The Rainbow All-Stars is an advanced jazz ensemble performing original, classic, and contemporary repertoire. The repertoire serves as a vehicle for students to explore individual and collective performance techniques facilitated by the director such as: interactive performance, musical analysis, rhythmic and melodic interpretation, harmonic execution, and improvisational techniques. Because this ensemble operates as a professional touring group, students have opportunity to play at additional venues that prepare them for a professional environment. This year-long course is an intensive/performance-based class, which also provides students the opportunity to refine life skills and the big picture for themselves. Through engagement and discussion, students explore their alignment with musical relevance and purpose. Furthermore, this course allows students to prepare music to perform with the director and/or professional visiting guest artists for on and off-campus engagements.The goal of this ensemble is for each student to use their musicianship to tap into their individual greatness as a performer, bandleader, and person.
Written approval of course instructor
All B.M. and P.D. students
Fall, Spring, Summer