Vocal Ensemble With Improvisation 1: Jazz/Blues

ENVC-122
Credits: 
1
Prerequisites: 
ET-111, PW-111, and ENVC-111; or overall ensemble rating 3
Electable by: 
Voice principals
Required of: 
None
Semesters Offered: 
Fall, Spring, Summer
Location: 
Boston Campus
Courses may not be offered at the listed location(s) each semester. Consult my.berklee.edu for specific term availability.

Introductory jazz/blues performance ensemble for voice principals designed to prepare students for solo performance in ensembles and other performing venues within a specific song style. Focus on building jazz repertoire and getting familiar with jazz masters, as well as musicianship, harmony, and sight-reading. Additional focus will be on beginning improvisation skills in the jazz and blues idioms, including melodic and rhythmic phrasing, embellishments, tone color, and hearing basic blues patterns, as well as historical perspective.

Department: 
VOICE
Course chair: 
Anne Peckham