Grading for Troy Trombone Students

The following factors will determine your grade:

Attendance- There are 15 weeks of studio/recital classes that meet at Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. Special recitals include faculty brass recitals, studio member senior recitals, or special guest artist master classes/recitals. 


Materials- You are required to procure equipment and repertoire for the semester. An etude book (not every semester but you might have 3 or 4 etude books by the end of your studies) by week 1, the Doctor Drone app (by week 2), and a new solo (by week 4) are required to be purchased by the assigned deadlines.


Homework- Each week students will be required to upload a video of the etude assigned for that week (this is in addition to any solo preparation). In addition, practice goals will be discussed in week one and meeting these goals will be graded. For example, if we decide that 42 units (which is the standard requirement for undergraduate majors) is doable but you only practice 28 units, then your grade will reflect this. Each lesson may include a technical challenge (a specific exercise I prescribed to you in a previous lesson). The first thing we will play each lesson is your weekly technical challenge, which will be graded on preparation. 

Performance- You are required to perform an etude or solo movement in two studio classes (or one studio class and one student recital).