Coltrane Ensemble

College of Performing Arts: Jazz

Non-Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Majors Only
Coltrane Ensemble
Fall 2024
Taught By: Reginald Workman
Section: A

CRN: 12915

Credits: 2

The Coltrane Repertory Ensemble is a repertory ensemble consisting of more advanced students at the school. Participants are selected by audition. In this ensemble, significant Coltrane compositions are chosen as vehicles towards understanding why and how the music of John Coltrane, an icon of Jazz whose breath of creation spans modern music from traditional to futuristic and beyond, pioneered concepts of harmonization. His innovative system was predicated on novel uses of the minor third fourth progression, which attributed to the expanded use of whole tone scales and the twelve-tone system, giving more flexibility to the improviser. Coltrane’s logical resolutions of extended chromatic passages, articulating densely notated compositions and tasteful note placement in slower compositions have become defining factors in Jazz and improvised. All of the above represent challenges unique to Coltrane compositions and an understanding of this great artist.

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: 30

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: 3:28pm EDT 6/19/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Wednesday
Times: 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Building: Arnhold Hall 55 W13th
Room: 545
Date Range: 8/26/2024 - 12/4/2024