Course: MUSC 1656Division
: Fine Arts, Comm, and New MediaDepartment
: Private Brass ISemester Approved
: Summer 2019Five-Year Review Semester
: Spring 2025End Semester
: Spring 2025Catalog Description
: This course provides students with individual brass instruction. Private instruction is required for music majors each semester during college. Music majors receive 1 hour private lessons, and non-majors receive 1/2 hour private lessons. This course develops a student's technical, interpretive, sight reading, pedagogical, and improvisational skills. Students also learn about their instrument in the context of history and repertoire. A jury is required at the end of the semester for students enrolled in 1 hour private lessons. Semesters Offered
: Fall, SpringCredit/Time Requirement
: Credit: 1; Lecture: 1; Lab: 0Justification
: Private instruction is required each semester a student is enrolled as a music major. Courses of this type are taught at all USHE institutions. Student Learning Outcomes:
Students will maintain a practice journal. This outcome will be assessed through the weekly review of the student's practice journal.
Students will demonstrate characteristic tone. This outcome will be assessed through student performance at lessons., recitals and the end of semester jury.
Students will demonstrate technique appropriate for first year study. This outcome will be assessed through student performance at lessons, recitals, and the end of semester jury.
Students will demonstrate musical expressivity in performance. This outcome will be assessed through student performance at lessons, recitals, and the end of semester jury. Content:
1. Practice Journal Reflection and Documentation2. Correct Posture and Playing Position3. Development of Dynamic Ranges4. Study of major and minor scales and arpeggios5. Study of method books and etudes appropriate for the student's level6. Study of solo literature appropriate for 1st year study7. Instruction in performance practice appropriate to stylistic periods.8. Development of performance technique, including memorization, stage deportment, and anxiety management9. Improvisation techniques Key Performance Indicators:
Practice Journal Submissions 10 to 30%
Weekly Participation 20 to 30%
Recital Performances 10 to 15%
Jury 30 to 40%Representative Text and/or Supplies:
Materials as selected by the instructor. Pedagogy Statement:
This course is delivered via a combination of direct instruction, mentoring, and modeling. Instructional Mediums:
LectureMaximum Class Size
: 1Optimum Class Size