MUS 309 Fall 2012 Jazz Arranging and Composition

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 from selected recordings 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. Students must attend small ensemble rehearsals when work is being rehearsed, and end of semester small ensemble recital.
Class Format: weekly lecture and targeted ensemble rehearsals generally last 2 hours total; additional individual tutorial style meetings are generally an hour a week, more frequently and for longer amounts of time as needed
Requirements/Evaluation: project based; students must participate in small ensemble
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Prerequisites: music 203 (formerly 212) and permission of instructor
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Divisional Attributes: Division I
Other Attributes: MUS Group B Electives
Enrollment Limit: 5
Expected Enrollment: 3-5
Class Number: 1509
MUS309-01(F) LEC Jazz Arranging and Composition Division 1: Languages and the Arts Andrew W. Jaffe
TF 1:10 PM-2:25 PM Bernhard 30 1509
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