MUS 44 Vocal Jazz Ensemble
2 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
(May be taken four times for credit)
Prerequisite: Admission by audition
This course is for the study, rehearsal, and public performance of literature appropriate for an intermediate vocal jazz ensemble. This group will perform vocal jazz charts accompanied by a rhythm section, as well as a cappella pieces. Topics of study will include basics of singing jazz, vocal improvisation, group singing techniques, and microphone techniques . The ensemble will perform locally and/or at vocal jazz festivals. Attendance at performances and competitions is required. Different literature will be studied each semester. This course is repeatable for credit the maximum times allowable by regulation. Admission by audition each Fall semester.