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MUSC 212 Jazz: America and Beyond (4)

This course will present an overview of the evolution, contexts, and creative processes behind the artistry of Jazz music and musicians. Primary focus will be on the recordings of seminal artists. Concert attendance and in-class guest performers will offer additional opportunity for insight into the unique process engaged in improvisational creation. Reading and discussion will offer additional perspectives on the music and the musicians who make it. Students will synthesize these elements, constructing their own understanding of Jazz music and it many dimensions.

  • General Education Requirement Fulfillment: Arts & Humanities; World Engagement; PDE
  • Prerequisite: MUSC 121
  • Offering: Alternate years
  • Instructor: Nord, Miley

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