Course: MUS 604J. Seminar in Jazz Improvisation, Arranging, and Composition (3)
Prerequisites: MUS 317A and MUS 317B, or equivalent, and passing of the Graduate Entrance Exam in Jazz Theory. Corequisite: If exam not passed, remedial theory courses may be required as a corequisite. Recommended Preparatory: Undergraduate music theory sequence. This course covers advanced jazz harmony, style analysis, composition, and arranging. Students will transcribe historically important solos, analyze their harmonic content, and describe their relevance to the development of jazz improvisation practices. Composition/arranging projects will follow the historical evolution of jazz and result in students creating original works for large and small ensembles.