SRJC Course Outlines

10/28/2020 10:55:21 AMMUSCP 32D Course Outline as of Fall 2020

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  MUSCP 32DTitle:  JAZZ BAND 4  
Full Title:  Jazz Band 4
Last Reviewed:4/8/2019

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum2.50Lecture Scheduled2.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled35.00
Minimum2.50Lab Scheduled1.0017.5 min.Lab Scheduled17.50
 Contact DHR.50 Contact DHR8.75
 Contact Total3.50 Contact Total61.25
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  70.00Total Student Learning Hours: 131.25 

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

Catalog Description:
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The SRJC Jazz Band is dedicated to the rehearsal and performance of classic and contemporary literature for large jazz ensemble. Designed for experienced musicians who are able to perform at the college level and is intended for the most advanced players. Students in this course will have more accountability within the ensemble, and may be called upon to assist in the troubleshooting of problems specific to their instrument and/or to lead sectional rehearsals. Emphasis is on the achievement of a professional-quality artistic standard. The band performs at least two major public concerts per semester, which may include an off-campus festival performance.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion of MUSCP 32C


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:
By Audition

Schedule of Classes Information
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The SRJC Jazz Band is dedicated to the rehearsal and performance of classic and contemporary literature for large jazz ensemble. Designed for experienced musicians who are able to perform at the college level and is intended for the most advanced players. Students in this course will have more accountability within the ensemble, and may be called upon to assist in the troubleshooting of problems specific to their instrument and/or to lead sectional rehearsals. Emphasis is on the achievement of a professional-quality artistic standard. The band performs at least two major public concerts per semester, which may include an off-campus festival performance.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of MUSCP 32C
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): MUSCP21A OR MUSCP21B OR MUSCP21C OR MUSCP21D OR
MUSCP23A OR MUSCP23B OR MUSCP23C OR MUSCP23D OR
MUSCP30A OR MUSCP30B OR MUSCP30C OR MUSCP30D OR
MUSCP32A OR MUSCP32B OR MUSCP32C OR MUSCP32D OR
MUSCP33A OR MUSCP33B OR MUSCP33C OR MUSCP33D OR
MUSCP42A OR MUSCP42B OR MUSCP42C OR MUSCP42D

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will 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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Students will be able to:
1. Accurately interpret and perform classic and contemporary jazz band literature of greater
    difficulty with emphasis on phrasing and nuance.
2. Demonstrate technical proficiency in the performance of selected literature with emphasis on
    increasing dexterity, range and dynamic control.
3. Demonstrate increased accountability through leadership responsibilities within the ensemble.
4. Accurately sight read college-level literature for large jazz ensemble with attention to correct
    articulations, dynamics, and stylistic performance practice.
5. 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.

Topics and Scope
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Music rehearsal is a fully-integrated experience that encompasses both lecture and lab activities.
 
I.     Advanced Musical Study Addressing University-Transferable Skills in Phrasing and
        Interpretation
II.    Troubleshooting and Correcting Problems Unique to Each Instrument
III.   Sight-Reading of College-Level Jazz Band Literature
IV.   Rehearsal and Public Performance of Classic and Contemporary Works for Large Jazz
        Ensemble
V.    Study of Particular Technical Challenges Specific to the Literature Studied
VI.   Jazz Articulation Techniques Specific to the Literature Studied
VII.  Special Challenges in Intonation and Blend in the Performance of the Literature Studied
VIII. The Components of Musical Expression, such as Phrasing, Dynamic Contrast, and Nuance
IX.   Differences in Musical Style Specific to the Literature Studied
X.    Critical Analysis and Comparison of the Different Artistic Goals Specific to the Literature
        Studied
XI.   The Role of Improvisation in Jazz Performance with Emphasis on Achieving a Professional
        Sound
XII.  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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Rehearsal (lecture/lab) Assignments:
    1. Prepare assigned works for public performance in concert
    2. Outside practice of their instrument (ungraded)
 
Out-of-Class (lab) Assignments:
    1. Participation in additional rehearsals, when called
    2. Participation in concerts, tours, and other field trips as scheduled
    3. 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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