Spring 2024

Jazz Theory and Improvisation II

Listed in: Music, as MUSI-246


Bruce P. Diehl (Section 01)


A continuation of MUSI 113, this course is designed to acquaint students with the theory and application of advanced techniques used in jazz improvisation. Work on a solo transcription will be a main focus throughout the semester. An end-of-semester performance of material(s) studied during the semester will be required of the class. A jazz-based ear-training section will be scheduled outside of the regular class times. Two class meetings per semester.

Requisite: MUSI 113 and/or performance experience in the jazz idiom strongly suggested. Musical literacy sufficient to follow a score. Admission with consent of the instructor. Limited to 16 students. Spring 2024. Senior Lecturer Diehl.

How to handle overenrollment: Lecturer approval needed before student turns in registration over limit.

Students who enroll in this course will likely encounter and be expected to engage in the following intellectual skills, modes of learning, and assessment: group work, individual artistic work, extensive listening, and aural analysis.