Performance Jazz Ensemble IV is an intermediate-level course in Jazz performance open to experienced players of saxophone (alto, tenor, and baritone), trumpet, trombone, keyboard, guitar, bass, and drums. Enrollment in this class is by audition only. Students will be expected to have significant performance experience on their instrument and some experience playing within a jazz ensemble. Students will develop skills as soloists through individual practice, ensemble practice, and performances. As the lead Jazz ensemble at the college, this ensemble will be expected to participate in a variety of public service events throughout the semester. Repertoire will vary, but will include Jazz Standards, Blues (both major and minor), tunes based on rhythm changes, and student jazz compositions/arrangements. Students will be required to provide their own instrument (a standard drum set, bass and guitar amplifier, keyboard, and keyboard amplifier will be provided). This course meets General Education Core Goal 7: Aesthetic Sensibility and the Arts.
Last Updated: 03/01/2016