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University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown
University of Pittsburgh Johnstown    
2021-2022 Johnstown Campus Catalog 
  Jun 23, 2024
2021-2022 Johnstown Campus Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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Minimum Credits: 1
Maximum Credits: 1
The University Jazz Ensemble is a performance ensemble that provides sectional and solo experience in a big band jazz and combo jazz setting. The University Jazz Ensemble is open to all University students and community members including instrumentalists and vocalists, without audition. Students will develop musicianship and specific performance skills through group and individual settings for the study and performance of the varied styles of instrumental and vocal jazz. Idioms included are jazz, swing, shuffle, rock, funk, ballads, Latin, blues, and more. These idioms will be introduced as selected. Improvisation skills will be encouraged, but not required. Students will be able to develop their creative skills through improvisation, arranging, performing, listening and analyzing jazz and popular music. Concert performances include major concerts each semester in the Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center. There is the potential for additional on-campus or off-campus performances.
Academic Career: Undergraduate
Course Component: Credit Laboratory
Grade Component: Letter Grade

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