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Course Number:
MUS 165B
Course Title:
Vocal Jazz Ensemble II
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Course Description

Provides an opportunity for vocalists and instrumentalists to practice and perform at a beginning level in a vocal jazz ensemble. Includes conducted and coached rehearsals for public performance. Covers performance, practice, and repertoire for vocal jazz ensemble with rhythm section. Required: the ability to read music. Prerequisites: MUS 165A. Audit available.

Addendum to Course Description

Instructor should assign repertoire according to individual abilities and available instrumentation. Works will be selected from the standard jazz repertoire.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students will be able to:

  • Publicly perform beginning repertoire as a member of a jazz vocal ensemble using musicianship skills and performance etiquette.
  • Individually prepare and rehearse beginning repertoire as a member of a jazz vocal ensemble utilizing an understanding of music literacy.
  • Follow a conductor, annotate music, and be a contributing member of a jazz vocal ensemble during rehearsal using an understanding of rehearsal techniques and etiquette.
  • Accurately interpret instrumental music in performance and demonstrate an understanding of stylistic differences in repertoire.
  • Use a beginning understanding of their voice category/instrument to continue to improve as a music performer.

Course Activities and Design

  • Rehearse vocal repertoire from the entire historical range of jazz music

  • Create and rehearse methods for improvisation

  • Address stylistic concerns in musical interpretation of jazz music

  • Rehearse and demonstrate performance etiquette in jazz music

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Methods used to evaluate student progress and the criteria for assigning a course letter grade should be made clear by the instructor at the beginning of the course. The individual instructor will determine the method of assessment. Assessment methods may include:

   Rehearsal attendance

   Musical interpretation

   Public recital

   Successful knowledge and execution of individual part(s)

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

The following skills are expected to successfully meet the minimum requirement of "C" of "Pass" for the course.

  • Learn individual part(s) from printed music score.

  • Execute stylistic practices according to repertoire.

  • Work with other musicians to prepare and perform musical works.