These ensembles are designed for instrumentalists and vocalists desiring a small ensemble experience with emphasis on the exploration of various jazz, Third Stream, popular, and fusion styles. Emphasis will be placed on the application of jazz theory concepts through performance. Student arrangements and compositions are also included as material for ensembles.
Jazz ensembles may include any instrument and/or voice at all levels. These small ensembles typically include 3 - 6 players; all the players in the ensemble will have the opportunity to be featured as soloists.
Groups will receive 28 60-minute coaching sessions and the opportunity to perform in a recital at the end of each semester. Jazz auditions take place in September.