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Graduate Brass

MU 507 and MU 607, Performance Seminar: Brass. 

The study of brass practices and performance through guest master classes, performance opportunities, and lectures. Lecture subjects include: breathing, audition preparation, musicianship, freelancing, jury preparation, audition tapes, mock auditions, scales, and tuning. Students are encouraged to pursue performance opportunities and course instructors may, at their discretion, assign external performance work in the community to individual students as needed to reinforce the course curriculum. Masters and Graduate Performance Diploma majors in Brass Performance are required to enroll in the seminar during each semester in residence.

2 hours weekly; 1 credit

MU 595 and MU 596, Brass Pedagogy 1 and 2. 

The study of principles and practices of brass music teaching. A discussion of methods, materials, references, and resources is followed by guided classroom work with private students. Course instructors may, at their discretion, assign external teaching work in the community to individual students as needed to reinforce the course curriculum/course objectives.

1 hour weekly; 1 credit

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