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CURRICULUM

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The Bachelor of Music in Performance in Saxophone, Trombone, Trumpet is a professional degree in contemporary music designed for students wishing to pursue a career in the music industry.

Upon completion of the Bachelor of Music program in Saxophone, Trombone, Trumpet Performance, students will:

  1. Display mastery of tone, intonation and technical facility on their instrument and appropriate doubles.
  2. Be prepared to improvise in all styles (Jazz, Rock & pop, Gospel, Funk/R&B, Brazilian and Afro Cuban) using a thorough command of theory and style-appropriate vocabulary.
  3. Have extensive experience performing with both large and small ensembles, demonstrating an ability to interact with other musicians, be dependable section players, take direction, follow a conductor, and lead their own projects.
  4. Have a solid foundation in core music literacy: functional keyboard skills, arranging techniques, ear training and pedagogy.
  5. Be prepared for the current music industry: demonstrate competencies in music technology, music business, and marketing skills essential to today’s complete artist.
  6. Be able to effectively mentor and have a meaningful impact on developing musicians. Have a firm grasp of rehearsal techniques, pedagogy, and clinic presentation in service of teaching musicians of all backgrounds and experience levels.

Program PacingAudition Requirements - Saxophone
Audition Requirements - TrumpetAudition Requirements - Trombone

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Saxophone, Trombone, Trumpet Application Requirements

  1. 12 major scales
  2. 12 minor scales.
  3. Perform one of the following jazz heads: (play the melody once, solo over the form at least once, then play the head out)
    – Anthropology
    – Confirmation
    – Donna Lee
    – Scrapple from the Apple
    – Ornithology

[RECOMMENDED]: ORIGINAL COMPOSITION *OPTIONAL
Perform a classical etude (Approximately 2:30 in length)