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Trumpet Curriculum for Music Education Majors

 

Click here for a Selected List of Methods, Etudes and Technical Studies

 

First Year

  • Method Book
    • Arban Complete Conservatory Method: selected studies
      (see attached sheet for the list or required exercises) 
  • Etude Books (two studies per week)
    • Concone, Lyrical Studies for Trumpet
    • Getchell, First Book of Practical Studies
  • Technical exercises
    • Clarke, Technical Studies
      • First Study and Etude I (tempo goals q  = 80, 120, 160)
      • Second Study and Etude II (tempo goals q  = 80, 120, 160)
    • Little, Embouchure Builder
    • Schlossberg, Daily Drills & Technical Studies
  • Other
    • Cichowicz, Flow studies
    • Gorman, warm-ups, routine, intonation and flexibility exercises
  • Scales: major and natural minor
  • Text
    • Johnson, The Art of Trumpet Playing

Second Year

  • Etudes (minimum 10 per semester)
    • Bousquet, 36 Celebrated Studies for Cornet
    • Wurm, 40 Studies
  • Technical exercises
    • Clarke, Technical Studies
      • Third study and Etude III (tempo q  = 80, 120, 160)
      • Fourth study and Etude IV (tempo q  = 60, 80, 100)
    • Irons, 27 Groups of Studies
    • Stamp, Warm-ups and Studies
  • Transposition (minimum 10 per semester)
    • Rochut, Melodious Etudes for Trombone
    • Hering, The Orchestra Trumpeter
  • Scales: harmonic and melodic minor
  • Text
    • Tarr, The Trumpet

Third Year

  • Etudes (minimum 10 per semester)
    • Brandt, 34 Studies (International)
    • Voisin, 11 Studies (International)
  • Technical studies
    • Clarke, Technical Studies
      • Fifth study and Etude V (tempo q  = 60, 80, 100)
      • Sixth study and Etude VI (tempo q  = 60, 80, 100)
    • Gekker, Articulation Studies, Exercises, Etudes, and Duets
    • Bai Lin, Lip Flexibilities
    • Shuebruk, Lip Trainers
  • Transposition (10 total per semester)
    • Sachse, 100 Studies (International)
  • Orchestral Excerpts
    • Beethoven, Leonore Overture No. 3 (offstage calls)
    • Beethoven, Symphony No. 5, (movements II and IV)
    • Brahms, Academic Festival Overture (Chorale)
    • Dvorak, Symphony No. 8 (movement IV solo)
    • Moussorgsky, Pictures at an Exhibition (opening promenade)
    • Respighi, Pines of Rome (offstage solo)
    • Wagner, Siegfried Idyll
  • Scales: chromatic, whole tone, mixolydian and dorian
  • Text
    • Johnson, Brass Performance and Pedagogy

Fourth Year

  • Etudes (minimum 10 per semester)
    • Brandt, 34 Studies  
    • Charlier, 36 études transcendantes
  • Technical studies
    • Clarke, Technical Studies
      • Seventh study and Etude VII (tempo q  = 60, 80, 100)
    • Robert Nagel, Speed Studies
    • Colin Advanced Lip Flexibilities: selected studies
  • Transposition (10 per semester)
    • Bordogni, 24 Vocalises
  • Orchestral Excerpts
    • Beethoven, Leonore Overture No. 2 (offstage calls)
    • Berlioz, Symphony Fantastique (March to the Scaffold)
    • Bizet, Carmen Suite No. 1 (Prelude)
    • Debussy, Fêtes
    • Handel, The Messiah (“The Trumpet Shall Sound…”, Hallelujah Chorus)
    • Mahler, Symphony No. 5 (first movement)
    • Manocayo, Huapango
  • Scales: phrygian, lydian, and octatonic
  • Texts
    • Altenberg, Trumpeters and Kettledrummers Art
    • Bendinelli, The Entire Art of Trumpet Playing
    • Fantini. Modo per Impare
    • Dalquist, The Keyed Bugle and Its Greatest Virtuoso, Anton Weidinger

 

 

 


Kurt Gorman, D.M.A.
Assistant Professor of Music
University of Tennesee at Martin
226 Fine Arts Building
Martin, Tennessee 38238
kgorman@utm.edu
(731) 881-7404 phone
(731) 881-7415 FAX