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  1. Apr 09,  · “As our American and world cultures develops into the 21st century, jazz follows along absorbing the musical texture of our communities, and participating through decorated sound and improvisation,” describes Swindler. This concert features big band music influenced by our modern world, providing an interesting snapshot of jazz in the present.
  2. JAZZ ENSEMBLE. Western’s MUS Jazz Ensemble is a large jazz ensemble dedicated to developing both section playing and improvisational skills in students from all degree programs within the department of music, and from the university in general.
  3. Band members also explore those musical components unique to jazz performance, such as solo and accompanimental improvisation. In addition to four on-campus concerts a year, big band members participate annually in regional jazz festivals, including in-state events, as well as festivals performances in Colorado, Idaho and Nevada.
  4. Feb 23,  · Jazz Studies The B.M., Performance Concentration, Jazz Studies Option offers instrumental students a balanced course of study in both performance and academic classes to help them develop their skills as jazz artists and educators. Students in the degree have the opportunity to study jazz history, theory, improvisation, pedagogy and composition, and arranging, in addition to .
  5. Junior High Honor Jazz Band. Dr. Augistine Ramirez Middle School. Jill Geist-Ruhnke is in her 28th year of teaching. She is a graduate of University of Northern Colorado with a double major in saxophone/clarinet performance and music education. As an undergraduate, she was a member of the UNC Jazz Lab Band 1 for 4 years, the orchestra and wind.
  6. The Jazz Program at CSUDH is directed by tenor saxophonist Dr. Teodross (Teo) Avery. Students declare a degree option in Performance, Music Education, or General Music) and receive weekly private lessons with a world-class jazz faculty and perform in Jazz Band.
  7. Jazz Combos Course: MUS J/PJ Jazz Combos are small improvisation groups of four to eight players who perform and study standard jazz repertoire from be-bop to modern jazz. The focus is upon developing improvisation skills and building a personal repertoire of standard jazz tunes. Combos are open to all ISU students and are taught and coached by music faculty.
  8. Jazz ensembles include three big bands, each made up of 18 members, and play the repertoire of the great jazz masters as well as a wide range of soul, swing, blues, and gospel. The four octets are eight-piece ensembles that blend the sounds of big band with small group performance. There are also 12 combos, each consisting of four to six.
  9. ABA Marching Band Survey; All-State Bands. All-State Bands; All-State Hotels; Registration; All-State Jazz Band. All-State Jazz Band Results; Past All-State Programs; Bid Information for Vendors; Exhibitors Agreement; Marching Band Event List; Forms; Music Performance Assessment. Request to Perform Comp not on List; MPA Results.

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