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JCM Fundamentals: Improvisation 4

College of Performing Arts: Jazz

Non-Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Majors Only
JCM Fundamentals: Improv 4
Fall 2024
Taught By: Johannes Weidenmueller
Section: A

CRN: 9851

Credits: 3

This course is the culmination of Improv 1, 2, and 3. Students will use all of the skills and tools they have developed to explore music more creatively. Students revisit and connect to the tools for expression introduced in Improv 1 through the prioritization of aural and expressive guidance through the music. Students are challenged to engage in unbridled aural improvisation with a more deeply developed understanding of pitch, rhythm, and the delineation of form. Improvisation with less predetermined structures and from different launch points challenges students to perceive form in different ways. Use of extended instrumental techniques around these concepts is encouraged. Graphic scores, words (poetry, lyrics), and student driven launch points will be explored. Students may engage in group projects of uncommon combinations of instruments. Students’ improvisatory projects will be informed by their understanding of how indigenous and colonial cultures converged, American socio/economic structures evolved, and the development of music as entertainment, social justice, and art in the United States. Finally, in pursuit of greater personal expression, this course culminates with the application of the skills developed in this semester to common, tonal forms explored in Improv 1-3. Students completing this course should have a true understanding of the many forms of improvisation which have and continue to take place. This class will be held with instruments in hand. Skills will be developed primarily by ear.

College: College of Performing Arts (CO)

Department: Jazz (JZZ)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 12

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2024 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2024 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 9:22am EDT 7/12/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Tuesday, Thursday
Times: 10:30am - 11:45am
Building: Arnhold Hall 55 W13th
Room: 618
Date Range: 8/27/2024 - 12/12/2024
JCM Fundamentals: Improv 4
Fall 2024
Taught By: Johannes Weidenmueller
Section: B

CRN: 11479

Credits: 3

This course is the culmination of Improv 1, 2, and 3. Students will use all of the skills and tools they have developed to explore music more creatively. Students revisit and connect to the tools for expression introduced in Improv 1 through the prioritization of aural and expressive guidance through the music. Students are challenged to engage in unbridled aural improvisation with a more deeply developed understanding of pitch, rhythm, and the delineation of form. Improvisation with less predetermined structures and from different launch points challenges students to perceive form in different ways. Use of extended instrumental techniques around these concepts is encouraged. Graphic scores, words (poetry, lyrics), and student driven launch points will be explored. Students may engage in group projects of uncommon combinations of instruments. Students’ improvisatory projects will be informed by their understanding of how indigenous and colonial cultures converged, American socio/economic structures evolved, and the development of music as entertainment, social justice, and art in the United States. Finally, in pursuit of greater personal expression, this course culminates with the application of the skills developed in this semester to common, tonal forms explored in Improv 1-3. Students completing this course should have a true understanding of the many forms of improvisation which have and continue to take place. This class will be held with instruments in hand. Skills will be developed primarily by ear.

College: College of Performing Arts (CO)

Department: Jazz (JZZ)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 12

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2024 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2024 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 9:22am EDT 7/12/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Tuesday, Thursday
Times: 9:00am - 10:15am
Building: Arnhold Hall 55 W13th
Room: 618
Date Range: 8/27/2024 - 12/12/2024
JCM Fundamentals: Improv 4
Spring 2024
Taught By: Chris Lightcap and Johannes Weidenmueller
Section: A

CRN: 9130

Credits: 3

This course is the culmination of Improv 1, 2, and 3. Students will use all of the skills and tools they have developed to explore music more creatively. Students revisit and connect to the tools for expression introduced in Improv 1 through the prioritization of aural and expressive guidance through the music. Students are challenged to engage in unbridled aural improvisation with a more deeply developed understanding of pitch, rhythm, and the delineation of form. Improvisation with less predetermined structures and from different launch points challenges students to perceive form in different ways. Use of extended instrumental techniques around these concepts is encouraged. Graphic scores, words (poetry, lyrics), and student driven launch points will be explored. Students may engage in group projects of uncommon combinations of instruments. Students’ improvisatory projects will be informed by their understanding of how indigenous and colonial cultures converged, American socio/economic structures evolved, and the development of music as entertainment, social justice, and art in the United States. Finally, in pursuit of greater personal expression, this course culminates with the application of the skills developed in this semester to common, tonal forms explored in Improv 1-3. Students completing this course should have a true understanding of the many forms of improvisation which have and continue to take place. This class will be held with instruments in hand. Skills will be developed primarily by ear.

College: College of Performing Arts (CO)

Department: Jazz (JZZ)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 12

Add/Drop Deadline: February 4, 2024 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 9:22am EDT 7/12/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Monday, Wednesday
Times: 10:30am - 11:45am
Building: Arnhold Hall 55 W13th
Room: 611
Date Range: 1/22/2024 - 5/13/2024
JCM Fundamentals: Improv 4
Spring 2024
Taught By: Darius Jones
Section: C

CRN: 9132

Credits: 3

This course is the culmination of Improv 1, 2, and 3. Students will use all of the skills and tools they have developed to explore music more creatively. Students revisit and connect to the tools for expression introduced in Improv 1 through the prioritization of aural and expressive guidance through the music. Students are challenged to engage in unbridled aural improvisation with a more deeply developed understanding of pitch, rhythm, and the delineation of form. Improvisation with less predetermined structures and from different launch points challenges students to perceive form in different ways. Use of extended instrumental techniques around these concepts is encouraged. Graphic scores, words (poetry, lyrics), and student driven launch points will be explored. Students may engage in group projects of uncommon combinations of instruments. Students’ improvisatory projects will be informed by their understanding of how indigenous and colonial cultures converged, American socio/economic structures evolved, and the development of music as entertainment, social justice, and art in the United States. Finally, in pursuit of greater personal expression, this course culminates with the application of the skills developed in this semester to common, tonal forms explored in Improv 1-3. Students completing this course should have a true understanding of the many forms of improvisation which have and continue to take place. This class will be held with instruments in hand. Skills will be developed primarily by ear.

College: College of Performing Arts (CO)

Department: Jazz (JZZ)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 12

Add/Drop Deadline: February 4, 2024 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 9:22am EDT 7/12/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Tuesday, Thursday
Times: 10:30am - 11:45am
Building: Arnhold Hall 55 W13th
Room: 613
Date Range: 1/23/2024 - 5/9/2024
JCM Fundamentals: Improv 4
Spring 2024
Taught By: Johannes Weidenmueller
Section: D

CRN: 11068

Credits: 3

This course is the culmination of Improv 1, 2, and 3. Students will use all of the skills and tools they have developed to explore music more creatively. Students revisit and connect to the tools for expression introduced in Improv 1 through the prioritization of aural and expressive guidance through the music. Students are challenged to engage in unbridled aural improvisation with a more deeply developed understanding of pitch, rhythm, and the delineation of form. Improvisation with less predetermined structures and from different launch points challenges students to perceive form in different ways. Use of extended instrumental techniques around these concepts is encouraged. Graphic scores, words (poetry, lyrics), and student driven launch points will be explored. Students may engage in group projects of uncommon combinations of instruments. Students’ improvisatory projects will be informed by their understanding of how indigenous and colonial cultures converged, American socio/economic structures evolved, and the development of music as entertainment, social justice, and art in the United States. Finally, in pursuit of greater personal expression, this course culminates with the application of the skills developed in this semester to common, tonal forms explored in Improv 1-3. Students completing this course should have a true understanding of the many forms of improvisation which have and continue to take place. This class will be held with instruments in hand. Skills will be developed primarily by ear.

College: College of Performing Arts (CO)

Department: Jazz (JZZ)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 12

Add/Drop Deadline: February 4, 2024 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 9:22am EDT 7/12/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Tuesday, Thursday
Times: 9:00am - 10:15am
Building: Arnhold Hall 55 W13th
Room: 531
Date Range: 1/23/2024 - 5/9/2024