JPER
4594

Sun Ra Orchestra

School of Jazz & Contemp Music: Performance

Non-Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Majors Only
Sun Ra Orchestra
Spring 2023
Taught By: Ahmed Abdullah
Section: A

CRN: 11549

Credits: 2

For years the music of Sun Ra was only available to those brave enough to spend time in his Arkestra. A master composer, arranger, bandleader and pianist, Sun Ra's works are overdue for critical attention by music students. Sun Ra compositions give students a range of challenges with music of odd intervals covering territory from ballads to swing and beyond. In the Sun Ra Ensemble class, compositions are rehearsed in a very unusual big band format. They are presented in a unique style, which offers an understanding of the philosophical underpinnings that gave rise to the music. His lyrics, speaking of space travel and a planet without cemeteries, will challenge students to expand their horizons and understanding of art music. The multi-disciplinary vision that combines poetry, music, and dance with lyrics, characteristic of the Sun Ra legacy, will be afforded opportunity to develop within this ensemble class.

By audition, at the instructor's discretion.

College: School of Jazz & Contemp Music (JZ)

Department: Performance (JPER)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Modality: Hybrid

Max Enrollment: 10

Add/Drop Deadline: February 5, 2023 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 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: 6:24pm EST 2/6/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Wednesday
Times: 7:00pm - 8:50pm
Building: Online Course
Room: 999
Date Range: 1/25/2023 - 1/25/2023
Days: Wednesday
Times: 7:00pm - 8:50pm
Building: Arnhold Hall 55 W13th
Room: 613
Date Range: 3/22/2023 - 5/17/2023