The Directed Study – Jazz Performance Studies Ensemble is a course designed to similar to an independent study. The lead student (who has at least 5th-semester standing), submits the approved application and proposal and is responsible for leading the rehearsals, delegating responsibilities, communicating week-to-week goals, planning the final performance, and promoting the final performance. These sections are created to support students who desire a show of covers or original music within the jazz idiom. The assigned/selected faculty is responsible for mentoring the lead student in their directorial role, and assisting students with coordinating equipment and/or performance needs with the Ensemble Department and/or College, as necessary.
The directed study application process is as follows:
- Attend mandatory directed study meeting held during each midterm week
- Complete online application
- Complete detailed proposal
- Audition and assemble a full band