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    The University of the Arts
  Jan 21, 2018
2011-2012 University Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MUSC 451 - Jazz History

3 credits
Study of jazz from its African and European roots through its emergence at the turn of the twentieth century as a unique and distinctive American art form. The various styles of jazz are studied (ragtime, New Orleans Dixieland, Chicago style, swing, be-bop, cool, hard-bop, freeform, third stream), including their effect on the popular music with which jazz has coexisted. The course includes in-depth study of the primary exponents of the various styles. Audio and video materials are used to provide students with a better understanding of jazz and its influences on the music.

Prerequisites LACR*102 or LACR*103

Priority enrollment to majors in the School of Music.