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MUS. 455 Jazz Ensemble

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Minimum Grade for Prerequisites

Unless otherwise indicated, a grade of C or higher is required for all prerequisite courses.

Course Description

Preparation and performance of advanced level literature from the contemporary large group repertoire. Course emphasizes big band jazz performance of a variety of jazz styles, meters, sight-reading, and jazz improvisation in a big band setting. Open to all students by audition. Auditions will take place at the first class meeting. Participation at all scheduled performances is required. Course repetition is required by CSU or UC for completion of a bachelor’s degree. The limit for this course is four enrollments.

Units: 1.5
Degree Credit
Letter Grade Only
  • Lecture hours/semester: 8-9
  • Lab hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 16-18
Prerequisites: Demonstraton, through audition, of advanced level proficiency in instrumental technique, music reading, and jazz improvisation.
Corequisites: None
Transfer Credit: CSU , UC