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

MMED 680 Jazz Musicianship Concepts for Music Educators

3 credits 42.0 hours
600 level graduate course

Jazz Musicianship Concepts for Music Educators is a graduate level course for all music educators
seeking to introduce, evolve, and advance knowledge of teaching jazz to student musicians
of all ages. There will be substantial playing time on primary and secondary instruments, as
discovery and implementation through creative methods will be a central focus of the course.
Each student will extend his or her depth of knowledge in jazz musicianship by actively
experiencing innovative strategies encompassing rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic concepts.
Additionally, music educators will sharpen their ensemble and improvisational skills in real time
by participating in daily small and large ensemble reading sessions with a live rhythm
section. A revitalized outlook and approach to educating music students can be expected at the
conclusion of the course. Course participants are expected to bring a primary and a secondary
instrument of choice with the expectation that there will be considerable playing time
throughout the course.

This course is not repeatable for credit.