The School of Music Certificate in Baroque Trumpet develops performance and interpretation skills for the natural trumpet. Students will examine the stylistic aspects of Baroque music through study of primary sources from the Baroque era, study of prominent secondary sources on Baroque interpretation, and preparation and performance of music from the Baroque era on the natural trumpet.
The Baroque Trumpet is a valveless ancestor of the modern valved trumpet. It reached its zenith during the Baroque era, and today is once again becoming an important instrument in the fields of music performance, musicology, and music education. Already in many parts of Europe it is expected that performances of music written prior to the 19th century be played on the valveless Baroque trumpet, and this is now a growing field in the United States.
This certificate may be earned concurrently with a graduate degree in the School of Music, or as an independent pursuit in the certificate only.
The Curriculum for the Graduate Certificate in Baroque Trumpet consists of 9 credit hours as follows:
(3 cr.) MUP 522 Historical Instrument: Baroque Trumpet
(3 cr.) MUP 622 Historical Instrument: Advanced Baroque Trumpet
(1 cr.) MUP 695 Baroque Performance Practice
(2 cr.) MUC 570 Baroque Trumpet Ensemble
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