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$145 per month for ensembles and improvisation$200 for composition

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Ensembles

The primary focus of all the ensembles is musical precision.  Other skills include learning how to become an effective soloist and playing stylistically correct within each genre of music.

We believe that ultimately all music comes down to two basic types: good or bad, regardless of the style, so some overlap in repertoire between groups is to be expected.

Placement is based on ability.

Jazz A
Jazz B

 

Instrumentation: Saxophones; Trombone; Trumpets; Piano, Bass, Guitar,  & Drums and vocalists.

Repertoire will include traditional Big Band Jazz along with small group arrangements , as well as selections spanning a variety of musical styles: Funk, Rock, and Latin.

Instrumentation: Saxophones; Trombone; Trumpets; Piano, Bass, Guitar,  & Drums and vocalists.

Repertoire will focus on historically important classics from the R&B and Rock genres

Classes

Class size limited to 5-6 students

Using a hands-on approach to learning the fundamentals of composing regardless of genre (Pop, Big Band or Woodwind Quartet), the focus is songwriting in it’s various forms, utilizing modern recording and notation technology.

Beginner
Advanced

Using a hands on approach, students will work as an ensemble to understand and execute improvisation fundamentals including: chord/scale theory; basic harmonic progressions; learning how to listen, and playing off a lead-sheet.  Beginner and Advanced classes are available.  Beginner classes will focus on fundamentals and assume no knowledge of modal and scale theory.

Placement Audition

Auditions for proper placement in each class/ensemble are to ascertain each student’s ability. Students should prepare a piece that showcases their skills on their instrument and also will be asked to sight read.

Course Schedule

Sunday

Jazz Ensemble A

6:00 to 7:30 pm

Monday

Jazz Ensemble B

7:00 to 8:30 pm

Various

Composition

Flexible scheduling

Course Schedule

Sunday

Jazz Ensemble A

6:00 to 7:30PM

Tuesday

Improvisation

7:00 to 8:30 pm

Various

Composition

Flexible scheduling