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1.17.4 Vocal Jazz Ensembles

There are currently four vocal jazz ensembles in the Jazz Division at UNT:

UNT Jazz Singers (MULB 1820.500/MULB 5174.520)
Avenue C (MULB 1820.501/MULB 5174.521)
Third Street (MULB 1820.502/MULB 5174.523)
West End (MULB 1820.503)

All four ensembles are open to any registered UNT student (regardless of major), on the basis of live auditions held at the beginning of each semester. For more information visit the UNT Jazz Singers auditions page.

1.17.2 Jazz Repertory Ensemble: MULB 1818/5174.518

The Jazz Repertory Ensemble is a 15 - 20 member group dedicated to performing classic and historical jazz. Repertoire consists of transcriptions of classics from Fletcher Henderson, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Woody Herman, Gil Evans, Charles Mingus and others. Smaller groups may be formed from the larger ensemble to perform classic ragtime, New Orleans jazz, cool jazz octets, etc. The ensemble meets three times weekly for one hour rehearsals. The Jazz Repertory Ensemble is directed by Rodney Booth.

1.17.1 Guitar Ensembles: MULB 1817/5174.517

The guitar ensembles are some of the many diverse performing groups at UNT. In these
ensembles, guitarists have the unique opportunity to rehearse and perform in a section of five or more guitars. This helps the student focus on reading skills, ensemble blend, group articulations, comping and soloing. Currently, there are two ensembles with instrumentations of five guitars, bass and drums.
The L-5 specializes in blues, rock, and electric avant-garde, and the Super 400 primarily

2. Undergraduate Degree Programs

The Jazz Studies curriculum leads to the Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies, with areas of specialization in Instrumental Performance, Jazz Arranging, and Vocal Performance. Degree plans for each of these areas (outlined by semester) are found here: http://music.unt.edu/advising/degree2014.php

Each jazz major is individually responsible for following the degree plan written for his/her area of specialization, and seeking advice regularly from the College of Music undergraduate advising office.


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