Clarinet Major Syllabus for 2021-2022
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MUAP-2232-001 Clarinet Major


Prerequisite: Audition or instructor consent

Course Description

One 60-minute lesson per week, minimum 10 hours of outside practice per week required. For music majors, in their major area of performance. Emphasis on development of technique, musicianship and extensive repertoire from contrasting historical periods.

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(2 sem hr; 1 hr lesson, 10 hr practice)

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Online Course

Syllabus Information


This is the third of four semesters of 60 minute applied lesson for clarinet majors

Music appropriate to the level of the particular student will be assigned at the first lesson or as needed throughout the semester.

Literature will be selected from standard repertoire appropriate to completing a sophomore level recital. It is the students responsibility to purchase and have all materials for lessons. Students are also required to contact and provide accompaniment scores at least 4 weeks prior to any performance.


Assignment notebook (spiral or 3 ring binder of any size)


Music as assigned by instructor

Student Performance

After studying the material presented in this course of study, the student will be able to do the following as evaluated by the faculty in the department/program:

1. Devopment of tone and technique.

2. Proficiencies of all major and minor form scale and arpeggios, full range 16th note = MM100.

3. Succesful performance of at least 2 movements from appropriate literature.

4. Completion of at least 8 etudes or developmental studies.


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Expected Student Behavior

Consistent, daily practice is essential for improvement of skills.  Students should practice at least 6 days per week, for a minimum of 60 minutes per day, and a total of 6 to 10 hours weekly.

Grading Criteria

Each weekly lesson will be graded, according to improvement and effort shown on weekly assignments. Students are expected to practice for 3 to 5 hours per week, divided evenly among the days of the week. Weekly grades will be based on the following criteria:

A Entire assignment learned and presented in a polished manner

B Assignment learned, with a few problems

C Assignment attempted, with many difficulties

D Poorly prepared lesson, with little outside practice demonstrated

F Very poorly prepared lesson, with no outside practice demonstrated; or absent from lesson without prior notification (one unexcused absence is allowed)

The student must contact the instructor prior to the scheduled lesson time to set up a makeup lesson time, at the instructor's discretion.

A final playing exam will be performed for the instructor during the last lesson of the semester, generally during the final week of the semester.  This performance will receive a grade based on the above scale.

The final grade for the course will be determined by averaging all weekly grades, which will be worth 75% of the total grade, and the final exam grade, worth 25% of the final grade.


Regular attendance is necessary for satisfactory achievement. Therefore, it is the responsibility of the student to attend class. One unexcused absence will be allowed, without affecting final grade. The second unexcused absence will be recorded as an "F" in the gradebook. Three unexcused absences will result in an "F" for the final grade.



First lesson:     Meet with instructor; determine individual goals for semester, choose textbook/music, and receive first practice assignment.

2nd lesson:       Prepare the given assignment, and bring all required materials to lesson.

3rd and subsequent lessons:   Each upcoming week’s assignment will be determined by the progress demonstrated during the previous week’s lesson.

Final lesson, given during last week of the semester:  Freshman level proficiency performance exam, to include at least all major and minor form scale and arpeggios, 2 entire works from appropriate literature.

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Syllabus Created on:

08/25/14 5:02 PM

Last Edited on:

01/11/22 9:49 AM