Five College Consortium

Music Comp. - Jazz Continuum

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Humanities Arts Cultural Stu

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Hampshire College
This class will look at the innovative approaches contemporary composers have taken in incorporating improvisation and notated composition. Seminal composers such as Charles Mingus and George Russell, Anthony Braxton and Julius Hemphill, will be looked at, as well as the work of younger artists exploring today. The focus will be on both the experimental and the vernacular in Afro-American music. The class will have a number of composition assignments, written for the instrumentation within the class, culminating in a final work and concert. A background in music theory is essential, and experience in improvisational ensembles a plus. Prerequisite: Tonal Theory II or 5 College equivalent.

Multiple Cultural Perspectives Independent Work

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Multiple required components--lab and/or discussion section. To register, submit requests for all components simultaneously.
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This course has unspecified prerequisite(s) - please see the instructor.

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Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
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Course Sections

Music Comp. - Jazz Continuum
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
1 4.0

Martin Ehrlich

01:00PM-03:50PM W

Music and Dance Building RECITAL