Pedagogical methods of Vincent Cichowicz as witnessed by Larry Black, 1964-1966: a case study

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dc.contributor Cummins, Linda
dc.contributor Robinson, Thomas
dc.contributor Ratledge, John
dc.contributor Keel, W. C.
dc.contributor.advisor Yates, Eric
dc.contributor.advisor Snead, Charles Hendricks, Brittany Michelle 2017-03-01T16:46:39Z 2017-03-01T16:46:39Z 2013
dc.identifier.other u0015_0000001_0001170
dc.identifier.other Hendricks_alatus_0004D_11503
dc.description Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.description.abstract Trumpeter Larry Black, now retired from a thirty-three-year career with the Atlanta Symphony, studied with legendary trumpet pedagogue Vincent Cichowicz from 1964 to 1966. During this short time, Cichowicz transformed Black from a non-collegiate student receiving lessons on a trial basis to a young professional with master's degree from Northwestern University, where Cichowicz taught from 1959 to 1998. Because Black has preserved his entire collection of lesson assignments from this period, spanning sixty-three leaves in two separate notepads, it is possible to form an impression of Cichowicz's pedagogical style. Black's data indicates that Cichowicz prioritized sound quality over musical complexity, believed that music of minimum difficulty would yield maximum progress, and stood by these convictions even in the face of time-sensitive issues such as performances or auditions. Black's curriculum represents but one example of Cichowicz's methodology. Because Cichowicz himself wrote only generally (and briefly) about his pedagogical philosophies and chose not to outline a curriculum of musical examples in the form of a method book, it would be presumptuous to suppose that a single student's assignments could adequately compensate for this void. Consequently, this research will likely prove particularly useful to other former Cichowicz students who can measure Black's assignments against their own. The trumpet community at large should hope that one day such students might choose to publicize their own curricula, and so enlarge the existing body of data. Only then might a comprehensive view of Cichowicz's teaching, not only in theory but also in detailed practice, begin to emerge.
dc.format.extent 84 p.
dc.format.medium electronic
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher University of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Libraries Digital Collections
dc.relation.hasversion born digital
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dc.subject.other Music
dc.title Pedagogical methods of Vincent Cichowicz as witnessed by Larry Black, 1964-1966: a case study
dc.type thesis
dc.type text University of Alabama. School of Music Music The University of Alabama doctoral D.M.A.

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