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Course Name: Jazz Encemble
Course Number: MUS 47
Course Objectives:
  • Improvise stylistically in the jazz medium.
  • Students will gain experience in recognizing common jazz and commercial rhythmic patterns through music preparation.
  • Students will gain experience recognizing common musical elements, including pitch identification, dynamics, and varied articulation, through music preparation.
  • To measure the benefits of travel with performing ensembles. The Mt SAC Jazz Ensemble will travel to compete at the Reno Jazz Festival. Competition is important in measuring student success as well as gaining recognition for the college as a whole. Students also gain exposure to other community college programs as well a 4 year university programs. This exposure shows the students the level that must be attained to perform with a high level university program. Students will also gain an educational benefit through the various master classes offered throughout the festival.
  • Play jazz repertory in various styles.
  • Develop growth in musical and technical skills as instrumentalists.
  • Apply sight-reading skills.
  • Identify stylistic characteristics related to historical accuracy of arrangements