Intermediate and advanced instrumentalists will discuss, write, rehearse, and perform modern big band jazz music. This laboratory environment will stress style, articulation, phrasing, improvisation, and ensemble skills for the advanced performer. Students may have the opportunity to write, rehearse, and conduct their own jazz-oriented compositions. One public performance with a guest artist from the field will be scheduled at the end of the term. Auditions will be held on Monday, August 27th at 7 PM. Saxophonists will be expected to double on flute and clarinet. Bassists will be expected to double on acoustic and electric bass. All students are expected to have competent sight-reading skills. Concert (and final meeting): Monday, December 3 at 7:30 PM.