R & B Ensemble

College of Performing Arts: Jazz

Non-Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Majors Only
Waterfalls: A 90s R&B Ensemble
Fall 2023
Taught By: Marlon Saunders
Section: A

CRN: 14697

Credits: 2

The 1990s contemporary sound was a popular music genre that combined rhythm and blues with elements of pop, soul, funk, hip hop and electronic music. The 90s style music featured a distinct production with drum machine rhythms often combined with live instruments. Contemporary 90s R&B vocalists made creative use of melismas (often called riffs or runs), smooth, breathy vocals and lush styled background harmonies. This ensemble will explore the music of this genre made popular by artists such as Aliyah, TLC, SWV, Usher, Brandy and Brownstone. The ensemble will consists of a rhythm section: keys, bass, guitar and drums. The ensemble is limited to 12 vocalists. There will be an audition to choose the 12 vocalists. For the audition, the vocalists will be asked to prepare a song from the 90s R&B style or a song similar to the genre.

By audition, at the instructor's discretion.

College: College of Performing Arts (CO)

Department: Jazz (JZZ)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 35

Add/Drop Deadline: September 11, 2023 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 19, 2023 (Sunday)

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: 2:24pm EST 2/29/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Tuesday
Times: 4:00pm - 5:50pm
Building: Arnhold Hall 55 W13th
Room: 613
Date Range: 8/29/2023 - 9/26/2023
Days: Tuesday
Times: 4:00pm - 5:50pm
Building: Arnhold Hall 55 W13th
Room: 624
Date Range: 10/3/2023 - 12/5/2023