Brass

Courses

Jacobs School Bulletin

2013-2014
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The following courses are offered by the Band Department. Please check with the department for a list of offerings each semester. The letter "P" identifies those courses that have prerequisites.

For Brass Performance Study courses (lessons, masterclass, and recitals), please click here.

MUS  E509 - Horn Pedagogy

Observation of two private lessons per week taught by major teachers. Term paper required.

MUS  E510 - Trumpet Pedagogy

Observation of two private lessons per week taught by major teachers. Term paper required.

MUS  E511 - Trombone Pedagogy

Observation of two private lessons per week taught by major teachers. Term paper required.

MUS  E512 - Tuba Pedagogy

Observation of two private lessons per week taught by major teachers. Term paper required.

MUS  M559 - Brass Seminar

Guided research in the history, bibliography, and pedagogy of brass instruments.

MUS  M641 - Brass Literature I

Teaching materials for horn, trumpet, trombone, euphonium, and tuba. Elementary and advanced exercises, etudes, methods for class and private instruction, clef and transposition studies, and orchestral repertoire. Survey of sources providing announcement and evaluation of new materials.

MUS  M642 - Brass Literature II

Solo and chamber music literature for horn, trumpet, trombone, euphonium, and tuba. Development of brass instruments and literature from Renaissance to the present. Survey of sources providing announcement and evaluation of new materials.

MUS  U506 - Historical Brass Instrument Design and Construction

The course will consist of a three-hour laboratory session each week, supplemented by independent research projects that will demand additional time appropriate to a 3-credit course. The laboratory portion of the course will consist of the construction of a reproduction of a historical brass instrument, using methods and tools consistent with those used in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.