Jazz Ensemble II
Rehearsals - Tuesday and Thursday 2:00 - 3:00pm
This beginner/intermediate ensemble that meets Tuesday and Thursday from 2-3 pm is for performers who need to develop their jazz performance skills beyond the basic level. Emphasis is on ensemble skills and style development. Videotapes and audio recordings are used to create a formal study of jazz appreciation and listening skills. Concurrent enrollment, though not required, is strongly recommended in a wind ensemble for wind and percussion players, and an orchestra for bass players. Exception: piano and guitar players should study privately. A textbook (Basic Jazz Conception by Jim Snidero) and a metronome are required.