GVSU Trombone Studio

Bachelor of Music Education 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)


Year 3

Representative method and etude books:

     Tenor Trombone:

          Bordogni (Rochut):  Melodious Etudes, Book I   

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

     Bass Trombone:

          Bordogni (Rochut):  Melodious Etudes, Book I 

          Aharoni:  New Method for Bass Trombone 

Representative solo repertoire:

     Tenor Trombone:

          Bassett:  Suite

          Grondahl:  Concerto

          Larsson:  Concertino

          Sulek:  Vox Gabrieli

     Bass Trombone:

          Bozza:  Prelude and Allegro

          McCarty:  Sonata

          White:  Tetra Ergon

Orchestral Excerpts

Chamber Music (Trombone Ensemble)


Year 4

Perform half recital

Representative method and etude books:

     Tenor Trombone:

          Bordogni (Rochut):  Melodious Etudes, Book I

          Blazevich:  Clef Studies

     Bass Trombone:

          Bordogni (Rochut):  Melodious Etudes, Book I

          Aharoni:  New Method for Bass Trombone

Representative solo repertoire:

     Tenor Trombone:

          Bozza:  Ballade

          Ewazen:  Sonata

          Serocki:  Sonatine

          White:  Sonata

     Bass Trombone:

          Hidas:  Rhapsody

          Stevens:  Sonatina

          White:  Tetra Ergon

Orchestral Excerpts

Chamber Music (Trombone Ensemble and Brass Quintet)

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