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MUS 115 - Jazz Ensemble 1

Credits: 2
3 Studio Hours

This course comprises the formation of a jazz band. It covers a diversity of jazz styles including Latin, blues and swing. Coursework emphasizes music, reading, improvisation, performance practice and ensemble technique. Jazz Ensemble 2, 3 and 4 build upon the skills and techniques developed in the previous Jazz Ensemble course.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Perform jazz arrangements in concert.
  2. Arrange instrumental and vocal parts from chord charts.
  3. Develop jazz performance techniques.
  4. Perform solo improvisations.
  5. Compare various jazz styles.
  6. Evaluate musical performances.
Listed Topics
  1. Scoring and arranging
  2. Improvisation
  3. Performance practice
  4. Jazz styles
  5. Ensemble technique
Reference Materials
sheet music, CDs
Approved By: Bullock, Quintin Date Approved: 12/15/2014

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