Course Catalog

Jazz Ensemble 1 (#1302500)

9, 10, 11, 12
GPA Weighting:
SUS Admissions:
Bright Futures:
Graduation Requirements:

Performing / FIne Arts


Principal Approved Final

Placement Consideration:

Students should have experience on an instrument suited for jazz ensemble.



Next Course in Progression:
Jazz Ensemble 2
Other Information:
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Course Description:

Students with experience on an instrument suited for jazz ensemble explore the fundamentals of performance practices, improvisation, and music theory through a diverse repertoire of high-quality jazz literature. Students learn the basics of foundational jazz styles, use chord symbols, develop knowledge of musical structure, and study the history of jazz and its iconic musicians. Public performances may serve as a culmination of specific instructional goals. Students may be required to attend and/or participate in rehearsals and performances outside the school day to support, extend, and assess learning in the classroom. Students in this class may need to obtain (e.g., borrow, rent, purchase) an instrument from an outside source.