1. To develop technical, musical, and performance skills on their major instrument
2. To learn repertoire for their major instrument
3. To demonstrate knowledge and musicianship through performance
4. To demonstrate concert etiquette as a performer and a listener
Daily practice of two hours is suggested to complete all assignments at a high performance standard for the next lesson. Students earn a grade for each lesson. Therefore students are expected to prepare all assigned material weekly.
Weekly lesson material may include but is not limited to:
I. Warm Up
a. Long Tones
b. Lip Slurs
c. Technical Exercises
II. Scale Project – one or two a semester
III. Multiple Tonguing
IV. Master Etudes
VI. Sight Reading
VII. Solo – minimum one a semester
VIII. Studio Ensemble Music
Brass masterclass/ensemble meets weekly, Thursdays 11:00-11:50. This is an opportunity to combine with the low brass studio for performance. The same attendance policy for lessons applies to brass masterclass/ensemble.
Students are to be respectful during lessons to maximize learning. If a student is asked to leave a lesson due to disrespect, the lesson will count as an absence.
Students are expected to attend all lessons. Excused absences from lessons are considered on an individual basis. Advance notice must be given for an absence to be considered excused. Excused lessons may or may not be rescheduled depending on the instructors’ schedule. Unexcused missed lessons are not rescheduled. Three unexcused missed lessons will result in an “F” for the semester. Unprepared students may be released from their lesson with the lesson counting as an absence.
If you need course adaptations or accommodations because of a disability, if you have emergency medical information that needs sharing, or if you need special accommodations in case the building must be evacuated, please make an appointment with the professor as soon as possible.
Federal privacy law prohibits the instructor from releasing information about students to certain parties outside of the university without the signed consent of the student. Thus, in almost all cases the professor will not discuss students’ academic progress or other matters with their parents. Please do not have them call. Regardless of these important legal considerations, the professors’ general policy is to communicate with the students, not their parents, even when a student has signed a consent form. College students are adults and are expected to behave accordingly.
Academic dishonesty including plagiarism and giving or receiving unauthorized assistance is prohibited. Please review the University Honor Code. Any offense is reported.