If you would like to take a Jazz Theory course, you must schedule an appointment with our faculty. At this meeting, you must print and bring a copy of the Prep Jazz Theory Placement Quiz. Please fill out the Quiz to the best of your ability, and the faculty will place you into an appropriate level class.

Appointments may be scheduled for the beginning of September. To schedule an appointment, please call the us at (617) 585-1130 or e-mail us at prep@necmusic.edu.

Jazz Theory I

Joel Yennior, Instructor

This year-long class is an introduction to the principles used for analyzing jazz compositions and the vocabulary used by jazz musicians for compositional and improvisational development. Emphasis is on understanding common technical terms and also on learning to apply theoretical constructs to playing and/or singing in a performance setting. Recordings of well-known jazz pieces will be used to demonstrate theory concepts. There is a placement examination at the time of auditions.

Saturday, 10:00 - 11:00 PM

Jazz Theory II

Rick McLaughlin, Instructor

This year-long class is a continuation and expansion of the analytic principles and vocabulary introduced in Jazz Theory I. Class topics include dominant function, modal interchange, deceptive resolution, diminished chords and scales, the IV# minor seventh chord with flat 5, modulation, and compound chords. Students spend much time analyzing tunes written by jazz masters and writing. There is a placement examination at the time of auditions.

Saturday, 10:00 - 11:00 PM

Jazz Theory III

Rick McLaughlin, Instructor

This is an advanced jazz theory class, covering sophisticated jazz harmony and improvisation.

Saturday, 2:00 - 3:00 PM

Auditions

For more information on how to audition, click here.

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