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Jazz Ensemble - MUS 14/15
Ranging from swing to samba, the LPC Jazz Ensemble performs regularly throughout the semester in all jazz big band styles. Opportunities to hone ensemble techniques, write and perform arrangements/compositions, and improvise are featured and encouraged.
MUS 14/15 will not be offered in Spring 2021.
Instrumental Chamber Music - MUS 41
This ensemble is for the study, rehearsal, and public performance of the standard Classical chamber literature, with an emphasis on the development of skills needed to perform within an ensemble. Different literature is studied each semester so that a variety of technical, historical, and artistic issues are addressed.
Meets via Zoom Wednesdays 6:00-8:50pm. Under the direction of Dr. Leslie La Barre
Jazz Combos - MUS 17A/17B
For instrumentalists who want experience in performing and interpreting small-group literature. Repertoire will cover the important aspects of jazz combo development and works of all styles and periods. Emphasis is on articulations, stylistic differences, composition, arranging, and common performance practices of the various periods of music.
Enrollment by audition only. Jazz Combos will not be offered in Spring 2021.
Improvisation Lab - MUS 48
This non-auditioned Lab course exposes students to the fundamental concepts and skills any improviser needs to succeed in a group setting. The course is open to any instrumentalist or vocalist with no audition or experience in jazz required, and will prepare students for established advanced jazz ensembles in the department like Jazz Combos, Jazz Band, and Vocal East. Emphasis is on group activities, independent practice, basic theory concepts, and performance.
Meets Thursdays 6:00-8:50pm via Zoom. Under the direction of Tim Devine.
For more information please contact:
Mertes Center for the Arts (Bldg 4000)
Las Positas College
3000 Campus Hills Drive
Livermore, CA 94551