Small Band Jazz Rating 6
The Small Band Jazz Rating 6 ensemble will study and perform important material from the jazz repertoire, including original arrangements. In this course, students will participate in weekly supervised rehearsals. Students will gain experience in ensemble performance through a study of the following: complex harmony, playing up-tempo, group interaction, dynamics, phrasing, blending, and articulation. Emphasis will be given to hearing and expressing your musical ideas with stylistic integrity, as well as melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic accuracy.