Advanced Brass Reading Lab
Advanced Brass Reading Lab is designed for those brass students who have an overall ensemble rating of 4, and new students who demonstrate moderate-to-advanced reading skills. The material covered is a continuation of ILBR-111, ILBR-112, and ILBR-211, and focuses on developing the advanced reading skills required in contemporary music.
Brass Improvisation Lab 3
This course continues the materials presented in ILBR-121 and ILBR-122, and applies them to improvising on blues forms and diatonic song forms in more advanced keys. In addition to learning to improvise on these sets of changes, the student will also memorize a basic set of appropriate tunes.
Advanced Brass Improvisation Lab
Advanced Brass Improvisation Lab is designed for those brass students who have an overall ensemble rating of 4, and new students who demonstrate moderate-to-advanced improvisational skills. The material covered is a continuation of ILBR-111, ILBR-112, and ILBR-211, and focuses on developing the advanced improvisational abilities required in contemporary music.
Exploring Technology for Brass Players
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
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
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
Principal instrument study level 1 brass.
Private Instruction 2 - Brass
Principal instrument study level 2 brass.
Private Instruction 3 - Brass
Principal instrument study level 3 brass.
Private Instruction 4 - Brass
Principal instrument study level 4 brass.
Private Instruction 5 - Brass
Principal instrument study level 5 brass.
Private Instruction 6 - Brass
Principal instrument study level 6 brass.