MUSI138 - Jazz Studio Ensemble II
Prerequisite(s): MUSI-101, basic fluency of music fundamentals, or the approval of the instructor. Students without previous ensemble experience should consider or may be asked to enroll in MUSI 137, Jazz Ensemble I, as a prerequisite in order to gain the necessary level of performance experience required for this course)
Description: Jazz Studio Ensemble II is a hands-on musical performance course with emphasis placed on the repertoire of the Big Band. Ensemble performance skills such as section playing, group intonation and dynamics, and rhythmic interpretation of Big Band performance cliches will be stressed. Improvisation techniques, within the context of the entire ensemble, will also be covered. The instrumentation of the group will be that of a traditional swing band and repertoire of all style periods and major arrangers will be covered. Personal instrument required.
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