Merengue and Bachata Ensemble
The Music of the Dominican Republic ensemble will study and perform the music of Afro-influenced Cuban, American Latin, and Latin jazz. In this course, students will participate in weekly, supervised rehearsals. Students will gain experience in discussion, researching, and performance of specific styles. Emphasis will be given to stylistic integrity, musicality, and individual interpretation, as well as melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic accuracy.