Arkansas Tech University
Department of Music
MUS 1052/3052
Applied (Studio) Clarinet

Dr. Nicolas del Grazia
Witherspoon 206
(479) 968-0615
ndelgrazia@atu.edu
Course Objectives and Description:
Applied clarinet lessons are one-hour individual lessons in which we will work on all aspects of clarinet technique and study works from the standard repertoire for clarinet. In addition to the required text below, students are expected to work on etudes and solos as selected by the instructor.
Required Text/Materials:
Method for Clarinet, Op. 63 Volume 3 by Carl Baermann (ed. Gustave Langenus), Carl Fischer, 2005.
**You are also responsible for purchasing the etude books and solo pieces you will be working on each semester. These will be assigned according to your specific needs and level of ability.**
Metronome
Reeds as needed
Reed knife (recommended)
Electronic tuner (recommended)
MP3 recorder (recommended)
Justification/Rationale:
The study of applied music (studio lessons on the student's primary instrument) is at the core of any music degree program. Applied lessons are essential to the student's growth as a musician and music educator.
Grading
Grading will be based on attendance, lesson preparation (practice), general progress, and the mid-term and final juries (see below):
Attendance Policy:
Attendance is required. Absences will only be excused for documented medical reasons etc. Three absences will result in a one-letter drop in the final grade.
Juries Expectations
Final juries are in front of a panel of instrumental faculty. Mid-term juries are in my office for me only. The following are minimum requirements for technical exercises.Most students should be well ahead of these requirements most of the time!
FRESHMAN
Semester 1
Mid-term jury:
1) A slow etude from the "32 Studies" by C. Rose. (You will be graded on tone quality and rhythmic accuracy)
2) Major scales and arpeggios (from Baermann Op. 63) up to 2# and 2b
Final Jury:
1) A solo piece or etude.
2) Major scales and arpeggios (from Baermann Op. 63) up to 3# and 3b
Semester 2
Mid-term jury:
1) An etude from the "32 Studies" by C. Rose, or equivalent.
2) Major scales and arpeggios (from Baermann Op. 63) up to 4# and 4b
Final Jury:
1) A solo piece or etude.
2) Major scales and arpeggios (from Baermann Op. 63) up to 6# and 6b
SOPHOMORE
Semester 1
Mid-term jury:
1) An etude from the "32 Studies" by C. Rose, or equivalent.
2) Minor scales and arpeggios (from Baermann Op. 63) up to 2# and 2b
Final Jury:
1) A solo piece or etude.
2) Minor scales and arpeggios (from Baermann Op. 63) up to 3# and 3b
Semester 2
Mid-term jury:
1) An etude from the "32 Studies" by C. Rose, or equivalent.
2) Minor scales and arpeggios (from Baermann Op. 63) up to 4# and 4b
Final Jury (Sophomore barrier):
1) A solo piece from the standard clarinet repertoire.
2) ALL Major and Minor scales and arpeggios (from Baermann Op. 63).
JUNIOR & SENIOR
Upperclassmen are not expected to perform mid-term juries. Final juries will be waived for semesters in which a junior/senior recital has been performed. Other etudes, other works from the clarinet repertoire, and other scales and arpeggios (whole-tone, dom7, dim7, min7 etc) will be studied as assigned by the instructor.