Trombone Handbook

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TROMBONE STUDIO HANDBOOK 2014 – 2015 Academic Year

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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



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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,

Dr. Frye



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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: 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.



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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



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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.



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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] Website:

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.



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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

All Semesters

All Semesters

All Semesters

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


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Practice Hours    


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.  




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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.



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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.

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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.



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Four-­‐Year  General  Trombone  Curriculum    

Freshman  Year      

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  



Barat,     Blazhevich  

Andante  et  Allegro   Concerto  in  Db    

Beaucamp   Fetter  

Corelli   David   Grafe  

Sonata  in  F  Major   Concertino   Concerto  

Galliard/Marx   Hindemith,     Ostrander  


Morceau  Symphonique  


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

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Sophomore  Year  

    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                



Trombone  Handbook    

Junior  Year  

    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)  




Trombone  Handbook    

Senior  Year  

    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  



Trombone  Handbook    

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




Trombone  Handbook    

Student Progression Record Name _________________________________________ Entry Semester/Year _________

Projected Graduation Semester /Year _________








8th (non Ed majors only)



Trombone  Handbook    

UTMBones Semester Summary

Name: ___________________________________

Semester: ____________________

Semester Repertoire Etudes:

Solo Repertoire: Orchestral Excerpts:

Ensemble Assignment (Circle all that apply) Concert Band

Jazz Band

Wind Ensemble


Marching Band

Trombone Choir

Recital Hour and Studio Class Performances Performance 1: Performance 2:

Clinics/Masterclasses/Guest Artists

Community and Professional Performances/Workshops Given



Trombone Quartet

Trombone  Handbook    

UT Martin Trombone Studio Final Grade Sheet – Applied Lessons Student ________________________

Semester ____________

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: ________

Grade Scale:






4.0 -3.6

3.5 -3.2

3.1 -2.8

2.7 - 2.4

Below 2.4

Instructor Signature ___________________________




Trombone  Handbook    

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  








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Trombone  Handbook    

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