|Jazz Lab Band|
|JAZZ LAB BAND|
|CLASS CODE:||MUSIC 328||CREDITS: 1 - 2|
|DIVISION:||PERFORMING AND VISUAL ARTS|
|GENERAL EDUCATION:||This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.|
|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.|
|CONTENT AND 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.|
|GOALS AND OBJECTIVES:||1. Have an enjoyable experience.
2. Have an opportunity for the development of fundamental jazz skills.
3. Have a practicum experience.
|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.|
|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|