Members of the Contemporary Jazz Ensemble must be enrolled in order to participate in this class. As a member, you will:

  • Explore and perform jazz music related to styles that have evolved since the mainstream and bebop eras.
  • Be encouraged to write for the band.
  • Create music according to your interests.
  • Perform in the repertoire class and at various concerts during the term.
  • Stay at the cutting edge of jazz music as it continues to evolve.
  • Explore new directions in jazz.
  • Be encouraged to find your voice and explore new territory with the intention of preparing yourself for a career in composition and performance.