The Harlem Suite Ensemble is an advanced instrumental ensemble designed for students to study the original music of the professor and the music of Harlem from the 1960s to now. In this series of supervised lessons and rehearsals, students gain the professional experience of critically listening, learning, and preparing a presentation for performance. The students are required to perform an hour long concert of the music studied at the end of the semester. This course emphasizes hearing and expressing musical ideas with stylistic integrity, as well as melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic accuracy.
Written approval of course chair
All B.M. and P.D. students