MUJS 4630, Vocal Jazz Arranging

Prerequisite: MUJS 3610, minimum grade of B.
Grading: Determined by assignment grades, attendance, and final project grades.
Attendance: Mandatory. 2 absences will be allowed per semester.
Course Objective: Provide students with the basic techniques and concepts utilized in vocal jazz arranging including:
• Analyzing selected arrangements
• Playing short selections of selected arrangements on the piano (all voices)
• Arranging for rhythm section.
• Arranging an a cappella ballad for 4-6 voices (SATB)
• Arranging a song for 4-6 voices with rhythm section accompaniment
• Chord voicings and voice leading for vocal groups.
• Performance and recording of the two large projects.