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Saxophone Ensemble
SAX ENSEMBLE
CLASS CODE: MUSIC 348 CREDITS:  1 - 2
DIVISION: PERFORMING AND VISUAL ARTS
DEPARTMENT: MUSIC
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: Members of the ensemble are grouped into quartets as well as larger, choir-like, groupings. Music specifically written or transcribed for this ensemble type includes classical and jazz genres. Students are given information to help them become better saxophonists individually and as an ensemble. The group is non-auditioned and open to any saxophonist who wishes to participate.
TAUGHT: Fall, Winter
CONTENT AND TOPICS: Topics depend on the needs of the group. They may include such things as:
Classical performance styles and techniques
Jazz performance styles and techniques
Tone production
Intonation
Articulation
Whom to listen to
Practice habits
Reed care and adjustment
Performance etiquette
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: 1. Participate in music in a non-auditioned environment.
2. Develop independence through chamber music participation.
3. Learn saxophone fundamentals through group lesson environment.
REQUIREMENTS: Attendance: all students must attend regularly for the success of the group
30 minutes of individual practice per day
Participation on performance dates
PREREQUISITES: Play the saxophone at any level and a desire to keep playing
OTHER: This is a fun class!
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2001