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Summer 2021 MECA

Continuing Education Courses

Online

The Young Jazz Band: An Approach to Articulation & Repertoire

Date

June 7-August 1, 2021

Course Code

7791

Credits

3 Graduate Credits

Tuition

$1,065, due in full with registration

Overview

This course will explore techniques and articulations that promote ensemble playing while acknowledging articulation associated with various jazz styles. These fundamental techniques will also assist with reading notation and interpretation. Educators who enroll in this course will learn effective techniques to choose appropriate arrangements for their ensemble.

This course is ideal for educators who:

  • Would like to start a jazz program with students who have little band experience.
  • Are looking for ways to move their young jazz band forward.
  • Have trouble finding repertoire for their young ensemble.
  • Have an intermediate band, but reach barriers when playing jazz arrangements.

Requirements

Chat Session

TBD

Prerequisites

None

Required Text(s)

None

Software/Hardware Requirements

Schoology is a learning management system that allows you to interact directly with your instructors, fellow students, and members of the greater VanderCook community.

Soon after you register, be on the lookout for an email from Schoology with log-in instructions. Once you receive credentials, visit www.online.vandercook.edu to login. 

Some courses have specific online chat meeting times (please see course descriptions), while others have a flexible meeting schedule. You can expect all courses to meet together in a live online chat. If a live meeting time doesn’t work, you can work with your instructor to make other arrangements.

More information about Schoology can be found at www.schoology.com

Online course grades are available within two weeks of the course(s) completion.  If you need a transcript, please CLICK HERE to access the online transcript request form. For a faster turnaround time, please submit the transcript request to the registrar prior to the end of your course(s).

Instructor

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