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Bachelor of Music 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:

Arban: Complete Method

Bordogni (Rochut): Melodious Etudes, Book I

Blazevich: Clef Studies

Bass Trombone:

Arban: Complete Method

Fink: Studies in Legato for Bass Trombone and Tuba

Aharoni: New Method for Bass Trombone

Representative solo repertoire:

Tenor Trombone:

Bozza: Ballade

Hindemith: Sonata

Saint- Saens: Cavatine

Bass Trombone:

Jacob: Cameos

McCarty: Sonata

Representative orchestral excerpts:

Tenor Trombone:

Berlioz: Hungarian March

Mozart: Tuba Mirum, Requiem

Bass Trombone:

Berlioz: Hungarian March

Wagner: Tannhäuser

Chamber Music (Trombone Ensemble)

Year 2

Representative method and etude books:

Tenor Trombone:

Arban: Complete Method

Bordogni (Rochut): Melodious Etudes, Book I

Blazevich: Clef Studies

Bass Trombone:

Arban: Complete Method

Bordogni (Rochut): Melodious Etudes, Book I

Aharoni: New Method for Bass Trombone

Representative solo repertoire:

Tenor Trombone:

Casterede: Sonatine

Larsson: Concertino

Serocki: Sonatine

Bass Trombone:

Fetter: Bass Lines

Henry: Passacaglia and Fugue

Representative orchestral excerpts:

Tenor Trombone:

Brahms: Symphony No. 1

Rossini: La Gazza Ladra

Bass Trombone:

Rossini: La Gazza Ladra

Wagner: Die Walküre

Chamber Music (Trombone Ensemble)

Year 3

Perform half recital

Representative method and etude books:

Tenor Trombone:

Bordogni (Rochut): Melodious Etudes, Book II

Blazevich: Sequences

Bass Trombone:

Bordogni (Rochut): Melodious Etudes, Book II

Gillis: 20 Etudes

Kahila: Semester of Study

Representative solo repertoire:

Tenor Trombone:

Ewazen: Sonata

Milhaud: Concertino d'Hiver

Tomasi: Concerto

Wagenseil: Concerto

Bass Trombone:

Hartley: Sonata Breve

Stevens: Sonatina

Woud: First Song

Representative orchestral excerpts:

Tenor Trombone:

Rossini: William Tell

Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel

Bass Trombone:

Rossini: William Tell

Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel

Chamber Music (Trombone Ensemble and Brass Quintet)

Year 4

Perform full recital

Representative method and etude books:

Tenor Trombone:

Bordogni (Rochut): Melodious Etudes, Book III

Kahila: Advanced Studies

Bass Trombone:

Bordogni (Rochut): Melodious Etudes, Book II

Gillis: 70 Progressive Studies

Representative solo repertoire:

Tenor Trombone:

Albrechtsberger: Concerto

Appermont: Colors

Creston: Fantasy

Martin: Ballade

Bass Trombone:

Adler: Canto II

Gillingham: Sonata

Wilder: Sonata

Representative orchestral excerpts:

Tenor Trombone:

Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique

Ravel: Bolero

Bass Trombone:

Kodaly: Hary Janos

Strauss: Ein Heldenleben

Chamber Music (Trombone Ensemble and Brass Quintet)