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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.
Combos meet Mondays from 6:00-8:50pm and are under the direction of Mario Silva.
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.
Instrumental Chamber Music meets Wednesdays from 6:00-8:50pm and is under the direction of Jessica Ivry.
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.
Improv Lab meets Thursdays from 6:00-8:50pm and is under the leadership of Julie Homi.
For more information please contact:
Mertes Center for the Arts (Bldg 4000)
Las Positas College
3000 Campus Hills Drive
Livermore, CA 94551