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Contemporary Big Band IV

This fourth in a four-course series concentrates on the preparation and performance of large jazz ensemble/big band jazz. Advanced students study music from a wide variety of historical eras, ranging from the 1920s swing style to contemporary styles. The course reinforces aspects of large jazz ensemble performance, including stylistic interpretation, rhythmic interpretation, section and ensemble balances, instrumental blend, sight reading, and correct intonation. Students develop improvisational skills and are required to attend both on- and off-campus performances.

Course Number: 3356

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