R&B/Funk Rating 5
The R&B/Funk Rating 5 ensemble will study and perform the music of the Commodores, Chaka Khan, Patti LaBelle, Earth, Wind & Fire, Estelle, Michael Jackson, Lauryn Hill, Mary J. Blige, and others. In this course, students will participate in weekly supervised rehearsals. Students will gain experience in performing music from the era that defined the R&B/funk style. Emphasis will be given to stylistic integrity, as well as melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic accuracy.