HN Jazz Ensemble

The Honors Jazz Ensemble is for students with significant jazz experience (Grades 9-12) to become highly conversant with complex harmonic structures; the professional jazz scene and its icons; improvise over various forms, keys, and styles; and compose or arrange for chamber groups. As an Honors course, students undertake independent study that includes synthesis of learning and experience. Public performances serve as a culmination of specific instructional goals. Students are required to participate in rehearsals and performances outside of the school day to support, extend, and assess learning in the classroom.


Recommendation of the Director and Audition Only