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Instrumental and Vocal Jazz Ensembles

 

 


Jazz Ensemble

The Hunter College Jazz Ensemble performs a wide repertoire representing different stylistic periods and concentrates on the development of ensemble playing and improvisational skills. Students are also provided the opportunity to develop valuable ensemble performance competencies in both small and large group settings. Members of the ensemble will periodically have the opportunity to study and perform with the very best New York City jazz musicians in the form of guest artists and clinicians. Past clinicians and guest artists have included Jimmy Heath, Anat Cohen, Pedro Giraudo, Erica von Kleist, and Marshall Gilkes among others. The Jazz Ensembles will have two Crossover Concerts and one 'Jazz at The Lang' concert each semester. In addition, both ensembles will represent Hunter College at the Annual CUNY-Wide Jazz Festival at Aaron Davis Hall, CCNY, in the Spring. Open to all Hunter students with intermediate or advanced instrumental ability. Audition required.

Course Codes for Registration

Undergraduate Students: MUSPF 249-Section 001 - 1cr 2hrs
Open to all instrumentalists by audition.

Graduate Students: MUS 715-Section 001 - 1cr 2hrs
Graduate Adviser's permission required.

Tuesdays and Fridays, 2:10 - 3:00 pm in room HN 635, Prof. Ryan Keberle
(Learn more about Ryan Keberle.)

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Jazz Vocal Workshop Ensemble

The Hunter College Jazz Vocal Workshop Ensemble provides vocalists with a forum for the study of the performance practices and skills required of the jazz/commercial music singer. Instrumentalists are instructed in the art of accompanying, sight reading and working with a vocalist. The Jazz Ensembles will have two Crossover Concerts and one 'Jazz at The Lang' concert each semester. In addition, both ensembles will represent Hunter College at the Annual CUNY-Wide Jazz Festival at Aaron Davis Hall, CCNY, in the Spring. Open to all Hunter students with intermediate or advanced music ability. Audition required.

Course Codes for Registration

Undergraduate Students: MUSPF 251-Section 001 - 1cr 2hrs
Pre-req:
MUSPF 111 or MUSPF 211 or MUSPF 401 in Voice, and audition.
Also open to rhythm-section instrumentalists by audition.

Graduate Students: MUS 716-Section 001 - 1cr 2hrs
Graduate Adviser's permission required.

Tuesdays and Fridays, 3:45 - 4:35 pm in room HN 635, Prof. Priscilla Owens
(Learn more about Priscilla Owens.)

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Popular Music Combo

The Hunter College Popular Music Combo provides an opportunity to study and perform - as well as to better listen to and appreciate - the popular music styles of today. Focus will be on Jazz, Latin, and Pop/Rock (plus other potential styles such as Hip-Hop, R&B and Country/Bluegrass), with an emphasis placed on developing the tools necessary to work in today’s popular music scene. Each ensemble will consist of a rhythm section (guitar, piano, bass, drums, and percussion), with 2-3 instrumentalists and/or vocalists, as determined by the instructor. There will be 3 to 4 performances each semester.
Audition required.

Course Codes for Registration
Undergraduate Students: MUSPF 250-Section 001 - 1cr 2hrs
Open to all instrumentalists by audition.

Graduate Students: MUS 721-Section 001 - 1cr 2hrs
Graduate Adviser's permission required.

HOURS TO BE ARRANGED in room HN 635, contact Prof. D.D. Jackson or Prof. Ryan Keberle for more information about auditions and semester schedule.
(Learn more about D.D. Jackson.)

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Ryan Keberle, Priscilla Owens and D.D. Jackson

Learn more about Ryan, listen to sound clips, and view pictures at his website: www.ryankeberle.com

Learn more about Priscilla, listen to sound clips, and view pictures at her website: www.cillajazz.com

Learn more about D.D., listen to sound clips, and view pictures at his website: www.ddjackson.com

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