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Jazz Combo
JAZZ COMBO
CLASS CODE: MUSIC 324 CREDITS:  1 - 2
DIVISION: PERFORMING AND VISUAL ARTS
DEPARTMENT: MUSIC
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: Combos provide opportunities to develop improvisational solo skills sometimes unavailable in the larger jazz ensembles. A curriculum is provided to learn and cultivate traditional and contemporary jazz art skills. Groups can specialize in styles, such as: bebop/swing, funk, Latin, Dixieland, etc.
TAUGHT:
CONTENT AND TOPICS: Jazz styles, improvisation, performance practices
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: 1. Develop improvisational skills and jazz style.
2. Learn skills essential to the cultivation of the jazz art form.
REQUIREMENTS: Two 50-minute rehearsals a week, attendance at Jazz Masterclass, and participation on the Jazz Combo Concert and other performances as specified.
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 2004