Jazz Ensemble is aligned to DoDEA College and Career Ready Standards Arts, CCRSA (National Core Art Standards, NCAS). The Jazz Ensemble (year-long) course is designed to acquaint students with jazz music skills. The content includes, but is not limited to, the following concepts: interpretation and analysis of musical scores; application of jazz musical nuances in playing from a musical part; improvisation; advance rhythm patterns; performance as a soloist and in small and large group ensembles; a variety of music repertoire such as style, periods, and forms; and sight-reading exercises.
Course Note: Enrollment in this course requires instructor approval, an audition may be required. This course satisfies the Fine Arts (1 credit) graduation requirement. Repeatable Course - Subsequent Enrollment Requires More Rigor.