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2015-2016 Academic Catalog 
2015-2016 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MUS 326 - Jazz Composition and Arranging

4 credits (Spring)
This course will serve to familiarize the student with the basic concepts and techniques used in modern jazz composition and arrangement. The most prominent areas covered in this course will include jazz theory and harmony, instrumental transpositions, techniques in part harmonization (starting from two-part and ending with five-part writing), understanding the extended techniques of each instrument and the application of the skills covered in the course to music styles outside of jazz (pop, rock, funk, etc.). These objectives will be reached through detailed study of basic jazz composition and related texts, the listening and transcription of existing arrangements/compositions within the jazz idiom and the practical application of acquired skills in the creation of student compositions and arrangements.

Prerequisite: MUS 112  and MUS 213 .
Instructor: Staff