Integrated preparation system: an adaptation of the theory and methodology of gymnastic training of Leonid Arkaev and Nikolai Suchilin for use in the collegiate trumpet studio

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Kurt Aaron Phelps (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Mark Clodfelter

Abstract: Applied music faculty are expected to have the skills necessary to oversee the development of young musicians upon employment. New professors, however, likely spent the majority of their musical life on the receiving end of the teaching dynamic and may find it difficult to adjust to their new position as purveyors of information. This document identifies a model that can be put in place to serve as both an educational tool for students and a pedagogical guideline for new teachers. Very little has been written about collegiate trumpet studio models so outside sources were considered. In 2004, Leonid Arkaev and Nikolai Suchilin published How to Create Champions: The Theory and Methodology of Creating Top-Class Gymnasts, which outlines the model used to train the Russian women’s and men’s national gymnastic teams called the Integrated Preparation System. This system is comprised of six facets of preparation: technical, physical, tactical, psychological, theoretical, and functional. This text was adapted to serve as that educational and pedagogical tool. The guiding principles of the methodology as they are printed in the reference text are outlined in Chapter III. Chapter VI serves as the adaptation of the six types of preparation utilizing the principles outlined in Chapter III. The author preserved as much of the source material as possible during the adaptation. These adaptations are vetted by popular texts whose subject matter ranges from trumpet pedagogy, performance psychology, and physiology. The methodology was used to facilitate the preparation of an undergraduate trumpeter’s recital as required by their degree program. Three examples of the methodology are demonstrated. While the usage of the principles was small-scale, they proved effective. The student earned a passing grade on the recital. Further research into this model’s large-scale usage is needed to determine its efficacy.

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Language: English
Date: 2019
Gymnastics, Music, Sports, Trumpet
Trumpet $x Instruction and study
Gymnastics $x Training $z Russia (Federation)
Music and sports

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