MUSC 116-010, 12:20 p.m.–1:10 PM, MWF Loudis Recital Hall
Entrance to Jazz Ensembles by audition each semester.
Jazz Ensemble gives the student an opportunity to read, explore and perform a wide variety of jazz ensemble literature. [PLG#1] Students will be encouraged to develop their improvisational skills. [PLG#1]
Requirements and Policies:
Auditions will be held every semester.
Attendance is essential. Arrangements depend upon one player per part. Being in your chair, with your instrument, warmed up and ready to make music by start of class or one-half hour prior to performance is expected.
Your grade will be based on attendance, attitude and being prepared to play your part.
An excused absence will be granted in accordance with University policy (religious holidays, death in the family, etc.)
Sickness will be considered an excused absence only if a doctor's note is provided.
An unexcused absence from a performance will result in a failing grade.
Thursday, February 14, Bus to The Mainstay, Rock Hall MD. Load Bus 3:00pm, rehearse with Graham Breedlove 5:30-6:30, 7:30 Concert, Back to AED by 11:00pm
Thursday, February 28, 7-9:30pm, Clinic with Ramon Ricker "Developing the Ear: If you're Not Hearing it, You're Just Pushing Buttons" bring your instruments, Loudis Recital Hall
Friday, March 1, class time 12:20-1:10 Jazz Ensemble Clinic with Ramon Ricker, Loudis Recital Hall
Thursday, March 7, 8:00pm Concert Jazz I & II with Guest Artist Larry McKenna, Loudis Recital Hall
Friday, April 12, 12:30-1:00pm Perform for UD Jazz Festival, Loudis Recital Hall
Navy Commodores perform at 7:00pm
Saturday, April 13, Perform for Cavalcade of Bands Bensalem HS. Bus loads at 7:00pm
Thursday, May 2, 8:00pm Concert Jazz I & II, Loudis Recital Hall
Note: there may be more performances TBA in class.