Tacoma Symphony Brass Quintet, Fall 2007





Trumpet Studio


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Applied Trumpet                                       Judson Scott, instructor



Permission of the department.



Whether one intends a career in music or not, the purpose of lessons is to steadily improve performance ability on the trumpet and grow as a musician.



Lessons will be scheduled at a mutually agreed upon time by the instructor and the student.  It is understood that the instructor is regularly on campus on Mondays and Tuesdays only.



Music Building, room 310.



Note: not all texts are required for all students, please dont buy anything until we meet.


Brandt: 34 Studies (Orchestral Etudes)
Reginaldo Cafferelli: 100 Melodic Studies in Transposition
Theo Charlier:36 Etudes Transcendentes
Michael Chunn: A Trumpeter's Daily Routine
Herbert L. Clarke: Technical Studies
Charles Colin: Advanced Lip Flexibilities complete
Larry Knopp: Trumpet Lyrical and Flow Studies
Verne Reynolds Forty- Eight Etudes
Ernst Sachse: 100 Etudes
Judson Scott: Building a Daily Routine
Walter Smith: Top Tones



It is assumed that students are taking lessons to improve their performance abilities on the trumpet; this requires regular, daily practice.  Students who are not willing to dedicate themselves to regular practice should not be registered for lessons. Scholarship students enrolled in hour lessons should practice at least 1 hour per day in addition to any ensemble rehearsals; students registered for hour lessons should practice a minimum of two hours per day in addition to ensemble rehearsals; music education majors should practice at least two hours per day; performance majors should practice 2-4 hours per day. Each lesson will be graded on the following scale: 

A = Student has clearly practiced, performance shows marked


B = The student has met some of the weeks goals,

            performance shows some improvement.

C = The student has met few or none of the weeks goals,

            shows little or no improvement.

F = Not present.

The semester grade will be the average of the lesson grade and the jury grade weighted 66% lesson grades and 34% Jury grade.  A student not meeting the memorization requirement will lose one letter grade.



Performance of a jury at the end of each semester is scheduled by the department and is mandatory.  An appropriate solo work will be agreed upon by the student and instructor, in addition, each student will memorize the mandatory technical assessment to perform at the jury.


Additional requirements:

Students are expected to attend all brass related events, this includes, but is not limited to all concerts by the brass ensemble, the wind ensemble and the orchestra as well as Brassworks and any student or faculty brass recitals.


Pedagogy Project for Majors

In addition to usual lesson requirements, majors must prepare themselves as possible teachers. Therefore majors are required in their junior and senior year to report on three of the major pedagogical texts on trumpet. These can be texts explicating trumpet technique or collections of exercises.



Mandatory Technical Assessment



Scholarship Students


Education Majors

Performance Majors

Semester 1

Major scales up to 4#s/bs

All major scales

All major scales

Semester 2

All major scales

All minor scales

All minor scales

Semester 3

All minor scales

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Clarke no 2

Semester 4

All minor scales

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Clarke no 3

Semester 5

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Semester 6

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Semester 7

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Semester 8

Clarke no 3

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