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Jazz Singers II

MUS 195

Jazz Singers II

MUS 195

Course Description

Prerequisite: MUS 194, Audition and instructor permission. Provides a continuing opportunity to perform literature of various musical styles related to Jazz, Pop, Blues, Rock, and other popular genres. Develops a knowledge base of choral literature and performance practices as related to Jazz and Pop choral styles. Credit may be earned in MUS 195 or MUS 157, but not both. (30-0)

Outcomes and Objectives

Demonstrate development of vocal technique as it relates specifically to vocal jazz/pop choral singing.

Objectives:

  • Develop listening skills as they relate to harmonization within a small jazz vocal grou.p
  • Enhance vocal performance through quick response to musical signs and symbols as they relate to jazz/pop/rock/blues ensemble singing.
  • Increase awareness of different singing styles and interpretations across the pop music spectrum.

Demonstrate development of vocal range and flexibility through study and performance of jazz/pop choral literature.

Objectives:

  • Improve ability to sustain notes through breath control and jazz vocal technique.
  • Strengthen the voice with increased range and tonal flexibility in jazz and related genre.
  • Improve sight reading abilities within specific clefs relating to voice type in jazz and related genre.
  • Improve performance through use of posture and breathing techniques.
  • Employ choreography in jazz/pop choral performance.
  • Employ healthy singing habits to performance and practice as it relates to jazz/pop styles.

Demonstrate development of and improvement of learned vocal skills through increasingly varied and advanced performance practices of jazz and popular literature.

Objectives:

  • Employ appropriate vocal technique by understanding the concept of jazz/pop ensemble singing.
  • Demonstrate both rehearsal and concert etiquette as it relates to jazz/pop choral singing.
  • Attend assigned rehearsals (including dress rehearsal) culminating in one or more performances of the jazz/pop choral works learned.
  • Perform increasingly diverse styles of jazz/pop music from contemporary composers.