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2019-2020 University Catalog 
2019-2020 University Catalog [Archived Catalogue]

MMED 647 Jazz Boot Camp for Band Directors and Performers

3 credits 45.0 hours
600 level graduate course

This course delves into many approaches that apply to teaching, learning and performing Jazz. Creating a nurturing and safe environment for creating is highly stressed. This course will focus on jazz history, big band and small group rehearsal techniques, reading and assessing big band literature, jazz theory, drilling theory in a group setting, creating a basic chart, beginning and advanced improvisation, investigating important players, creating jazz opportunities for non-traditional jazz instruments, transcribing players, tune learning, writing out and constructing solos, small group protocol and examining resources for teaching and instruction.

This course is not repeatable for credit.