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Sound Alliance
SOUND ALLIANCE
CLASS CODE: MUSIC 330 CREDITS:  1 - 2
DIVISION: PERFORMING AND VISUAL ARTS
DEPARTMENT: MUSIC
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: Sound Alliance is the premier jazz ensemble at BYU–Idaho. It is auditioned but open to all BYU-Idaho students (music majors and non-majors). The ensemble provides an opportunity for students to practice and cultivate jazz with other students at a similar skill level. It provides challenge, learning, and growth. The course includes a full educational curriculum, works hard, performs regularly, tours and attends festivals when possible.
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. Develop skills and character traits such as spirituality, discipline, intellect, commitment, honesty, service, loyalty, creativity, and devotion.
2. Cultivate a significant American art form and develop professional competency in music.
REQUIREMENTS: Students must attend all rehearsals and performances. In addition, students must improve individually. Means for this improvement are provided at the onset of the course. Those desiring solos must earn the opportunity by transcribing, taking the improvisation classes, writing out a sample solo, or other tasks recommended by the director.
PREREQUISITES: Audition. It is highly recommended that all students interested in jazz take Music 146 A & B: Jazz Improvisation 1 and 2.
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EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2001