Brazilian Instrumental Rating 5
In Brazilian Instrumental Level 5, students will learn and apply instrument-appropriate roles to perform Brazilian music. Through participation in weekly supervised rehearsals, students will gain experience in performing Brazilian music that draws on styles such as bossa nova, samba, partido alto, choro, and afox'e, as well as contemporary Brazilian styles including samba funk and samba reggae. Emphasis will be given to stylistic integrity, musicality, and individual interpretation, as well as melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic accuracy. Instrumentation: mixed winds, piano, bass, guitar, and drums.