21M.342 Composing for Jazz Orchestra


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Explores composition and arrangement for the large jazz ensembles from 1920s foundations to current postmodern practice. Consideration given to a variety of styles and to the interaction of improvisation and composition. Study of works by Basie, Ellington, Evans, Gillespie, Golson, Mingus, Morris, Nelson, Williams, and others. Open rehearsals, workshops, and performances of student compositions by the MIT Festival Jazz Ensemble and the Aardvark Jazz Orchestra. Limited to 20.

This class has no prerequisites.

21M.342 will be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by M. Harvey.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS A.

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