Skip to contentSkip to Find CoursesSkip to main catalog navigationSkip to website navigation

MUS. 454 Jazz Workshop Big Band

Find Courses

Search by Keyword

Browse Courses by Subject Code

Music (MUS.) Courses

Additional Content

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 literature for the big band from 1960 to current contemporary repertoire. Course emphasizes large group jazz performance of a variety of jazz styles, sightreading, 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
Degree Credit
Letter Grade Only
  • Lab hours/semester: 48-54
Prerequisites: Demonstration, through audition, of intermediate to advanced level proficiency in instrumental technique, music reading, and jazz improvisation.
Corequisites: None
Transfer Credit: CSU , UC