SRJC Course Outlines

10/2/2022 7:29:06 PMMUSCP 42B Course Outline as of Fall 2009

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  MUSCP 42BTitle:  JAZZ COMBO ENSEMBLE  
Full Title:  Jazz Combo Ensemble
Last Reviewed:3/9/2020

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:  34 - 4 Enrollments Total
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  MUS 42B

Catalog Description:
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Study and performance of jazz classics and other works for jazz combo. Class is divided into three combos of four to eight musicians. Emphasis is on development of improvisational and performance skills, focusing on 4-5 pieces. The combos give 3-5 public performances per semester. Students should complete four semesters of each component (A-B-C-D) before enrolling in the next component.  

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion of MUSCP 42A ( or MUS 42A)


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:
By Audition

Schedule of Classes Information
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Study and performance of jazz classics and other works for jazz combo. Class is divided into three combos of four to eight musicians. Emphasis is on development of improvisational and performance skills, focusing on 4-5 pieces. The combos give 3-5 public performances per semester. Students should complete four semesters of each component (A-B-C-D) before enrolling in the next component.  
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of MUSCP 42A ( or MUS 42A)
Recommended:
Limits on Enrollment:By Audition
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:34 - 4 Enrollments Total

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

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1.  Demonstrate improvisational creativity through concentrated study of a small number of
jazz compositions.
2.  Demonstrate listening and performance skills related to interaction with other musicians.
3.  Students repeating Jazz Combo Ensemble will be able to perform more difficult repertoire
and perform with a higher level of musicianship.  

Topics and Scope
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1. Concentrated study of 3 to 5 jazz compositions to maximize opportunities for creative improvisation.
2.  Ensemble playing skills such as intonation, rhythmic precision, and dynamics.
3.  Public performance in a variety of environments: classroom, outdoor, jazz festival, and concert hall.
4.  In-concert performance with professional guest artists when scheduled.
5. Students repeating Jazz Combo Ensemble will perform more advanced repertoire each semester, enhancing their skill level, knowledge of the repertoire, and command of improvisational techniques.  

Assignments:
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1.  In-class rehearsal and preparation of designated works.
2.  Preparation and performance of improvised solos.
3.  A minimum of one hour of outside practice per week is required for each hour of rehearsal.
4.  Final exam will be a public concert.
5.  Students repeating Jazz Combo Ensemble 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 - 80%
Class performances, 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
20 - 25%
Attendance and participation at rehearsals and concerts


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Instructor prepared materials

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