Open Summer 2017 Courses

Summer Fall

Jazz History

This course assists students in developing an appreciation and respect for jazz and blues as original and uniquely American art forms. The topic, viewed through historical, cultural, and sociological lenses, focuses upon the evolutionary development of the music and the artists responsible for its creation. Students gain an understanding of basic and jazz-specific musical concepts as well as the rich history of this purely American music. The course emphasizes listening. Students are required to attend live jazz performances.

Subject: MUS
Units: 3

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