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

MMED 679 Jazz Education Symposium 2016

3 credits 42.0 hours
600 level graduate course

The Jazz Education Symposium is an intensive graduate level course for all music educators seeking to introduce, evolve, and advance knowledge of teaching jazz to student musicians of all ages. Music educators will be immersed in learning about effective rehearsal and pedagogical strategies for jazz ensembles, improvisation, arranging, repertoire selection, and stylistic considerations. Additionally, students will be immersed in playing in big bands and small jazz ensembles to extend upon their performance knowledge and to gain understanding of the inter-ensemble complexities and how to develop musicianship. Special topics such as discussion and presentation of notable jazz musicians as well as live performances by professional jazz artists will be a foundational component of the symposium.

This course is not repeatable for credit.