Preparation and performance of literature for jazz
trios, quartets, or quintets. Course emphasizes jazz improvisational and ensemble
performance, sight-reading, and the ability to perform a variety of jazz styles in
a small group environment. Open to all students by audition. Participation at all
scheduled performances is required. Auditions held at first class meeting. Course
repetition is required by CSU or UC for completion of a bachelor’s degree. The limit
for this course is four enrollments.
Letter Grade Only
Lecture hours/semester: 16-18
Lab hours/semester: 48-54
Homework hours/semester: 32-36
Prerequisites: Demonstration, through audition, of intermediate level proficiency in instrumental
or vocal technique, and music reading.