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TROMBONE

STUDIO
HANDBOOK
2014 2015 Academic Year

Trombone Handbook

Table of Contents

I.

Welcome ....................................................................................................................... 3

II.

General Information ................................................................................................ 4

III.

Course Numbers ........................................................................................................ 6

IV.

Applied Lessons ......................................................................................................... 7

V.

Required Equipment & Texts .............................................................................. 8

VI.

Performance Requirements ................................................................................ 10

VII. Practice Hours .......................................................................................................... 11


VIII. Jury Examinations ................................................................................................. 13
IX.

Recitals ........................................................................................................................ 15

X.

Grading ....................................................................................................................... 17

XI.

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: jfrye3@utm.edu
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 Musics 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.

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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. Fryes 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 students 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 ones 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
Hickeys Music is my vendor of choice:
Hickeys Music:

104 Adams Street


Ithaca, NY 14850
Phone: 1-800-HICKEYS (1.800.442.5397)
Email: info@hickeys.com
Website: http://www.hickeys.com

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 Musicians Practice Planner Molto Music

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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 Musicians 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.

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. Todays 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 doctors note will excuse
you from missed practice hours.




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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. Gormans 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.

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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 students 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 students
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.

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Repertoire
Recital repertoire is subject to approval by a students 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.

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MAXIMUM
40 min.
50 min.

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Grading

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. Fryes
bulletin board.

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Four-Year General Trombone Curriculum


Freshman Year

Method & Etude Books:



TENOR TROMBONE

BASS 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

BASS TROMBONE

Barat,
Blazhevich

Andante et Allegro
Concerto in Db

Beaucamp
Fetter

Corelli
David
Grafe

Sonata in F Major
Concertino
Concerto

Galliard/Marx
Hindemith,
Ostrander

Guilmant

Morceau Symphonique

Selmer-Collery

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

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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

BASS TROMBONE

Bordogni
Brown
Gillis
Knaub
Mintzer


Melodious Etudes, Vol. 2
Orchestral Excerpts
20 Etudes
Technical Studies: Pi a la Bone
14 Blues & Funk Etudes

Tyrell



40 Advanced Studies for Bb


Bass


Sauer
Orchestral Etudes
Wilson & Viola Chord Studies





Solo Repertoire Examples (Repertoire is not limited to these):

TENOR TROMBONE

BASS 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)

Mueller

McKay
Nux
Pryor

Sonata
Concert Piece
Annie Laurie
The Tip-Topper
Concerto

Spillman


Allegro et Finale
Lied
Meditation
Concerto in One Movement
Sonata
Praeludium, Chorale,
Variation, and Fugue
2 Songs

Rimsky-


Korsakov
Saint-Sans
Cavatine


Salzed
Piece Concertante


Telemann
Sonata(s)


Weber
Romance



Other: Orchestral Excerpt Introduction (*See excerpt list); Cultivate sight reading skills






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Junior Year



Method & Etude Books (Continue from Sophomore year and add):

TENOR TROMBONE

Bitsch
Blazhevich
Bleger
Boutry
Bozza
Bozza
Grey
LaFosse

BASS TROMBONE

Etudes de Rythme pour


Trombone
Sequences
Caprices
12 Etudes de Perfection
13 Caprice Etudes

Blazhevich

Graphismes
Plunger Technique
School of Sight Reading, Bk
D
Doodle Studies & Etudes
14 Jazz & Funk Etudes
Advanced Etudes
Orchestral Test Pieces
Jazz Conception

Snedecor

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)

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Method & Etude Books (Continue from Junior year and add):

TENOR TROMBONE

BASS TROMBONE

Anderson

Method for Alto


Trombone, v. I & II

Aharoni


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 tudes Varies
20 Jazz Etudes
Multiplicity

Blazhevich
Bordogni
Brown

70 Studies for Tuba, Vol. 2


Melodious Etudes, Vol 3, 8vb
Orchestral Excerpts

Ostrander

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
Castrde
Sonatine

BASS TROMBONE


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
Castrde,
Castrde,
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

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Grading Rubric for Private Lessons


A
Tone
Quality

Musicality
&
Expression

Accuracy &
Tempo
Control

Preparation

Improvement

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

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Student Progression Record


Name _________________________________________
Entry Semester/Year _________

Projected Graduation Semester /Year _________

SEMESTER NOTES
1st

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

6th

7th

8th
(non Ed majors
only)

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UTMBones Semester Summary

Name: ___________________________________

Semester: ____________________

Semester Repertoire
Etudes:

Solo Repertoire:
Orchestral Excerpts:

Ensemble Assignment (Circle all that apply)


Concert Band

Jazz Band

Wind Ensemble

Other:

Marching Band

Trombone Choir

Recital Hour and Studio Class Performances


Performance 1:
Performance 2:

Clinics/Masterclasses/Guest Artists

Community and Professional Performances/Workshops Given

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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 ___________________________

Comments:

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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: __________________________________________________

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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




Composer


Title


Memorized

Performed in
Recital



12/03/02


__________________________________________________________
Instructors Signature Date

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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 - music@utm.edu
Website http://www.utm.edu/music

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