Brass Instruments Seminar 10

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106SZ0 Z 2 2T Czech summer

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Learning outcomes of the course unit

This course provides students with a knowledge in playing orchestral literature and practices the most significant solos which the orchestra musician may encounter. In all courses all composers are gradually presented with their important solos for the French horn. This course works with domestic and foreign editions of orchestral etudes and specilized parts for orchestras in the Czech Republic (ČF, FOK, SOČR, ND).

Mode of study

On-going student participation in symphony and opera orchestra auditions.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Instrument skills at the level corresponding to the study year and student profile.

Course contents

Students in this course gain experience in stage performance. Their role in instruction alternates from student to performer and what is important is that they have the opportunity to comment on the given performance. In concert performance there is a whole list of performance questions to which this course gives answers. Student performances are analysed and evaluated in all aspects by the professors and the students. Each course gradually gives time to all wind instruments and style periods. Students create and integrated concert program. Student performance is evaluated in all aspects of performance. First of all, the composition the student played is analysed and individual performance difficulties are demonstrated. How the student managed these issues is assessed. The level of performance on the instrument is also commented upon in technique, intonation,sound, dynamics and performance. Comparisons with other distinct performers, perhaps on CD of the same composition are done and pros and cons of individual artistic peformances are presented. The opportunity to perform individual compositions to the public is also not neglected. This experience is very important in concert performance.

Recommended or required reading

The final class in advanced academic study. Great stress is placed on the individuality of the student, respect for an artist before the whole class and the leading course instructor - reinforcing self-confidence and autonomy. Subsequent consultations at a highly artistic level are focused on the level and quality of the graduation concert at our advanced music school. Great emphasis on the personality ofthe performer and national tradition in the given national school. The feeling of responsibility in approach to national interpretation tradition. This course works with domestic and foreign editions of orchestra etudes and specialized parts of Czech Republic orchestras (ČF, FOK, SOČR, ND).

Assessment methods and criteria

Assessment of instrument playing and manner of playing in an orchestra. Fulfillment of the established extent of the repertoire. AKS certification. All concluded with the award of credit.

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Instructors manage the alternation of individual orchestra parts according to composer notes.

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