GVSU Trombone Studio

Bachelor of Arts Degree

Sample course of study


Year 1

Develop basic warm-up routine

Develop and maintain weekly practice plan

All major and minor (harmonic, melodic, and natural) scales, two octaves

Representative method and etude books:

     Tenor Trombone:  

          Fink:  Introducing Legato 

          Kopprasch:  60 Selected Studies

     Bass Trombone:  

          Fink:  Introducing Legato

          Ostrander:  Basic Techniques 

Representative solo repertoire:

     Tenor Trombone:

          Galliard:  Sonatas

          Hasse:  Suite

     Bass Trombone:

          Hindemith:  Three Easy Pieces

          Lieb:  Concertino Basso

Chamber Music (Trombone Ensemble)


Year 2

Representative method and etude books:

     Tenor Trombone:

          Fink:  Studies in Legato   

          Edwards:  Introductory Studies in Tenor & Alto Clef (Before Blazevich)

     Bass Trombone:

          Fink:  Studies in Legato 

          Ostrander:  Basic Techniques 

Representative solo repertoire:

     Tenor Trombone:

          Bernstein:  Elegy for Mippy II

          Hindemith:  Sonata

          Rimsky-Korsakov:  Concerto

          Telemann:  Fantasy No. 1

     Bass Trombone:

          Jacob:  Cameos

          Raph:  Rock

          Semler-Collery:  Barcarolle and Chanson Bachique

Chamber Music (Trombone Ensemble)

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