Instructor: Dr. Charles Kinzer
Office: Wygal 223 (Studio 7)
Office Telephone: 395-2495
Office Hours: as posted
Class Meetings: T-R/11:00 - 12:15/104 Wygal
Course Description: A performing ensemble dedicated to the jazz idiom. Open to all students by audition. The jazz ensemble rehearses and performs all styles of jazz. 1 credit. Course may be repeated for credit.
Course Objectives: Upon completion of the course students will:
1. Have developed an awareness and understanding of jazz music
from early periods
through the present day.
2. Have had concert performance experience for these works.
3. Recognize and discuss major achievements in the arts.
4. Use appropriate vocabulary to describe and discuss artistic achievements.
5. Understand appropriate technology and techniques for the production of artistic
6. Explain the cultural and historical contexts of artistic achievements
7. Recognize and discuss ethical issues associated with the performance of musical works.
Saturday, March 25 Spring concert, Jarman Theatre, 7:30
Monday, April 24 Concert w/Wind Symphony, Jarman Theatre, 7:30
Other performances TBA - probably a performance in conjunction with
Spring Weekend, April 8-9.
ATTENDANCE and ATTITUDE - if you cannot attend a rehearsal notify the director in advance. MAKE SURE your music folder is available. If you cannot contact the director, send a sub!!
Attendance policy: Attendance is mandatory.
Grading: Attendance is more crucial in an ensemble than
in a general lecture class. Therefore, great emphasis is placed on
attendance. After one unexcused absence from rehearsal, further absences
will result in the following:
2 unexcused absences from rehearsal B semester grade
3 unexcused absences from rehearsal C semester grade
4 unexcused absences from rehearsal F semester grade
1 unexcused absence from performance D semester grade (or lower)
In order to make an A in this class, you must attend all rehearsals and performances (with no more than one unexcused absence), display a good working attitude, and perform to the best of your ability at all times. Practice outside of the rehearsal room is expected.
Commendable/Deplorable Clause: The conductor reserves the
right to raise or lower grades if certain commendable or deplorable actions
so warrant. Since the reputation of the entire ensemble can be affected
by a single action of an individual, a studentís grade should reflect such
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