Spring Semester 2011
11:00am MW, Chester Park 208
Jim Pospisil, Daniel W. Eaton, Tom Pfotenhauer
Purpose: To give the student knowledge in brass playing and teaching
1. Demonstrate proficiency in teaching brass.
2. Demonstrated proficiency in playing brass instruments
3. Demonstrate knowledge of pedagogy, history, and acoustics of brass instruments.
4. Demonstrate knowledge of educational prices and resources of brass instruments.
0-1 absence A
5 or more F
Two tardies constitute one absence. A tardy is an arrival after attendance has been taken and before 11:20. Arrival after 11:20 is considered an absence.
1. Practice 90 minutes per week
2. Attend all class meetings
3. Turn in all assignments on time
4. Read assignments prior to class for discussion
5. Bring all materials to class
*Please let us know if you have any problems which is preventing you from performing satisfactorily in this class.
Exam and evaluations:
1. Proficiency exams
a. All 12 major scales one octave, in quarter notes = 100.
b. Performance piece (assigned to class)
2. Class participation
3. Written exams
4. Special project: Five page paper on brass topic, Topic due 2/2, rough draft due 3/3, final draft due 3/31.
5. Lesson tests
10% Attendance and class participation
10% Special Project
10% Teaching exams (lesson tests)
20% Performance exams
25% Midterm exam
25% Final exam (not cumulative)
Materials needed for class:
Three ring binder for handouts
Text: “Complete Guide to Brass” by Scott Whitener
Beginning Band Method Book 1: “Standard of Excellence”, for Trombone and Tuba
Staff paper for exercises given in class
Supplies to keep your instrument in working order(slide grease, slide cream, valve oil)
Schedule: (Subject to change)
Week 1 - Pass out syllabus, intro to maitenance
Week 2 - Trumpet
Week 3 -
Week 4 -
Week 5 - Tuba/Euphonium
Week 6 -
Week 7 -
Week 8 -
, midterm exam
Week 9 -
Week 10 - French Horn
Week 11 -
Week 12 -
Week 13 - Trombone
Week 14 -
Week 15 -
Students with disabilities
It is the policy and practice of the University of Minnesota Duluth to create inclusive learning environments for all students. including students with disabilities. If there are aspects of this course that result in barriers to your inclusion or your ability to meet course requirements-such as time limited exams, inaccessible web content, or the use of non-captioned videos- please notify the instructor as soon as possible. You are also encouraged to contact the Office of Disability Resources to discuss and arrange reasonable accommodations. Please call 218-726-6130 or visit the DR website at www.d.umn.edu/access for more information.