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(MUSC 244R) World Jazz Orchestra

A large, flexible-instrumentation jazz ensemble that co-composes all its own music, learns primarily by ear, and is influenced by a wide variety of world music styles.

Credit Hours 1.0 - 2.0 Lecture
Prerequisite Audition required
Offered Spring
Programs Music (BA)

Course Learning Outcomes

Upon completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Identify and describe basic musical processes and structures.
  2. Notate harmonic, rhythmic and melodic structures according to the conventions of tonal music.
  3. Demonstrate basic competency in sight-singing and foundational keyboard skills.
  4. Demonstrate an increased sensitivity to a diversity of musical styles, ranging from Western-Art music to World Music(s).
  5. Apply music technology skills to studio teaching, research or creative projects.
  6. Perform collaboratively in ensemble settings.
  7. Communicate proficiently through solo performance, demonstrating technical expertise in the principal area of study with attention to artistic and stylistic nuance.
  8. Critically evaluate musical performance.
  9. Demonstrate competency in teaching music to others and preparing music for performance in an ensemble setting.