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Course : Applied Saxophone

Course Number
AMUS 2461
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Fall 2022
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Course Goals and Learning Outcomes. Upon successful completion of this course, students will:

  1. Demonstrate the ability to understand and apply basic technical skills related to instrumental area or voice by
  2. Demonstrating proper technique in assigned technical exercises;
  3. Demonstrating proper technique in assigned musical repertoire.
  4. Display appropriate interpretation skills in the preparation and performance of assigned
  5. musical repertoire by
  6. Displaying the ability to memorize assigned repertoire, as applicable;
  7. Integrating concepts related to musical style and interpretation in the preparation
  8. and performance of assigned musical repertoire, as applicable.

Grading. Students enrolled in applied lessons will be graded on the following criteria:

  1. At least one performance at weekly Wednesday Recital Attendance. This must be a solo with piano unless prior approval has been made by the professor.
  2. A final jury performance at the end of the semester.

1. The student’s weekly attendance and preparation. Daily, sufficient, and intelligent

practice is expected. A grade will be assigned for each lesson and then averaged together at the end of the semester.

2. Attendance at weekly studio class (Fridays at 3pm).

• All students should expect and be prepared to perform in studio class each week.

  • Literature should be chosen in consultation with the teacher and should be of an appropriate level, commensurate with the abilities of the student.
  • Literature chosen for the performance could be a movement of a larger work.
  • Literature must be performed with piano, unless otherwise approved.

5. Given the individualized nature of applied study and the varying difficulty of repertoire, it is difficult to quantify certain aspects such as the number of solos a student should learn and perform each semester; however, as a generalization, studying only one or two solos a semester would likely be considered insufficient.


Lesson Attendance Policies. There is a “no-cut” policy for applied instrumental lessons. Students enrolled in applied lessons are expected to attend all lessons. If a student wishes to cancel a lesson, the teacher may make up the lesson at his/her discretion. Students wishing to cancel a lesson should notify the teacher at least 24 hours in advance (with exceptions of death in the family or serious illness). Insufficiently prepared lessons will not be made up, and a student may be asked to leave. Students will be dropped and given a WF after two unexcused absences.

To avoid missing a lesson, students are allowed and encouraged to trade times with a colleague. This schedule change does not require prior approval from the instructor, but please notify the professor to inform them of the change. In the event the instructor needs to cancel, a make-up lesson will be scheduled.

To maximize lesson time, students must warm up (instrument, reed, embouchure, fingers, mind and body) prior to the lesson and knock on the studio door at the lesson time. Set up and pack up your instrument in the hallway to allow for maximum lesson time. Please do not knock early, as you may disrupt another student’s lesson. Students are encouraged to express what they hope to cover in the lesson and show an eagerness to learn when they walk through the door. Students should bring all appropriate music, instruments and materials to lessons and classes, including their lesson notebook, which will be used to consolidate all lesson-related information and serve as a plan and record of study.


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