Oboe Syllabus

Rene Prins

Freshman Year

Repertoire:
Baroque sonata on the level of the Handel C Minor So or a concerto such as the Telemann F Minor concerto.

Scales/Arpeggios/Etudes:
Beginning study of all major and minor of scales. Starting to memorize all of these. Etudesas found in Barret or the Practical and Progressive Oboe Method - Andraud Emphasis of study on proper fundamental techniques

Sightreading Skills:
Constant sight reading exercises in lessons level of simple 18th century recorder duets.

Sophomore Year

Repertoire:
Baroque sonata on the level of the Handel g minor Sonata or the Telemann Kleine Kammermusik. Some classical repertory such as the Haydn C Major Concerto.

Scales/Arpeggios/Etudes:
All major and minor arpeggios and continued study of all scales, now in thirds. Work on Verroust Etudes and other etudes of similar difficulty in the Practical and Progressive Oboe Method.

Sightreading Skills:
Constant sight reading on the level of the level of the Telemann Canonic Sonatas.

Junior Year

Repertoire:
Romantic period repertory on the level of the Schumann Romances, Contemporary repertory on the level of the Piston Sonata, continued work on baroque and classical material as above. Beginning study of orchestral excerpts.

Scales/Arpeggios/Etudes:
Continued review of all major and minor scale various interval patterns. Arpeggios treated as harmonizations of major and minor scales. Etudes as above with beginning study of Ferling etudes.

Sightreading Skills:
Level of Part I Pasquale Bona Rhythmic Articulations.

Senior Year

Repertoire:
20th century repertory at the level of the Poulenc Sonata, Hindesmith Sonata. Classical repertory on the level of the Mozart Oboe Quartet, continued work on writing Baroque embellishments to appropriate solo literature.

Scales/Arpeggios/Etudes:
Continuation of all above scale and arpeggio studies. Continuation of Ferling Etudes and etudes from the Vade Mecum of the Oboist. (Southern Music)

Sightreading Skills:
Level of Part II Pasquale Bona Rhythmic Articulations

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