Dec 09, 2022  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog
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MUS 310 - Jazz Composition and Arranging


Concepts and procedures essential to composing and arranging for jazz ensembles including small groups, big bands and studio orchestras. Study of instrumental characteristics, range, transpositions, efficient notation, special rhythm section notation and chord symbol conventions; in-depth study of melodic, harmonic, rhythmic and orchestration concepts, reinforced through analysis of examples by master composers. Weekly written assignments, one composition or arrangement for jazz combo and one for large jazz ensemble, rehearsed by student and performed on combo and big band concerts. Course Codes: CR. Prerequisite: MUS*123, MUS*124, MUS*303 or permission of instructor.

Prerequisites & Notes
Course Codes: CR. Prerequisite: MUS*123, MUS*124, MUS*303 or permission of instructor. Term cycle: variable. Yearly cycle: variable offering.

Credits: 3



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