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