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2022-2023 University Catalog 
2022-2023 University Catalog [Archived Catalogue]

MMED 678 Brass Instrument Technique Lab

3 credits 45.0 hours
600 level graduate course

The Brass Instrument Technique Lab is designed for band directors to hone their technical and pedagogical skills on brass instruments. Students will learn elements of proper embouchure, breathing, and articulation as well as use, technical facility, and details specific to instruments in the brass family. This course will allow for students to deepen their skills and knowledge beyond their primary instruments to benefit their teaching and instruction in their classroom, lessons, and ensembles. Students will be involved in direct instruction on specific instruments daily, in rehearsal lab settings for jazz band and concert band, small brass ensemble playing, and whole group lecture. All students in the class, regardless of their primary instrument, will be playing instruments from the brass family. Trumpet, horn, trombone, and tuba will be covered. Instruments will be provided.

This course is not repeatable for credit.