INFORMATION FOR INCOMING FRESHMEN AND TRANSFER STUDENTS
Here you will find some basic information that will be helpful as you prepare for your first semester at IUP.
- Contact information- Dr. Dickinson can be reached via email or telephone as listed below,
Office: 316 Cogswell
- Advising- Dr. Dickinson will be your advisor for all classes and for the remainder of your music degree program once the fall semester has begun. Regular advising sessions will be posted outside his door.
- Syllabi- The private trombone and trombone choir (brass ensemble) syllabi are posted on a link from the IUP Trombone Studio web page. Make sure you read them carefully and understand the requirements of each.
- Equipment- all trombone students are expected to have a good quality instrument and mouthpiece in good working order. You might be asked to try new mouthpieces or to invest in a different instrument. Also, the following items will be needed for your lessons and ensemble concerts:
Metal straight mute (Tom Crown or Jo-Ral)
Metal or fiber cup mute (Jo-Ral or Denis Wick)
I prefer the Korg credit card size metronome and tuner because they are portable, inexpensive, are easily read and can be heard above the trombone sound. You also might want to invest in a small zipper bag for your mutes, as you will probably be collecting more throughout your time at IUP.
The ensemble concert dress for all performing ensembles is a tuxedo for men and black for women. You may bring a tuxedo (or solid black suit) with you, or you may order a tux through our choral director.