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Teaching Jazz in Secondary School - MUED3031

Year - 2020

This unit of study provides students with an overview of the development of jazz from its earliest stages to the present and from its origins in New Orleans to its contemporary expressions in Australia, Europe and elsewhere. An understanding of key stylistic and technical aspects of jazz will be undertaken through immersion in jazz-related skills of listening and transcription as well as idiomatic improvisation, which are developed progressively through weekly workshops.The unit is designed for students in the BMus(MusEd) degree program for whom it is a core requirement. Bringing an instrument to weekly sessions is mandatory - pianists should acquire a melodia for the unit.

1 hr lecture, 1 hour workshop/wk

Lead sheet (30%), Peer Teaching Workshop and resources (50%), Essay (20%)

Additional information
This unit is not available for Jazz Performance students unless they are enrolled in BMus (Music Education).


Faculty: Sydney Conservatorium of Music

Semester 2

24 Aug 2020

Department/School: Music Education
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 28 Sep 2020
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 3.0
EFTSL: 0.063
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Alec Openshaw
HECS Band: 1
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