Ithaca College

School of Music


Woodwind music majors in all degree programs are required to pass a sophomore technique proficiency, to be taken at the end of the fall semester of their sophomore year. (Transfer students should arrange the date of their proficiency with their private teacher.) Students should consult their private teachers for specific requirements and procedures.

PFMJ-12100 through PFMJ-47100 Flute I-V
- Major Instrument, Music Majors

PFMJ-12101 through PFMJ-22101 Flute I-II
- Major Instrument, Music Minors

PFMJ-12102 through PFMJ-32102 Flute I-III
- Secondary Instrument, Music Majors

Emphasis placed on tone production, breath control and support, embouchure flexibility, and articulation and technique. Weekly repertoire classes.

Taffanel-Gaubert, 17 Daily Exercises; Marcel Moyse, De la Sonorité; Trevor Wye, Practice Book no. 1 - Tone. Harmonics, vibrato, and tone color. Representative études including Andersen, 18 Studies, op. 41; Andersen, 24 Exercises, op. 33; and Berbiguier, 18 Exercises. Representative repertoire including Debussy, Syrinx; Handel sonatas; Bach sonatas; Bloch, Suite Modale; selections from flute music by French composers.

Taffanel-Gaubert, 17 Daily Exercises; Marcel Moyse, De la Sonorité; Trevor Wye, Practice Book no. 4 - Intonation. Articulation studies, including multiple tonguing. Representative études including Andersen, 24 Études, op. 21 and op. 30; and Demerrseman, 50 Melodic Studies, op. 4. Representative repertoire including Honegger, Danse de la Chèvre; Telemann, Twelve Fantasies; Bach sonatas; Hindemith, Sonata; Mozart concertos; Poulenc, Sonata; and Quantz concertos.

Taffanel-Gaubert, 17 Daily Exercises, and Marcel Moyse, Tone Development through Interpretation. Orchestral excerpts. Representative études including Altes, 26 Selected Studies; Andersen, 24 Études, op. 15; and Andersen, 24 Technical Studies, op. 63. Representative repertoire including Bach, Partita; Hindemith, Acht Stücke; Varese, Density 21.5;Bach sonatas; Martin, Ballade; Reinecke, "Undine" Sonata; and Schubert, Introduction and Variations.

Representative études including Andersen, 24 Virtuoso Studies, op. 60 and Karg-Elert,30 Caprices. Orchestral excerpts. Representative repertoire including Berio, Sequenza; Bozza, Image; Jolivet, Cinq Incantations;Bach sonatas; Copland, Duo;Griffes, Poem; Ibert, Concerto; Muczynski, Sonata; Nielsen, Concerto; and Prokofiev, Sonata.

PFMJ-12300 through PFMJ-47300 Oboe I-V
- Major Instrument, Music Majors

PFMJ-12301 through PFMJ-22301 Oboe I-II
- Major Instrument, Music Minors

PFMJ-12302 through PFMJ-32302 Oboe I-III
- Secondary Instrument, Music Majors

The basic elements of technique (fingers, embouchure and tonguing, blowing) are related to artistic concept through long tones, scales in all note values, and the "Forty Progressive Melodies" from Barret's Oboe Method. Representative repertoire is selected from the Albinoni and Handel concerti, Nielsen, Phantasy Pieces, op. 2, and the Geiser Sonatine.

Technique continued, including long tones and scales as before. Études include articulation scale patterns (transposed), 12 articulation studies, and sonatas from Barret. Representative repertoire includes Handel and Telemann sonatas, the Comarosa-Benjamin concerto, C. P. E. Bach concertos, and the Piston Suite.

Technique continued as before, including long tones for endurance, and scales and triads in all keys and in all note values. Études from Ferling and the Vade Mecum. Representative repertoire selected from the Mozart, Graun, Stamitz, Fischer, and Vivaldi concertos, and the Saint-Saëns, Hindemith, and Poulenc sonatas.

Technique continues as before. Études selected from Rothwell, Belinsky and deLancie's Orchestra Studies, and G. Gillet's Advanced Études. Representative repertoire selected from Bach and Telemann cantatas; Mozart, Oboe Quartet K. 370; Vaughan Williams, Concerto; Ibert, Symphonie Concertante;Riccardo Malipiero, Sonata; Britten, Quartet and Metamorphoses.

Repertory class for oboe majors includes the principles of reed making. (F-S)

PFMJ-12500 through PFMJ-47500 Clarinet I-V
- Major Instrument, Music Majors

PFMJ-12501 through PFMJ-22501 Clarinet I-II
- Major Instrument, Music Minors

PFMJ-12502 through PFMJ-32502 Clarinet I-III
- Secondary Instrument, Music Majors

Emphasis is placed on production of good tone, correct posture, breathing, embouchure formation, hand position, finger motion, and articulation. All major and minor scales, thirds, and arpeggios. Symmetrical scale and chord patterns. Albert, 24 Varied Scale and Chord Exercises; Bonade, Clarinetist's Compendium; Williaman, Modulation Exercises. Representative études including Hite (ed.), Melodious and Progressive Studies; Rose, 40 Studies; Muller, 30 Studies in All Tonalities; Gates, Odd-Meter Études. Representative repertoire including Delmas, Promenade; Avon, Fantasie de Concert; Finzi, Five Bagatelles; Carter, Pastorale; Barat, Pièce en Sol Mineur; Vaughan Williams, Six Studies in English Folk Song; Pierne, Serenade; Coquard, Melodie et Schezetto; Grovlex, Lamento et Tarentelle; Barlow, Lyrical Piece; Schumann, Drei Romanzen; Arias by Bozza and Roussel; Sonatinas by Heiden, Honegger, and Szalowski.

Continued refinement of all fundamentals. Bender-Jettel, Scale Exercises; Baermann, Method, part III; Stubbins, Essentials of Technical Dexterity. Representative études including Rose, 32 Études; Rose-Rode, 20 Grandes Études; Stark, Arpeggio Studies; Baermann, books IV and V. Representative repertoire including Marty, 1st Fantasie; Templeton, Pocket Size Sonata; Gallois-Montbrun, Six Pièces Musicales; Arnold, Sonatina; Solos de Concours by Rabaud and Messager; Spohr, Six German Songs; Widor, Introduction and Rondo; Schumann, Fantasiestücke; Weber concerti; sonatas by Saint-Saëns, Bernstein, Bax, Etler, and Hindemith.

Hamglin, Scales and Exercises. Representative études including Cavallini, Thirty Caprices; Stark, 24 Studies in all Tonalities; Jeanjean, 16 Modern Études, and 18 Études; Perier, 30 Études; Uhl, 48 Études; Voxman (ed.), Classical Studies. Representative repertoire including Schubert, The Shepherd on the Rock; Milhaud, Trio; Stravinsky, Three Pieces for Unaccompanied Clarinet; Bozza, Bucolique; Bonade (ed.), Orchestral Studies; Spohr concerti; sonatas by Brahms and Poulenc; concertos by Hindemith and Mozart.

Concentrated review of every aspect of performance. Representative études including Stark, 24 Grand Virtuoso Studies; Perier, Recueil de Sonates; Sarlit, 25 Études de Virtuosité. Representative repertoire includes orchestral studies of Bonade, McGinnis, and Cailliet; Debussy, Rhapsodie; Ravel, Fantasie; Bartók, Contrasts; quintets by Mozart and Brahms; concertos by Copland, Tomasi, and Nielsen. (F-S)

PFMJ-12700 through PFMJ-47700 Bassoon I-V - Major Instrument, Music Majors

PFMJ-12701 through PFMJ-22701 Bassoon I-II - Major Instrument, Music Minors

PFMJ-12702 through PFMJ-32702 Bassoon I-III - Secondary Instrument, Music Majors

Technique to include pattern for all first-year bassoon students. Long tones on all major scales, correct embouchure, fingerings, breathing and tonguing, and reed making. Representative études including Weissen-born, Method, books I and II; Milde, Studies in All Keys.Representative repertoire including E. Bourdeau, Premier Solo; Telemann, Sonata in F Minor; D. C. Smith, Caprice; Max Vox Lenz, Cicero; Beethoven, Adagio Cantabile; and Weissenborn, Capriccio, op. 14.

All major and minor scales (80 mm). All scales in thirds. Chord study. Articulations (slur two-tongue; tongue one-slur two-tongue two; slur three-tongue one, etc.). Chord cycle of I-IV-V((7))-I. Representative études including Kopprasch, books I and II; Oubradous, Methods I; Piard, Methods I. Representative repertoire including Ferdinand David, Concertino, op. 12; Galliard, Six Sonatas for Bassoon and Piano; Milde, Andante and Rondo; Pierne, Concert Piece; Burrill Phillips, Concert Piece; Vivaldi, concerti in A Minor and B Minor, Sonata in A Minor.

Technique including interval study in all major keys of thirds, fourths, fifths, sixths, and sevenths. Continuation of long tones, legato and staccato tonguing. Representative études including Milde, Studies, book I; Jancoutt Studies; Oubradous, Method, no. 2; Piard, Method, no. 2. Representative repertoire including Siennicki, Ballade for Bassoon;C. von Weber, Concerto in F; A. Stadio, Orchestra Studies; Hindemith, Sonata for Bassoon and Piano; Casarino, Sonata for Bassoon and Piano.

Technique including all scales (100 mm). Continued study of all basic material. Representative études including Milde, Studies, book 2; Paird, Method, no. 3; Oubradous, Method, no. 3. Representative repertoire including Mozart, Bassoon Concerto in B; V. Bruns, Concerto for Bassoon; Etler, Sonata for Bassoon and Piano; Villa-Lobos, Ciranda das Sete Notas; symphonies of Beethoven, Brahms, and Tchaikovsky; and Studio book. (F-S)

PFMJ-12900 through PFMJ-479000 Saxophone I-V
- Major Instrument, Music Majors

PFMJ-12901 through PFMJ-22901 Saxophone I-II
- Major Instrument, Music Minors

PFMJ-12902 through PFMJ-32902 Saxophone I-III
- Secondary Instrument, Music Majors

Technique from L. Teal, Saxophonist's Workbook; tone studies, vibrato studies, articulation studies, alternate fingering studies, major/minor scales, major/minor thirds, low and high register studies. S. Rascher, Top Tones; R. Lang, Beginning Studies in the Altissimo Register; J. M. Londeix,On the Exactness of Intonation. Representative études including J. L. Small, Rhythmical and Technical Studies; H. Voxman, Selected Studies; Ferling, 48 Études. Representative repertoire including Teal, Solos for the Alto and Tenor Saxophone Player; H. Eccles, Sonata; Mule, Classics for the Saxophone; E. Bozza, Aria; P. Lantier, Sicilienne;B. Heiden, Sonata; P. Hindemith, Sonata; W. Schmidt, Sonatina; and various chamber works.

Technique including L. Teal, Saxophonist's Workbook; S. Rascher and R. Lang, altissimo studies; J. M. Londeix, intonation studies; Giamperi, Daily Studies. Études including C. Koechlin, Études; W. Schmidt, Contemporary Études; and continued work in previous methods. Representative repertoire including various transcriptions; P. Creston, Sonata; L. Van Delden, Sonatina; H. Villa-Lobos, Fantasia; W. Benson, Aeolian Song; P. Maurice, Tableaux de Provence; A. Glazunov, Concerto in E-flat; L. Lunde, Sonata; and various chamber works.

Technique to include continuation of previous material with emphasis placed on increasing technical facility. Representative études including G. Lacour, 28 Études on Modes of Messiaen; E. Bozza, 12 Études and Caprices; R. Caravan, Paradigms; G. Lacour, 8 Very Difficult Studies. Representative repertoire including W. Hartley, Duo for Saxophone and Piano; W. Benson, Concertino; R. Caravan, Sketch;K. Husa, Élégie et Rondeau;Milhaud, Scaramouche; R. Muczynski, Sonata; P. Bonneau, Caprice en Forme de Valse; and various chamber works.

Continued emphasis is placed on technical facility in various keys and modes. Continued study of extended techniques such as multiphonics, altissimo, timbre changes, tonguing effects, etc. Representative repertoire including concertos by Creston, Dahl, Husa, and Tomasi; sonatas by DiPasquale, Denisov, and others; L. Basset, Music for Saxophone and Piano; J. Ibert, Concertino da Camera; and various chamber works. (F-S)