Private instruction is part of the performance core for all Berklee students. Through private instruction, students develop proficiency on their principal instrument, synthesize and integrate knowledge of contemporary and traditional styles into musical interpretation, and synthesize and integrate knowledge of posture and instrumental technique into their daily practice routines. All Berklee students take private instruction levels one through four on their principal instruments. Performance majors continue on to do levels five through eight.
The Brass Department at Berklee emphasizes a solid foundation in the standard technical challenges of professional performance. This includes the basics—breathing, embouchure, articulation, valve or slide technique—as well as theoretical studies involving scales, chords, arpeggios, and repertoire. Students are encouraged to become versatile and skilled players in a variety of genres, as well as developing their own unique style and perspective.
- PIBR-111: Private Instruction 1 – Brass
- PIBR-112: Private Instruction 2 – Brass
- PIBR-211: Private Instruction 3 – Brass
- PIBR-212: Private Instruction 4 – Brass
- PIBR-311: Private Instruction 5 – Brass
- PIBR-312: Private Instruction 6 – Brass
- PIBR-411: Private Instruction 7 – Brass
- PIBR-412: Private Instruction 8 – Brass
First level of principal instrument recital preparation for performance majors.
Second level of principal instrument recital preparation for performance majors.
Taken in conjunction with ILRE-375. Includes preparation of repertoire for performances in the recital workshop.
Includes preparation of repertoire for a public performance as a leader.
Includes preparation of repertoire for the jury, which must be presented successfully in order to schedule the senior recital.
Includes preparation of repertoire for the senior recital, which is the final project for performance majors.