Jazz Ensemble

A BIMA student plays the saxophone

The jazz ensemble is an advanced, exciting, challenging and fun place to explore the unlimited sea of musical expression. Through a diverse repertoire of classic jazz masterpieces, world music, and original compositions by participants, you will acquire new skills and surpass your wildest dreams of musical expression. This program, for students with a solid foundation on their instruments, will introduce advanced harmonic concepts, modal improvisation, diminished harmony, extended forms, and above all, deep listening skills and rhythmic awareness.

Applicants should have a working knowledge of major, minor, chromatic and pentatonic scales, tonic/dominant harmony, and basic syncopation.

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