MUS 309
Jazz Arranging and Composition Fall 2022
Division I
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This is a course designed to acquaint the student with the basic principles of composing and arranging for Jazz Ensemble, beginning with lead sheet format and progressing through the big band. Intensive score study and some transcription from selected recordings required. Evaluation will be based on the successful completion and performance of original arrangements and/or compositions during the semester, to include several lead sheet compositions, one quintet and one sextet arrangement, and one arrangement for big band. Students must attend extra small ensemble and large ensemble rehearsals when work is being rehearsed and/or performed. A solid background in jazz chord/scale theory is required.
The Class: Format: seminar; 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
Limit: 10
Expected: 3-5
Class#: 1894
Grading: yes pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: project based 4-5 compositions/arrangements
Prerequisites: MUS 104B or permission of the instructor
Enrollment Preferences: Jazz Ensemble Members, Music Majors
Distributions: Division I
Attributes: EXPE Experiential Education Courses

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