Tenor Trombone

Bachelor of Music

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Trombone, B.M. Bachelor of Music

    • Major Studies
    • Performance Ensembles
    • Music Departmental Studies
      • 4 credits
        ETMUS 111-2 — Ear Training I
        4 credits Full Year Faculty

        Practice of harmonic and melodic intervals to the octave. Rhythm performance and dictation in simple and compound meters, with divisions of two through eight to the beat. Reading of treble and bass clefs using fixed Do solfège. One-part melodic dictation and qualities of triads.

      • 1 credit
        KSMUS 141 — Piano Class I
        1 credit Fall, Spring Jennifer Chu and Fellows

        Designed for students who have had very little or no prior experience in piano, the course will allow students to develop familiarity with the five-finger position and basic keyboard harmony, as well as simple repertoire. Required of all non-keyboard majors.

      • 3 credits
        THMUS 111 — Theory I: Diatonic Harmony
        3 credits Fall Faculty

        This course provides an introduction to the theory and analysis of tonal music. After a review of musical fundamentals (in which students will be expected to demonstrate facility and speed in naming and spelling basic tonal materials), the course will introduce species counterpoint, diatonic harmony, and the composition and analysis of idiomatic musical phrases typical of the Baroque or Classical style.

      • 3 credits
        THMUS 211 — Theory II: Principles of Form
        3 credits Spring Faculty

        Prerequisite: THMUS 111. This course examines principles of formal structure from the smallest phrase units to complete movements in binary and da capo forms. These principles are illuminated through the analysis of examples drawn from music literature of the 18th and 19th centuries, as well as through model-composition assignments.

      • 3 credits
        MHMUS 111 — From Antiquity to 1700
        3 credits Spring Faculty

        The first semester of a three-semester study of the history of music, designed for first-year students in their spring semester. Topics to include life and art in the Middle Ages, Gregorian chant, beginnings of polyphony, Ars nova, Renaissance culture and art, music of the Reformation and Counter-Reformation, the age of the madrigal, early opera, and the Baroque 17th century.

    • Liberal Arts
      • 3 credits
        LARTS 111 — Ethics - Conscience and the Good Life
        3 credits Fall Faculty

        Prerequisite: LARTS 101-2. Students read and discuss works of ethicists, philosophers, religious figures, and literary authors on the nature of the ethical life. Students will be encouraged to think critically about personal responsibility, responsibilities to others, the good life, the problem of evil, and human nature. Authors and traditions that may be included: Classical Greek and Roman, Buddhism, Taoism, the Hebrew and Christian Bibles, Hume, Kant, Utilitarianism, Mary Shelley, and Shakespeare, as well as contemporary readings that address the ethical questions arising in a scientific, technological and global age.

      • 3 credits
        LARTS 112 — Society, Politics, and Culture
        3 credits Spring Faculty

        This course is an introduction to the seminal issues, methods, and traditions that inform historical and contemporary conceptions of politics, society, and culture. Drawing from classical to contemporary readings in political theory, philosophy, the social sciences, literature, and gender studies, the course encourages students to explore such topics as why people live in society; how social life influences personhood; how society regulates and institutionalizes power and authority; and how societies are transformed. Authors who may be included are Plato, Aristotle, Locke, Marx, Mill, Wollstonecraft, and Woolf.

    Total Credits 1st Year: 40-44

    • Major Studies
    • Performance Ensembles
    • Music Departmental Studies
      • 4 credits
        ETMUS 211-2 — Ear Training II
        4 credits Full Year Faculty

        Prerequisite: ETMUS 111-2. Reading in treble, bass, soprano, alto, and tenor clefs. Playing and singing simultaneously using two or three of the five clefs. Singing triads and dominant sevenths in all inversions up and down. Identification of isolated triads and dominant sevenths in four parts and identification of triads in root position and inversions in traditional harmonic progressions. Two-part melodic dictation in various clefs with implied harmony. Further rhythmic study, including basic polyrhythms.

      • 1 credits
        KSMUS 241 — Piano Class III
        1 credits Fall, Spring Jennifer Chu and Fellows

        Prerequisite: KSMUS 142A continuation of Piano Class II, this course expands upon the student's piano technique, introducing new scale and arpeggio fingerings, and presenting chord progressions with chromatic chords. Students will continue to develop facility at the keyboard through study of etudes and short pieces in a variety of styles. Required of all non-keyboard majors.

      • 3 credits
        THMUS 311 — Theory III: Chromatic Harmony and Analysis
        3 credits Fall Faculty

        Prerequisite: THMUS 211. This course introduces large-scale forms (sonata form, rondo, and ternary) as well as principles of chromatic harmony. An emphasis is placed on the expressive meaning of chromatic harmonies and also on the use of chromatic features in complete, large-scale movements. Analytical and model-composition projects draw from the Classical repertoire (especially sonata forms) and representative, early 19th-century genres (such as Lieder and character pieces).

      • 3 credits
        THMUS 411 — Theory IV: At Tonality's Edge
        3 credits Spring Faculty

        Prerequisite: THMUS 311. The course examines later 19th- and early 20th-century trends that contributed to the breakdown of traditional tonality around 1900, and the ensuing rise of new tonalities. An ongoing theme in this course is developing a working definition of "tonality" and the tension between harmonic and contrapuntal aspects of music.

      • 3 credits
        MHMUS 211 — From 1700 to 1850
        3 credits Fall Faculty

        Prerequisite: MHMUS 111. The second semester of a three-semester study of the history of music, designed for sophomores. Topics to include the Late Baroque era, music of the French court, Baroque concerto and opera, the rise of instrumental music, Classicism and the First Viennese School, the French Revolution, Romanticism in France and Germany, songs and piano music, Romantic opera before Wagner.

      • 3 credits
        MHMUS 311 — From 1850 to the Present
        3 credits Spring Faculty

        Prerequisite: MHMUS 211. The third semester of a three-semester study of the history of music, designed for sophomores. Topics to include operas of Verdi and Wagner, Late Romanticism and Post-Romanticism, the rise of Modernism, French Impressionism, the Second Viennese School, new styles and "isms" of the 20th century, jazz and popular music in the concert hall, world wars and the Cold War, avant-gardism, music in the 21st century.

    • Liberal Arts
      • 3 credits
        LARTS 212 — Citizenship, Art, and Politics
        3 credits Fall, Spring Faculty

        Prerequisite: LARTS 112From the moment that creators share their work with the public, these works take on new meanings. Students enrolled in Citizenship, Art, and Politics will consider problems of abiding interest and frequent disagreement: Who gets to decide what is art, and what sort of conclusions have been reached? When appraising a performance, should audiences take an artist's personal qualities into account? Are artists obligated to consider for whom a performance is given, or where it is performed, or should artists simply focus on the performance itself? What are governments' interests in creative expression? During times of social or political conflict, what are the limits and possibilities of cultural diplomacy?

         

    Total Credits 2nd Year: 42-46

    • Major Studies
    • Performance Ensembles
    • Music Departmental Studies
      • 3 credits
        THMUS 511 — Theory V: 20th Century and Beyond
        3 credits Fall Faculty

        Prerequisite: THMUS 411. This course offers a broad introduction to the analysis of post-tonal music. Topics of study include extended tonality and the rise of new tonalities; scales and collections; and principles of set theory and classic serialism.

    • Liberal Arts

    Total Credits 3rd Year: 36-40

    • Major Studies
    • Performance Ensembles
    • Music Departmental Studies
    • Liberal Arts

    Total Credits 4th Year: 33-37

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    • 4 credits
      PFENS L511-2 — Juilliard Orchestra
      4 credits Full Year Faculty and Guest Conductors

      Assignments by the orchestral administration are made on a rotating basis and are primarily determined by audition. Also taken into account are: professionalism, dependability, collegiality, experience level, performance history, and the nature of the event. Required of all full-time students of orchestral instruments in each semester of residence, with the exception of students in the D.M.A. and Artist Diploma programs.

      4 credits
      PFENS R531-2 — Orchestral Repertory for Winds, Brass, and Percussion
      4 credits Full Year Mark Gould

      Orchestral Repertory for Winds, Brass, and Percussion meets weekly, each session preparing a standard orchestral work drawn primarily from the 19th and 20th century orchestral canon, from Beethoven to Alban Berg. In the process of performing the great orchestral masterpieces each week, students become acquainted with different musical styles and learn the essentials of orchestral ensemble playing. Required class preparation is extensive, so that in the course of the year students learn to prepare an orchestral part efficiently. Required of all first- and second-year undergraduate students and first-year graduate students (who are new to Juilliard) majoring in these instruments.

      4 credits
      PFENS R541-2 — Low Brass Class
      4 credits Full Year Joseph Alessi

      Low Brass Class meets weekly and emphasizes the study of low brass orchestral repertoire in a group setting. The class also provides coaching of trombone quartets and tuba ensemble, mock auditions, and master classes by visiting professors. Required of all Bass Trombone, Tenor Trombone, and Tuba majors in each semester of residence.

      2 credits
      PFENS S541-2 — Trombone Choir
      2 credits Full Year Joseph Alessi; John Rojak

      Trombone Choir meets weekly in preparation for annual public performances as well as other related tour and recording projects. Required of all Tenor Trombone and Bass Trombone majors in each semester of residence.

       

       

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