APPLIED SAXOPHONE at LONGWOOD UNIVERSITY
 
 

Instructor: Dr. Charles Kinzer
Office: Wygal 223 (Studio 7)
Office Telephone:  395-2495
Office Hours: as posted
Class Meetings:  Lessons TBA, Studio Class T 4:30-5:20 p.m., Wygal 104

Course Description:   Private study of the saxophone; one 50 minute or two 25 minute lesson(s) each week with related studio classes and performances. 2 credits.
 

Textbooks:

        Required:
              The Technique of the Saxophone, by Joseph Viola (Hal Leonard)
              Selected Studies, edited by H. Voxman (Belwin)
              48 Famous Studies, by W. Ferling (Southern)
              Jazz Conception for the Saxophone, by L. Niehaus (HLP)

        Other texts and solo pieces to be selected in consultation with instructor.
 
 

Course Objectives:  Upon completion of courses in Applied Saxophone, students will:

 1. be able to perform concert repertoire at an appropriate
  university level of execution in both the classical and jazz idioms,
 2. demonstrate knowledge of the repertoire of solo music for the instrument - specific
  repertoire assigned depends on the performance level of the student;
 3. be familiar with requirements commonly made of professional performers on the instrument.
 

Typical Class Schedule:

        Weeks 1-4  general techniques, exercises
                    5-8   etudes and solo pieces assigned weekly
                    9-11  survey of repertoire
                    12  selection of jury program
                    12-13  jury material
                    14  JURY EXAM on reading day
 

Course Requirements and Grading:  Grades are based upon the studentís effort and performance in lessons and studio classes throughout the semester (50%), combined with evaluation of the jury performance (50%).  Students must perform at least THREE times at studio class and ONCE on a departmental recital.  The student must pass the Jury in order to pass each course.  The Jury program must consist of sample technique exercises and two repertory pieces.  The Sophomore level includes a special Promotional Jury at the end of the second semester - this jury program must consist of three repertory pieces.  The following are minimum requirements for completion of the yearly levels (2 semesters per year) of the Music Education program:
 

 FRESHMAN LEVEL:

        Major scales and arpeggios to six accidentals, over the standard range of the instrument, slurred
              or tongued, in eighth notes at quarter = 132.
         6 etudes from Ferling, 48 Famous Studies, or Voxman, Selected Studies, to be chosen in consultation with instructor.
         3 repertory pieces, to be chosen in consultation with instructor, of a difficulty level
              corresponding to that of the Sonatina by F.J. Haydn, found in the
            Concert and Contest Collection for Saxophone (Belwin).
 

SOPHOMORE LEVEL:

        Major scales and arpeggios to six accidentals, over the standard range of the instrument, slurred
              or tongued, in eighth notes at quarter = 160.
         8 etudes from Ferling, 48 Famous Studies, or Voxman, Selected Studies, to be chosen in consultation with instructor.
         3 repertory pieces, to be chosen in consultation with instructor, of a difficulty level
              corresponding to that of the First Concertino by Georges Guilhaud, found in the
            Concert and Contest Collection for Saxophone (Belwin).
        Must also pass Sophomore Promotional Jury before full Music Faculty.
 

JUNIOR LEVEL:

        Major scales and arpeggios to seven accidentals, over the standard range of the instrument, slurred
              or tongued, in sixteenth notes at quarter = 120.
         8 etudes from Ferling, 48 Famous Studies, to be chosen in consultation with instructor.
         4 repertory pieces, to be chosen in consultation with instructor, of a difficulty level
              corresponding to that of the Sonatine Sportive, by Alexandre Tcherepnine (Leduc), or the Sonata No. 3 by G.F. Handel (Hal Leonard).
 

SENIOR LEVEL:

        Major scales and arpeggios to seven accidentals, over the standard range of the instrument, slurred
              or tongued, in sixteenth notes at quarter = 144.
         6 etudes from Ferling, 48 Famous Studies, to be chosen in consultation with instructor.
         4 repertory pieces, to be chosen in consultation with instructor, of a difficulty level
              corresponding to that of the Scaramouche by Darius Milhaud (Salabert), or the Sonata, Op. 19, by Paul Creston (Delaware Water Gap).
        Music Education students present a half-recital performance in the first semester of the Senior level.
 
 
 
 

Attendance Policy:  The attendance policy for Applied Saxophone is the same as that specified in the College Catalog and Student Handbook.  Missed lessons will be made up at the instructorsí discretion.
 
 
 

Honor Code:  Students are expected to live by the Longwood Honor Code.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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