Date of Graduation

Fall 2017

Document Type

Honors Research Project

Degree Name

Bachelor of Music


Music Education - Instrumental Band

Research Sponsor

Dr. James Albrecht

First Reader

Dr. Christine Russell

Second Reader

Dr, Andrew Feyes


This paper is an examination of three prominent brass pedagogues, Emory Remington, Arnold Jacobs, and Joseph Alessi, who each emphasized the importance of singing in rehearsals and personal practice. The purpose of this project is to gather strategies for using singing presented by these pedagogues and consolidate the findings into a resource to be used by classroom educators. The three pedagogical areas included in this resource are Tone/Timbre, Rhythm/Tempo, and Phrasing/Style. The information contained in the resource section of this paper is a collection of beliefs and concepts advocated by each pedagogue. It was gathered through the viewing and transcribing of masterclasses and is supplemented by writings on the subject from Remington and Jacobs.