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Jazz Ensemble 1 (C00226-161703)

Availability: Yes

Price: £277.00 Click here for information on help with fees

Please note:
This Course has already started, please have a look at the alternative dates below or it may be possible to join some courses after the start date.

If you're interested in joining this course email to enquire.

Weekdays/Time: Sat (14:30 to 16:30)

Started: 22/04/2017 (Number of Weeks: 13)

End Date: 22/07/2017

Tutor Approval Required? No

Course Overview:

This Jazz Ensemble class will examine and develop a repertoire of standard tunes and arrangements for you to develop your performance skills and confidences within the ensemble.

This group will work at a lower intermediate level.

The tutor scheduled to teach this course is Henry Lowther.

How to Enrol:

Enrol online or at the main reception

Entry Requirements:

Knowledge of jazz music theory to an intermediate level will be useful and level 1 literacy an advantage as handouts will be distributed at different times to reinforce learning. Sight reading at an intermediate level will be required.

Course Content:

Course content is focused around developing an ensemble repertoire and skills.
Topics to be explored throughout each session will vary but include:

Instrumental Technique
Performance and ensemble skills
Developing practice routines and strategies

Performance opportunities may include college lunchtime sessions, local venues and college concerts.

Assessment Methods:

There is no formal assessment on this course although you will be able to identify individual goals and later reflect on your development. Your tutor will assess your learning and progress through the practical nature of the classes.

Additional Information:

Performance opportunities may include college lunchtime sessions, local venues and college concerts.

• If you require further course information or advice & guidance that is not answered in this outline please email

For information on course fees and how to get additional help to pay for them look at our How to Pay for Your Course section.

Bring To First Class:

Instrument, notebook, pencil and music stand if you own one.


Attendance throughout the course will help you gain maximum benefit from the course.

Further Study and Career Opportunities:

You may wish to progress to further practical jazz courses at RACC or be interested to attend one the new theory and composition courses such as Jazz Theory Exploring Composition Level 1. For further information on these courses see the website.

Frequently Asked Questions:

1. “How much homework will I need to do outside of class?”

Your practice at home through the course will be guided by your tutor and will greatly enhance your experience of and contribution to the course.

2. “What will happen if I miss a class?”

If you miss a class please try to inform the tutor or the college as early as possible. Your tutor will endeavour to keep you up to date with course content

3. “When will the exams take place?”

There are no exams on this course.

4. “Do I need any special clothing or equipment?”
You will need your own instrument to learn and practise on.

5. “Is there any tutorial support?”

No additional tutorial support is offered for this course.

6. “What is Level 1 Literacy and why is it important?”
Level 1 Literacy is approximately grades D-G at GCSE or equivalent and we feel it is important to make students aware of this minimum requirement for this course environment as some course information is likely to be presented in a written form. If you want to do this course and do not have this level please contact or attend one of the Music Open Days to meet the Curriculum Leader for these courses:
Thurs 25/08/11 – 5:00 to 7:00 pm
Sat 03/09/11 – 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Sat 10/09/11 – 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Information Advice and Guidance:

If you are looking for assistance on a new career path, course choice or looking for further opportunities then speak to our Information Advice and Guidance team.


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