Minor Jazz Performance (18 credits)

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Offered by: Performance     Degree: Bachelor of Music

Program Requirements

**NEW PROGRAM**

The Minor in Jazz Performance offers students the opportunity to develop abilities in instrumental and vocal jazz through a combination of theoretical and practical courses.

Required Courses (18 credits)

  • MUEN 570 Jazz Combo (1 credit) *

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Ensemble : A Jazz Improvisation Ensemble of approximately 4 to 9 players.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Summer 2018

    Instructors: Alec Walkington, Michel Lambert, Francisco J Lozano, Christopher McCann, William V Mahar, Andre White, Donald Leyland Kennedy, Carlos Alberto Jimenez, David Laing, Bohdanna Novak, Sienna Dahlen, Dimitrios Doxas, Kenneth Bibace, Fraser Hollins, Christine Jensen, Joel Miller, Joseph Leo Sullivan (Fall) Donald Leyland Kennedy, Francisco J Lozano, Allan Robert McLean, David Mark Gossage, Alec Walkington, Joel Miller, Christine Jensen, Kenneth Bibace, Carlos Alberto Jimenez, Fraser Hollins, Sienna Dahlen, David Laing, Michel Lambert (Winter) Kenneth Bibace (Summer)

    • 1 hour

    • Prerequisite: Audition.

  • MUIN 273 Practical Lessons Performance Minor 3 (1.5 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Practical Instrument : Practical instruction as part of a performance minor program.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Bohdanna Novak, Hank Knox, Min Jung Suh, Adrian Vedady, William V Mahar (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: Admission to the relevant performance minor program by audition or MUIN 270.

  • MUIN 274 Practical Lessons Performance Minor 4 (1.5 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Practical Instrument : Practical instruction as part of a performance minor program.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018

    Instructors: Tom Beghin, Min Jung Suh (Fall) Hank Knox, Bohdanna Novak, Min Jung Suh, Adrian Vedady, William V Mahar (Winter)

  • MUJZ 160 Jazz Materials 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Jazz Studies : Fundamental aural and theoretical skills associated with the jazz idiom. Nomenclature, chord construction, chord/scale relationships, harmonic progression, circle of 5ths, simple turnarounds, simple substitution, symmetrical scales and chord relationships, voice leading.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Alec Walkington (Fall)

    • 4 hours

    • Prerequisite: none. Open to non-jazz majors, space permitting, but not for elective credit in B.Mus. or Artist Diploma programs

  • MUJZ 161 Jazz Materials 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Jazz Studies : Simple and advanced substitution, borrowed chords, reharmonisation, modes of harmonic minor and melodic minor diatonic systems, unresolved tensions, odd and infrequent modulations, mixed two-five-ones, introduction to polychords, slashchords and non-functional harmony.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Alec Walkington (Winter)

    • 4 hours

    • Prerequisite: MUJZ 160. Open to non-jazz majors, space permitting, but not for elective credit in B.Mus. or Artist Diploma programs

  • MUJZ 213 Fundamentals of Jazz Improvisation 1 (2 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Jazz Studies : Introduction to basic improvisation concepts of phrasing, articulation, melodic development, harmonic control, musical vocabulary and style. Pedagogical techniques will be discussed.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Joel Miller (Fall)

    • Prerequisite(s): MUSP 124 or MUSP 141, and MUJZ 161

    • Note: Open to students in Faculty Program Jazz and to students minoring in Jazz Performance, or with permission of instructor; not open to students majoring in Jazz Performance.

  • MUJZ 214 Fundamentals of Jazz Improvisation 2 (2 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Jazz Studies : A continuation of development of basic improvisation concepts of phrasing, articulation, melodic development, harmonic control, musical vocabulary and style. Pedagogical techniques will be discussed.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Alec Walkington (Winter)

    • Prerequisite(s): MUJZ 213

    • Note: Open to students in Faculty Program Jazz and to students minoring in Jazz Performance, or with permission of instructor; not open to students majoring in Jazz Performance.

  • MUJZ 262 Applied Jazz Theory (3 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Jazz Studies : An examination of harmonic practices and compositional styles in post-1960 jazz. Various theoretical approaches to jazz harmonic analysis will be addressed. Students analyze and compose jazz tunes and longer forms.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Simon Legault (Fall)

* 2 credits in MUEN 570.

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