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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.

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.
TAUGHT: Fall, Winter
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.
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