Brass Courses

Exploring Technology for Brass Players

ILBR-335

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Tom Plsek
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Required of: None
Electable by: Brass principals
Prerequisites: Written approval of instructor and course chair
Department: BRASS

Students will be introduced to technology applications available for use by brass players in real-time performance situations. Emphasis will be on the use of technology as an extension of the instruments.

The Music of Miles Davis

LHAN-351

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Tom Plsek
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Required of: None
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: None
Department: BRASS

A course tracing the development of the music of Miles Davis. Examination and discussion of the evolution of his playing and writing styles. Concentration on the listening and analysis of improvised solos, tunes, forms, harmonic practice, and his influence on other performers.

Survey of Brass Styles

PFSS-321

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Tom Plsek
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: Brass principal PERF majors
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: None
Department: BRASS

A study of the history of brass instruments (trumpet, trombone, French horn, euphonium, and tuba) in American music. Emphasis is on the performance styles of major players, including Herbert L. Clarke, Arthur Pryor, Louis Armstrong, Bix Beiderbecke, Jack Teagarden, Clifford Brown, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, J.J. Johnson, Harry James, Julius Watkins, Rich Matteson, and Harvey Phillips. Study will include articles as well as recorded and transcribed musical examples.

Private Instruction 1 - Brass

PIBR-111

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Tom Plsek
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: All Brass principals
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: None
Department: BRASS

Principal instrument study level 1 brass.

Private Instruction 2 - Brass

PIBR-112

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Tom Plsek
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: All Brass principals
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: PIBR-111
Department: BRASS

Principal instrument study level 2 brass.

Private Instruction 3 - Brass

PIBR-211

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Tom Plsek
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: All Brass principals
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: PIBR-112
Department: BRASS

Principal instrument study level 3 brass.

Private Instruction 4 - Brass

PIBR-212

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Tom Plsek
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: All Brass principals
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: PIBR-211
Department: BRASS

Principal instrument study level 4 brass.

Private Instruction 5 - Brass

PIBR-311

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Tom Plsek
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: All Brass principals
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: PIBR-212
Department: BRASS

Principal instrument study level 5 brass.

Private Instruction 6 - Brass

PIBR-312

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Tom Plsek
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: Brass principals: MUED, PROM, and PERF majors
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: PIBR-311
Department: BRASS

Principal instrument study level 6 brass.

Private Instruction 7 - Brass

PIBR-411

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Tom Plsek
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: Brass principals: PERF majors
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: PIBR-312
Department: BRASS

Principal instrument study level 7 brass.

Private Instruction 8 - Brass

PIBR-412

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Tom Plsek
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: Brass principals: PERF majors
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: PIBR-411
Department: BRASS

Principal instrument study level 8 brass.

Recital Preparation 1 - Brass

RPBR-311

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Tom Plsek
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: Brass principals: PERF majors
Electable by: PERF majors
Prerequisites: PIBR-212 and concurrent enrollment in both ILRE-375 and PIBR-311
Department: BRASS

Taken in conjunction with ILRE-375. Includes preparation of repertoire for performances in the recital workshop.

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