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MUS 153 INSTRUMENTAL WORKSHOP I

MUS 153Instrumental Ensemble I

Course Outline

Course Number & Name:  MUS 153 Instrumental Ensemble I

Credit Hours:  1.0             Contact Hours:  1.0          Lecture:  1.0       Lab:  N/A             Other:  N/A

Prerequisites:  None

Co-requisites:  None                                                      Concurrent Courses:  None

Course Description: In this course, practical experience in solo and ensemble instrumental performance is offered.  The required performance level for entry into this course is left to the discretion of the instructor.  This course is the first of the sequence: MUS 153, MUS 154, MUS 253, and MUS 254.

Course Goals: Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to do the following:

  1. perform a variety of styles (i.e., swing, Latin, Bossa Nova, samba, ballad, and funk) associated with jazz ensemble music;
  2. interpret different jazz styles from written arrangement and compositions in the large jazz ensemble idiom; and
  3. describe various components of jazz.