Dec 08, 2022  
2019-2020 University Catalog 
2019-2020 University Catalog [Archived Catalogue]

MMED 678 Brass & Woodwind Instrument Technique Lab

3 credits 45.0 hours
600 level graduate course

The Brass and Woodwind Instrument Technique Lab is designed for band directors to hone their technical and pedagogical skills on brass and woodwind instruments. Students will learn elements of proper embouchure, breathing, reed preparation and use, technical facility, and details specific to instruments in the brass and woodwind families. This course will allow for students to deepen their skills and knowledge beyond their primary instruments to benefit their teaching and instruction in their band programs. Students will be involved in direct instruction on specific instruments daily, in rehearsal lab settings for both jazz band and concert band, small brass and woodwind ensemble playing, and whole group lecture. A trumpet masterclass will be held during the course to specifically target issues of young and emerging trumpet players. Instruments, mouthpieces and reeds will be provided for students during the course. All students in the class, regardless of their primary instrument, will be involved in learning both brass and woodwind methods during this course.

This course is not repeatable for credit.