Jazz Improv & Music Theory

v15n5wordleJAZZ IMPROVISATION is for musicians who wish to begin or continue their skills in jazz improvisation. Improvisation is the creative art of playing and creating melodies based on the chord and scale structure of a song. Outside lab practice time will be required. Basic instrumental skills and knowledge of scales is a prerequisite.

MUSIC THEORY (BASIC) is a course designed for students who enjoy music and the basic fundamentals of its creation. Students interested in taking this course should have a basic understanding of music notation and vocabulary.

MUSIC THEORY (AP) is a course that is reserved for students in the top performing ensembles (i.e., Wind Symphony, Symphonic Orchestra, or Forte) or students who have taken the Basic Music Theory Course. Students are given advanced instruction on the study of music theory and are enrolled to take the AP Test at the end of the course.

What’s Happening Next?

Performing Arts Week – May 6-11

May 6 – Original Night 7:30pm, Central Theater

May 7 – Chicago Trip Parent Meeting 7pm, Central Theater

May 8 – Jazz Ensemble Concert 7:30pm, Central Theater

May 9 – 2-Hour Delay

May 10 – Band Concert 7:30pm, PAC

May 11 – Jazz on the Lawn 11:15-1:30pm, Front of CHS

May 11-12 – Jazz Ensemble Trip to Chicago

May 16 – Band Awards Night

May 21 – CJB Turn-In Night 7-9pm, Band Room

May 23 – Seniors Last Day

May 24 – Senior Recognition Assembly 8am, Front Gym

May 26 – Commencement 8pm, Nutter Center

May 27 – NO SCHOOL (Memorial Day)

May 29-31 – HS Exams

May 31 – LAST DAY OF SCHOOL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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