MUP 114 : Vocal Ensemble
Standard letter grades
Contact hours total
A select group of singers that focuses on various jazz idioms: blues, funk, Latin and straight-ahead. Enrollment is by audition. Recommended to be taken with MUS 197A, College Choir. Contact choral program director for information about required audition. May be repeated, no limit.
1. The Vocal Jazz Music presented, (swing, shuffle, straight-ahead, funk, blues, and fusion) will give the students a well-rounded understanding of the jazz idiom. Central Singers will also engage in vocal improvisation and vocal-mic technique-running the sound system.
2. Students will demonstrate knowledge and skills in vocal jazz techniques, and will have become acquainted with a representative breadth of jazz literature through rehearsal and performance.
3. Students will learn and perform a diversity of jazz music ranging from standard swing, ballads, pop, fusion and Latin.
4. Students will perform at least two concerts at the end of each term.