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Jazz Lab Band
JAZZ LAB BAND
CLASS CODE: MUSIC 328 CREDITS:  1 - 2
DIVISION: PERFORMING AND VISUAL ARTS
DEPARTMENT: MUSIC
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: The Jazz Lab Band is a large jazz ensemble open, by audition, to music majors and non-majors. A full curriculum is provided to help students learn the fundamentals of jazz. The group meets twice weekly and performs each semester.
DESCRIPTION: The Jazz Lab Band is a large jazz ensemble open, by audition, to music majors and non-majors. A full curriculum is provided to help students learn the fundamentals of jazz. The group meets twice weekly and performs each semester.
TOPICS: Jazz styles, big band performance practices, advanced improvisation, articulation, sound concepts, listening skills, ensemble rehearsal techniques, who’s who, listening skills, transcription, historic considerations, practice habits, communication, and other jazz fundamentals.
OBJECTIVES: The Jazz Lab Band serves several purposes.
1. It provides an enjoyable experience for students, major and non-major, who are interested in jazz.
2. The Lab Band is a preparatory ensemble for students desiring to join the ranks of Sound Alliance, the premier large jazz ensemble.
3. The curriculum for the course provides an opportunity for the development of fundamental jazz skills.
4. The Jazz Lab Band is linked to the Jazz Methods Course to provide practicum experience for future music educators.
REQUIREMENTS: Private practice (at least 30 minutes a day) is required and scholarship recipients must take private lessons. Those on solo chairs are encouraged to take Combo and/or Jazz Improvisation. Attendance at rehearsals and performances.
PREREQUISITES: Audition
OTHER: It is highly recommended that all students interested in jazz take Music 146 A & B: Jazz Improvisation 1 and 2.
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2001