ENG-081 or ENG-093 Eligible
Second of four sequential semesters of vocal jazz ensemble, covering preparation and performance of a variety of jazz and popular music in an ensemble of 8-20 voices. Group performs for various HFC and community functions.
Goals, Topics, and Objectives
The purpose of this course is to challenge musicians to develop individual and ensemble performance skills in vocal jazz music. The student will take part in campus and community concerts.
- Vocal Warmup
Demonstrate a vocal warmup routine, including vocal jazz harmony and improvisation exercises, at an introduction to reinforcement level.
Perform their appropriate vocal part (soprano, alto, tenor, or bass), on representative vocal jazz literature, in sectional, full chorus, and mixed standing arrangement rehearsals, at an introduction to reinforcement level.
Demonstrate introduction to reinforcement level in sight-reading skills.
- Musical voice (personal tone)
Demonstrate introduction to reinforcement level in the understanding of the dynamic contrast in development of one's musical "voice" or musical tone.
Perform in a variety of live music events, including informal jam sessions, on-campus programs, off-campus programs, and formal concerts, at an introduction to reinforcement level.
Assessment and Requirements
- Class Participation
- Performance, individually and in groups
Repertoire will be determined by the instructor.
Credit for Prior College-Level Learning
Determined by department