The L.A. Studio Ensemble class is designed for instrumentalists to get a Los Angeles, CA studio recording experience by learning and executing various styles of music ranging from jazz and R&B to rock, pop, singer/songwriter, and country. Each week, students are expected to read the charts furnished by the singers/recording artists and execute as an ensemble in the recording studio. Emphasis is on how quickly instrumentalists can learn and execute/perform different styles of music, as well as accompany the singer in this ensemble setting. Students may be required to improvise during these sessions. Instrumentation: piano, guitar, bass, drums, and synthesizer.
Written approval of course instructor
All B.M. and P.D. students
Fall, Spring, Summer