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Jazz Ensemble 7,8 Honors (5349, 5350)    - PILOT COURSE -


Pilot Site:
 Pilot course for Mission Bay High School. Other schools may not offer this course without prior approval from the Interdivisional Curriculum Committee.

Grade Range:
 12
 Prerequisites:
 Jazz Ensemble 1,2, Jazz Ensemble 3,4, Jazz Ensemble 5,6
 Course duration:
 Two semesters
Subject area in which graduation credit will be given:
 Visual and Performing Arts - weighted
 UC subject area satisfied:
 f - Visual and Performing Arts
Course Description:
 Jazz Ensemble 7,8 Honors is the culmination of the musical education of the advanced jazz musician as it connects their performance skills with their ability to investigate and solve musical challenges, using research where necessary. Students will demonstrate independent performing alone and in small groups, making appropriate personal choices of tone, interpretation, and musicality. They will study diverse repertoire, develop an expanded knowledge of advanced technique and vocabulary, create multi-part compositions, and evaluate musical performances at an advanced level. They will study instrument development and analyze the role of form in works from different backgrounds. Final written and performance projects in both semesters cover research, music selection, analysis of musical challenges, and an individual recital capstone.

Basic Texts and Teaching Guides:
 Instructional materials will be selected by each school site