Spring 2013 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions

Durbin, Kelly
Discipline and Number
MUSI 4386 Section 001
MW Time 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM
Course Title
Jazz Ensemble 3

Description of Course:

JazzEnsemble 3 is a medium to large ensemble, whose repertoire draws from a wide range of jazz big band and/or combo styles. Players have an opportunity to play swing, rock, funk, Latin, and other styles. The band has several performances each semester at various campus venues.

Must be able to play an instrument and have experience reading music. Instructor approval (or previous enrollment in UTD Jazz Ensemble I or II) required.

Required Texts:

No text is required. Instructor may request that a student obtain certain materials specific to his or her needs.

Students must provide their own instruments. The university does provide drum set, amplifiers for bass and guitar, keyboards, and baritone sax.

Brass players must provide their own mutes (trumpet – Harmon and straight or cup; trombone – straight or cup).

Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:

Attendance is required. Members are expected to spend time outside of class practicing their music, and arrive to rehearsals with their music learned. Attendance at performances is required. Students are also required to attend 1 jazz performance by an international jazz artist on campus this semester and write a short report of the concert.

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