SRJC Course Outlines

7/22/2024 1:01:17 AMMUSP 32A Course Outline as of Summer 2025

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  MUSP 32ATitle:  JAZZ BAND 1  
Full Title:  Jazz Band 1
Last Reviewed:4/22/2024

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.00Lecture Scheduled017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled0
Minimum1.00Lab Scheduled3.0016 min.Lab Scheduled52.50
 Contact DHR1.00 Contact DHR17.50
 Contact Total4.00 Contact Total70.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  0.00Total Student Learning Hours: 70.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  39 - Total 2 Times
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  MUSCP 32A

Catalog Description:
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The SRJC Jazz Band is dedicated to the study, rehearsal, and performance of classic and contemporary literature for large jazz ensemble. Students in 32A should demonstrate the potential to perform at the college level, and will develop jazz interpretation, ensemble skills, and sight-reading. The Jazz Band performs at least two major public concerts per semester, which may include an off-campus festival performance.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:
By Audition

Schedule of Classes Information
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The SRJC Jazz Band is dedicated to the study, rehearsal, and performance of classic and contemporary literature for large jazz ensemble. Students in 32A should demonstrate the potential to perform at the college level, and will develop jazz interpretation, ensemble skills, and sight-reading. The Jazz Band performs at least two major public concerts per semester, which may include an off-campus festival performance.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:
Limits on Enrollment:By Audition
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:39 - Total 2 Times

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Spring 2009Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Spring 2009Inactive:
 
C-ID:
 CID Descriptor: MUS 180 Large Ensemble SRJC Equivalent Course(s): MUSP21A OR MUSP21B OR MUSP21C OR MUSP21D OR
MUSP23A OR MUSP23B OR MUSP23C OR MUSP23D OR
MUSP30A OR MUSP30B OR MUSP30C OR MUSP30D OR
MUSP32A OR MUSP32B OR MUSP32C OR MUSP32D OR
MUSP33A OR MUSP33B OR MUSP33C OR MUSP33D OR
MUSP42A OR MUSP42B OR MUSP42C OR MUSP42D

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1. Perform effectively in a large college-level jazz band with appropriate rhythm, pitch, tone,
technique, musicality, and professionalism.

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At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. Accurately interpret and perform classic and contemporary jazz band literature.
2. Demonstrate technical proficiency in the performance of selected literature.
3. Sight-read college-level literature for large jazz ensemble.
4. Evaluate and critically analyze their musical performance for future improvement.
 
Students repeating Jazz Band will be able to:
1. Demonstrate greater technical achievement on their instrument.
2. Articulate musical phrases with greater clarity.
3. Perform with higher standards of intonation.
4. Demonstrate a more sophisticated comprehension of dynamics, phrasing, musical expression, and nuance.
5. Demonstrate greater skill in sight-reading.
6. Perform a more extensive repertoire.

Topics and Scope
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I. Sight-Reading of College-Level Jazz Band Literature
II. Rehearsal and Public Performance of Classic and Contemporary Works for Large Jazz Ensemble
III. Defining and Building a Section Sound
IV. Study of Particular Technical Challenges Specific to the Literature Studied
V. Jazz Articulation Techniques Specific to the Literature Studied
VI. Special Challenges in Intonation and Blend in the Performance of the Literature Studied
VII. The Components of Musical Expression, such as Phrasing, Dynamic Contrast, and Nuance
VIII. Differences in Musical Style Specific to the Literature Studied
IX. Critical Analysis and Comparison of the Different Artistic Goals Specific to the Literature Studied
X. The Role of Improvisation in Jazz Performance
XI. Performance Etiquette and Proper Performance Dress
 
Students repeating Jazz Band will perform new literature each semester, building on both their skill level and knowledge of the repertoire.

Assignments:
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1. Prepare assigned works for public performance in concert
2. Outside practice of their instrument (ungraded)
3. Participation in additional rehearsals, when called
4. Participation in concerts, tours, and other field trips as scheduled
5. Final exam will be a public concert
 
Repeating students will be held to higher standards of performance with each repetition.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
0 - 0%
None
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because skill demonstrations are more appropriate for this course.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
None
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
75 - 90%
In-class rehearsal, public concerts
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
0 - 0%
None
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 25%
Attendance and participation at rehearsals and concerts


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Instructor prepared materials

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