Brass Instruments Seminar 1

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
106SZ1 Z 2 2T Czech winter

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Learning outcomes of the course unit

This course provides students with knowledge of orchestra playing literature and practices the most significant solos which the orchestra musician may encounter. In all courses all composers gradually show up and their important solos for French Horn in the orchestral world. This course works with domestic and foreign orchestral study editions and Czech orchestra (Czech Philharmonic, FOK, The Czech Republic Symphony Orchestra, The National Theatre), specialized parts .

Mode of study

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

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Instrument skills corresponding to the student study year and profile.

Course contents

Students in this course acquire stage performance experience. Their role in instruction alternates. Students become performers and what is most important, have the opportunity to express themselves about the given performance. In a concert performance are a number of performance questions to which the course gives answers. Student performances are in performance analysed and assessed by the professor as well as the students. For each course, space is given for all wind instruments and all period styles. Students create in each semester a cohesive concert program. Student performances are evaluated in all aspects of performance. First the composition the student played is analyzed and all perfomance pitfalls are demonstrated. How the student managed these is evaluated. The level of play is also remarked upon in technique, intonation, sound, dynamics and performance. Comparisons are made with other prominent artists are made on the same piece on a CD and pros and cons defined. The opportunity to perform individual compositions in public is not neglected. This experience is very important in concert performance.

Recommended or required reading

Performance issues, intonation, rhythm, musical expression.

Assessment methods and criteria

Assessment of the particulars of instrument and orchestra playing. Fulfillment of the established range of repertoire. AKS certification. All concluded with award of credt.

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Instructors take care of alternating individual orchestra parts according to composer notes.

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