Tuba/Euphonium Students

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MU 1376: Applied Study Non-major - Tuba
MU 1378: Applied Study Non-major - Euphonium
MU 1377/4377:  Applied Study Major - Tuba
MU 1379/4379:  Applied Study Major - Euphonium

Mr. Daniel W. Eaton
Chester Park 204
726-6866 (office phone with voice mail)
deaton@d.umn.edu (office email)
Office hours as posted

UMD Catalog Description:  Individual and group applied lesson

1.   Goals
The purpose of the applied lesson is to offer the students the necessary tools for playing the tuba/euphonium in any given situation.  Through individual study with the private instructor, the student will be given weekly assignments with which to prepare for the lesson along with warm-up exercises and drills to improve various aspects of the individual’s playing capability.  These include general sound production, articulations, style sight-reading, transposition, intonation drills, finger dexterity, lip flexibility and exposure to literature.

2.  Objectives
At the end of the semester, the student will have become more familiar with the many intricacies of the tuba/euphonium as well as proper techniques needed to sustain oneself in the world of music. 

These include:
            A. learn all major and three forms of the minor scale
            B. ability to sight-read simple pieces in any given style
            C. understand proper tone quality and how to obtain it
            D. become more aware of the literature for solo tuba/euphonium
            E. understands and overcome performance anxiety

Private lessons for music majors in major instruments will meet for an hour of private instruction per week.  Performance majors in Tuba/Euphonium will have an hour lesson per week.  Non-majors will meet for a half-hour lesson once a week.  Curriculum includes scales, etudes, solo literature and other music as assigned.  A weekly master class is scheduled for Thursdays at 1:00pm in Chester Park 208.  These master classes provide the student with performance and learning opportunities in all realms of the tuba/euphonium.

3.  Course Requirements

a. Attendance
Regular, punctual attendance of weekly lessons is required.  Cancellation due to university functions will be made up.  Cancellation by the student for any other reason will not be made up, except in exceptional circumstances.  All students of the tuba/euphonium studio are required to be at all lessons and master classes over the course of the student’s college career while enrolled in applied tuba/euphonium lessons.  Any student not prepared for their lesson will receive a grade of 0 for that lesson unless there is a valid reason for the lack of preparation.  Rest assured that the studio will maintain its strict rules for lessons in order for students to improve during their college career.

b. Make-up Lessons
Make-up lessons are a luxury, not an option.  These will be given to the student in case of emergency on the part of the student, or if the applied teacher needs to reschedule.  The option of the make-up lessons is to keep the student current with his or her individual progress.  A total of 1 make-up lesson will be allowed per semester.  If for any reason the student needs more than one, they will be awarded on an individual basis.  Acceptable reasons for a make-up lesson include university functions, severe illness, or a death in the family.  Unacceptable reasons include lack of preparation, oversleeping or forgetting a lesson.  Please note:  scheduled make-up lessons will not be rescheduled.

c. Performance
All students of the tuba/euphonium studio, who are majors, will perform at least once in the master class and in the music department recital hour held every Thursday at 12:00pm in Weber Music Hall.  Tuba/Euphonium performance majors will perform twice per semester in either master class or the music department recital hour.  If a student does not perform at least once during the semester in either venue, the student’s grade will be dropped by one letter.

d. Concert Attendance
All students of the tuba/euphonium studio are required to attend all recitals that feature guest artists on the tuba/euphonium, as well as recitals of fellow students of the studio, the studio professor, and the UMD Tubaphonium Ensemble.  Students may also choose to attend other recitals and concerts, such as Jazz Ensembles I and II, Wind Ensemble, Concert Band, Brass Quintet, and Orchestra.

e. Master Class Attendance
All students are required to attend the weekly master class in order to listen to and offer constructive criticism of their peers. 

4.  Final Exam
The final exam for applied lesson as a music major is the semester jury.  These are scheduled performances before the applied brass, woodwind and percussion faculty, usually during the first two weeks of finals week.  For the first three semesters of MU 1371, a 7 minute jury presentation is required.  At the end of the fourth semester, a 20 minute jury will be required, in which the student attempts to achieve his/her “advanced standing”.  The advanced standing jury will consist of the following:
            A. all major/minor scales (2 octaves) from memory
            B. a movement of a major concerto or sonata
            c. One etude of contrasting style
            D. other music as assigned (orchestral excerpts)
            E. sight-reading
The advanced standing jury is intended to help the faculty evaluate the student’s progress over the two years of study.  If the faculty feels further study is needed before the student is ready to enter upper division study, the student may be asked to repeat the advanced standing jury after another semester of MU 1371/lower division study.

Non-majors are not required to take a jury unless they and the instructor agree that it would be beneficial to the student.

5. 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.



DOWNLOADS: Help yourselves!

  • Remington Long Tones
    Scale Sheets Major
    Finger Busters
    Scale Sheets Minor
    Breathing Gym

    Daniel W. Eaton recordings
    All files are .m4a

    J.S. Bach, Sonata in E flat, K. 1037 - Mvt. I
    J.S. Bach, Sonata in E flat, K. 1037 - Mvt. II
    J.S. Bach, Sonata in E flat, K. 1037 - Mvt. III
    R.V. Williams, Six Studies in English Folk Songs - Mvt I
    R.V. Williams, Six Studies in English Folk Songs - Mvt II
    R.V. Williams, Six Studies in English Folk Songs - Mvt III
    R.V. Williams, Six Studies in English Folk Songs - Mvt IV
    R.V. Williams, Six Studies in English Folk Songs - Mvt V
    R.V. Williams, Six Studies in English Folk Songs - Mvt VI
    R. Muczynski, Impromptus, Op. 32 - Mvt. I
    R. Muczynski, Impromptus, Op. 32 - Mvt. II
    R. Muczynski, Impromptus, Op. 32 - Mvt. III
    R. Muczynski, Impromptus, Op. 32 - Mvt. IV
    R. Muczynski, Impromptus, Op. 32 - Mvt. V
    R. Jager, Reflections
    Halsey Stevens, Sonata - Mvt. I
    Halsey Stevens, Sonata - Mvt. II
    Halsey Stevens, Sonata - Mvt. III