Jazz Performance Ensemble 2

This Jazz Ensemble class will examine and develop a broad repertoire of standard and modern jazz tunes and arrangements for you to develop your performance skills and confidences.

This group will work at an advanced level.

Course Content

Course content is focused around developing an ensemble repertoire and skills.

Topics to be explored throughout each session will vary but include:

• Instrumental Technique
• Theory
• Performance and ensemble skills
• Improvisation
• Repertoire
• Developing practice routines and strategies

Performance opportunities may include college lunchtime sessions, local venues and college concerts.

Entry Requirements

Knowledge of jazz music theory to an intermediate level will be useful and level 1 literacy is an advantage, as handouts will be distributed at different times to reinforce learning. Sight reading at an intermediate level will be required.

First Class Requirements

Instrument, notebook, pencil and music stand if you own one.

Attendance Requirements

Attendance throughout the course will help you gain maximum benefit from the course.

Assessment Methods

There is no formal assessment on this course, although you will be able to identify individual goals and later reflect on your development. Your tutor will assess your learning and progress through the practical nature of the classes.

Additional Information

If you require further course information or advice and guidance that is not answered in this outline please email

If you would like general information about the college, for example, fees and finance, funding, term dates or opening times please email or drop in to our main reception area.

Please note that whilst most of the classes in your course will be classroom based, the final session of the course may be in the form of a cross college jazz concert evening and so may not be on the same day and time of your course .