Document Type


Publication Date

Fall 2023

Course Description

Students enrolled in MUS 289 will be given the opportunity to study and perform from the vast majority of jazz styles and literature. Students will explore a variety of jazz styles and compositions, including swing, Latin and several others. Students will have guided practice in improvisation, jazz theory, tone production, intonation, dynamics, balance, phrasing, musical and historical interpretation and performance practices.

Student Outcomes

Learning Goals: Learn about performance practice in jazz and related music in a small ensemble format. Learning Objectives: perform a variety of music idiomatic to the jazz ensemble Learning Outcomes: Demonstrate understanding through high level stylistically appropriate performances in rehearsal and concert.