New Approaches/Jazz Decomposition
The New Approaches/Jazz Decomposition ensemble will study and perform original performances and arrangements of standard jazz repertoire. Under the guidance of the course instructor, the ensemble will collectively create alternate approaches to these standard arrangements through an exploration of reharmonization, new rhythmic meters, rhythmic displacement, and alternate approaches to melodic interpretation. Students will gain experience in ensemble performance through learning and performing complex arrangements. Emphasis will be given to hearing and expressing your musical ideas with stylistic integrity, as well as melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic accuracy.
Overall ensemble rating 5
All B.M. and P.D. students
Fall, Spring, Summer