MUS 217
Jazz Arranging and Composition
Last Offered Fall 2008
Division I
This course is not offered in the current catalog or this is a previous listing for a current course.

Class Details

This is a course designed to acquaint the student with the basic principles of composing and arranging for Jazz Ensemble, beginning with the quintet and progressing through the big band. Intensive score study and some transcription required.
Evaluation will be based on the successful completion, rehearsal and performance of original arrangements and/or compositions during the semester, to include at least one transcription of a recorded arrangement, one quintet or sextet arrangement, and one arrangement for big band. Performances by the Jazz Ensembles, as rehearsed and prepared by the students of this course, are also expected.
The Class: Format: weekly lecture and targeted ensemble rehearsals generally last 1 and 1/2 hours; additional individual meetings are generally an hour a week, more frequently and for longer amounts of time as needed
Limit: 5
Expected: 3-5
Class#: 1414
Grading: yes pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Prerequisites: Music 212 and permission of instructor
Distributions: Division I

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