The Small Band Jazz ensemble is designed for high level student performers who are focused on their development as jazz instrumentalists. This ensemble will perform a wide range of jazz styles including, swing, bebop, free, avant-garde, and contemporary. Students will gain ensemble experience through weekly performances that focus on group interaction, swinging, dynamics, phrasing, as well as individual and group improvisation. Emphasis will be given to hearing and expressing your musical ideas with stylistic integrity, as well as melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic accuracy.
Written approval of course instructor
All B.M. and P.D. students
Fall, Spring, Summer