Spring 2024

Jazz Composition

Listed in: Music, as MUSI-373


Jason Robinson (Section 01)


Drawing from the rich and varied history of composition in jazz, this course explores composing and arranging approaches in jazz and highlights the dynamic relationship between composition and improvisation central to this music. Using historical examples as models, students will compose and arrange small ensemble, large ensemble, and big band pieces, including pieces that incorporate blues forms, 32-bar Tin Pan Alley forms, modalism, extended and through-composed forms, and open improvisation. Immersive composition projects will be combined with individual meetings. To the extent possible, student compositions will be performed and recorded by professional or student musicians in a workshop setting.Requisite: MUSI 243 or MUSI 269 and consent of the instructor. Students are also encouraged to complete MUSI 113, MUSI 226, or MUSI 227 prior to electing MUSI 387. Limited to 12 students. Spring semester. Professor Robinson.

MUSI 373 - LEC

Section 01
Tu 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM ARMU 102
Th 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM ARMU 102