Courses

e.g. AR or AR-211
e.g. Film or "Bass Lab"

PIBR-111

Course Chair: Ron Savage (interim)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: All Brass principals
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: None
Department: BRASS
Location:

Principal instrument study level 1 brass.

PIBR-112

Course Chair: Ron Savage (interim)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: All Brass principals
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: PIBR-111
Department: BRASS
Location:

Principal instrument study level 2 brass.

PIBR-211

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Ron Savage (interim)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: All Brass principals
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: PIBR-112
Department: BRASS
Location:

Principal instrument study level 3 brass.

PIBR-212

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Ron Savage (interim)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: All Brass principals
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: PIBR-211
Department: BRASS
Location:

Principal instrument study level 4 brass.

PIBR-311

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Ron Savage (interim)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: All Brass principals
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: PIBR-212
Department: BRASS
Location:

Principal instrument study level 5 brass.

PIBR-312

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Ron Savage (interim)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: Brass principals: MUED, PROM, and PERF majors
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: PIBR-311
Department: BRASS
Location:

Principal instrument study level 6 brass.

PIBR-411

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Ron Savage (interim)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: Brass principals: PERF majors
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: PIBR-312
Department: BRASS
Location:

Principal instrument study level 7 brass.

PIBR-412

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Ron Savage (interim)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: Brass principals: PERF majors
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: PIBR-411
Department: BRASS
Location:

Principal instrument study level 8 brass.

PIBR-XXX

Course Chair: Ron Savage (interim)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of:
Electable by: All brass principals
Prerequisites:
Department: BRASS
Location:

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

PIBS-111

Course Chair: Steve Bailey
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: All Bass principals
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: None
Department: BASS
Location:

Principal instrument study level 1 bass.

PIBS-112

Course Chair: Steve Bailey
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: All Bass principals
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: PIBS-111
Department: BASS
Location:

Principal instrument study level 2 bass.

PIBS-211

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Steve Bailey
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: All Bass principals
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: PIBS-112
Department: BASS
Location:

Principal instrument study level 3 bass.

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