Jazz Ensemble

MS350 Jazz Performance Workshop

One Semester

Credit: One unit each additional elective credit.

Meeting Pattern: Three periods per week.

This course is a comprehensive study of jazz music and theory. Students focus on the

study of jazz literature, jazz styles, and improvisational skills. Largely self-paced, this

course provides students the opportunity to learn jazz literature, theory, and performance

practice. Students learn jazz technique, note reading, chords, harmony, rhythm, and style.

The course includes written music theory assignments, assigned songs to learn and

perform for the instructor, and in-class performances with public performances scheduled

as appropriate. Students of all levels and experience are eligible. Repeatable for credit.