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Continuing Education and Workforce Development of Garrett College is pleased to announce the addition of trumpet and low brass studies at the College’s main campus in McHenry.  Both offerings will feature ten, half-hour individualized segments by appointment.

Trumpet studies will provide instruction of both fundamentals as well as music theory for beginning, intermediate, and advanced students (age 10 and up). Beginning students will develop skills in reading musical notation and basic trumpet technique with special attention to rhythm, tone quality, range, musical phrasing, intonation, and style.

Intermediate and advanced students will further develop their technique through varied key and meter signatures, and keys, while exploring a variety of music from different stylistic periods. Intermediate and advanced students will gain knowledge in analyzing music, composition, and transcribing their own works.  Students must have access to a trumpet to practice assignments on a daily basis. The instructor for the course is Cameron King, who obtained his degree from Mansfield University of Pennsylvania.  He is an elementary music instructor in Garrett County, Md.

Low brass studies will provide instruction to include tuba, trombone and euphonium, for beginner, intermediate and advanced students (age 9 and up). The sessions will focus on creating a solid sound, proper instrument breathing, and flexibility throughout the instrument, with special attention to rhythm, tone quality, range, musical phrasing, intonation, and style.

Students will be introduced to music from different stylistic periods and demonstrate the ability to perform music in varied key signatures, clefs, transpositions, and signatures to include all major and minor scales in the designated format. Students must have access to a low brass instrument to practice assignments on a daily basis. The course is being instructed by Mr. Brandon Houtz, an elementary music instructor in Garrett County.  He also obtained his degree from Mansfield University of Pennsylvania.

For additional information or to register, please call the Continuing Education Division of Garrett College at 301-387-3069.