The Afro-Caribbean Jazz Ensemble is an advanced instrumental ensemble designed for students to study the jazz leaders and composers from the smaller Caribbean Islands: Antilles, Haiti, and Trinidad etc. 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 your musical ideas with stylistic integrity, as well asa melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic accuracy.
Written approval of course chair
All B.M. and P.D. students