The Blues ensemble will survey and perform various blues styles including, but not limited to, traditional, funk, Latin, jazz, and vocal-influenced music from B.B. King to John Coltrane. In this course, students will participate in weekly, supervised discussions, and performance of America's indigenous music. Students will gain experience in performing a wide variety of blues literature from various genres and artists. Emphasis will be given to stylistic integrity, as well as melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic accuracy.