College Course of Study


Each student arrives with their own strengths and weaknesses, so this four year outline can serve only as a rough guide. Listed texts cover only technical material; solos, chamber music and orchestra excerpts are too individual to make broad generalizations and are, therefore, not included.



Freshman Year


Goals

• An understanding of efficient tone production based on solid breath support.
• Clean articulation on one repeated pitch: single or multiple tonguing combinations.
• An introduction to transposition.
• An introduction to musical line and phrasing.
• Fluency in all major keys.
• Comfortable range to C above the staff

Texts

• Caffarelli, Reynaldo: 100 Melodic Studies for Transposition
• Charlier, Theo: Trente-six Etudes Transcendantes
• Clarke, Herbert L.: Technical Studies
• Schlossberg, Max: Daily Drills and Technical Studies
• Smith, Phillip: Concert Studies for Trumpet


Sophmore Year



Goals

• Complete establishment of efficient tone production based on solid breath support.
• The ability to sight read easy whole step transposition, begin half step transposition.
• Clean articulation on step wise motion: single or multiple tonguing combinations.
• Fluency in all major keys.
• Fluency in all minor keys.
• The ability to create effective interpretations of traditional phrase/period structures.
• Range beyond C above the treble staff

Texts

• Caffarelli, Reynaldo: 100 Melodic Studies for Transposition
• Bordogni/Porret: Vingt-Quatre Vocalises
• Charlier, Theo: Trente-six Etudes Transcendantes
• Clarke, Herbert L.: Technical Studies
• Schlossberg, Max: Daily Drills and Technical Studies
• Smith, Walter: Top Tones for the Trumpeter

Junior Year


Goals

• Use of efficient tone production in complex musical situations.
• Clean articulation over difficult intervals: single or multiple tonguing combinations.
• Transposition down one half step, and up a major second, perfect fourth, perfect fifth.
• Fluency in all major keys.
• Fluency in all minor keys.
• Lip trilling.
• Interpreting complex musical situations: elided, partial and shared phrases.
• Range approaching G an octave above the treble staff.
• Participation in chamber music.
• Performance on C trumpet or piccolo.

Texts

• Bitsch, Marcel: Twenty Etudes for Trumpet
• Caffarelli, Reynaldo: 100 Melodic Studies for Transposition
• Charlier, Theo: Trente-six Etudes Transcendantes
• Chunn, Michael: A Trumpeter's Daily Routine
• Clarke, Herbert L.: Technical Studies
• Colin, Charles: Advanced Lip Flexibilities complete
• Reynolds, Verne: Forty Eight Etudes for Trumpet
• Schlossberg, Max: Daily Drills and Technical Studies

Senior Year


Goals

• Complete establishment of efficient tone production based on solid breath support.
• Clean articulation in all circumstances: single or multiple tonguing combinations.
• Transposition up a major second, major third, perfect fourth, perfect fifth, down a half step,down a whole step and up a tritone.
• Fluency in all major keys covering two octaves.
• Fluency in all minor keys covering two octaves.
• Range extending to G an octave above the treble staff.
• Performance on C trumpet and piccolo.
• Participation in chamber music.

Texts

• Caffarelli, Reynaldo: 100 Melodic Studies for Transposition
• Charlier, Theo: Trente-six Etudes Transcendantes
• Chunn, Michael: A Trumpeter's Daily Routine
• Clarke, Herbert L.: Technical Studies
• Colin, Charles: Advanced Lip Flexibilities complete
• Reynolds, Verne: Forty Eight Etudes for Trumpet
• Schlossberg, Max: Daily Drills and Technical Studies