Certificate in Baroque Trumpet

The School of Music Certificate in Baroque Trumpet develops performance and interpretation skills for 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 natural ("Baroque") trumpet, and this is now a growing field in the United States. Students will examine the stylistic aspects of Baroque music through a) study of primary sources from the Baroque era b) study of prominent secondary sources on Baroque interpretation c) preparation and performance of music from the Baroque era on the natural trumpet.

UNDERGRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN BAROQUE TRUMPET

This certificate may be earned concurrently with an undergraduate degree, as an additional (2nd) plan of study if the student is a current degree seeking student or a post-baccalaureate student. This certificate may be earned as the primary (1st) plan of study ONLY if the student is non-degree seeking or is a post-baccalaureate student who is not pursuing any other credential.

The Curriculum for the Undergraduate Certificate in Baroque Trumpet consists of 15 credit hours as follows:
(3 cr.) MUP 322 Historical Instrument: Baroque Trumpet
(3 cr.) MUP 422 Historical Instrument: Advanced Baroque Trumpet
(1 cr.) MUP 395 Baroque Performance Practice
(2 cr.) MUC 171 Baroque Trumpet Ensemble
(3 cr.) MUS 203 History of Music I
(3 cr.) MUS 302 History of Music II


GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN BAROQUE TRUMPET

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