Mar 27, 2023  
2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog

MU 204 - Jazz Ensemble III

Credit Hours: 2

The study, rehearsal, and performance of standard jazz ensemble literature. Instruction in jazz improvisation is an integral part of rehearsals. Students must have previous experience playing a musical instrument. The ensemble performs at various college functions. The ensemble is open to all campuses, but rehearses in the G-Building auditorium at the North campus. Course numbers may be used consecutively (over a four-semester span). A limited number of college-owned musical instruments are available for student use.

Course Outcomes
At the completion of the course, students  should be able to:

  • demonstrate accurate musical performance (melodically, rhythmically, and stylistically) on assigned parts;
  • demonstrate individual improvement on their instruments (music reading and tone production);
  • improvise over a 12-bar Blues and other forms as rehearsed;
  • show the ability to work well with others in creating a unified musical performance; and
  • participate in all public performances as scheduled by the director.

Cycles (N, S)