Assignment 1: Record yourself (video) teaching an 8-minute beginning snare drum lesson to a non-percussionist that has not taken (or is not currently enrolled in) this course. Make sure to cover practice pad setup (start from scratch), grip, and technique; you should end up going through the first five exercises of Stick Control. Upload this video to YouTube and email to Dr. Charles. Assignment 1 should be submitted electronically no later than the end of the 6th week of class.
Assignment 2: Attend the TSU Percussion Ensemble concert on Monday, April 24 at 7:30 pm. Write a one-page, single-spaced concert review. Submit no later than the May 3.
Final project: Students will select a band or orchestra score and prepare a 10-minute presentation on the technical and musical aspects of the percussion parts. Adjust the scope of your presentation to fit the 10-minute time limit (for more complex scores, give less information; for less complex scores, give more information. Presentations will commence during the 12th and 13th weeks of class.