Dec 05, 2023  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

MUSA 204 - Jazz Ens./Big Band

1 Credits

(Fall, Spring)
(Sec. 001) The BSU Jazz Ensemble is a select group of approximately 20 musicians who make up a fully instrumented “big band.” Emphasis is placed upon the study of diverse jazz styles and literature, ensemble performance, and improvisation. Students will have the opportunity to arrange and compose music for performance and recording. Membership is by audition or invitation and is open to all BSU students. (Sec. 002) The BSU “Big Band” is comprised of approximately 20 entry-level aspiring jazz musicians who make up a fully instrumented “big band.” Emphasis is placed upon the study of early styles of Jazz, Blues, Swing, Dixieland, etc., through “Bee Bop” with emphasis on improvisation and ensemble performance. Membership is by audition or invitation and is open to all BSU students.