 731.881.7402 Fax - 731.881.7415 Email - [email protected]
Website – http://www.utm.edu/music